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Apple iOS 10.1.1 has 2 Nasty Surprise, check if your iPad and iPhone is affected?

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If you remember, Apple released the iOS 10.1.1 update some time back to fix the bug in iOS 10.1 firmware to fast fix to a serious problem with Apple Health which denied access to health app data. Now, it has come to light that the new software patch is riddled with two bugs causing negative user experience.





Three weeks on from the launch of iOS 10.1.1 users are reporting the upgrade has two nasty surprises which are hitting iPhones. Several Apple device owners on Apple support page have complained that after upgrading to the iOS 10.1.1, they are facing earpods malfunction issues. People were also facing trouble switching between playing music via earpods to the speaker to answer a phone call. Despite pressing the speaker button, the mic doesn't work.

Reported by the ever-diligent users at Apple official Support Communities forum, is a thread that is now 11 pages long detailing how iPhone users are finding their battery life suddenly gives out at around the 30% mark. Poster Mjolcresure explains the process:


Nasty Surprise 1: The ‘30% Battery Bug’




“It jumps from 30% charge to 1% in a few seconds then shuts down.

Now here is the strange part. As soon as it reboots after connecting to a charger it shows 30% charge. When I unplug it right away it still shows 30% and runs like nothing happened for a good few hours. So, it goes from zero charges to 30% in the time it takes to reboot? Strange.

Shutting the phone down at night with a good 80% charge, it won’t reboot in the morning due to no battery charge. I plug it in and its back to 30% in a few seconds.”

While the exact percentage where the battery suddenly drops out varies, it is typically around the 30% mark. Interestingly several users also report they have experienced this since iOS 10.1 but iOS 10.1.1 did nothing to fix it and neither does the latest beta of iOS 10.2, which suggests that the bug is not currently on Apple’s radar.





As fellow thread poster adelphos195 spells out:

“I had tried downgrading to 10.1, then tried 10.1.1 then installed the Dec beta 10.2 ver3. And all of these firmware had the issue. The best was 10.2 beta for reduced battery drain but it still shut off randomly.”


Nasty Surprise: 2 Broken Earpods

One-upping the battery bug thread is another Apple Support Communities topic which has now spread to 18 pages long: iOS 10.1.1 is causing the microphone of Apple Earpods to malfunction during phone calls.





“No audio until I restart or if in a call after pressing the speaker button,” explains poster Verano so. “I have gone a few times to the Apple Store and they have not been able to help. The thing is that if you restart the device it will resolve for a moment but it will come again. I have erased my device completely and lost all my stuff to see if that helped but there is no real improvement.”

And this is a common theme, a lot of posters to the thread have been in touch with Apple but even if a fix is found it tends to be temporary as bazzeruk recounts:

“Update – spoke to Apple – very helpful as always. Reset phone and earbuds were better but not completely functional. Have since gone back to no controls working. Hope we get an update soon”

These are the two Nasty Surprises iPhone users are facing with iOS 10.1.1, Apple is expected to fix with the latest update of iOS 10.2. As per reports, it is expected that Apple will release the new version of iOS 10 in Dec.

So, if you are using iOS 10.1.1 and facing the similar issues, do let us know in comment section below.

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