iOS 8.01 update envisioned for fixes


Apple’s iOS 8 released to a waiting public last week and millions of people have already updated their iPhones and iPads. Of course the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have also released running iOS 8, and over the course of the last few days we’ve been bringing news about various issues with the update. Now the iOS 8.01 update is envisioned for fixes.

The day after the release of iOS 8 to end users we reported that many people were questioning why the new Continuity feature was not working for the iPhone 4S. Sadly, that was an easy one to solve as Apple had already confirmed that this feature wouldn’t be coming to the 4S. We then reported on various iOS 8 problems that readers and forum users were noting since updating their devices.

Some of the complaints regarded iPhones randomly crashing, issues with Family Sharing, Wi-Fi problems, glitches with messaging, devices stuck in recovery mode and more. We have also received comments and emails from readers about battery life on their devices being adversely affected after the iOS 8 update.

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Following this, we further discussed problems with iOS 8, as a growing amount of device users were reporting issues on social media. We pointed out that with the millions of iOS devices being updated there were almost bound to be some issues reported, but that it was difficult to ascertain whether these were within an ‘acceptable percentage of complaints,’ as Apple would say.

We have continued to see reports on various issues that have arisen since the update, and only yesterday we discussed a problem with the iPhone 4S being sluggish on iOS 8. This is frustrating many owners of the phone who are now wishing they had never updated their devices.

It’s becoming evident that some of these issues will need to be resolved, and many people will expect fixes when iOS 8.01 is released. Even before the general release of iOS 8 last week, there were reports of web log activity for iOS 8.0.1 on Apple’s networks. There were also suggestions that Apple was already preparing to seed 8.0.1 to carrier partners for testing.

Hopefully then, it shouldn’t be too much longer until we see the iOS 8.0.1 update release. With this in mind we’d like to know what fixes our readers would like to see with the next update? Send us your comments to let us know what iOS 8 problems you are having and what device you are using?


6 thoughts on “iOS 8.01 update envisioned for fixes”

  1. Sherry says:

    Deleted text messages on the new ios 8 needs to be revised. When deleting a portion of a text message conversation with someone else that does not have an iphone or ios, the time stamp of the last deleted message still remains. Needs to be fixed, please and thank you?

  2. jimmy says:

    I have a new iphone 6 with ios 8 and its wifi is extremely sluggish at times. With the new hardware and new operating system I would’ve thought this would be blazing fast. Its as slow as my iphone 4s
    with ios8.

  3. MacHeel says:

    I have an iPhone 5C (32GB) running iOS 8. Two problems I’m experiencing that are hugely annoying: 1. The update has caused numerous conflicts with my 2013 Ford Focus’s Sync system. I’ve lost the ability to control music through Sync and Siri doesn’t seem to want to work for music playback controls while plugged into my car’s USB either. Sometimes even controlling from the iPhone itself won’t work. Siri for sending texts and most everything else, including “Hey, Siri” command does work, however. There is an ongoing discussion of this on Apple Discussion boards. 2. (This one has existed since iOS 7.0). Any app outside of Mail will replicate this: Choose in another app to share via the Mail option. Start typing in landscape mode. As you reach the right hand side of the window in the body of your message, your text will disappear as you near the edge. Your words are actually being typed, just invisible. (Turn back to portrait mode and you will then see what you’ve typed.)

  4. Amol says:

    Crashing applications and hanging phone and the biggest of all misses (cauing extreme battery drain) is the absence of the option to switch off the 3G network……this is really really needed

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