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iOS 10.1.1 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know



Apple’s iOS 10.1.1 update brings key bug fixes but it also brings problems. Here, we take a look at what iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners need to know about iOS 10.1.1 problems as we push into the new year.

In September, Apple released its long-awaited iOS 10 update. The upgrade delivered a number of positive changes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It also delivered some problems to those that upgraded from iOS 9 and below.

To address iOS 10 problems, Apple’s pushed out a series of bug fix updates. The latest is an iOS 10.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that comes with a fix for broken Health app data.


iOS updates, even small bug fix updates like iOS 10.1.1, always bring problems with them. And many iOS 10.1.1 users are running into trouble.

With that in mind we want to touch on the current state of iOS 10.1.1 problems for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and provide you with the most important information you need to know ahead Apple’s next iOS 10 update.

This roundup includes a look at fixes for iOS 10.1.1 problems, places to find feedback about your specific update, how to downgrade to an older version of iOS, and more.

iOS 10.1.1 Problems

While the iOS 10.1.1 update is working fine for some iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners, others are running into iOS 10.1.1 problems.


We’re hearing about various iOS 10.1.1 installation problems including an issue where downloads are locking up.

If this happens to you, hold down the home button and the power button (power button and volume down button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus) until the phone reboots. This typically fixes the issue.

We’re also hearing about a serious issue that’s causing iPhones to lock up and freeze.

Reddit users have discovered an issue wherein an MP4 file from a link sent via iMessage will cause any phone running iOS 10 to lockup. We’ve tested the issue on devices running iOS 10.1.1 and iOS 10.2 beta and the issue is present on both.

To recover from the crash, you must hold down the home button and power button (power/volume down on the iPhone 7) to reboot the phone.


More recently, the iPhone 6s and its unexpected shutdown issues have made headlines.

The unexpected shutdown issues are reportedly affecting more than just a few models and iPhone 6s owners are encouraged to check their device’s serial number to see if they’re eligible for a replacement phone.

Apple says it will issue an iOS update next week to address the issues. (We assume the update is iOS 10.2 but this is unconfirmed.)

We’re hearing about problems with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, random reboots, third-party applications, lag, Touch ID, Apple Music, Exchange, 3D Touch, problems, various third-party applications, and photo syncing.

There are also growing complaints about issues with broken earpods and severe battery drain. A report from Forbes notes that iOS 10.1.1 is “causing the microphone of Apple Earpods to malfunction during phone calls.”


Where to Find iOS 10.1.1 Feedback

It’s important for those of you on iOS 10.1.1 to keep an eye on the iOS 10.1.1 update and its performance.

As we move into the fall, you’ll want to dig into performance about your specific iOS 10 update. This feedback will alert you to potential issues. Finding feedback about your iOS 10 update is easy if you know where to look.


We’ve put together some reasons to and not to install the iOS 10 update right now. If you’re on the fence about iOS 10 you’ll want to start there.

We’ve been posting our feedback about the iOS 10 update. We’ve taken a look at iOS 10.1.1 on the iPhone 7, iPhone 6siPhone 6, iPhone 5siPhone 5, and iPad. Those roundups should help you get a feel for your version of iOS 10.1.1.

We also recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about Apple’s various iOS 10 updates for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

How to Fix iOS 10.1.1 Problems

If you run into an iOS 10.1.1 problem on your device, don’t panic. There’s a good chance there’s a manual fix out there for your issue.

If an iOS 10.1.1 problem problem pops up on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, start with our list of fixes for common iOS 10 problems.

This list includes fixes for battery drain, Wi-Fi problems, Bluetooth problems, installation issues, and more.


If you’re unable to find a solution there, you should head on over to Apple’s discussion forums for iPhone, iPad, Apple Music, and more.

There you’ll find a growing library of fixes for iOS 10.1.1 problems and a helpful community that can and will point you in the right direction.

If that’s still not enough, you can get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or schedule an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple Store.

Geniuses will run diagnostics on your device and should be able to pinpoint the problem in a matter of minutes.

You Can Still Downgrade to iOS 10.1

If you think dropping back to an older version of the iOS 10 update might improve your device’s performance, you can try that as well.

Apple is no longer signing off on its iOS 9.3.5/iOS 10.0.1/iOS 10.0.2/iOS 10.0.3 updates which means you can no longer take advantage of a loophole and drop down to one of those.

You can, however, still drop down to the iOS 10.1 update if you wish. Of course, there’s no guarantee this will fix your issue so proceed at your own risk.


Apple will likely close up the iOS 10.1 downgrade option in the near future so you’ll want to move quickly if you want to get off iOS 10.1.1.

For more on the iOS 10.1.1 to iOS 10.1 downgrade, look at our guide.

What’s Next

If you’re unable to find a manual fix, you could try upgrading to the iOS 10.2 update. The update comes with a number of key bug fixes though, like iOS 10.1.1, it’s also causing problems for iPhone and iPad users.


Apple’s also confirmed a brand new iOS 10.2.1 update. The iOS 10.2.1 beta update is available for developers and the general public and it appears to be a small bug fixer with under-the-hood improvements.

This is the next bug fix update for iOS 10 users though it’s unclear when the iOS 10.2.1 update will roll out.

3 Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.3.3 & 9 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 10.3.3 If You Want Better Security

Install iOS 10.3.3 If You Want Better Security

If you value your security, you'll want to seriously consider downloading the iOS 10.3.3 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

iOS 10.3.3 brings 24 security patches addressing vulnerabilities plaguing Contacts, Messages, Notifications, and Safari.

It also includes a patch for a potentially dangerous Wi-Fi exploit dubbed "Broadpwn." That patch alone is a great reason to install iOS 10.3.3 right now or in the immediate future. 

If you failed to download previous versions of iOS, your iOS 10.3.3 update will bring even more security features.

If you passed on iOS 10.3.2, iOS 10.3.3 will deliver 23 additional security patches for potentially dangerous issues. 

If you skipped iOS 10.3.1, your iOS 10.3.3 update will bring its lone security patch. If you skipped iOS 10.3, iOS 10.3.3 will bring its monster list of patches to your device.

The iOS 10.3 update delivered over 60 known patches for potential exploits. That's substantial, even for a milestone upgrade.

If you skipped the iOS 10.2.1 update and/or the iOS 10.2 update, iOS 10.3.3 brings their security patches with it. The iOS 10.2.1 update had 14 important patches on board. You can see them all right here

If you failed to install Apple's iOS 9.3.5 update, iOS 10.3.3 will also bring the three crucial security patches it delivered last year. These patch up serious security problems that could potentially expose your calls, contacts, texts, and emails.

These patches enhance the security on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch making them ideal for those of you who store sensitive files/data on your device. 



  1. brandon1994

    09/13/2016 at 11:58 am

    fake ass review. How you know about bad battery issues if the update just came out?!?! !you wouldnt know any issues with a battery until the next day plus you pretty much said every major big problem that ever existed happens to this update. Fake Android user here hating on IOS.

  2. Yc

    09/13/2016 at 7:44 pm

    My iPhone 5s Touch ID failed to work. I can’t even add new fingerprint. It just said unable to complete Touch ID setup. Lmao.

  3. Matt Perkins

    09/19/2016 at 5:05 pm

    Battery is an issue but that has more to do with apps and games not being optimized for iOS 10 than anything and if you use apps/games that don’t have 64-bit support it will murder your battery (apps/games were required to come with 64-bit support in July 2015). Apps and games that are optimized for iOS 10 the battery tends to be the same as iOS 9.3.5. The main issue I am finding with iOS 10.0.1 is the same issue that plagued iOS 10 since beta 1 which is the random respringing. Respring for non jailbreakers out there just means a soft restart that it doesn’t turn off and back on, it just goes into loop mode then goes back to normal. Today this happened when i went into the battery menu in settings.

  4. Atif Hussain

    09/20/2016 at 4:24 am

    Touch ID is a way to secure your iPhone or iPad and make purchases in App Store or iTunes Store. It is available on iPhone 5s and later as well as iPad mini 3/4, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.
    Here I found a usefull article on TOuch Id

    • Sven

      10/08/2016 at 8:39 am

      Did an info from article u posted helped you?

  5. Jane

    09/20/2016 at 8:22 pm

    This article is absolute GARBAGE. It’s obvious it was only written as linkbait for your other articles. Shady.

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    09/21/2016 at 9:49 am

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  7. Feroz

    09/21/2016 at 11:11 pm

    my touch id doesnt work – this damn ios10 messed up my phone

  8. dandan222a

    09/30/2016 at 5:59 am

    Seems to me there is ZERO beta checking by wonder my financial advisor recommended divesting my portfolio of Apple stock..Tim Cook has ruined a previously great company..

  9. FU

    09/30/2016 at 8:23 am

    fake reviews as always

  10. SJ

    09/30/2016 at 9:00 am

    Music does not play continuously. Same songs repeats after upgrading.

  11. FU

    09/30/2016 at 10:12 am

    I was sucked into coming here because Google assumed you had some solutions for iOS10 issues… Anything labeled gottabemobile is now (^&&^(^%&$^&*%^&%(^& in my book…

    • Elmer Fudd

      10/17/2016 at 12:11 am

      This this is an amateur site and the author was suckered into this by some prankster who wrote out the suggestions. My 10 year old already knows all the suggestions which are the most basic crap I’ve ever heard. Gottabemobile is on my block list after writing this.

  12. Ken

    09/30/2016 at 11:31 am

    I’m trying to look at a photo in the photo album and I can’t get past selecting a photo… to see it in full size

  13. WT Cornwell

    09/30/2016 at 5:02 pm

    I can see video all I get is the first frame, and all of the auudio also see pop ups randomally…

  14. Denise Malevitis

    10/01/2016 at 11:03 am

    We have a family txt “chain” that consists of 14 of us that now, when someone txt’s it branches off and now we have a tone of different chains going??? The update must have done this, can someone work this bug out, Please!!! Only one of our family has a Samsung, everyone else has an iPhone.

  15. Jack Alltop

    10/02/2016 at 10:42 am

    The screen capture now after 10.2 is very flakey, very intermittent on both my iPhone 6 and iPad after installing. Worked great before.

  16. Mary Begley

    10/02/2016 at 6:47 pm

    I’m hearing this new update also eats up data faster. I don’t want to get charged for needing more data when I’m not connected to wifi!

  17. James J. Finn

    10/03/2016 at 1:49 pm

    Sound a lot like an old Microsoft OS update. In my opinion, Apple products no longer “Just Work”

  18. Goran

    10/03/2016 at 1:58 pm

    I have problem with touchscreen on my iPhone 5 it’s freezing on first opening and after presing lock boton and home again work fine!

  19. Malashree J D

    10/04/2016 at 12:15 am

    My battery life is gone, speed is gone. Applications still run in backgroud inspite of setting background run mode off.

  20. Marife Tamondong

    10/05/2016 at 3:51 pm

    I updated my 5s to ios 10.02 but it suddenly stock on apple logo and blue screen when i installed the update. I dont know what to do. Can anyone help me. Please☹️

  21. ajay choudhary

    10/06/2016 at 6:32 am

    due to updated my iphone 5 .The flash of camera is not on control. it will bug the pick when flash is on and the pick shows as blur . so please give me suggestion to correct it. The main problem is photo of camera when flash is on is shows as blur

  22. zarnish

    10/07/2016 at 1:59 pm

    what the hell??? why my pictures are being scanned from library???zar

  23. Rodger

    10/08/2016 at 1:30 am

    Ever since I updated to 10.0 2 I lost my ability to download my movies from my VUDU account. This really sucks. What the heck is going on with this update.

  24. Lyn Tolentino

    10/08/2016 at 2:33 am

    my iphone 6 battery drained fast after 1 upgrade. even the touch id not working

  25. Sharvam Dave

    10/08/2016 at 9:16 am

    I ran into infinite blue reboot loop

  26. To

    10/09/2016 at 11:04 am

    This update suck!!!!!!! Can’t access to songs 😡😡battery drainage as fast as hell…😡👎🏻iOS 10.02

  27. JJ

    10/09/2016 at 12:01 pm

    Also, why the asinine increase in inconvenience when sliding the iPad to open it. You then have to select an app to get to the passcode screen to unlock it? Complete BS.

    Apple has been getting worse and worse with each crappy release. They need to stop.

    • Michaela M Brown

      10/12/2016 at 11:58 pm

      I have an iPhone 5c and theven update where we have to push the home button to open is bs. For some reason the home button is refusing to be pushed down unless I push down really hard. The response time on it is way to slow. And my phone wasn’t doing that before this blasted update.

  28. Rahul

    10/09/2016 at 5:20 pm

    Still the headphone controller not working in 10.0.2

  29. R

    10/12/2016 at 2:53 pm

    None of my financial apps (banks, credit cards, investments) now work on my iPhone since the 10.0.2 upgrade.

  30. Dan

    10/12/2016 at 5:13 pm

    I keep my phone as sparse as possible to avoid problems like everyone else is having. I have the 6 and have installed the update. My only complaint is the change to the home button. I find no reason for that to have changed and it is harder to turn off background applications which is probably why everything is noticing a drain on their battery. Updates and some changes are good. But why must they (you) mess with something that was working fine!

  31. Chris

    10/12/2016 at 8:35 pm

    I never left iOS 9

  32. Chris

    10/12/2016 at 8:37 pm

    Happy to have avoided iOS 10!

  33. Kris

    10/13/2016 at 10:20 am

    My screen turns on when I didn’t even touch it. Horrible useless upgrade. I used to love Apple products but I have less and less fate in them. Stop changing things that works.

  34. nuzor

    10/16/2016 at 8:40 pm

    Since Apple upgrade the IOS 9 until now IOS 10, my Iphone 6 not working well always hang, massage self type and send, phone self dail. Massage in Notes self change. Phone did not ringing. I have been using this hack of Iphone since model Iphone and now I’m using Iphone 6. I’m very much disappointed (its same for few of my friends that using Iphone). This is my last Iphone and future no more buying Iphone.

  35. Pablo Câmara

    10/18/2016 at 3:14 am

    This update is fuking me! Battery drainage as fast as hell! This is the worst updade ever 10.0.2.

    While i wrote this, 7% of my battery gets down!

  36. saad

    10/19/2016 at 3:53 pm

    The problem of poor sound in the iPhone after updating 10.02

  37. Former Apple User

    10/25/2016 at 5:21 am

    Since Jobs left Apple, Tim Cook and his partner ruined a great American Company. What a bunch of ass-holes (no pun intended)…

  38. Mark Hudson

    10/26/2016 at 5:12 pm

    Battery drainage is pretty normal for the first few days after installing new iOS software. The software will be running in the background and scanning all of your data. If the problem persists though, you may want to try some troubleshooting.

  39. Jim

    10/27/2016 at 6:26 pm

    Pain in the ass!!!!!!!!!!! What a joke ! Fix this fix that give me a break. I want to use it not work on it . Hello

  40. Rosemary Budgell

    11/02/2016 at 12:49 pm

    I am unable to listen to youtube through safari by using the media on the control centre. I have researched about what to do, but my control centre does not look like the samples. On my phone I can use the control centre for this purpose but not my Ipad, why would that be.

  41. Niko

    11/04/2016 at 1:00 am

    Your articles are such junk quality, you just can’t get to the point. Do you have a minimum word count for articles? The article is prefaced with repetition after repetition. This is not what I want to read.

  42. Fred Wagner

    11/14/2016 at 1:16 pm

    I just updated my 6 plus to 10.1.1. Now the locked dark screen goes bright for a few seconds every couple of minutes. No other problems that I have found. But having it on my nightstand is irritating with the phone going bright every few minutes.

  43. Naren

    11/15/2016 at 6:57 pm

    Battery drains very quickly finished my battery after the install iOS 10.1.1 could you please shomthing do better next version should be change more useful specially battery backup 😢

  44. Pablo

    11/22/2016 at 5:40 pm

    After my iphone updated this morning, a new email setup screen appeared.
    Every time I clicked on the email icon it would go to the setup screen.
    My solution was to go to settings, mail and click on the email icon to activate.
    It now works, after countless hours wasted by myself and my office.
    It now works.
    Technology is supposed to make our lives easier or so we are told.

  45. John Mitton

    11/28/2016 at 4:59 am

    Apple to come with iPhone 8, iPad Pro 2, iPad Air 3 and automobile in 2017

  46. Adrian Neale

    12/11/2016 at 4:30 am

    We cannot let Apple get away with this. Basically IOS 10 has damaged batteries.

    Please refer to this discussion:

    Do not pay for a battery replacement, fit a battery or replace your phone until they have resolved the issue.

    Ask for a refund if you already have.

    It is affecting every handset from 5 to the new 7.

  47. kalyan

    12/13/2016 at 2:57 am

    Please see the apple communities post – iphone- iphone hardware- ios 10.1 battery drain There are hundreds of people facing this issue. Apple ignoring it. What is the point in 10.2?

  48. stan

    12/13/2016 at 7:38 am

    This is apple’s way of saying: buy the newest iphone and throw this one out.
    Same thing happened with my ipad 2 when got ios 7 upgrade (as well as lost wifi range and other stuff), apple never did bullocks to fix it, basically saying screw you get a new one

  49. Anonymous

    12/15/2016 at 12:54 pm

    Here is what I found out regarding my problems of all three of my families iphone 5 being bricked once we updated to IOS 10 OR IOS 10.1 and then IOS 10.1.1
    After hours of trying the do a clean restore of one of my BRICKED (BRICKED- which mean iphone rendered useless) by myself, I finally concluded I need help from an Apple genius.
    So I visited my local Apple store and I do believe my Apple genius genuinely tried his best to fix my iphone 5 that was BRICKED when I installed IOS10.1.1. During my visit with my Apple genius he did ask me if I had any work done to my iphone 5 and I told him “yes”. I had brought it somewhere to repair a broken screen and to replace the old battery. “Aha” says the Apple genius… “it is possible that once you tried to update to IOS 10.1.1 that our new operating system detected that there was a third party part that might or might not have been functioning correctly and so that may be why IOS 10.1.1 BRICKED your phone.”
    I said to the Apple genius, “what do you mean a third party part not functioning correctly? My iphone 5 worked perfected after I had a repair shop replace the screen and battery and it only starting have issues once IOS 10 was installed.”
    I am not an iphone expert but I am also no dummy.
    Is it any coincidence that at the same time when Apple was hit $14.5 billion EU lawsuit that Apple decided to then also release and iphone operating system update that in essence appears to BRICK (aka seek and destroy) a large portion of iphones that are not the newest model? Apple Europe $14.5 billion EU lawsuit fine and release of OIS 10 both started in Sept 2016 when all of a sudden lots of iphone user’s phones started having “the red battery” depleting problem.
    You put one and one together and can decide for yourself if OIS 10 problems are really a flaw or is it actually doing what Apple share holders want, namely to force loyal iphone users to suddenly fork over close to $14.5 billion EU of new iphone purchases sales and revenue?
    I won’t be surprised if this post get’s deleted by Apple but the truth will eventually come out somewhere else. (UPDATE: Apple Communities did delete this post which is why I am posting it here. LOL)
    So we will see if Apple actually does come out with an IOS update perhaps IOS 11 that undoes the BRICKED (aka: seek and destroy command) that seems to currently exist. Will Apple give back all the revenue in new iphone sales that occur while IOS 10 does it’s damage. Only time will tell.
    PS: I did bring my iphone back to the “I FIX” place that repaired my broken iphone 5 screen and regardless of what the Apple store genius told me he did not think the new IOS 10.1.1 really had something that would BRICK every iphone that had been repaired with third party parts “because almost everyone’s iphones would all of a sudden not work” he said. Looking at the numerous reports online of iphones suddenly not working after installing the IOS 10, you can decide for yourself.

  50. Deepika Pethani

    06/21/2019 at 4:44 am


    I was looking for this type of article for my YouTube channel. Thanks for providing the great info.

  51. Pradip

    08/13/2019 at 3:13 am

    Music does not play continuously..nice

  52. Jessica

    09/18/2019 at 1:35 am

    Thanks for lots of information about iOS. Good post, thanks.

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