iOS 6.0.1 Released. iPhone 5 Owners Need An Extra Step to Update

Fire up your General Settings folks! Apple just pushed out iOS 6.0.1 that is supposed to fix a host of issues. iPhone 5 owners, you have one extra step to install the update.

See updates below…

Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac was quick on the draw and saw that iOS 6.0.1 is out. I’m installing it now on my iPad (3rd generation) and iPhone 4, just like normal (OTA normal), but my wife’s iPhone 5 needed an extra step because there is a bug in iOS 6.0 that prevents the iPhone 5 from doing OTA updates. Don’t worry, it’s really easy and really fast:

1. Check for updates as usual

2. Download and install the updater

3. Run the updater

4. Update as normal … it happens automatically.

Updating my wife’s iPhone 5, these little extra steps didn’t take long at all. The special updater is tiny and gets around the bug in iOS 6.0 that causes the problem in the first place.

Release notes:

Please find the iOS 6.0.1 release notes below:

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

Direct Download links:

You can also download iOS 6.0.1 using the direct download links available in our iOS download pages:

As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.

Update: A reader asked via Twitter what happens to the helper app. The reader (and I confirmed on my wife’s phone) says once your device reboots the app is automagically removed:

Update 2: We now have info on how to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1.

Hat tip 9to5Mac!

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  • AT&T Rapes Me

    What’s new

    • iPhoneHacks

      Just being updated!

      • Hayam

        Can u plz tell me if this iOS 6.0.1 is safe or it gonna delete my apps n pix?

  • wolverinemarky

    has the dev team deemed it safe to update???

    • iPhoneHacks

      Golden rule is never update to the latest version until tools for it are released. So it is not safe!

  • Matt

    Here’s hoping they’ve fixed the preset phrases issue where it works and then doesn’t and the purchased section of the app store where you can’t actually access purchased content, it just keeps crashing!

    • Tris Hussey

      Me too. And the annoying problems of updates there, and then not, and then back.

  • Fyta

    Hey, Dev team should figure out how they push that updater app to the phone. Then do the same thing for cydia!

  • raj

    Facebook app not working

    • Tris Hussey

      We’ve been hearing/reading reports of that too. It’s working fine on my devices…but that also seems to be the case as well.

  • Erik

    I would like to upgrade my iphone 5 but don’t wanna lose future jailbreak possibility. I see that other iOS devices have already been jailbroken on this new update. Should I assume it is safe to update my iphone 5 or should I stay put and wait for confirmation?? Anyone out there know yet??

  • Mark

    Maybe this was mentioned elsewhere…Sorry for the redundancy if this is the case… While downloading 6.0.1 I noticed that the settings clock wheels rotate. This is pretty darn cool and really detailed software!

  • Kiwiholden

    Have they fixed the Siri bug that always adds capital letters. It does my head in

  • Wolverinemarky

    Is it safe for people looking to jailbreak their iPhone 5’s to update

    • iPhoneHacks

      Ås we mentioned earlier, the golden rule is avoid upgrading to the latest iOS software update until the jailbreak tools are released.

      So should avoid upgrading to iOS 6.0.1 if you’re looking for a jailbreak at least for now.

  • Hayam

    Does it delete ur apps n pix this new iOS 6

  • Hayam

    Btw I have an iPhone 4

  • Cool Brain

    I’ve downloaded IOS 6.0.1 directly without iTunes. But don’t know how to install it. Anyone can tell me how to install ?