1. Wallace's Avatar
    I don't know if it is a coincidence, but I too am sure 3G surfing is slower since the 4.2.1 update.
    11-25-2010 05:19 PM
  2. Microcosmos's Avatar
    Just curious, did 3G owners get ANYTHING AT ALL from the update to 4.2? I updated my dad's 3G to 4.2 and I couldn't find anything updated, not even the word search on a Safari web page feature. ???

    Also, just wondering if the 3GS that I own has Airplay or AirPrint functionality (other than the handy way my phone just autocorrected AirPrint to have a capital "P")?
    11-25-2010 09:47 PM
  3. jtcromer's Avatar
    Is it in my imagination, or does my phone run alot warmer after the 4.2.1 update? I've just never noticed it before, and it seems like after the update, its constant.

    Hope everyone had a great and is still having a great Thanksgiving
    11-26-2010 12:57 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    Just curious, did 3G owners get ANYTHING AT ALL from the update to 4.2? I updated my dad's 3G to 4.2 and I couldn't find anything updated, not even the word search on a Safari web page feature. ???
    The 3G is no longer getting any features. Any future updates will be strictly security or bug fixes. I will bet that when the next iPhone is released, the 3G will be end of life with no futher updates ever, just like the original iPhone today.
    11-26-2010 11:01 AM
  5. bergman's Avatar
    Did everyone's folders disappear upon upgrade?
    11-26-2010 12:37 PM
  6. Wallace's Avatar
    Nope, my folders remained as was.
    11-26-2010 12:49 PM
  7. bergman's Avatar
    Anyone got a fix for restoring folders before I spend time sorting out all my apps again?
    11-26-2010 01:40 PM
  8. SockRolid's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone else has posted about the proximity sensor, but it seems to work much better for me after the 4.2.1 update. I used to struggle to get the screen to turn off. Needed to hold the phone just right. But now the screen seems to shut off much more reliably...
    11-26-2010 05:07 PM
  9. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I had the problem on iOS 4.1 where typing on the keyboard was offset. Well it's also on 4.2.1 it has happens intermittently just like before. How come on previous firmware there didn't used to be these annoying bugs which seem to be hanging around from version to version.
    11-26-2010 05:18 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    Post a screenshot
    11-26-2010 06:07 PM
  11. joseocasio1's Avatar
    I lost the contacts icon from the homescreen after upgrading my iphone 4 to 4.2.1. Any ideas on how to recover or to create a new one?
    11-27-2010 07:42 AM
  12. KMC's Avatar
    My favorite app pocket tunes no longer works on 4.2
    Wish I never upgraded
    11-27-2010 05:09 PM
  13. cmorrell's Avatar
    Should I be able to make Voice Control calls from a locked iPhone or is that a 4.2 bug?
    11-27-2010 07:47 PM
  14. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Post a screenshot
    it happens intermittently but next time it happens I will post a screenshot for sure. I noticed it only happens in text messages so far.
    11-28-2010 08:47 AM
  15. jtcromer's Avatar
    I'm still having trouble with the phone getting significatly warmer after use than it did before the most recent 421 update. Any ideas? Anyone else having the same?
    11-29-2010 02:15 AM
  16. Ipheuria's Avatar
    no problem with heat ofcourse mine is encased in a tank of a case LOL. When does it heat up while charging, while talking? if you would be able to show an Apple Genius I say take it in and get it replaced.
    11-29-2010 09:25 AM
  17. b ran don's Avatar
    my signal has dropped to almost nothing after restoring to a fresh 4.2.1. I used to get full 3g in my house and now its "searching" or just a couple bars of E
    Also seeing this issue, except mine won't fall over to Edge unless I do so manually (via the "Disable 3G" setting).

    Here's my post on the Apple boards:

    I'm having a similar issue with my new iPhone 4 (w/ 4.2.1)... It continually cycles through the following sequence:

    AT&T / 3G
    AT&T / No Data
    Searching
    Searching 3G
    AT&T / 3G
    (loops)

    Here is a video of the cycling. Note the iPhone 4 is just sitting on a coffee table in my house:

    "h tee tee pee" dl.dropbox "dot" com/u/7186070/ip4_fw421_searching.mov
    (I can't yet post links here...)

    Also worth noting, I just got the iPhone 4 and I updated it to 4.2.1 right away. Previously, I had a 3GS which did not exhibit any of this behavior in the same location in my house. Also, my girlfriend still has a 3GS and has FW 4.2.1 without these issues. I have a video of her phone in the exact same location taken just after the clip above and her phone maintains 3-bars / AT&T / 3G the entire time.

    I picked up the iPhone 4 while out of state over the holiday weekend and did not observe any of these connectivity issues, in fact the 3G throughput of the iPhone 4 was significantly better (consistently got >4 Mbps down / >800 Kbps up) than what my family members were seeing with their 3GS models.

    I believe it is a baseband issue introduced with the 4.2.1 update for iPhone 4, but I also strongly believe there is some tower component to this problem (ie, software revision at the tower or configuration).

    Like others here, I also performed a restore to 4.2.1 through iTunes and setup my phone as "New" and I continue to see the behavior. The phone is unusable in my house unless I manually disable 3G. As a final data point, when I'm able to maintain a 3G connection long enough in my house I get the following throughput from Speedtest.net: 1863 Kbps down / 543 Kbps up.
    11-29-2010 05:47 PM
  18. DenatureX's Avatar
    Hi everyone.

    Is anyone else having an issue with their 3gs turning off like its out of battery life once they get under 15-20% battery life remaining? This just starting happening when I upgraded to 4.2.1 . It doesn't act like it is fully out of battery life because I can turn it back on when it shuts off (but once it gets to the lock screen it turns off again) It has to be something with the battery because it works fine once I plug it in. Is the phone just not recognizing how much battery is remaining all of a sudden?

    I also do cycle the battery to 0% then do a full charge a few times a month if anyone was wondering. I also charge the phone every night and sometimes at work during the day.

    Iphone 3gs
    iOS 4.2.1
    Not Jailbroken

    If anyone could help that would be great. Thanks!
    Tim
    11-30-2010 12:17 AM
  19. liquidzoo's Avatar
    Not sure if this has been mentioned:

    TV Episodes loaded onto my iPhone (3GS) are no longer sorted into different shows on the main Videos screen. I only show one of my shows there, but when I click on it I get to the TV Episode screen where all of my shows are listed, alphabetically.

    I used to have them separated in the main Videos screen into the different shows, then when I clicked on the show it would show only the episodes of that show, not everything.

    Very, very annoying.
    12-01-2010 02:51 PM
  20. Microcosmos's Avatar
    The 3G is no longer getting any features. Any future updates will be strictly security or bug fixes. I will bet that when the next iPhone is released, the 3G will be end of life with no futher updates ever, just like the original iPhone today.
    Thanks for the reply, ghostface147! Hey, what about Airplay on the 3GS? It hasn't shown up for me yet, am I missing how to do it or is it simply not an option for me?
    12-01-2010 03:26 PM
  21. adamrefan's Avatar
    I'm noticing what I think a bug, Everytime since I've updated new songs on my iPhone 4 after the last update, album art will not be displayed on the lockscreen but will be fine on the music screen. It has even happened for songs I bought right off of iTunes, so I don't think it's anything that I'm doing.
    12-02-2010 05:37 PM
  22. dpscott's Avatar
    Both my dad and me are getting calls failed on Vodafone UK. Have both been to Apple store and had iPhones replaced and both have new SIM cards from carrier.

    Following the advice from a genius we both set up the phone as new devices but still having problem. This happens when we both have a full signal on 2g or 3g and when connected/not connected to Wi-Fi. Halfway through the call the signal will just go completely and will fail, we are then unable to retry for around 30 seconds whilst the signal is recovering.

    So far today I have had 11 call failed from friends on Vodafone UK and on other networks so it has to be something local to the phone which we both have in common..... you would think!

    We only have 4 apps in common..... Met Office (weather app), Highways Agency (traffic info), My Vodafone (carrier info) and Natwest (Mobile banking). I have removed all the apps and am still getting the problem which suggests it's not the apps.

    We both have mulitple email accounts set up and various email methods. I have IMAP, POP and Exchange whilst he has IMAPx2 POP and Exchange. I have taken ALL my email accounts off and STILL have the problem.

    Neither of us use Facetime but we have switched it on/off with no effect!

    Does anyone have any idea at all! I'm loosing business because of this. I shouldn't have to use my iPhone without emails or the apps I want just to keep a phone call going! Surely there are others who use the same combination of apps/emails as we do!

    I've also tried with NO personal data at all and have restored around 10 times.

    Thanks for any advise at all. Really getting desparate now. I love my iPhone but can't continue with it if this keeps happening!


    iPhone 4 16gb
    iOS 4.2.1
    Vodafone UK 9.0
    Modem: 03.10.01
    12-03-2010 06:30 AM
  23. Toymaker's Avatar
    1. New bug to 4.2.1-- when I use my Bluetooth headset to voice dial someone, the audio of the voice dialer prompts is almost inaudible and doesn't get any louder even if I turn up the Bluetooth. However when it starts to dial the number it's much louder and the volume can be adjusted. I have tried multiple Bluetooth headsets and I have even had my iPhone replaced and it is the same behavior.

    2. Also new-- I have also noticed Safari is much slower but other apps that access the internet are just as fast as before the update.

    An Ongoing issue from the beginning that was the reason I had my iPhone replaced but didn't fix, I still have problems with the iPhone forgetting the router's passkey info and Bluetooth also disconnects at random.


    My big question is, what is the best way to get apple to actually understand that they have problems?
    It's theraputic to vent in this forum and Apple's site but it doesn't seem like anyone at apple ever chimes in on their own forum let alone anywhere else. When I have called Apple support, they act like they have no knowledge of issues that have been all over the forums and they just end up replacing the phone which doesn't even fix the problem. Only a very few annointed fanboys seem to be blessed with a personal email from Steve Jobs that acknowledges on rare occasions that, yes Apple is working on a fix to...(insert your issue).
    To me it seems like Apple (Steve Jobs) is somewhat like the Emperor with No Clothes. While the iPhone is a great product overall, it seems like there are some issues that are still outstanding that they want to pretend are not there and it appears nobody wants to deal with them.

    I'm not trying to get flamed here, but this is my first Apple product and from where I stand, I think a little bit of openess from Apple would go a long way if they acknowledged that they are just even looking into issues.
    12-03-2010 04:21 PM
  24. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    I have had problems where I install an app, and it doesn't show up until I go back to the app store and install again. -iPhone 4
    12-05-2010 02:51 PM
  25. carcustomizer's Avatar
    I'm noticing what I think a bug, Everytime since I've updated new songs on my iPhone 4 after the last update, album art will not be displayed on the lockscreen but will be fine on the music screen. It has even happened for songs I bought right off of iTunes, so I don't think it's anything that I'm doing.
    I've had this problem too!

    As well as: slow Safari; the Maps app crashing sometimes when selecting an address from Contacts; random disconnects through Bluetooth.

    Running iPhone 4, iOS 4.2.1
    12-06-2010 09:53 AM
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