Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 Software Update to Fix iPhone 5, iPad Mini WiFi Bug

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I wrote here about the iOS 6 WiFi bug that seemed particularly bad on the iPad Mini. Well, things haven’t improved, and many folks have been struggling with WiFi on their iPad Mini and iPhone 5 since release.

For me, I managed to work around everything, but then last week suddenly I couldn’t connect to my home WiFi network but the rest of my vast sea of devices were fine. A couple of calls and the iPad Mini was in a box headed back to Apple … now I wonder if all I needed was this update. For the sake of others in the same situation as me, I hope so.

According to this Knowledge Base Article, the update:

Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi.

The update is available OTA (over the air) or as a download through iTunes. CultOfMac has links to the manual iTunes downloads, or just check your device. And you’ll need WiFi for the download … how ironic.

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

6 Comments on "Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 Software Update to Fix iPhone 5, iPad Mini WiFi Bug"

  1. Cool! Now if they can fix their Bluetooth software so that it’s more reliable . . .

  2. Thanks for the tip! I’ll be updating tonight.

  3. I’m updating mine now; I haven’t yet had any issues on my mini (64GB 4G), but better to be safe than sorry. I’ll also need to upgrade a 16GB WiFi, and that’s the one I’m a bit nervous about. =P

    • With Apple updates I tend to err on the side of caution. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and so forth 😛

      My Mini and iPhone 5 have been ok so far.

  4. You need wifi for the update? I’m assuming you can still update using iTunes and connecting it to a computer, right?

    I might be getting an iPad Mini for Xmas. (sure enough that I went out and bought a cover, a “just in case” case.).