Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 update

1 November, 2012 - Paul Dixon
iOS 6.0.1 update

Apple has today released iOS 6.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update, which includes a number of improvements and bug fixes, can either be downloaded over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update, or by connecting to a Mac or PC running the latest version of iTunes and checking for updates.

If you’re an iPhone 5 owner, Apple has released an additional update which fixes a bug that prevents your device from installing updates wirelessly. You will therefore need to download and install that particular update, also found under Settings > General > Software Update, before you can upgrade to iOS 6.0.1 over-the-air.

iOS 6.0.1 release notes:

  • 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

As with all system updates you should make sure you have a recent backup of your device before installing iOS 6.0.1.

In related news, Apple has released the first beta of iOS 6.1 to registered developers.

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