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Have you dealt with iPhone connectivity, battery life, and heating issues after the iOS 6.1 update? This has been a common complaint among users since Jan. 28. However, since Apple released its iOS 6.1.1 to users on Monday, your worries may soon fade away.

The update is currently only available to iPhone 4S device users with claims to fix an issue that impacts the smartphone’s cellular performance and reliability. No mention of the battery life and overheating issues are addressed in the update details. Users can download iOS 6.1.1 over the air using the Settings application or from this direct link offered by 9to5Mac.

The beta version of iOS 6.1.1 was reportedly released to developers a week prior to its public release. In addition to Apple’s recognition of the cellular performance and reliability issues, the company announced that the update will add new improvements to Apple Maps for Japan. Apple said that the beta version will be altered slightly upon public release:

“iOS 6.1.1 beta will be renamed to a different version with the next developer release. [It] will include the fixes included in the public release of iOS 6.1.1 in addition to the improvements to Maps for Japan.”

Did you experience problems with your iPhone after updating to iOS 6.1? If you are an iPhone 5, iPod Touch, or iPad user, how do you feel about not being able to download the update? Do you believe Apple will address the other more pressing issues in the future? Why do you believe Apple released the update only for iPhone 4S?

Source: 9to5Mac via TheNextWeb


  1. Myra Meko
    February 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Upgraded iPhone 4s to 6.1.1 and all phone numbers are missing in every contact.
    How do we get phone numbers back?

  2. Lee Dong Benz Benz
    February 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I live in Thailand's iOS 6.1.1 update, but feel that it does not intend for it to be managed better. But it does not change at all.

  3. andrea
    February 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I updated my iodine 4s yesterday to the new is 6, 1 software and now the phone is completely unresponsive!, the touch screen is not working

  4. Mark B
    February 15, 2013 at 3:45 am

    I would recommend waiting a couple to weeks, to see if there are any major issues with this update. That is what I am going to do with the 2 iPhone 4 phones the kids have. It is a much safer option.

  5. Greg
    February 15, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Wish I hadn't got an iphone 5. battery life is miserable and it gets really hot after five minutes.,

  6. Michael
    February 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    My battery drains like crazy after the update just in my pocket and not turned on. I noticed the over heating before the update, but haven't had the experience yet...although it has only been a week or so.

    I have an issue with my phone and my wifi. All my other devices (iPad, Wii, Dish, Laptops) have no issues staying connected to my wifi, but for some reason my iPhone will lose the connection. It will still show it as active and connected to the wifi, but it does not actually have a connection.

    Anyone else experiencing that?

  7. Mary
    February 14, 2013 at 4:15 am

    I'm having all sorts of connectivity problems since my update to. 6.1. Also, 6.1.1 didn't seem to fix anything. I've hard booted my phone (hoping to fix thing) more in the last month than I have in the year & a half.

    • Bob
      February 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I just updated to 6.1.1 on my 4S and it's eating the battery. Did not have that issue with 6.1

  8. John
    February 14, 2013 at 3:26 am

    My battery sucks!!!!!!!!!! Who has time to charge your phone all day long?? Fix it

    • Joshua Lockhart
      February 14, 2013 at 3:29 am

      Was this after the 6.1.1 update?

  9. Mike
    February 14, 2013 at 2:06 am

    I updated to 6.1.1 and my battery life was cut by about 1/3. I can unplug a fully charged 4s and in ten minutes of surfing the web it's down to 95%. Leave it for an hour it's at 85%. Battery life now sucks even more. My camera also randomly fails and boots me back to the home screen. I've rebooted and the usual and restored and still crappy battery. Fix it quick! Makeshift want to upgrade to iPhone 5 just for a better battery. iPad's work great on 6.1 I think it is just 6.1.1

    • Mansoor Khan
      February 14, 2013 at 2:55 am

      My battery life just went down the drain as well. My phone is getting hot as well. Battery lost 20% charge just driving to work. This wasn't a fix; it caused a lot more issues than I had. This is horrible. I can't keep charging throughout the day while in meetings. Please fix ASAP!

    • Joshua Lockhart
      February 14, 2013 at 3:30 am

      Weird stuff, Mike. Then again, Apple never claimed to fix the battery issue. (They never claimed to make it worse either, though...)

  10. Derek
    February 14, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Do not update to this! The Wifi and iCloud will lock up and be grayed out...

    • Dex
      February 14, 2013 at 1:21 am

      No issues with non-faulty devices.

    • Joshua Lockhart
      February 14, 2013 at 3:28 am

      Have you heard any other similar reports from other users, Derek?

      • ExtremeApple
        February 14, 2013 at 3:33 am
        • eljaon
          February 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

          These 33 pages have been building up since September 2012. The greyed out WiFi is only a problem if it was already a problem for you beforehand. If you don't have this problem, it is doubtful that 6.1.1 will cause it; if you've got the problem, I'm not sure it cures it either.

        • Oscar
          February 18, 2013 at 1:55 am

          but my problem of connectivity to wifi only began after the 6.1 update??? today I update 6.1.1 and read this to mean the fix for wifi connection issues. No luck...still gray-out!

        • ExtremeApple
          February 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

          If you read them closely, the issues popped out for some people during their use of any version of iOS 6, even the newest one (.1.2). For me, it was around a month after I upgraded from .0 to .0.1.

          Gathering info from other discussion pages, I'm assuming that these issues started with the abovementioned "cellular stability". It uses up random data even if both your Cellular and Wi-Fi are off. This resulted in an overheating of the Wi-Fi chip, which also resulted in a temporary shutdown of the chip. Unfortunately, even with the chip cooled, the softwares on iOS 6 still give out a signal to the chip, saying that "TOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOT". Bang, perma Wi-Fi grey.

          So most of the discussions say that iHeat/iFreeze should enable the Wi-Fi. They are both right, the temperature change could result in new data being sent to the chip, enablin the Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, after some time, the Wi-Fi loses its power, resulting in weak signals or a complete loss of Wi-Fi, while the button is still able to slide on and off. In this state, battery drain doesn't exist and should function as usual. Here comes the fun part.

          If (and only if) you do a restart of the phone, the Wi-Fi will turn back to grey. In nerd talk, this is restarting iBoot, restarting Springboard should have no effect. That being said, after Wi-Fi greyes out, the battery drain comes back.

          Lets take a look at both .1.1 and .1.2 updates. The former states that it fixes the cellular issues. Check, but no Wi-Fi issues are fixed. The latter states that it fixes the Calendar bug, which in turn fixes the battery drain issue. It's half and half on this one. .1.2 fixes iPhones which are not affected by the greyed out issue, while in turn does not fix the battery drain issue in iPhones which are affected by the greying out.

          So let's see:
          1. iPhone has a chance of greying out whichever iOS 6 version you are on.
          2. Updating does not solve the problem, maybe even causing it.
          3. .1.2 only applies to those who have not been affected by the greying out.

          Hope this helps, I tried to make it as simple as it could be.

  11. Ev
    February 13, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    My 4S just froze after using Nike App+, listening to music and recieving a voice-mail message. I cant unlock or use the touch screen. Its unresponsive. Now waiting for the phone to update to 6.1.1. I didnt know about this update until I just plugged it in, and it says for reliability issues, go figure!

    • Joshua Lockhart
      February 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      Probably so, Ev.

  12. Chris
    February 13, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    It's odd because I just got my brother an iPhone 5 only yesterday and it has the update iOS 6.1.1, my mum has an iPhone 4S and so to has the update, how come my brothers iPhone 5 has the update??

    • Joshua Lockhart
      February 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      That's odd, Chris. I haven't heard about them releasing it. Got a screenshot?

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