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Apple's newest operating system (OS), the iOS 6, reportedly has over 200 features but there has been some flaws during and after installation.
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Apple users have complained about the Wi-Fi connection needed when installing the iOS 6.
Apple's discussion board saw comments such as:
Sgoldhorn: Just upgraded 4S to iOS6 OTA and upon completion my WiFi is greyed out and disabled. I've rebooted the phone, turned On/Off AirPlane mode. Still unable to turn WiFi on.
SteveH01: Same here too. iPad2 trying to connect to a corporate wifi with one of those web login pages. It can load the login page, but stalls after that. No wifi icon in status bar. I've tried resetting all network settings to no avail.
Alexander_O: Same issue, upgraded iPhone4S OTA to iOS 6 and Wi-Fi is greyed out. Reboot and Reset Network Settings did not work.
NBC Los Angeles offered the following solutions:
- Reboot your device with the on/off switch
- Reset network settings (General->Reset->Reset Network Settings)
- Select your network and tap "Forget this Network"
- Select your network and tap "Renew Lease"
- Toggle Airplane Mode on/off
- Try restoring and reinstalling iOS 6 in iTunes
The latest reports suggest Apple.com was simply overwhelmed by the number of people downing the new OS.
Once installation is complete, you might notice one previous iOS app missing, and that's YouTube.
As Latinos Post reported, Google and Apple failed to negotiate on a new agreement to have YouTube automatically installed in the new OS. Google prepared ahead of time and created a new YouTube app but there are subtle differences.
The new app is free but there will be more advertisements in the videos, an aspect Apple didn't allow before.
To get the new YouTube app, click here.
One of the new features on the iOS 6 is Passbook, which is Apple's answer to Google Wallet. The Passbook will collect gift cards, coupons, tickets, and other documents and can help present offers pending on location.
According to MacWorld, problems occurred when accessing to Passbook's "collection of compatible App Store apps."
Some users have encountered a message stating, "Can't connect to iTunes Store."
. Open Settings.
. Open General.
. Open Date & Time.
. Switch the Set Automatically setting to Off.
. Open Set Date & Time.
. Set the date to a year ahead.
. Go back to the Home screen and open Passbook.
. Tap the App Store button. The App Store should load.
. Go back to Date & Time and turn on Set Automatically.
It is not confirmed this will solve the problem as some user comments from MacWorld showed mixed results. Let us know the verdict in the comments section below.
Click here for Latinos Post's report on Passbook.
Google Maps is gone, at least in the iOS 6. The new Apple Maps have replaced it and for some, it hasn't garnered positive reviews.
Darrell Etherington MacStories' Federico Viticci is one critical reviewer of the new Apple Maps.
He reviewed, "In my opinion, iOS 6 has, right now, worse Maps and App Store search; especially for Maps, if you rely on features like Street View and public transit directions, I can't recommend the update until an official Google Maps app comes out."
Click here to see reviews on Apple Maps.
For some, change isn't an option and until Google works on a new Google Maps app for the iOS 6, then Apple Maps is the way, but according to Complex.com, there might be a way to have Google Maps back on your Apple device.
According to Complex's Reggie Ugwu, visit maps.google.com on the Safarai browser, and click on the export button in order to save the app to the device's homescreen. When the installation is done, the Google Maps app icon should appear on the homescreen. Complex does note that using Google Maps under this option won't guarantee the same result as if using iOS 5.
Latinos Post has not checked this method, but if you have, let us know how it went on the comments section below.