iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S Buggy?
I bought an iPhone 4S only a couple of weeks ago and I am already experiencing issues. I thought they were bugs that were only in iOS 5, but when I updated to iOS 5.0.1, they persisted, and I would like to share with you guys to see if these are bugs or problems based on my settings.
The first potential bug comes with when I sync my music. Everytime I sync, my phone gets a box that pops up stating that "xx items could not be synced onto your device. See iTunes for more information." However, when I look at iTunes, no errors pop up there. Is that a bug or is that an actual problem?
The second potential bug was with my "Other" file size. Everytime I sync, it keeps on growing larger, and larger, and larger, to a point where the "Other" category in iTunes shows that I am taking at least 3 GB of space. I read a way in fixing this, which required that I download a program called "DiskAid," navigating to a folder, and deleting any duplicates that show. However, this method failed me because I did not see any duplicate file names.
So, are these bugs, or something I can fix easily? I have restored multiple times and it does not seem to fix the problem.
Thanks for the help!
- 01-18-2012, 01:06 PM #2
- 01-18-2012, 01:33 PM #3
- 01-18-2012, 02:18 PM #4
Items can not be synced is most likely songs that iTunes can't locate like the files have changed locations.
Also I know that iTunes will report different available space sometimes before and after your sync. Usually I notice the correct readings after
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Usually before the sync the "Other" category is small. It grows after I sync...
- 01-18-2012, 03:36 PM #6
I recently returned my 4s to my local Apple store because of the constant crashing i was experiencing on both 5.0 & 5.0.1
I did a clean restore on my new 4s and im still experiencing a very buggy os. Never has it felt this bad( ive had a 3g, 3gs & 4 in the past)
I get the daily message app crash while forwarding a text. Doesnt matter if its via iMessage or regular message.
Random crashing: Jetpack Joyride,youtube app, Anomya (sp app as well
- 01-18-2012, 03:57 PM #7
- 01-18-2012, 04:05 PM #8
- 01-18-2012, 04:29 PM #9
- 01-18-2012, 05:19 PM #10
- 01-18-2012, 05:32 PM #11
i had the OTHER file issue as well. Today i did the steps you did except i completly deleted what was in that folder using diskaid(again deleted it all) then synced my phone with no music selected to remove all music. Then reset phone and resynced music and other file space was all good again.
- 01-18-2012, 06:41 PM #12
It seems as though ios5 in general is a real drag on all devices. My wife's pristine iphone4 (now on ios5) is limping along. When she hits the messaging app, it takes upwards of 4 seconds to open the app.
I even took my 2nd gen 3GS out of my desk and loaded 5.0.1 last weekend. It's almost unusable.
Maybe Apple is too worried about closing the jailbreaking loopholes (apt ticket, sandbox). When tey should be focusing on fine tuning their heavy os's.
- 01-18-2012, 06:46 PM #13
- 01-18-2012, 07:24 PM #14
- 01-18-2012, 09:19 PM #16
- 01-19-2012, 06:02 AM #17
Take it off charger @ 530am
Battery is 96-100%
Put phone in my bag
Drive 1h20m to job
(never touching phone in my bag)
Arrive at job
Battery is at 82%
Since I got my new 4s (last week), I changed my email setting to push hourly.
That has changed nothing. That was the Apple store guy's idea.
Just typing this response my battery went from 81% to 78%
- 01-19-2012, 06:06 AM #18
I'm beginning to think that buried somewhere in my backups, there is something left behind that is the culprit behind my battery issue. Similiar to the jb tweak that enables battery percentage and how that tweak can remain in ones backup even after getting a new device.
Currently I can NOT turn off my batter percentage.
- 01-19-2012, 06:36 AM #19
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- 01-19-2012, 07:14 AM #20
- 01-19-2012, 08:18 AM #21
heres the step i used and it worked for me Fixing "other files" eating up iPhone 3GS storage
Now I came from the Motorola Photon, before that had the Nexus S, before that the Samsung epic. I have never been happier with a phone. I had rooted/custom recovery/flashed roms/overclocked processor and this is the first phone Ive had that i dont feel the need to do any of that. I dont even think im going to jailbreak it. My main concern is if i were to jailbreak it how would i take it back to stock(especially if the charger port goes bad). I dont want to waste my apple care 100 bucks and again i dont really feel i need to jailbreak. But i do contemplate it everyday. How many of you have had issues after jailbreaking and couldnt fix it and had to send it to apple to get replaced/fixed?
- 01-19-2012, 08:42 AM #22
Like it is with Android, an official update will revert your iPhone back to stock. In regard to other methods, I don't yet know. The reason for my reply is that, like you, I probably flashed every custom rom there is with the exception of MIUI and I had a blast doing it. I was also very active in the XDA developers forum, however, now that I have an iPhone 4S, I don't have a desire to customize it. I'm sure that a lot is due to the fact that I know it cannot be customized to the degree of an Android device. Still, although I have contemplated jail breaking it, I don't think I will. I've experimented so much with Android devices to the point that doing so with the 4S would not be worth it. I mean, a customized device is just that, customized. Been there-done that! With Android, there was a constant flow of new customizations and I was a willing participant. Not because I had to or because I was unhappy with my device or anything like that, but because I enjoyed it and I couldn't resist the challenge. Getting the 4S is therapy for me (laughing). The freedom to customize is not as prevalent as with Android, thus eliminating my temptation to experiment and that is exactly what I need at this time in my life. Sorry for rambling on...
- 01-19-2012, 10:00 AM #23
- 01-19-2012, 01:04 PM #24
So I followed the instructions provided by CptHowdy, which seemed to work better than the guide I followed especially since it had different steps. However, I still get the iTunes Sync error for no reason, and iTunes keeps switching from the greyed out Sync button when I sync to the Revert and Apply options, even though I have not done anything! Any suggestions?