Last month, Apple released iOS 16.1 with Live Activities, iCloud Shared Photo Library, and more. Following the update, many users started complaining about the Wi-Fi connection on their iPhones being unstable. Now, Apple is readying an iOS 16.1.1 update that will include a fix for the bug.
Apple readying iOS 16.1.1 update with a solution for Wi-Fi bug and support for Emergency SOS via Satellite
According to a new report from MacRumors, Apple is currently testing iOS 16.1.1. The publication says that they have “signs of devices running iOS 16.1.1 in [their] website analytics,” which means that a launch could be close. As of right now, we do not know what the update will bring. However, Apple could include a fix for the annoying iOS 16.1 bug that causes Wi-Fi to randomly disconnect on iPhone.
According to numerous user reports, iOS 16.1 causes the Wi-Fi connectivity on their iPhones to drop and reconnect every few seconds. There is no pattern as the Wi-Fi keeps dropping and reconnecting throughout the day. The bug persists even when users try fixes such as a network reset and even a device reset.
In addition to adding a fix for the Wi-Fi bug in iOS 16.1.1, the Cupertino tech giant could also benefit from addressing other issues that users have been facing since iOs 16 was initially launched. While Apple has released two updates with a ton of fixes for iOS 16 and the iPhone 14 lineup, there are still some issues that have yet to be solved – or even addressed.
iOS 16.0.2 was released in late September with fixes for a bunch of issues including the iPhone 14 Pro’s shaky camera in third-party apps, copy-paste, VoiceOver not working, and more. Shortly after, Apple released iOS 16.0.3 with fixes for delayed notifications, low microphone volume during CarPlay use, slow camera launch, and the Mail app crashing with a malformed email address.
In addition to bug fixes, Apple could also enable Emergency SOS via Satellite for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models in iOS 16.1.1. The satellite connectivity feature will allow users to contact emergency services without cellular or Wi-Fi. Apple previously said that Emergency SOS via Satellite would launch by November in the United States and Canada.
As of right now, Apple is testing betas for iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2, which were released to developers in late October. A few days, it was reported that Apple will release iOS 16.2 to the general public in mid-December.