Major iOS 7.1 issues

Zaqfalcon

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 22, 2010
361
135
Since updating my iPhone 5 to iOS 7.1 I've had a number of problems, in descending order of exceptionally irritating:
1) The touch screen is excruciatingly flaky, from not responding at all to jumping about all over the place;
2) Keep getting a sim error, not recognised, insert sim etc it reconnects after I've eventually managed to make the thing turn off and on again (see above); and
3) There is now a row of opaque grey squares across the middle of the screen constantly, sometimes they kind've flash a bit.

I've tried a restore with no luck. It's not jail broken or anything.

Any ideas please?

:-(
 

iAmirul

macrumors regular
May 8, 2013
129
0
Singapore
I only experience issue number 2. If you do a simple search on google you'll notice number 2 is a well known problem even before ios 7.1. I took out my sim card and did a quick clean on the metal part and it solved the problem for me.. Try it.
 

lookatchu

macrumors regular
Sep 25, 2013
222
49
I kind of experience #1, especially on the dialpad. Seems you have to tap it more directly in the center now or else it doesn't respond.

At first I thought it was my imagination, but it's happened a few times when I call businesses and am prompted to make a selection, i.e. select "1" or "2."
 

Ashin

macrumors 6502a
Jun 19, 2010
901
154
Seems to be a battery draining bug present in the Photo Steam system daemon (mstreamd).

Seems to restart on a loop constantly regardless of whether you have Photo Stream enabled or disabled, and also regardless of whether you even have iCloud enabled on your device.

The worst part is as a system daemon it sets PreventUserIdleSystemSleep 1 which effectively means your phone won't idle down properly - I presume since it is a sync service related to iCloud it is waiting and waiting to sync (even though it is disabled).
 
Last edited:

iPutz

macrumors member
Mar 27, 2011
54
0
The update worked great on my iPad 2 but now my iPhone 5 is a brick. Was updating through iTunes via the USB cable, sync froze while installing software. Waited well over an hour but the progress bar never moved. Eventually I killed the sync and resorted to a backup. But that sync froze doing the same. So now my phone is a brick and I have an appointment at the nearest apple store, over an hour away. I'm not happy. Not at all.
 

sunking101

macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2013
6,671
1,812
No need to trip to the Genius, just do a DFU restore on your computer. Connect your iDevice to the USB & then power up your computer and open iTunes. Hold down the power and home buttons until the screen goes blank and then release the home button after 8 secs whilst keeping the power button pressed. Then iTunes will detect the crashed phone and restore both the firmware & software.
 

sunking101

macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2013
6,671
1,812
My battery seems to drain faster on my iPhone 5. Only issue so far.
Considering all previous iOS7 updates have decimated battery life on the i5 compared to how it performed on iOS6, that's a pretty huge issue. Most of us were crying out (for six months!!) for *improved* battery life, not a further worsening!
 

MacMan988

macrumors 6502a
Jul 7, 2012
711
61
There is one missed call listed in the notification center that cannot be removed. When I tap on the close button and then on the clear button, it just doesn't remove the missed call.

When I get more missed calls and the list gets populated with new missed calls, it removes the rest of the missed calls but keeps this specific one.
 

hazuki

macrumors regular
May 17, 2013
106
1
Bali
major issues on my iPhone 4

1. Front facing camera doesn't work
2. Can't save APN for tethering, Personal Hotspot is unusable.
 

sunking101

macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2013
6,671
1,812
No issues with 7.1 on the iphone 5 at all :rolleyes:
So you are getting the 8-9 hours of intensive usage per battery charge cycle that you were getting on iOS6 (ie web browsing and not music playback)?
I very much doubt it. Even a 5S with larger battery only matches the specs of an i5 running iOS6.
You also have zero bugs? You are being either far too undemanding, or you love Apple to bits and will accept anything from them. Sure my phone still *works*, but it that the only benchmark we're striving for here?
 

ParagJain

macrumors 6502
Jul 24, 2011
271
1
2) Keep getting a sim error, not recognised, insert sim etc it reconnects after I've eventually managed to make the thing turn off and on again (see above); and


:-(
I've had to change to new sim from the service provider and that has resolved the issue so far...
 

as11ley

macrumors 6502
Aug 19, 2013
263
106
United Kingdom
Think i found a bug with 7.1 on iPhone 5, whenever I have a FaceTime call over 10 minutes long, the phone will crash and the spring bored will restart :/
 

R.Stoychev

macrumors 6502a
Dec 23, 2012
728
24
So you are getting the 8-9 hours of intensive usage per battery charge cycle that you were getting on iOS6 (ie web browsing and not music playback)?
I very much doubt it. Even a 5S with larger battery only matches the specs of an i5 running iOS6.
You also have zero bugs? You are being either far too undemanding, or you love Apple to bits and will accept anything from them. Sure my phone still *works*, but it that the only benchmark we're striving for here?
I'm undemanding about the bugs (there is nothing on world without bugs), and I wasn't able to get 8-9 hours of intensive usage per battery change cycle on ios 6, I was getting about 6 hours, now I'm getting the same 6 hours with ios 7.1.
 

dannyyankou

macrumors G3
Mar 2, 2012
8,595
12,521
Scarsdale, NY
major issues on my iPhone 4

1. Front facing camera doesn't work
2. Can't save APN for tethering, Personal Hotspot is unusable.
The front facing camera stopped working on my iPad 2 once, and it turned out being a hardware problem. Bring it to apple, they'll replace it for free if you're under warranty.
 

Stuke00

macrumors 68000
Oct 11, 2011
1,674
74
Collinsville,IL
Since updating my iPhone 5 to iOS 7.1 I've had a number of problems, in descending order of exceptionally irritating:
1) The touch screen is excruciatingly flaky, from not responding at all to jumping about all over the place;
2) Keep getting a sim error, not recognised, insert sim etc it reconnects after I've eventually managed to make the thing turn off and on again (see above); and
3) There is now a row of opaque grey squares across the middle of the screen constantly, sometimes they kind've flash a bit.

I've tried a restore with no luck. It's not jail broken or anything.

Any ideas please?

:-(
Try a DFU restore by connecting to iTunes and redownloading the install package.
 

CaTOAGU

macrumors 6502a
Jul 15, 2008
689
680
Manchester, UK
Siri can no longer play podcasts. She either that I don't have the latest Podcasts App installed, or she can't find the podcast in my music library. Annoying for me, even more annoying if you're visually impaired I bet.