Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 OTA with fixes for WPA2 and Exchange

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 OTA with fixes for WPA2 and Exchange

Summary: Apple today pushed iOS 6.0.1 out to all users running iOS 6 and it fixes several bugs, including bugs with the keyboard, camera flash, WPA2, iTunes Match, Passcode lock and Exchange meetings.

TOPICS: Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Software
Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 - Jason O'Grady

Apple released the first update to iOS 6 since it was released on September 19, 2012. iOS 6.0.1 was released via a free Over The Air (OTA) update to iPhone and iPad users running iOS 6. 

Ironically, iOS 6.0.1 fixes a bug that prevents some iPhone 5s from downloading OTA updates. According to CNET, it does this by installing a special "iOS updater" app to help the process along. The app is removed from the device after 6.0.1 is installed.

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 OTA with special updater app for iPhone 5 - Jason O'Grady

Here's the full changelog: 

  • 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

I installed it on my iPhone 4 and iPad 3 without issue (so far), what about you?

Topics: Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Software

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  • Works here.

    Works fine here.

    FIX THE PROFANITY FILTER, I'm not swearing at all -_-.
    • test 1

      Never came across the mentioned bugs,
      • test 2

        so they must be highly
        • test 3

          c-i-r-c-u-m-s-t-a-n-t-i-a-l is BANNED LANGUAGE.
          • Profanity filter?

            You can take your profanity filter and shove it. Then, you can eat me. After that, kiss my behind. After you flag me, I have one more thing to say: intercourse you!
    • And most of them are for iPhone 5

      And most of the fixes are for iPhone 5, so don't really affect me.

      And that profanity filter is the new pet peeve of mine with the Talkback system X(.

      It's tripping up on more words than ever last month and this month.
      • Should be using the flags anyways?

        Shouldn't the flag system be used for filtering out offending talkbacks anyways? Why have both flags and a profanity filter?
  • Installed iPhone 5 no issues

    I never saw the bugs mentioned so can't comment on success of fixing though.
  • Yes updated

    I updated the iPhone 4S, but have not updated the iPad 2 to iOS 6 yet as I like using Google maps.
  • Coding Shortcuts?

    My guess, based on the previous comments about the profanity filter, is that the coder "saved space" in the banned word table by setting up a wild card so that any long word whose first 6 letters are c-i-r-c-u-m must refer to the result of a briss, which is not an appropriate topic for a technical magazine. Who knows what other respectable words are flagged because of such coding shortcuts ... oops, i hope "shortcut" is not banned also.
  • Whew!

    I guess "shortcut" is not banned after all. My real reason for commenting is that there was no mention of whether IPADS are included in the upgrade; specifically an iPad 2 that went through an update as soon as the new user's account was set up after restoring the lost iPad 1 account, and has been working fine, presumably on iOS 6, since then?
  • Actually my problem with the zdnet commenting system now

    is that since someday i think about a month ago, every time i vote or flag a comment, about 30 seconds later the page decides to go blank. i have to reload the page to keep using it. btw im using chrome dev channel metro version on win8 rp(havent got my hands on win8pro yet). fix it!
    other *
  • No Problems

    I've loaded iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 4S and 3rd gen iPad without issue.
  • I wonder if it was Windows 8.0.1, the media would...

    Ok, just a few bugs... but, it is Apple. Just ok, fine. Change Apple for Microsoft, and iOS6 for Windows RT and the comments would be quite... you know.
    Rubens Ramos
  • free

    is it free to download?
  • question

    do my phone carrier gonna charge me if i download the new ios 6.0.1?!?
    • AT&T

      Won't charge
  • Increased WiFi WPA2 stabilty & speed for me.

    I installed iOS 6.0.2 and I noticed that my WiFi using my workplace WPA2 network is more stable and faster. Before this update using my iPhone5 WiFi WPA2 used have hiccups and was slower when I connected to the same systems.

    Firstly, I'm shocked they released a changelog! just WOW!
    secondly, did Apple just make a jailbreak for their iphone5 so they can update it OTA?