Why does iOS 6 suck so much?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by H. Flower, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. H. Flower macrumors 6502

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    Seriously.

    I'm on 6.0.1 and there are still numerous bugs that plague this phone.

    5 worked so much better.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Works fine for me. Its got a couple of niggles but mostly just fine.

    What bugs are you referring to?
     
  3. Faze Media macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone 5 work like a charm on iOS 6, there are a few things which need changing around but everything seems to be working okay for me.

    What do you have issues with?
     
  4. aerok macrumors 65816

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    Without any details, you just sound like someone that is looking for trouble.
     
  5. iHailCarlo macrumors 6502

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  6. H. Flower thread starter macrumors 6502

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    - OS inexplicably goes 90 percent grey, won't recover until hard reboot

    - Phone app locks on previous call, may recover with hard reboot or waiting several minutes

    - Randomly booted out of up-to-date apps

    - Digital artifacts in folders (this one is REALLY strange)

    It can't be just me; several others I know are still having issues.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    It's not doing any of those on mine. My Hotspot sometimes (most times) won't dish out an IP client address over WiFi (USB & Bluetooth are fine).

    Suggest you try a DFU restore and see if the issues go away. Else could be something funky in your iPhone's hardware.

    Are you jailbroken? Which iPhone?

    I'm using an iPhone 4
     
  8. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Both my iPhone 3GS, 2009 machines, are doing fine with iOS 6.0.1, never experienced any of your said problems.

    Do a restore in iTunes.
     
  9. H. Flower thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not jailbroken, and on the 5.

    Thanks, I'll try a restore and see if it resolves my issues.
     
  10. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    i'm not a big fan of the new app store. its clunky, slow and horrible to navigate.


    other than that i see no issues with iOS 6. for me its like an iOS 5S.
     
  11. Faze Media macrumors newbie

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    The Digital artifacts part of that list sounds a lot like the shsh files are corrupt, this is caused by jailbreaking and installing some potentially dangerous sources or packages.

    If it has been restored and not jailbroken since or it simply has never been jailbroken then the issue is unknown to me.
     
  12. aerok macrumors 65816

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    A restore should fix most of the issues.
     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    The Music app has 2 pretty serious problems.

    * When I get back in my car now it no longer picks up where it left off but goes all the way back to the first song in the playlist, no matter how far back it was. So my drive home sounds exactly like my drive to work unless I skip 15 songs first.

    * Music search is completely broken (both in the Music app and in Spotlight). Typing song names brings up 0 results. Only artists and albums can be searched.
     
  14. canuckle macrumors regular

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    I've noticed the not picking up in the right place too.
     
  15. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like you need to restore, OP.

    The only bug I've noticed is in Safari. Sometimes when I open a new window and start typing URL, the box will clear itself after a few seconds. I start typing again, and the same thing will happen. I have to quit Safari to stop this.

    Frustrating but not major. Other than that iOS 6 has been quite solid for me. And I'm using an iPhone 4 still.
     
  16. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    I suppose 6.1 will come with a long list of bug fixes for us, hopefully can help you guys to fix your problems.

    New features, not so much :mad:
     
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Do a clean restore, DO NOT restore to backup for a clean start.
     
  18. irDigital0l Guest

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    Its not laggy or glitchy on my iPhone 4.

    But feature wise, they should have called it iOS 5.1
     
  19. iASS macrumors newbie

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    Pardon my ignorance but how does one go about doing that?

    I would need all my Apps back after the restore, plus arranged in folders like before... I would need my contacts back, too.

    So how do you go about doing this without backing up??
     
  20. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Lol I think you mean iOS 5.2. And I can't believe Scott actually put "Facetime over cellular" as one of the top 10 features of iOS, it is like such a minor enhancement.

    If Tim Cook says that iOS 7 is "the most advanced mobile operating system" again next year, I'll seriously lose a huge amount of faith in him. Because if he really say so, either he's blind or he's living in self-denial. Self-denial that the rest of the mobile OS community is NOT already catching up or even surpassing iOS at an unprecedented rate.
     
  21. tomjleeds macrumors 6502

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    For contacts etc, sync with iCloud/Google/whoever.

    For apps, they're tied to your iTunes account, not the device, so you can just download them again. You will probably have to rearrange them back into folders.

    EDIT: Have to say, I've noticed absolutely zero problems with my 5 besides the odd FC. That said I did come (back) from Android...
     
  22. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Of course it can't. Misery loves company.

    Everything is fine here in iOS
     
  23. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have any of the problems the OP is having, but iOS 6 does suck. They basically made the phone look like crap on iOS 6. The colour scheme is wrong and inconsistent, and apps like the music app just looks ugly now. They really went backwards when it comes to appearance.
     
  24. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    6 has made my 3GS usable again (ios 5 brought it to its knees).
     
  25. cyks macrumors 68020

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    ...not to mention you'll lose the vast majority of app data, game saves, files, various preferences, and most everything else on your phone.

    It amazes me both how quick people are to recommend a factory restore as though it's not a big deal and how many people blindly accept it as a way of life with the iPhone.
     

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