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Infestation? Numerous bugs reported on iOS 8.1.1

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Infestation? Numerous bugs reported on iOS 8.1.1
This past Monday, Apple released iOS 8.1.1. In addition to speeding up the Apple iPhone 4s and Apple iPad 2, the update came with the usual bug fixes and enhancements. But as it turns out, the update has spawned a new list of problems for iOS users. And some are complaining that iOS 8.1.1 doesn't fix the old problems. For example, there have been a number of iPhone 4s users still unable to get a stable Wi-Fi connection for their phone. On the official Apple Support Communities page, the thread relating to iOS 8 Wi-Fi problems is 82 pages alone.

Complaints have been made about the inability of iPhone users to turn off the copy/define feature on mobile Safari, and some iPad mini owners have had to endure a very hot-running tablet while playing games. Hot off the press, an Apple iPhone 5s user has just written to the Support Communities page about a problem he is having with Bluetooth since he installed iOS 8.1.1 Many of these problems have been giving iOS users a Shakespearean dilemma about whether they should update or not to update. That is the question.

In all seriousness, iOS 8 has one of the lowest adoption rates of any iOS update. According to AppLovin, a company that processes a whopping 25 billion ad requests a day, 45 days following the release of iOS 8, only 50% of those eligible to receive the update had installed it on their device. Compare that to the 80% of eligible devices that had updated to iOS 7 after the same period of time.

Certainly Apple is working on a fix to exterminate the current crop of bugs, and for those iOS users having to deal with these problems, relief will hopefully be just around the corner. If you're having trouble with iOS 8.1.1, let us know about it by dropping your comments in the box below.

source: Apple via Forbes

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posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:01 12

1. Busyboy (unregistered)


Yep, and Android is terrible.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 12:49 5

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah, the more like Android, iOS becomes the more iOS starts to remind me of those early Android builds like Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, & Froyo... Looks like iOS is experiencing those growing pains Android was going through in 2008 - 2009 as it becomes a true multitasking OS...

Looks like Apple STILL has a long way to go.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 12:55

32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Sorry, I meant 2009 - 2010. Not 2008 - 2009. Couldn't edit fast enough. :-(

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 12:56 2

34. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


People still own an iPhone 4?

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 14:24 1

42. Wiencon (Posts: 1958; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


If Apple would let to downgrade I will use iPhones as my daily drivers, iOS7 was awesome and jailbreak tweaks could make it a funcional and speedy beast. iOS 8 seems undeveloped and very rushed.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 14:25

43. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


what you nuts? my friend told me android is the most bug free system ever

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 17:08

53. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Apple is just giving updates for the sake of having customer thinks that they're fixing the software issue of ios 8,rushing things again.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 19:53 2

59. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 May 2012)


people still own and iphone???

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 12:28

71. mmmanuuu (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Bug you apple

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 12:45

72. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


There has been no change in the way iOS handles background apps.

It still freezes them, so all the SoC can focus on the task at hand, which is why iPhone's have had lag free and stable performance with an 800Mhz Single core processor.

You're so uninformed and/or dumb it makes me laugh IRL.

Or you're pandering to other tech wannabe's that haven't done their homework. Which is just plain sad.

posted on 22 Nov 2014, 20:31

76. VHMP01 (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


And you call yourself expert, yet did not read the part that said: "true multitasking OS", you just confirmed that in 2014 iOS still does not multitask! Thank you! Keep your 1Gb RAM overpriced hardware!

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:06 16

2. hafini_27 (Posts: 890; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


My mother's iPhone 5 on 8.1.1 exhibits some lags when on the home screen. I am still waiting for lollipop on my Nexus 7 mobile. People just need to accept that the companies are working their hardest to fix all the bugs every OS update.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:31 4

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm still on 8.1.0 because of jailbreak. Thank god I didn't update.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:48 2

17. hafini_27 (Posts: 890; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I can notice some choppiness with animation when the home screen has a lot of app icons. Not too annoying but it is definitely there even after I restart or recharge. So you jailbreak on iOS 8, Anything worth trying? I am still new with iOS jailbreak.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 12:05 1

21. strudelz100 (Posts: 644; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Tell your mom to clean install iOS 8 and have ZERO problems.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 12:52 1

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Go on YouTube and type in iOS 8 jailbreak tweaks. The one I love the most is Glyph that uses the Apple Pay animation with Touch ID for unlocking the device. HideMe8 and CCSettings are two you should definitely check out as well.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 12:55

33. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I'm on 8.1 jail broken \m/

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 14:20

40. Wiencon (Posts: 1958; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


When Auxo 2 will hit iOS8 everyone should jailbreak.
Aria, AppBox (iOS7) are my favourite tweaks, but on jailbreak You can change literally everything, jailbreak > root.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 17:57

56. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


AIDS > Apple

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 23:38

67. AlbertAribe (Posts: 168; Member since: 21 Jun 2014)


My iPhone 6 don't have any problem. Working good, run smooth, camera good, WiFi good, voice call good, Touch ID good, touch screen good. How comes other experience those bugs now that we're the same updated to iOS 8.1.1. Or it may depend in your country where you belong!

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:08 5

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 22979; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Cmon Apple, fix this s**t dude.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:18 13

6. tacarat (Posts: 796; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


This happens on the third update full for a model. It's Apple reminding you they haven't sold you a new iPhone in a while.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:36 1

12. Furbal (Posts: 1049; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


A couple reports are saying this is the buggiest release from Apple ever. Maybe it was the wrong time to get an idevice for me lol.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:42 4

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22979; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Get lost

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 11:43

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 22979; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I have a few bugs for sure

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 13:32

35. Andrew5190 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


tacarat speaks the truth, though. Android and Apple alike, issues with updates USUALLY start cropping up around the 2 year mark.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 13:34 2

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 22979; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah, I just don't take it that serious. It's software, it screws up...they fix it. It screws up again, and life goes on. I'm more concerned with my arm workout today, than ios 8.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 20:05 1

60. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I had an iPad (3? it was the first with resolution display and LTE) that I kept on 6.1.4 because I had a suspicion that 7 was going to be problematic. Best decision I have made regarding not upgrading iOS.

One other thing to keep in mind is that after the 2 year point, the processing horsepower of the older hardware is no where near able to keep up with the demands of the new OS - another take on planned obsolescence….

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 22:13

63. legiloca (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


fanboy spotted.

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 12:58

73. Salazzi (Posts: 537; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


for real, Dark. I've had the 4S, 5, 5S, and now the 6+, and have never encountered any major issues until yesterday. I don't know if it's the update or the hardware. Though why would it only start acting up a few days after update and not immediately? Here's a list of the issues I'm experiencing and btw, when people were complaining about 8.0 and 8.1, my phone functioned fine on those (except for the graphics lags but they weren't bad enough to call it "bad").
-No Wi-Fi.
Literally is no wi-fi option. It's greyed out in a blueish hue in control center and doesn't correct with airplane mode or anything. First half day that it began occurring, it would be after the phone would crash restart, but now it's permanent with even a restore not solving the issue.

-Crashing.
Crashes within apps and system settings/stock apps. Sometimes crashes to homescreen and other times it goes into reboot.

-Rebooting.
It reboots by screen turning black in the middle of me being on the phone, and at other times I get a blue screen before reboot.

-Power button no longer shuts off the phone.
I hold the button and nothing occurs. It only turns screen on and off but doesn't pop up the option to shut the phone off.

-Phone randomly will not turn on.
Pressing home button or power button does not wake the device. Only pressing them together brings up the boot screen (my assumption is either the device shut off itself or it's an issue with the screen and I have to restart it with power&home method.)

-Screen rotation occasionally doesn't activate and the homescreen background will be upside down upon wake/boot.

-Cellular antenna is flaky.

-Battery status is not working. I've had it on charge and it seemed to not be charging.. as in would remain at the same percentage. Took it off charge and now it's almost an hour after the fact, and it still shows the little lightning charging signal (wireless charging feature? I hope so! lol)

-Overall graphics issues. From flaky and overlapping graphics to lag.

-Lag, stutter, slowdown of device, etc. These are to name most of my issues. I've requested a repair/new device, so in a week will see if they simply return the device and tell me they found nothing wrong (which would be f'd up) or send me a new device. If they simply return it to me, what options do I have?

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