Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Apple releases iOS 12.0.1 to fix charging and WiFi bugs

Sherri Watson | 09 October, 2018, 19:27

Apple has finally fixed the freakish charging issues on its new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphones. The update comes after sporadic complaints about how iOS devices running iOS 12 handled charging, with some users finding that their iPhones or iPads wouldn't recharge if the screen was off.

iOS 12.0 final was actually a big deal. iOS 12.1 beta, which went into external testing with developers recently, is also extremely notable as it's the first major upgrade for iOS 12.

Highlight of the latest software update is the fix for charging.

Some users of the newly released iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max discovered slower WiFi speeds than expected on their new devices. Apple, however, never commented or acknowledged the problem.

Apple has released iOS 12.0.1, which fixes one of the issues users had reported.

The new version of iOS should fix several issues people have been reporting including that, at least in some instances, a device didn't start charging when it was connected to a Lightning cable.

The new version - iOS 12.0.1 - is available for download right now, and if you don't receive a push notification prompting you to download it, you can force your device to by navigating to Settings General Software Update.

Apart from that, the update also fixes a couple of other issues, including a Wi-Fi issue where the iPhone XS would apparently connect to 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz band when rejoining. Click on download and install.