Apple has released a minor software update for iOS devices including the latest iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone models. For the most part iOS 6.0.1 is designed to fix bugs and improve security.

You can download the update by visiting the Software Update section in the General Settings area on most recent iOS devices. But if you have an iOS 5, you’ll have to download a special app called iOS Updater first thanks to a bug that prevents the update from working.

iOS 6.0.1

Here’s what’s new:

  • Improves reliability of WPA2 WiFi networks for iPhone 5 and 5th-gen iPod touch
  • Fixes bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing updates wirelessly
  • Fixes bug that sometimes caused horizontal lines to be displayed across keyboard
  • Fixes camera flash bug
  • Resolves issue that prevented cellular network data use in some situations
  • Fixes Exchange meeting bug
  • Consolidates Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match

One of the most important improvements is a fix for a Passcode Lock bug which allow Passbook details to be viewed from the lock screen… without first unlocking a device.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...