Vodafone warns its Apple iPhone 4S customers not to update to iOS 6.1

Vodafone warns its Apple iPhone 4S customers not to update to iOS 6.1
Vodafone recommends that its customers with the Apple iPhone 4S not update yet to iOS 6.1

Vodafone recommends that its customers with the Apple iPhone 4S not update yet to iOS 6.1

Vodafone is warning its customers using the Apple iPhone 4S that they should not update the operating system on their handset to iOS 6.1 at this time. An issue with the latest OS build is preventing some owners of the device from connecting to the internet, sending and receiving texts and could even prevent users from making and receiving calls. The Cupertino based tech titan released iOS 6.1 last week with a scarcity of new features like the ability of Siri to purchase movie tickets for you, new placement of some music volume controls on the lock screen, and some bug fixes. The problems occur intermittently over Vodafone's 3G network.

The carrier put the blame squarely on Apple, saying that the tech giant is working on the software issue and the mobile operator recommends that its Apple iPhone 4S customers refrain from updating their phone until Apple says it has fixed the problems. Apple has not commented on the situation and so far, no other carrier anywhere has advised its iPhone 4S packin' customers not to install iOS 6.1 at this time.

Are any of our loyal readers using the Apple iPhone 4S-or any iPhone model-having problems making calls, texts, or connecting to the internet since updating to iOS 6.1? Let us know by dropping a comment in the box below.

source: Vodafone (1), (2) via AllThingsD

Vodafone is trying to alert its customers before they install iOS 6.1 on their Apple iPhone 4S

Vodafone is trying to alert its customers before they install iOS 6.1 on their Apple iPhone 4S


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70 Comments

1. blingblingthing

Posts: 792; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Wasn't iOS the os that just works?

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Hey....you're right. Didnt someone on here the other day just say it works right out the box....hmmmmm. In fact I see ppl at other forums say this. Oddly tho....ppl are saying it less n less. I guess reality is finally setting in thats its just like any other OS. I could've posted iPhone troubleshooting forums for the person on here that said it just works....but I can just point them to this article....

20. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

iOS and Android equally have issues. Didn't Samsung just issue a patch on some SG3 as it had a Exynos exploited that would brick your phone? I own a Note 1 and iPhone 5. Bth top have there faults. I rooted and rom'd my Note in hopes of eliminate issues like battery drain, but not luck. As for 6.1, my phone works just fine.

24. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Exynos exploit has NOTHING to do with android, to be honest.. Not that I like Samsung and I know android have its issues, but this isnt one.

26. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

....thats why I said.... "I guess reality is finally setting in thats its just like any other OS."

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't you wonder why they thumbed you down 6x, just for speaking the truth bro? All most android users wanna know/hear is anti apple/pro android stories. Anything that's not praising android, and condemning apple gets red. I own the note 2 and ip5, but due to how long I've been with iOS it remains my daily driver, and yes I have issues with BOTH devices here and there. Overall both are top notch though, so I see where you're coming from.

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I didnt thumb him down....but its like he didnt even read my post.

58. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've never really known you to b childishly hating on apple or disrespecting its users. Wasn't singling u out bro.

64. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The patch had nothing to do with Android, it had to do with the Exynos chip, the fact that the chip was in an Android device was irrelevant. This problem is the OS itself blocking data connectivity intermittently, so every 4S updated to 6.1 on that network could be potentially affected by it, whereas only devices using the Exynos chip could possibly be affected by the exploit. So it wasn't Android that had the issue, it was the Exynos chip that had the issue. You put it out of context; you compared a problem that could affect only devices with the Exynos 4210 and 4412, to a problem that could affect EVERY iPhone 4S, or possibly every iPhone running iOS 6.1.

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It sure does.. It just works...badly!

2. 9thWonderful

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

updated to 6.1...no issues here

39. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Apparently, you're holding the wrong iPhone 4S.

41. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

lol.......you should stop hating apple too much nathan...i find you in many apple related articles bashing apple , sometimes for no big reason.

42. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Rea-he-he-he-lly?? That was a bash? Oh my God...i didn't know. I thought it was a traditional joke.

43. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

By the way, i don't hate Apple, i just don't like it the way i do to Androids and WP. My love for Apple died with the 4S...i was speculating a better looking 5, something revolutionary like Apple did with the 4S. I held Apple high before i came here...just not up to it anymore. And yes, those are jokes...i don't think there's any problem in posting them?

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nathan? C'mon bro. It's kinda obvious my man. Me not hating android is accurate, you not hating apple...not so much.

59. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why? Cause you have the Note II and i don't? Like i said, i don't hate Apple... Let Apple come up with something totally different but good...save for the OS (i'd like to think it's their identity) and you'll see me vying for it. Wanna bet?

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok that's fair, no argument from me on that. Now u sound more like a techie. I'm primarily an iOS user, but I'm a techie overall. Like I don't have a Mac bro, I have a windows pc, and last valentines day I bought my fiancé a galaxy tab 8.9. I pretty much like it all, and iOS does have its hiccups... I won't deny that, but its a solid OS. Time for a facelift though lol.

68. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

if ios7 gets a new UI , apple will get back into the game. the UI is getting old but it has a rich UI ! bring the thermo-nuclear war with '5S and math' apple !!

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lets hope so, but without the thermo nuclear war. Just a cool makeover.

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I've seen some weird issued caused by iOS 6.1 alright,I've had some customers come in and their wifi will no longer switch on,some reporting erratic battery life. Some iphones needed a full restore after failing half way through the installation of iOS 6.1 IOS software,the pinnacle of technology

5. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I am having the wifi issues with the iphone 5 on 6.1 and the wheather app keeps crashing too.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Stop lying dude

33. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I've heard a lot of issues with "gray WiFi", where the phone thinks it is connected to WiFi but is using the cellular data, causing massive overages and data consumption (about 7GB more than usual!) iPhail so hard!

48. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Ya that's the one,it seems a lot of customers have had their WiFi switch disabled by the latest iOS update. The WiFi switch simply won't turn on. A few having this issue also with Bluetooth. Add these new problems to the infamous "cant switch on caller display" fault inherent in iphones and it seems like apple just doesn't like toggle switches!

4. GeneralTsosChicken

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

I updated my Iphone 4S to IOS 6.1 last week and the next day BAM!.....Got Aids True Story

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yaaaaaaawwwwwwwnnn

22. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Love your nick and comment xD and darkkjedii, do all of us a favor..................and close your PA acct. K, thnx.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope I'll keep it open just to anger u. Android fanboy

30. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

No one is angerd with u, they don't and hate dislike Apple fans, and users, please have have self respect and like like what Gramacer1 said go away, and close your account...

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