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Bugs: iOS 8.1.2 battery, WiFi and Lag issues and their fixes


iOS 8 can be easily termed as the operating system, which has been a boon for a few and a near about curse to some individuals as well. iOS 8 was released this September on numerous Apple devices, but the operating system has not performed the same way for all. In some cases, iOS 8 has added a completely new life to the Apple device, but in some others, has led to quite a few terrible issues. The scenario is very much same for Apple’s flagship devices iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well.ios8_messages

The situation has become worse with the release of the update pack of iOS 8. Since upgrading to iOS 8.1.2, the Apple devices have suffered more than ever. Here is a sneak into the most common issues with iOS 8.1.2 and their possible solutions:

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Battery Life:

Battery is an issue for most of the smartphones in the market currently. With all the different kinds of applications running, battery drain is certainly one of the main headaches for smartphone users But with iOS 8.1.2, battery drain is a much severe issue as the device falls short of the expected battery life claim by at least 4-5 hours.

Let us be true, you cannot add another application to your system and look to save battery. The application might just end up consuming more power than others. The best possible way to optimize your power consumption is to keep a few things in check by yourself. Make sure you turn off the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE, etc. when not in use. You should also maintain the display settings and keep your power saving system on.

Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues:

This is yet another region where iOS 8.1.2 users seem to have suffered a lot. The sudden loss of connectivity and low internet speed is one of the common issues related to Wi-Fi in iOS 8.1.2. To be precise, this either has to be the fault of the Wi-Fi driver of your system or your router.

There is no fixed method by which you can actually ensure that you get proper connectivity or better speeds. You can always lower the bandwidth to 2.4 GHz from 5 GHz, as less range might just help you to improve connectivity as well as speed.

System Lag:

Frankly speaking, iOS 8 has been designed in such a way, it should never lag or fall apart. But sadly, with the iOS 8.1.2 update, System lag has become a very common issue with most of the iOS 8.1.2 devices. You might very well see an application updating at one instance and at the next instance, the update fails. While doing something, your screen might stand still not responding to the touches as well coupled with many more system issues.

The main issue is probably with the mainframe of iOS 8.1.2. The truth is that you can just delay the lag by cleaning RAM and ROM periodically, but that is not a permanent solution.

All the solutions that I have talked about, are probably temporary ones. The only way the users can be relieved of the issues permanently is when Apple removes the bugs or glitches  causing the issues.


About Wayne Murphy

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Writer and specialized in Mobile Phones (iOS, Android, BB etc), who was with the TND team since it's inception. Other than Blogging, he is also pursuing his graduation on Business Management at CA, California University. All posts by Wayne

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6 comments

  1. "The sudden loss of connectivity and low internet speed is one of the common issues related to Wi-Fi in iOS 8.1.2. To be precise, this either has to be the fault of the Wi-Fi driver of your system or your router."

    Typical Apple "logic". The old Apple software worked — the "upgraded" Apple software doesn't work. So Apple's "logical" conclusion is this: "… has to be the fault of the Wi-Fi driver of your system or your router."

    Don't Apple sheep ever get tired of being the Beta testers for Apple's buggy software?

  2. "Battery is an issue for most of the smartphones in the market currently."

    Some more Apple "logic". The smokescreen. Yes, battery drain is a problem with many smartphones, but is far worse with Apple's phones. And while Apple seems to get worse with each new model and software release, their competitors are improving with each new model. Motorola has really improved and recently I was assigned a Samsung S5 at work that allows me to put it in a mode that gives me over ten days standby time.

  3. 'The truth is that you can just delay the lag by cleaning RAM and ROM periodically' – smh! You are just making this up. Inquiring minds would like to know how you clean READ ONLY MEMORY (aka ROM). Give me a break.

  4. Is there PRAM on iOS devices? Back in the day zapping the PRAM (Parameter RAM) was a helpful way to clear out cobwebs. But you are right, you can't reset your ROM. That was a fanciful statement that just sounded rightish.

  5. You're either an apologist or an idiot. 1. What's happened to "it just works"? This is what Apple wants to sell to its fans. 2. Face it, Apple may have the best marketing people out there, and it ain't the best and brightest engineering. The whole idea of it producing both hardware and software is so that it can control the quality (or, it's just too lazy to be able to support a myriad of things that other hi-tech companies are forced to do), and it still sucks at it. Pathetic in that it has all the money in the world and it can't hire good enough people to make sure these kinda things not happen? Lastly, if it's really due to the fact that Apple is stingy enough not to provide adequate RAM, shame on them.

  6. Steve Hane Fair enough. You can flash the firmware and you are correct on the PRAM. It's Sunday, you get a technical pass 😉

    I just foresaw my mom reading this and asking me to flash her ROM! Have a good one buddy!!

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