iOS 8.1.1 update release wanted now


To say that iOS 8 and further updates have been fraught with problems is an understatement to say the least. Although many iPhone and iPad user have enjoyed improvements and new features, others have been beleaguered with different issues, and this had continued right up to the most recent update to iOS 8.1. We know that an iOS 8.1.1 beta is currently being tested by developers, but we have to say that the iOS 8.1.1 update release is wanted now.

Regular Phones Review readers will know that we have been documenting the various difficulties that many readers have been encountering with their devices. These issues continued with iOS 8.0.2 and subsequently iOS 8.1, and towards the end of last month we discussed how sorely needed the iOS 8.1.1 update was. This was finally pushed to developers in beta form and we know it contains fixes for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

However, we also pointed out that we hope these fixes also apply to some other devices. For example our iPad mini has been virtually unusable since iOS 8.0.2 released. The beta for 8.1.1 was made available to devs almost a week ago, but at the moment we don’t know when it will make a public release. It could be that it will arrive shortly, but the alternative is that Apple will seed iOS 8.1.1 beta 2 to developers for further testing.

iOS 8.1.1 update release

Meanwhile our comments and email inbox continues to be crammed with complaints about the update problems from readers, with more arriving every day. Readers having trouble with their devices are clearly very frustrated by the ongoing issues. For example one wrote just a few hours ago, “My iPhone 5c is having horrible Internet connectivity problems ever since I hit that god forsaken update button. My partner, who very wisely choose not to upgrade to the new iOS8 at ALL (he figured it would cause problems) is now enjoying our new wonderfully fast modem capabilities and his phone works like a dream. I however am frustrated more and more each day by this pathetic excuse of an update by apple.”

Another commenter said earlier today, “I have IOS8.1. I wish I never updated to ios8 as I have had problems since. A lot of freezing, I have to reboot all the time.” Another reader wrote recently, “Since updated to ios 8.1 I have to charge my iPhone twice a day. This is ridiculous!!!!!!!! The screen is turning on and off every 30 seconds, it consumes my battery in a few hours.”

These are just a few examples of literally hundreds of comments we have received in response to iOS 8.x concerns. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this and while it’s possible that the next news will be that iOS 8.1.1 beta 2 has been seeded to developers, we sincerely hope that the public release will be next. It would be good to hear the opinions of readers on this.

If you’ve had problems with your iPhone or iPad on iOS 8.x are you keenly waiting for iOS 8.1.1? How do you feel about the way Apple has handled recent updates and the issues faced by many device users? Let us have your comments.


4 thoughts on “iOS 8.1.1 update release wanted now”

  1. Vince Elgey says:

    Still suffering problems after both new iOS8 updates, if anything its worse now, Apple Store Genius was useless, had same issues I had and tried everything I tried with no avail, then told me it was a hardware fault, though how he could tell this without running any form of diagnostics or even looking at the iPad’s crash log’s I’ll never know.

    I’m still trying to contact someone who will listen at Apple, apparently they don’t have a complaints dept as such, so just keep emailing any address I can find with my issues and my complaints.

    Apple have totally left me with a bitter taste in my mouth, a product that is 3 years old and was working perfectly is now nothing more than a £400+ chopping board . . .

    1. Dr. Quack says:

      I agree. I have an iPad mini that performed flawlessly prior to the update, now it crashes constantly and when it is functioning, is slow. I don’t understand why Apple won’t allow someone the choice to roll back to an earlier version… I’ve learned a valuable lesson from this. Never update….

  2. Patrick O'Malley says:

    No kidding. I have been migrating off WIndows because it has had decades of bugs, but this recent stretch by Apple is annoying.

    If their stuff doesn’t work, they should make their programmers work non-stop until it does work. THis isn’t that complicated.

  3. Chris says:

    I must say, I’ve moved from an Android device to an Iphone with the assumption that Apple is (or was) very dependable…these problems (Health Kit, crashing, apps not opening, etc.) are not convincing me to stay. You know what they say when you assume..My HTC One NEVER had these issues. To quick to market Apple?? Do it right the first time and keep your customers (happy)!

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