More Bugs Appear In iPhone 6 Plus, This Time In OS
Welcome aboard the bugs train! Apart from iPhone 6 Plus design issues like ‘Bendgate‘ and ‘Dyegate‘, another bug has been reported on Apple’s Support forums. This time the bug is not related to the design but software.
Many iPhone 6 Plus owners have reported frequent crashing of apps. The exact problem is not yet known, but most of the owners who reported the issue have 128GB model of iPhone 6 Plus.
The problems faced by multiple users are that the apps keep crashing frequently (every five to ten minutes), the phone gets annoyingly laggy, and some apps like keyboard behave weirdly. The OP reports that he restored the data from his old iPhone 5s backup to the iPhone 6 Plus, and since then he is facing all these issues.
Some of the posters suggest that the issue might be caused by buggy software but some relate it to the hardware as iOS 8.1 update failed to resolve these issues. The faulty phones go into a reboot loop as well.
The most apparent reason behind the issue, which is also suggested by some users on the forum, can be that the apps that were transferred from older iPhone 5s became incompatible with the latest iOS 8.1. However, this theory became doubtful when multiple attempts, to restore the phone to its original state and then manually installing those apps, failed.
Some of the forum members who took their 128GB iPhone 6 Plus to Apple Store for assessment got their phone replaced with a new one. However, some were told to wait for some days till their complaint ticket reaches the upper level of Apple’s support department.
So if you are one of those few victims who are facing these issues, what can you do to avoid this annoying bug? Well, some Apple forum member suggested that manually installing the apps might solve the issue. You can try doing this but there is no guarantee that this will solve the issue. Some members told that the fix only worked for few minutes then the bug said Hi again.
This issue is not much common and only a handful of iPhone 6 users have currently reported the issue. Our guess is that it might have something to do with iOS, and Apple will be able to fix the issue in coming updates.