Bug Means iPhone 5 Needs Separate App To Update To iOS 6.0.1

Bug Means iPhone 5 Needs Separate App To Update To iOS 6.0.1

Apple just released iOS 6.0.1 to squash some bugs that have been running around on all iOS devices. But if you have an iPhone 5 the OTA update process is a lot different than usual because one of the bugs iOS 6.0.1 fixes is the inability for iPhone 5s to install over the air updates.

To get the update, you’ll have to download an app called iOS Updater, which isn’t difficult to get but we’ve got a quick guide to help you update your iPhone 5 just in case things get a little confusing.

To download iOS Updater on your iPhone 5, go to Settings >> General >> Software Update. From the software update screen you’ll see that a software update is available called Updater for iPhone 5. Tap on “Learn More” to go to the iOS Updater download screen.

Bug Means iPhone 5 Needs Separate App To Update To iOS 6.0.1

Once you’re at this iOS Updater download screen you just need to tap on Download and Install to start the process.

Bug Means iPhone 5 Needs Separate App To Update To iOS 6.0.1

Make sure to tap Install on the next screen.

Bug Means iPhone 5 Needs Separate App To Update To iOS 6.0.1

Once the download starts you’ll be switched back to your homescreen where you’ll find a new app call iOS Updater. Install iOS 6.0.1 over the air, just open the iOS Updater app.

Bug Means iPhone 5 Needs Separate App To Update To iOS 6.0.1

Once you open up iOS Updater, you’ll be switched back to the Software Update screen and see the notification that iOS 6.0.1 is ready to download. From here on out you can update your iPhone 5 as you normally would over the air, and once the installation is complete iOS Updater will be deleted from your homescreen.

Bug Means iPhone 5 Needs Separate App To Update To iOS 6.0.1

  • AppleNewsj

    Even after opening the app, my iPhone 5 still fails to install OTA

  • FriarNurgle

    I don’t want no stinking app… oh well whatever it takes, once I get near wifi that is.

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