iOS 7.1.2 Problems Frustrate iPhone Users

Its been three weeks since Apple released its iOS 7.1.2 update to alleviate lingering iOS 7.1 problems. And while the update has treated some iPhone and iPad users well, there are others that are extremely frustrated with iOS 7.1.2 problems.

In the days and weeks leading up to March, iPhone and iPad owners complained about a series of iOS 7 problems, many of which had been plaguing devices since the update’s arrival back in September of last year. In March, Apple rolled out iOS 7.1, an update aimed at tackling major iOS 7.1 problems and an update that deliver design tweaks and performance enhancements to owners of the iPhone and iPad.

iOS 7.1 fixed a lot of the issues that plagued iPhone and iPad owners in iOS 7.0. However, as iPhone and iPad users with iOS 7.1 soon learned, iOS 7.1 delivered some problems of its own.

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Complaints about iOS 7.1 issues sparked up in the hours after its roll out and have continued through Apple’s last two iOS 7.1 updates, iOS 7.1.1 and iOS 7.1.2. iOS 7.1.2, the most recent update to Apple’s operating system, delivered a trio of fixes three weeks ago. And while iOS 7.1.2 was aimed at squashing iOS 7.1 bugs and iOS 7.1.1 issues, it did not fix everything. And it also delivered some problems of its own.

We’ve touched on a number of iOS 7.1.2 problems since the update’s arrival three weeks ago and unfortunately, issues continue to pour out of iPhone and iPad owners who have taken the plunge and downloaded Apple’s brand new software. Here, we want to take one last look at some of these issues, offer some possible fixes, take a look at what’s to come in the future, and hopefully shed some light on some of these problems so that Apple can address them in future iOS updates for iPhone and iPad.

iOS 7.1.2 Problems Continue

Three weeks after the release of iOS 7.1.2, iOS 7.1.2 problems continue to frustrate iPhone and iPad owners alike. iPhone users on iOS 7.1.2 continue to complain about poor battery life, a problem that is typical of all iOS updates. Complaints about this issue continue to be the loudest on social media with iPhone and iPad owners voicing their concerns and hoping for an upgrade to iOS 7.1.3 to solve their woes.

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Battery life is one of the top concerns for iOS 7.1.2 users but it’s not the only problems impacting them. iPhone users are complaining about a myriad of issues including a lack of volume after the update, Wi-Fi issues, camera issues, Bluetooth problems, problems with cameras and the speakers, problems with various apps including Facebook Messenger, and more. These are just the tip of the iceberg.

iPad owners are also dealing with problems of their own which include the usual issues with Wi-Fi connections, FaceTime difficulties, cellular data issues on the iPad 2, random freezing, no sound, issues with Gmail, and more.

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While there appear to be a ton of complaints, only a few of these issues seem to be affecting more than a few people. Battery life and Wi-Fi complaints are the most prevalent and fortunately, there are some things iPhone and iPad owners can try in an attempt to solve these issues.

iOS 7.1.2 Fixes

If Apple’s discussion forums don’t provide a fix, we’ve detailed some potential iOS 7.1.2 fixes for iOS 7.1.2 problems. From battery life issues, to apps issues, to Wi-Fi problems, we’ve outlined some strategies that iPhone and iPad owners can take to squash these iOS 7.1.2 issues once and for all.

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At the moment, these fixes are all iPhone and iPad owners have to go on given that we haven’t seen any rumors regarding an iOS 7.1.3 update for the iPhone and iPad ahead of the iOS 8 update.

What’s Next

If those solutions don’t work, iPhone and iPad owners could be waiting awhile for fixes. Apple recently announced that it would be pushing out iOS 8 sometime this fall, possibly in September alongside a new iPhone 6. Massive updates like iOS 8 typically come with a number of bug fixes to go along with new features and enhancements so we could see a number of iOS 7.1.2 problems fixed then.

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It’s also possible that Apple will squeak out an iOS 7.1.3 update before the iOS 8 update’s arrival though Apple never details its plans ahead of time. Rumors typically do the talking for it but thus far, we haven’t seen an iOS 7.1.3 rumors emerge.

Comments

  1. Name says

    This article lost all of *its* credibility with the grammatical error in the first sentence.

  2. Michael F. Angelo says

    This is inexcusable. I updated my phone, and now… No battery life – even with extended battery.. AND random reboots in the middle of calls. AND messages that don’t show up for hours AND I need a solution NOW. At this point the phone is not usable. While I want to revert to old version, I am not sure that will fix the problem. Has anyone talked to their phone carrier or apple? If so, what I my recourse to fix the problem? i.e. will I need to get a different phone to get around this issue? :-(

  3. Joelc says

    This dog of an update installed itself without my authorization on my ipad 3. The wifi connection is now unstable. The problems with the prior versions remain, mostly centering around Safari crashing due to poor memory management.

  4. Maxbear1 says

    I updated my phone and now it freezes up all the time. Can’t use my camera half the time and it kicks me out of my apps. I hate it. I want this fixed. I don’t even like using my phone anymore.

  5. Anonymous says

    Every update has botched my phone, and most apple representatives are trained to respond in a certain way…as if we are to doubt that there is an update-problem(s) connection? Please. It is a business strategy, clearly. And we are all falling for it.

    Remember what life was like before apple products?? If we are relying on our phones so much that a battery life issue ends up draining us too, we are too connected our devices. I’m going for a run SANS MY PHONE because I have no sound on it. And that’s OK – I can still run :).

  6. Anonymous says

    I waited months to run the update…and guess what nightmare I’m dealing with? No phone! 2 days of constant talking with techs, shows on sprint’s side that my phone is activated…my side? Deactivated! Reset, rebooted, re-everything for two days… And they say it is my phone and not the software I just downloaded. Really? Not buying it…

  7. rsvpaa says

    Adam Mills, Will you please listen to Sevlow and John Hooton, and change your first word to “It’s”, instead of “Its”? You should be embarrassed by displaying that level of illiteracy. “It’s” always means “It is” or “It has”, and “its” always means “belonging to it”. It’s an exception to the usual rule of apostrophes. To make it crystal-clear to you for the future, just look at e.g. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_13.htm

  8. Beth says

    This software update is the worst – causes my phone to freeze, call random numbers when I set my phone down, drain battery life, unresponsive touch screen and delay! Apples fix is wait until September??? Poor customer service and planning!

  9. @VegasVIII says

    IOS 7.1.2 is a battery vampire! On iPhone 5 and iPad 2. My iPad two doesn’t lock with Smart Cover it just turns off screen, while iPad runs normally. iPhone 5 is like half battery. I tried recovery mode restore as new iphone reset network setting, turned off mail, background apps, app updater, notifications. Nothing worked. Great way to push people to IOS 8.

  10. renee says

    I have lost total respect for Apple since the ios7 was released! I’ve been a die-hard Apple fan for years now and own an ipad2, ipad mini, iphone 4s and now an iphone 5s. I bought it at the beginning of July/14 and upgraded to the ios 7.2.1 two weeks ago and have experienced so many problems that I’m sending it back for warranty.

    These are some of the problems that I’ve encountered:
    * Major battery drain (dead within 5 hours from 100% charge) was getting 10-12hrs before update. Battery also gets hot, but I’ve always had that problem.
    *imessages, taking up to 3 days to be delivered. WTF??
    *Massively slow and glitchy. Phone freezes for up to 20secs in settings, while answering phone calls or dialing, messaging , using safari and facebook. Pretty much all the time. I was on the phone with an Apple rep and my phone froze 6 times, he couldn’t believe it.
    *Have no way to backup photos. My phone isn’t recognized in My Computer, but is in Itunes, making it impossible to back up my photos.
    *Can’t download anything off Itunes or the app store. An error message pops up so fast, that I can’t read what it says. I have 45 updates waiting for me, since I can’t connect to the app store what-so-ever.

    This update has been available since July and Apple has remained quiet about all the serious problems that their customers have been experiencing, with absolutely no fix in sight. Looks like they aren’t even going to offer a fix, instead they are launching the ios 8. I’ve heard that the battery drain will be worse with the ios8, can you imagine!? I am AFRAID to update my phone now!!

    Apple should have been honest with us (loyal customers) and told us that they are aware of the problems and are working on a fix right away. Instead they chose to ignore the problem in hopes that it would just go away. I am a my wits end, this is the last Apple product that I will ever own. Enough is enough.

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