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iphone 5 and ios6 seem buggy

612 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2013 7:14 AM by pegaudet RSS
pegaudet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 20, 2013 7:54 AM

Some months ago I decided to merge all my apple products into one by upgrading my phone and ipods into a single iphone 5 which would fit more comfortably in my pocket (and comes with a brand new 3 year contract). I'm starting to regret it.


I find the stability and reliability of the iphone 5/ios 6.1.3 conbination to be so poor I'm afraid what might happen if I had to use it to dial 9-1-1 and spent 10 minutes trying to get the phone to work.


Here's a short list of issues I encounter far too often (even once seems too often, but some of these happen at least weekly).


- the phone takes too long to switch between talk and listen I have to be very careful with my conversation because I'm forever cutting off or being cut off in conversations. (happens all the time... I have never been happy with the talk capability of the phone compared to 3gs)

- According to the phone, a usb personal hotspot was active once, but I had to reboot the phone to be able to actually tether

- When I went to my parents who live out in the middle of nowhere for a day and finally came back home, I had "no service", no data, smack in the middle of town unless I rebooted the phone

- a sync with itunes 10.7 this morning failed halfway through (I've been down this path before... I will have to do a full wipe/restore to ensure the music library database on the phone isn't pooched) and I had to reboot both phone and computer to be able to "complete" the sync, but I'm not at all confident it worked properly

- The ios6 music player app will sometimes show one song when it's clearly playing a  different song

- The wi-fi range on my phone seems to be horribly limited to 30 feet or so (I got nearly 200 with my 3gs)


I'm here to ask others if they have been encountering blatant stupid problems (and if so, to compile a list of them) or if most of these problems are to to my specific possessed piece of iphone 5 junk.

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.3
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,670 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 5:21 AM (in response to pegaudet)

    What troubleshooting have you done?

  • Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,835 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to pegaudet)

    Honestly, no I have not experienced any of those issue with my iPhone 5.  I am with AT&T in the USA, in an area with very thorough LTE coverage.


    Some of the things you mention sound more like carrier network issues then device issues.


    I have not had an iTunes sync fail (I normally sync my iPhone and iPad with iTunes over wifi at least once a week), but every now and then, a backup takes much longer than average, for reasons unclear to me (it seems somewhat random, just every now and then a backup gets very, very slow, but never actually fails for me).


    Admittedly, I do not listen to music much on my iPhone at all, so my limited use of music player has not been a problem (I use it much more on my iPad, but even then, mostly to listen to audiobooks, not music).  I have never had to restore any iOS device (since iPhone 2) because of a failed sync (always using iTunes in OS X though - I have no experience with iTunes in Windows).


    And, my wifi on both my iOS devices has been great.  At home they connect at 5Ghz to an 802.11n Netgear WNDR4500 router, but I've also had no issues in hotels, conference centers and other public wifi spots around the country.


    If you want some help, I would suggest posting specific questions with details - like your wifi issues, what type of gear are you connecting to at home?  Is the problem everywhere or only sometimes?

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,110 points)
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    Jun 19, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to pegaudet)

    We have two iPhone 5s in the house since November. No issues whatsoever.


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