Apple Fixes Wi-Fi Bug With New iOS 6.0.2 Update

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After releasing iOS 6.0.1 last month, Apple has rolled out another update to its mobile operating system, though this one is aimed only at iPhone 5 and iPad Mini owners, as the company promises to fix a Wi-Fi issue plaguing its latest devices.

Apple iOS 6Released this morning, iOS 6.0.2 offers no additional features or improvements other than those that will fix “a bug that could impact Wi-Fi,” according to the company. While Apple neglected to specify which Wi-Fi problem the update would mend, user complaints related to connectivity support range from poor reception to some being unable to enable Wi-Fi at all.

Users can install the update by going to Settings> General > Software Update, though their device will need at least 50 percent battery or be connected to a power source for the update to open successfully. If users encounter an error message stating that the device is unable to check for any updates, they can also access the new software from iTunes.

More on iOS 6.0

Launched back in September, iOS 6 was a major upgrade for Apple’s mobile operating system, bringing a number of new features for users, as well as some headaches for the company. With its new native Maps app no longer using Google’s software, Apple received a lot of criticism for its under-developed platform.

Yet that wasn’t the only woe the new interface brought the company, as iPhone 5 users encountered issues installing over-the-air software updates, as well as a bug that deleted meetings from calendars when accepting invitations. Apple fixed these problems with the iOS 6.0.1 update in November, though the real tweaks will come with the release of iOS 6.1.

Expected to roll out by the end of the year or early next year, the upgrade is said to bring new features for Apple’s Passbook software, a back-end change in its mapping platform and reworked music playback controls, among other improvements. With Apple giving developers a fourth beta of iOS 6.1 yesterday, consumers will likely see this software soon enough.



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