iOS 8 on iPhone 5s

Apple has provided carrier partners with a pre-release version of iOS 8.0.1, reports MacRumors. This means that, barring any major issues, the public release shouldn’t be far behind, and it sounds like it’s going to include a number of bug fixes.

According to the site, iOS 8.0.1 will address the bug in mobile Safari that causes some videos not to play, and one that prevents Passbook passes from being shared over AirDrop. It will also address an issue with installing VPN profiles, and more.

Here is the list of 8.0.1 changes MacRumors says it received from a carrier source:

  • Phone: Addresses bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail
  • Keyboard: Fixes an issue with keypad not appearing to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes
  • Safari: Fixes a problem with videos occasionally not playing
  • Sharing: Fixes AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • VPN: Addresses an issue with installing VPN profiles

Apple released iOS 8 last Wednesday, and it reported this morning that nearly half of all devices accessing the App Store are running it. As with most major software releases, it’s been riddled with bugs, so it’s nice to hear an update is in the wings.

[MacRumors]

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Videos occasionally not playing on Safari?
    You got to be kidding me!
    It’s not even playing Apple!!
    And don’t forget the wifi issues – the most annoying one!

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      The WiFi is the big one for me

      • have_gun_will_travel

        What issues are you having with Wi-Fi? I’ve not personally seen an issue with Wi-Fi.

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        Sometimes when connected WiFi no site will load. This happen the most on my retina iPad mini after its been in stand by for a while. I would have to restart the device to get it to work. And when that doesn’t work, network resetting is the next step.

      • I have seen this also in the latest Yosemite preview on my MBP. The iMac doesn’t seem to have this issue.

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Sounds like it may be an issue with certain hardware. I have it on an iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPad Air and a couple of iPad minis (non-retina), with no Wi-Fi issues.
        Hopefully, 8.0.1 will be released SOON, and will resolve all these issues.

      • nyangejr

        All those devices!!!

      • NeftyCorrea

        that can work reset the network . and if it doesn’t work i think you should downgrade to 7.1.2 before you can’t anymore

      • justme

        yep. apple still signing iOS 7.1.2 I downgrade my iPad 4

      • You can’t downgrade an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus though 😉

        It’s really important for Apple to get these fixes out ASAP because literally every single owner of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is stuck with a buggy firmware. At the moment iOS 8 is a complete and utter mess which is the main reason it’s only installed on my iPad 3 (that and I really don’t want to give up my jailbreak quite yet).

      • ✯Mike✯

        it was the same way with iOS 7 everyone just calm down

      • Phil Randle

        I have a 128GB iPhone 6, I haven’t had the WIFI bug, I have heard its intermittent and effecting a small amount of devices. 8.0.1 Should fix it.

      • objdadon

        I’m also having issues with wifi! Can’t complete a YouTube video without buffering and stuttering! Didn’t have a problem with my note 2!

      • NeftyCorrea

        reset you network in settings

      • objdadon

        Thanks for the advice but I’ve done that several times and it hasn’t worked, my iPad air and MacBook are fine but this is frustrating!

      • NeftyCorrea

        Damn sorry man Have you tried hard reset on your phone i know what you mean when you can’t get something to work

      • objdadon

        Yeah, I’ve tried the hard reset also, doesn’t work. My bro n law has one too and he says his wifi is fine so I’m led to believe it’s a hardware issue. I hope it’s software that way they can fix with an update but I don’t know.

      • NeftyCorrea

        do you have a ip6 or a ip5s

      • objdadon

        I have the iPhone 6 plus

      • If you have an Apple Store nearby perhaps you should pay them a visit. If they can reproduce the issues in store they’ll probably give you a replacement handset or confirm to you it’s a software problem…

      • NeftyCorrea

        there a lot of people having problems with the 6

    • John Wolf

      So strange that through all the developer betas I’ve never had a single issue with WiFi. I do have airplay issues which is likely caused by the WiFi issue. THAT is getting annoying since I use airplay on a regular basis. Oh well, we all know that version 1 is never going to be perfect and could have elected to wait for 8.0.1 or later.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        It’s really strange… 😮
        On Macrumors forums they have arnd 6-7 pages of iOS 8.0 wifi issues & on Apple Discussing Community vast number of users are reporting this!
        You are very lucky , John! Very lucky 😀
        Ps: Arent you John Connor? The chosen one!! xD 😛 And Apple is terminator? 😀

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Is there any particular device, or devices, that seems to be affected more than others? As I posted elsewhere, I have it on an iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPad Air and a couple of iPad minis (non-retina), with no Wi-Fi issues.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Its with every particular device! I’ve read all the users reporting about this issue having i6 , 6plus , 5s , 5 , 4s & iPad owners too… Haven’t listen much from any 5c user.. Maybe possible they arent affected..
        You can see here h t t p : / / forums . macrumors . com / showthread.php?t=1781815&highlight=slow+wifi

        With no spaces.

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Thanks for the info. I’ll do a little reading.

      • Ivan Ruiz

        haven’t had that issue yet?

      • Jason B

        I’ve been having the issue on my iP6. I googled around, and someone said to reset the network settings (since I did a restore from my iP4S). Since I have done that, haven’t seen the issue, but it was just last night that I reset it. Time will tell if it was a restore issue. Sounds like a widespread problem with iOS 8 though. Although, my first iP4S had a WiFi hardware issue, and they swapped the phone out.

        I’m also not used to seeing 1 -2 bars of cellular signal strength. I don’t know if this is typical of LTE in my area, or if this could be another possible hardware problem. Trying to confirm with others that have ATT LTE iPhones in my area.

      • Jason B

        I’ve also had a few random reboots, and some graphical abnormalities that popped up and required a lock and unlock to fix.

      • ✯Mike✯

        probably an LTE issue. 3g gets better reception for now until LTE is spread across the country like it should be

      • John Wolf

        Maybe I am, I can’t tell you since Skynet **coughs** I mean Apple…. might be reading this and send a T-800 after you 🙂

    • Ali

      That’s why experts recommend not to update to the first public release.

  • have_gun_will_travel

    Seriously?!?!?! “riddled with bugs”??? Yes, there are a few issues that some people are having, but I’ve been using iOS 8 for SEVERAL MONTHS (I’m a developer), and it’s been EXTREMELY SOLID, with a few minor issues.
    I’s hate to see how you described a REAL serious issue!

    • NeftyCorrea

      I’ve had iOS 8 Before the release and i haven’t had any PROBLEM my device works like a Charm the only problem i have is when i use a third party keyboard and i go to type i have to scroll down to see the last msg witch is annoying in my part

    • Melvco

      That’s great that iOS 8 has been working perfectly for you, but there are several known issues with the software that are affecting a wide range of users—hence the speedy update.

      • Beta382

        I can vouch for this. If you (global you) follow any big-name developers on Twitter, then you would know that iOS 8 is one of the buggiest major releases (if not /the/ buggiest) to date. Especially on the development end, mainly with regards to app extensions.

    • ishatmypants

      Maybe for you I had to restore twice already and I have an iPhone 6

      • have_gun_will_travel

        Still waiting on my 6 Plus… 🙁
        It isn’t unusual at all for a new iPhone to need a software update out of the box. It does take some time to manufacture and stockpile enough hardware for “opening day.” They’re still working on software up until (and past) the day they ship, and obviously, all the iPhones in those boxes will NOT have the latest version on them. Give them a few days, they’ll fix the issues.

      • NeftyCorrea

        werid tho because I’m on my 5s on ios 8 been on it a week before the release date and i have no problems with anything its not buggy works PERFECT .

      • Kenrick Fernandes

        how’s the experience with the iphone 6. is it good in terms of battery?

      • NeftyCorrea

        The difference to me would be the camera and land scape but everything else is like a slight difference in capabilty.

    • I’ve had multiple resprings on my iPad 3. It may be pretty smooth on new devices but my iPad 3 has been crashing consitently at least once a day with iOS 8 installed. Also Safari uses one heck of a lot of battery life and strangely so does the home and lockscreen (note I’m not using a dynamic wallpaper).

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Sometimes I can’t type something into a text field on particular websites.

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      Same issue here

    • Same here. Apple also broke the Safari photo upload.

  • omrishtam

    am i the only one who has wifi problems on ios 8 (iphone 5s)?

    • NeftyCorrea

      reset your network in settings

      • omrishtam

        will try, thanks 😀

      • NeftyCorrea

        no problem that resets the whole network it will look like and update when you do it so if you see that don’t freak lol

      • NeftyCorrea

        LMK if it works

      • omrishtam

        so far it works!!
        THANKS!

      • NeftyCorrea

        AWESOME ! are your interested in winning a iPhone 6 ?

  • Matt Taylor

    Wow, that’s but a few of the many bugs…

  • NeftyCorrea

    anyone want to JOIN FREEAPPLIFE to win a IPHONE 6 ?

  • s0me

    Pfff…. I am so glad I sold my 4s yesterday, it was running like crap and I had to restore it 3 times because of the 3rd party keybord crashes / freezes. Its a minus for Apple for not supporting the older phones like they should. Cant wait to get a second hand S4 for the value of the ol’ 4s.

    • NeftyCorrea

      yea APPLE took a risk with letting the 4s to update to iOS 8 in my perspective because it is slow.

    • Kamran Mackey

      Your fault for using a 2011 device. iOS 8 is slow because the 4S is slow as crap. It has a really old CPU. What did you expect when you upgraded to iOS 8?

      • leart

        A device from 2011 is very, very old, when you are 8 years old .. the 4s was stunning fast just one year ago with ios 6.1.3, it’s slow thnx to ios updates

      • leart: “A device from 2011 is very, very old, when you are 8 years old .. the 4s was stunning fast just one year ago with ios 6.1.3, now it’s slow thnx to ios updates not because it has a prehistoric processor, but yeah if your dad pay for you to have a new iphone every year it’s hard to understand why people are still using devices from 2-3 years ago ;)”

        Wow, I really can’t believe this is coming from you…am I dreaming?

      • leart

        why? thats what i think

      • Don’t blame the device. There are minimum specifications for a reason. If Apple says the iPhone 4s supports iOS 8 then it should support it and be just as smooth as iOS 7 and not take twice as long to use Safari.

      • NeftyCorrea

        its not the its buggy or anything everything just open slower then what it should. IOS 7 RUNS smoother and better on an 4s is meant to run on iOS 7 not iOS 8 if you want speed on your 4s i recommend to stay on iOS 7.

      • Exactly and this shouldn’t be. It’s not like iOS 8 is a major upgrade over iOS 7 other than perhaps continuity and handoff (perhaps this is an overhead that causes things to open and run slower?)

      • have_gun_will_travel

        It’s not??? If you don’t think iOS 8 is a major update, what’s it going to take to make you happy???

      • NeftyCorrea

        ITS NOT MAJOR update . THEY TOOK IOS 7 AND ADDED NEW FEATURES to it to MAKE it easier AND better for NEW APPLE USER and user today to have a NEW experience thats my thought i love iOS 8 tho.

      • have_gun_will_travel

        And you’ll need a legal pad just to list the new features!

      • NeftyCorrea

        thats funny

      • This isn’t what I meant. I didn’t say I was dissatisfied with iOS 8 I said it wasn’t a major update. By this I mean it adds a ton of new features but is nowhere near as big as the update from iOS 6 to iOS 7. Also many of the features added in iOS 8 have existed in the form of a jailbreak tweak for years.

      • NeftyCorrea

        yea thats why i decide to call it quits with my jailbreak till iOS 8 jailbreak comes out because I was using the jailbreak tweaks apple now has on iOS 8

      • Kamran Mackey

        Actually, iOS 8 is a major upgrade from iOS 7. It’s kinda hard to optimize iOS 8 for the 4S when it’s running the A5 chip, which is kinda old, although the iPod touch 5th generation has the same CPU, and iOS 8 isn’t lagging at all on the device. I think the 4S has an older variation of the A5 though.

    • leart

      I have a 4s and yeah I tried the ios 8 in early betas an realized that it was not the case to update it.
      I’m running ios 7.1.1 and I can say it is pretty and snapyy
      By the way the ios 7 signing window for 7.1.2 is still active so you had the open door to correct your mistake so don’t blame apple to much 😛

      • s0me

        I hoped it would run great with ios 8 and that I could wait one more year for it to get unsupported, but then I saw that the value of the iphone is almost the same as the S4 wich is a more recent device and I’m curious about android too.

  • udovoodoo

    Third party keyboard bugs not being addressed, at least as per the changelog. That’s pissening

    • have_gun_will_travel

      There is a bug in the Apple keyboard that’s being addressed. So far, I’m trying TWO third party keyboards, and they’re working pretty well. It’s taking a little getting used to to “swipe” across the letters, but I’m sure any problems I’m having are “operator error.”

      • NeftyCorrea

        swipe is amazing thats my main keyboard right now

  • Om

    Safari share sheet extensions tend to go into default after rearranging them and closing Safari. I hope they fix that in iOS 8.0.1.

  • Brandon Higgins

    There better be a ton more than just those few. 3rd party keyboards not scrolling to the latest message is my biggest annoyance

    • have_gun_will_travel

      I’m not having that issue…iPhone 5S 64 GB.

  • SkyFall

    How about re-adding the Shazam Integration in Siri? It’s gone since the GM. Also how about fixing the bug that makes most keyboards disappear after some time when “Guided Access” is turned to on.

    • NeftyCorrea

      i have Shazam in my siri. and yes the keyboard disappearing is a must fix

      • SkyFall

        Nevermind, it works now. I had to re activate Siri.

      • NeftyCorrea

        alright lol

  • Fanboy 

    I hope there are more issues addressed than just that… All the glitches, wifi connectivity issues, extensions order resetting. This is the first time that I’ve actually experienced bugs on a iOS release :/ i am using an iPhone 6, had all these bugs out the box.

    • NeftyCorrea

      thats ruff 😕

  • Jordan Biagomala

    I’m having issues with my photos not appearing!

  • josinei

    Im sorry, but too many of these complains is just not fair. Move to Android and you will see what a bug phone system is lol. At least Apple works to fix them. But I also understand people’s frustration on a very expensive device that we all love,

    • iPodDroid

      Lag on a Android phone doesn’t apply to everyone you know

  • Abhishek

    whatsapp becomes slow in iOS 8
    And its working fine in iOS 7.1.2
    Strange !!!

    • NeftyCorrea

      they updates whatsapp to be compatible with is works fine for me

  • Stefano ‘Graziani’ Polo

    anyone else getting phantom vibrate/tri-tone alerts? I combed through all my notifications and none of my apps are set to a ‘sound-only/tri-tone’ alert

    • iNeedANameHere

      Here I though I was just losing my mind feeling my phone vibrating in my pocket for no reason.

      • acaelousque

        I keep turning the vibrate options off and they turn back on by themselves.

  • TrAdBaK

    hahaha very very comedy

  • Sandeep Roy

    and if possible – i’d like my 3G toggle back. my carrier doesn’t even support LTE. never did. lol !

  • Micky Ganon

    Bluetooth not working !!!!!

    • Abdullah Safdar

      Yeah!

    • Jason Baroni

      For me since the first beta

  • n0ahcruz3

    Hows the battery life on the i6? I know i6+ has great battery life. How bout the i6? Havent recieved my phone yet (damn u tmobile!)

  • panameno1256

    I having problems with Facebook and swiftKey and Youtube

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Circus Apple is coming to town and they have brand new clowns in their “tingel tangel” show this year… Have fun all beta testers with the latest but not greatest iOS.

  • Dao Sasone

    I thought ios was the best!? Realy apple.

  • David Tan

    The craziest things about ios 8 is sometimes the pictures can’t go landscapes mode,and some apps was crashing.Glad i’m just downgrading to 7.1.2 which is work flawlessly in my 5s and Mini Retina

  • Diego Aguirre

    OFFTOPIC

    Hello everyone. I have a question that some of you might be able to answer.

    I have an Android phone and an iPad Air Wifi-only. In order to have access to the internet on my iPad, I use my Android phone as a hotspot. My iPad connects to the WiFi network that my phone creates. However, my data consumption increased significantly when I started doing this! By looking that the data usage on my Android phone, the problem is that this tethering feature consumes a lot of data.

    On my iPad, I disabled all apps under the “Background App Refresh” setting, but the problem has not gone away.

    Is there a jailbreak tweak that makes the iPad ‘think’ that is on a mobile data network instead of WiFi? Or is there any other solution?

    The only thing that I use on my iPad while tethering is Google’s Play Music app. That’s it. I don’t want any other options or apps to use my data while tethering. What can I do to reduce my data consumption? Can someone help me please?

    One last question… I just bought an iPhone 6 plus, which I will get tomorrow. It is the contract-free version for T-Mobile. Will I be able to tether my data to my iPad like I do with my Android phone?

    Thank you

  • Stan

    I’m having issues with the quick reply feature for text messages via the notification bar

  • chris125

    All those months in beta you would think they would have fixed this before launch. These aren’t “little bugs” by any means. Come on apple

  • veda99

    What about the issues with Syncing? Does any one have sync issues with music or apps or anything?

  • Guilherme Ernesto Militz

    What about Siri in other languages, like they promised at the iOS 8 launch?

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    The only serious issue I had was having my iCloud accounts (I have my primary iCloud account that is used for iCloud Drive and so on, and then two others that I use as solely email accounts) get stuck in the “Terms and Conditions” page where I would tap “accept” and then just continue to get stuck there. Resetting All Settings helped with this issue. But it may also be wise to completely restore one’s software, that’s always a safe bet as well.

  • klouud

    sometimes my screen stays on during a call

  • Jared

    What about the iPad randomly restarting? Just like it did with iOS 7 in the past 15 minutes it’s restarted on me twice.

  • Artem Salikov

    And nothing about the Exchange issue. The Push doesn’t work for me. All the time i have a problem with the format type for the incoming mails. It’s killing me coz i need to work and must be in touch every minute.

  • Hahaha, look at all the comments, yet we’d still come across the typical “Apple takes it’s time to get it right” excuse in the future the next time Apple is noticed for falling behind…

  • Fabio Rodrigues

    Notifications also have some issues, sometimes they freeze at the top of the screen until you press them :-/