2/11/update below. This post was originally published on October 31
iOS 16 continues to cause trouble For iPhone owners, despite receiving four updates in just six weeks of release. And now the latest update brought up another important issue.
Users reported that iOS 16.1, Released last weekIt causes iPhones to frequently disconnect from WiFi, and frustration levels are reaching boiling point.
first spotted Mac rumorsiPhone owners take to redditAnd the Twitterand the Apple Support Community forums are complaining about the issue, which can cause iPhone to disconnect from WiFi frequently All a few seconds.
“This is driving me crazy,” Tweets One user, with Apple and iOS 16 constantly criticized among the above–Rank comments. Others are losing patience with constant instability From iOS 16. Especially considering the capabilities big data charges that can be induced by forcing a cellular connection.
Other than updating to iOS 16.1, there seems to be no apparent cause for the problem. Affected users have reported WiFi disconnects when their iPhones are in use and others when their phones are on standby or charging overnight.
There is also no fixed solution. single user Says Turning off location services for networks and wireless resolved the issue (Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System services). However, it didn’t work for others, and even a full network settings reset didn’t seem to make a difference.
Update 02/11: Another issue with iOS 16 appeared in Apple’s Accessibility service. Detected by AppleVisSome users are reporting a VoiceOver error that results in calls to random numbers from their contact list.
“When I open the phone app, and go into recent calls, I used to tap and look for the person who called me, and tap twice to call them back,” the Umbro poster explains. “Beginning with iOS 16, VoiceOver is calling a random person, instead of the person you chose…I understand this problem happens randomly, but I’m asking you to please investigate because it’s serious and embarrassing.”
Ambro goes on to say that Apple has confirmed that it is investigating the issue. Meanwhile, many users have reported the same problem, and some have experienced it since iOS 15. At this point, it’s unclear how widespread it is or when it first appeared, but comments say this has happened several times since upgrading to iOS 16.1.
A temporary solution has been suggested by a three-way sticker: “Tap and hold, or triple tap, on the person you want to call from the recent calls list. There you can change whether the correct entry is on the screen and start the call from there.”
At this point, it’s still unclear how widespread the issue is, but there’s enough activity across social media and the Apple forum to suggest a needed fix ASAP. Adding to the problem, iOS 16.1 is a file Feature-packed version with more than 20 security patcheswhich makes it a compelling update.
However, for anyone still running iOS 15, the Newly released iOS 15.7.1 It has the same critical spots and is significantly more stable. I have contacted Apple regarding these discoveries and will update this article if/when I receive a response.
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