Apple releases iOS 6.0.1: fixes keyboard glitch, improves Wi-Fi and more

By , Nov 1, 2012

Apple has this morning released an update to its mobile operating system, iOS 6.0.1. The update comes just a day before the official launch of Apple’s new 4th gen iPad and iPad mini.

In iTunes, updating to 6.0.1 is business as usual. But if you have an iPhone 5, you’ll likely see the above screen asking you to install an ‘Updater’ before you receive the actual update. As it states, the Updater fixes a bug that prevents the iPhone 5 from installing updates wirelessly over the air.

So what’s new in iOS 6.0.1? We’ve got the full change log after the break…

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

So this is clearly more of a maintenance release than anything else. And unless you’re really suffering from one of the above problems, we don’t recommend updating if you’re hoping to jailbreak your device. iOS 6 has proven to be at least somewhat jailbreakable, we’re not sure about 6.0.1.

Anyway, if you are looking to update, you can do so by using the over the air installer in Settings > General > Update, iTunes, or you can find the new firmware on our Downloads page.

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  • http://twitter.com/TarekMMD Tarek

    checking….

    • http://twitter.com/TarekMMD Tarek

      Coverage is bad with three out of five towers in this area down. No this is not NYC or NJ. This is in the heart of Silicon Valley. So can’t check for updates yet.

      To be fair., AT&T told me about the problem and them are fixing it. It is just around my work area. They are also installing a sixth tower. Can’t complain, can’t wait!!

    • http://twitter.com/TarekMMD Tarek

      Spoke too soon. I see an update on my phone now.

  • http://techNextNow.com/ Joe Gonzalez

    Hmm.. still doesnt address issue with Bluetooth connections dropping. Awesome.

  • Justin Amberson

    Changelog?

    Edit: Leaving comment here for posterity, but for the record the changelog was not published with the blog post at first. Thanks for updating the post.

  • Tinus

    What changes? Maps? New features?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredstrugala/ geetarspaz

    Edit above

  • GambitGamer

    Great article!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredstrugala/ geetarspaz

    . Great news and with a surprise 6.0.1 is out!

  • http://twitter.com/lgasparjnr laszlo gaspar

    For a lot of people this update will be folowed with a sigh of relief

    • pegger1

      and then followed by a sigh of more disappointment

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    “Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air”

    Wait, so can you install this OTA on an iPhone 5? Meh, I’ll just do it and see what happens.

    Update: Apparently you can by installing the updater first which I didn’t know a about XD

    • http://www.facebook.com/mattpet Matt Dowdy

      I you select “learn more” it will install the updater which will then let you install the actual update ota no computer needed

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Oh, I didn’t know that. Well I already updated anyways lol.

    • MadScot

      I updated my 5 OTA…

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Yeah I didn’t know about the updater you had to install first. My iPhone didn’t give me the splash page that explained that and so I didn’t know lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Cruz/1261830600 Jose Cruz

    Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match? <Whats does this means?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mattpet Matt Dowdy

      The use cellular data toggle appears in the settings for music and in the iTunes & App Store settings also

  • http://twitter.com/pranavshankar93 Pranav Shankar

    hmm i have only the 6.0GM shsh saved.:(..i dont recall tiny umbrella being updated to save 6.0….so what now?..

    • MagicDrumSticks

      If you have a 4S or 5, there is no way to downgrade.

    • disqusted

      The 6.0gm is just the same thing as 6.0 final/public version. It’s normal to see the 6.0gm SHSH only. Are you sure you’re not confusing that with the latest version of TinyUmbrella, which is 6.00.01? I could see that getting confused with the firmware 6.0 and/or 6.0.1. You’re fine! It should be iPhone4CDMA 6.0gm (10A403) for Verizon iPhone 4.

      • http://twitter.com/pranavshankar93 Pranav Shankar

        nope im not confusing it with that….if i upgrade to 6.0.1 can i downgrade to 6.0 with the 6.0GM shsh(when someone comes out with a method of course i have an ip4)….i though the GM stood for Gold Master the copy released just before 6.0 is released…thanks!

      • disqusted

        The GM and “final” or public release, also called RTM by a lot of companies (Microsoft) is the final “golden” version of a software that goes to mass production or distribution. It is identical (GM) to the final version released to the public. So GM isn’t the version “just before” final/release, it BECOMES those. Here, Wikipedia “Golden Master” and “Software Release Life Cycle”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Johannes.Mertens Johannes Mertens

    im glad its finally out, had some problems with WPA2 Networks at my University. Still desperately waiting for the Whatsapp iPhone 5 Update …

  • https://twitter.com/CAST2000 Luis Castro

    Any news if this version can be at least tethered jailbroken?

  • Guest

    No Safari fix and no AppStore fix.
    No music app fix.
    C’mon Apple fix these annoying bugs!

    • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

      I don’t see anything wrong with those apps, I think you need to restore dude.

  • http://twitter.com/Pitchy Pitchy

    I’m still waiting for an jailbreak before I update to iOS 6x

    • http://twitter.com/ankithjain7 Ankit H Jain

      Me 2!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.doan.353 Jack Doan

    Facebook app crashes .. Disappointed :((

  • Gualberto gomez

    The Facebook app keeps crashing after the update , anyone having an issue with that ?

    • Mark de Vocht

      had an issue with that last night, but after a while it just fixed itself.

  • http://twitter.com/ToanNguyenDuc Toan Nguyen Duc

    Luckily I’m still on 5.1.1.

    • http://twitter.com/jalexcarter Jordan Carter

      lucky, miss my jailbreak, but love my 5

    • http://twitter.com/ankithjain7 Ankit H Jain

      Me 2!!! Really proud of myself for not giving into the temptation to update!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.m.simon Stephen Michael Simon

      I think I have given up on jailbreaking. I like to be current and 6.0.1 really solved my issues. Sick of the cat and mouse game and waiting months on jailbreaks. I only used Pandora Downloader (just bought Pandora One for a year) and I miss IntelliScreenX. Besides that I have forgotten the other stuff that drastically slowed my 4S down.

  • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

    On my girl friend’s 4S the order of tabs in the App Store app has changed.

  • Yuri van Deventer

    how do i save my ios6 shsh ? tiny umbrella 6.0.1 is not saving it ?

  • Mohammed Sahib

    So is it worth upgrading on the iPad2?

    • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

      No, I would go 2 steps ahead and upgrade to the ipad4 ;)

      • Mohammed Sahib

        This is not what I asked.

      • http://djterm.de/ Robo Term

        do you go to laugh into the cellar?

  • http://twitter.com/jalexcarter Jordan Carter

    so i wasnt thinking and updated to 6.0.1. I was having some issues with wi-fi connection to my schools WPA2 security network so hopefully it fixed this, but I wasn’t thinking about the jailbreak. theres been pretty much no inclination that we’re going to get one anytime soon or ever for that matter. but if we do it definitely wouldve been better to stay on 6.0 and not update. do you think apple will still sign the package for 6.0 if i get the ipsw file and restore to it?

  • Donovan Davis

    Doesn’t address my malfunctioning or non-working auto brightness on my white Iphone 5. It really sucks sometimes didn’t have this problem with my jail broken Iphone 4

  • Shiznit

    Interseting… Anyone notice something wrong with the maps.. Especially in sat mode in 6.0.1. It shows my local asda as a factory. It was a factory like 8 years ago before asda bought the land and built a supermarket so why is the sat imagery old????

  • http://twitter.com/tekchef tekchef

    I found that after the 601 update that when I click on a address in Cal it know longer shows a List of map apps with words but now shows the app icon picture. Not a list.

  • http://twitter.com/Nanoboy22 Bernardo Sein

    The appstore on my ipod 4g is now faster and hasent Crash :D

  • tsjten

    only one improvement
    so this is a Patch

  • Andrew Weissman

    This update now lets iPod touch 4 users actually use the iTunes and App stores without them crashing! FINALLY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattpet Matt Dowdy

    Just tried my camera after the update and I have flickering purple lines all over the screen when trying to take a picture, it’s really bad, It doesn’t show up in a screen shot but it covers almost half the screen, anyone else having this problem?

  • http://twitter.com/GuyBey0ndC00L eDDie

    What. About battery life improvement

  • http://www.facebook.com/afadzimbabwebanyakbuih A’fad Zimbabwe Banyak Buih

    i did the update but my iphone 5 wifi sucks! its getting worst. any1 encounter the same prob?

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.grossett Steve Grossett

    Hi! I’m not sure if anyone found out but I think it’s new in 6.0.1; when you’re download apps and place them in a folder, the download bar shows the progress for all apps instead of individually like before.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dillon.kirton.9 Dillon Kirton

      its been like that since iOS 4

  • http://www.facebook.com/dillon.kirton.9 Dillon Kirton

    They also removed an ‘upgrade’ that was introduced with iOS 6:

    If you tried to connect to an access point, it wouldn’t connect at all unless a webpage at apple with the word ‘success’ could be reached. This wouldnt allow local access to your home broadband, or connecting to a Pocket Hotspot device with no Data.

    This issue has been fixed in this update so that is the main reason for updating :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/erhard.penner Erhard Penner

    They should have concentrated on fixing the crappy sound quality associated with the LTE . I have to have mine turned off so people can understand me .