Friday, September 12, 2008

iPhone Firmware Update 2.1 Available

Finally, it's out!
Firmware update 2.1 for the iPhone - the one expected to fix most major bugs in the iPhone and finally make it as it should have been at launch.

At least this time we get a lengthier description than just a simple "bug fixes":
  • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
  • Significantly better battery life for most users
  • Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
  • Faster installation of 3rd party applications
  • Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
  • Improved performance in text messaging
  • Faster loading and searching of contacts
  • Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
  • Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
  • Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation
Update yours as soon as you can.

If you're having issues syncing your iPhone 2.1 with iTunes, see if this helps:
  1. Unplug your iPhone and turn it off.
    Hold the power button at the top until the red slider appears and power it down completely.
  2. Quit iTunes 8
  3. Relaunch iTunes 8
  4. Plug in iPhone - DO NOT TURN IT ON FIRST. Make sure it's still off completely from step 1.
  5. Should sync normally

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