iOS 6.0.1 Released To The Public

After weeks of speculation, Apple has finally released iOS 6.0.1 to iPhone, iPod and iPad users. This update brings many fixes to the slightly flawed OS such as improved Wi-Fi stability, Passbook fixes as well others. The updates that Apple lists for  iOS 6.0.1 are as follows:

  • 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

Most users can update to iOS 6.0.1 by simply plugging their iOS device into their Mac or PC or by launching the Settings app on their device and heading to the Software Update window. If you’re an iPhone 5 user, however, you’ll need to download the free iOS Updater app via Settings on your phone. Apparently the iPhone 5 shipped with a bug that prevented over-the-air updates, but this download fixes it.

Andrew is a geek, Apple enthusiast, blogger and coffee lover from Chicago.