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  • ZPrime - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    How are you getting the phone (in your screenshots) to display RSSI instead of bars?

    I know that if you use the field test menu it will show RSSI then, but I've never found a way to toggle it on a non-jailbroken phone...
  • umrdyldo - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    If you had a jailbroken phone and installed SBSettings you could turn that feature on. Then when you backup your phone in iTunes that feature is saved. When you restore to that backup that feature carries forward whether jailbroken or not. Love it. Reply
  • Brian Klug - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    There's a way to do it without jailbreaking in addition to the method with SBSettings down below.

    1. Launch by going into the dialer and dialing *3001#12345#*
    2. Hold down standby/lock like you’re going to turn the phone off
    3. Release standby/lock after the power off slider appears, then hold home (this is force quit on iOS – it’s impressive so few people know it)
    4. Boom, you have numerics instead of bars

    Only works for cellular though, for WiFi you have to jailbreak.

  • inplainview - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    How do you return back to bars from RSSI?

  • Brian Klug - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    So you can either tap on the bars/numeric and switch inbetween, or if you want numerics to go away entirely (revert to normal) launch field test again, then quit normally. This restores the plist file setting.

  • Mecha Aslan - Friday, November 09, 2012 - link


    You da man! Thanks!
  • bearxor - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    Oh snap! I thought they removed the force quit in iOS 3 when they added voice control. Reply
  • VeronRio - Sunday, November 04, 2012 - link

    Love my job, since I've been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I'm making it online(Click on menu Home)
  • umrdyldo - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    I have noticed a large occurence of dropped signal in iOS6 on my 4S. Wasn't sure if it was software or a problem in my phone. Reply
  • faizoff - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    I still keep having dropped wifi after restoring my iphone on iOS 6. While not mentioned in the press release for iphone 4 users, I do hope the wifi connectivity issues get resolved. Reply
  • Peanutsrevenge - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    But I thought the point of the 'integrated' approach was that there were few bugs as one company controlled hardware and software?!

    Glitching keyboards and access to passbook... etc, that's pretty poor.

    Even problems with third party apps should happen, given how tightly Apple control the app store, but first party stuff?

    Perhaps if they spent less time trying to stop jail breaks....
  • KitsuneKnight - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    Fewer, not none. And even then, it'll largely only have an impact on the parts of the code base related to hardware+software interaction (such as the drivers, and the things sensitive to the results of the drivers). Most of the issues sound like they're completely unrelated to that sort of thing (the WiFi thing being a likely exception... the iPhone 5 updating issue may or may not be, likely not, but I can't make a very good guess in this case).

    And of course, you have to prioritize bugs. Some bugs aren't worth pushing back the release date over. It might seem noble to 'fix all bugs before you release', but the only way you can do that and release software of any complexity is to do crappy testing... if you try to do that and do even half way decent testing, you'll never release the software, as new bugs will be discovered (fixes to existing bugs will occasionally cause other bugs to become visible, or even cause bugs). Considering this is a x.0 release, the number of bugs seems quite small (I've not encountered any of the bugs fixed, although there's a couple very minor issues with the totally new App Store app I've ran into).
  • paul878 - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    Looks like Apple is falling apart with on Steve. Reply
  • Wizzdo - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    Apple never had a single bug ever when Steve was around. They we're all "features" ;) Reply
  • Azsen - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    Anyone tried installing iOS 6.0.1 on the 3GS? I remember the iOS5 slowed everything down considerably. Is this the case with iOS 6? Reply
  • mike55 - Friday, November 02, 2012 - link

    You could back up your SHSH blobs with redsn0w (you don't actually have to jailbreak, but you need SHSH blobs to downgrade), then try iOS 6 for yourself. Then downgrade if it doesn't work out. I think the downgrade process can get a bit complex, so you might want to look it up and see if you're willing to go through with it. Reply
  • Deelron - Friday, November 02, 2012 - link

    I have it running Ina 3GS (the parts that actually install) and it isn't any slower then iOS 5. Reply
  • phillyry - Thursday, November 08, 2012 - link

    Yes. It does slow down the 3GS.

    iOS 6 is a nice upgrade over iOS 5 but it really does make the 3GS feel like I need a hardware upgrade.
  • Arbee - Thursday, November 01, 2012 - link

    This seems to have resolved some fairly serious FaceTime connection issues I've had since upgrading from 4S to 5. Also, with this update SpeedTest on the 5 can saturate my 35 Mbit symmetrical FiOS connection over WiFi (with 6.0 it topped out in the mid 20s). Reply

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