Thursday, September 25, 2014

IOS 8 Bugs And Apple Apology : New Update Coming In Few Days

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IOS 8: Known Bugs & Issues

iOS 8 is the biggest update Apple has ever issued for its iPhone and iPad, bringing with it a ton of new features, APIs and abilities. The actual update itself is around 5.7GB in size and has been the subject of A LOT of complaints on Twitter –– people aren’t too happy about having to delete lots of apps and music from their iPhones to make room for the install. But these aren’t the only complaints about the new software; a lot of people are having issues with bugs as well.

Crashing apps, detrimental affects on battery life, ultra-slow Safari, poor Wi-Fi connections and certain applications (CloudMagic, for instance) simply not working are just some of the complaints leveled at iOS 8. The software, at least from our tests, appears to perform better on iPhone, with less noticeable problems. Our iPad Air hasn’t been the same since we updated it to iOS 8, however, and appears to be really struggling with the new OS. Not that any of this should come as a surprise –– new versions of iOS always feature bugs. Expect the first series of updates to start landing very soon. 
And then there's the issue of iOS 8's affect on 16GB and 8GB iPhones, as noted by Forbes: “Apple has been selling 16GB iPhones for way too long and apparently seems hell bent on continuing to do that,” Rogowsky wrote in his column. “It doesn’t seem like a problem if you only have a half dozen apps, don’t store music on your phone and are a light user, right? Well, then it’s time for your OS upgrade and suddenly your iPhone wants multiple gigabytes of free space (some reports had people needing up to 7GB of space!) to perform the upgrade. There are workaround like deleting a bunch of apps and downloading them later. You can resort to iTunes, make a backup and just install fresh. That leads to all your apps downloading again, which can be excruciating this time of year.”
But fear not, intrepid iOS user... Apple is hard at work on an update to address some of the known bugs inside iOS 8 and it could be launching within the next week or so. According to a report fromMacRumors, the iOS 8.0.1 update will address several key bugs, including problems with the following: 
  • Call forwarding and freezing when opening Visual Voicemail
  • Keypad not showing up to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes
  • Videos sometimes not playing on Safari
  • AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Installation of VPN profiles

Apple Apologises For Failed iOS 8.0.1 Update

Apple attempted to release the iOS 8.0.1 update but not all went according to plan. The priority of the update was a boat load of bug fixes as well as an all important fix to the HealthKit app.
Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now facing issues with the cellular connection and Touch ID functionality since the update. Apple pulled the update once it became aware of the problem but many still managed to download the update before then.
Apple has now offered up a fix for the problem when speaking to The Verge. There is now a dedicated support page, that you’ll find below, which allows you to reinstall the original iOS 8 update.
Apple told The Verge, “We have a workaround for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8.0.1. Affected users can reinstall iOS 8 through iTunes, for more information visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6487.
“We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.”

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