Problems After Updating to iOS 8.4.1?


Apple released iOS 8.4.1 update in 13th August 2015. This iOS update have some bug fixes, way to add songs in playlist and performance improvements for apps and fix some old problems like WiFi issue.

iPhone and iPad users had reported lot of issues with iOS 8.4 update, including purchased ringtones stopped working,  WiFi problem, no message notification sound, unable send or receive messages etc.

iOS 8.4.1

Now some iOS users reported some issues based on new iOS 8.4.1 update in Apple support communities. They said, “it still not fix some old problems” like wifi issues, performance issues and battery drain issues didn’t solved in iOS 8.4.1.

They also face iCloud music library can’t be enabled error. But this update fix the iCloud issue.

SEE ALSO : How to Downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 on iPhone, iPad

So if you hit any issue based on Apple new iOS 8.4.1 update, do let us via comment. We will try to find solutions for your iOS 8.4.1 issues and inform you via comment.

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114 responses to Problems After Updating to iOS 8.4.1?

Literally just updated about 30 minutes ago and was connected to wifi at the time, now my phone won't connect at all. Tried turning it off & on again, renewing the lease for the wifi, turn on airplane mode and then back. So far nothing! Was having issues with the Apple music before but if I knew it'd mess up my wifi connection I wouldn't have bothered updating!

WiFi no longer works on my iPhone 6 after the update to iOS 8.4.1. It sees networks but fails to authenticate with them.

This turned out to be caused by the wireless on my router failing while I was applying the update. Amazing timing! There were some other factors that disguised the source of the problem, but it's working again now that I've replaced the router.

Phone battery is draining quickly and very slow to charge. Now experiencing phone freezing when attempting to text, make calls or retrieve messages. Just in typing this my battery went from 18% to 10%! This sucks!!!!

i'm not able to play back a video from my AirStash storage device (even at lowest quality setting) with out buffering if it was recorded after the 8.4.1 update.

I'm having similar problems with my battery draining quickly on my iPhone 6 after I upgraded to 8.4.1. With all the billions of dollars Apple has in bank, why can't this company hire more people and do a better job on testing these upgrades before they are leased to the general public, it doesn't make sense to me.

Unable to hear people on phone calls on normal iPhone speaker.

Need to use speaker phone to talk with them.

Ipad 2 16gb 3g, wont connect to wifi after updating to 8.4.1
It keeps saying wrong password
The password works fine from my other devices.

my wifi never had a problem before this update on my iphone 6, now I have to do a hard restart every few hours to find the wifi again

Battery drains quickly and takes FOREVER to charge! I'm not even exaggerating I left my phone charging for 7 hours and guess what? It only went from 25% to 52%. This is ridiculous. The iPhone is only getting worse and worse I'm seriously considering android now.

all my email accounts after ios 8.4.1 update stopped working and I'm not even getting error messages.

My iPhone is taking forever to download any apps & I'm connected to wifi. Updating apps takes hours now ?

battery draining too fast for me after 8.4.1 upgrade.

On other ocassion it dropped from 40% to 0% in 2 minutes, super hot and shuts down. After I started and put on charge it went to 35% in 1 minute…!!!

I have now degraded to 8.4 and things are not crazy anymore

All of my photos got garbled after updating to 8.4.1. They are no longer in chronological order. When I open up photos, it's a mix between photos taken hours ago / weeks ago / months ago / years ago

Charged my iphone 8 hours last night as usual and when I checked it this morning it was at 45%. Made one 4 minute phone call and it went to 17%. Never had this problem before. Downloaded ios 8.4.1 yesterday. Ugh!

unable to hear audio in apps ie. Facebook , iTunes. Etc. but can hear sound when checking on sound options in settings. Just occurred after update to 8.4.1

I'm having intermittent connectivity problems with WIFI; also app updates are completely hung up

Just got the 6plus and had to update it to 8.4.1 and now I can't get the notification to go away from my settings app. I have looked through everything and have no clue what is causing it. PLEASE HELP!!

Hi Norman, I extremely agree with you. I got my IPhone 6 two days ago. When I first time charge it before the update it only took 2 or 3hrs to full charge. But then again after updating to 8.4.1, it took 8 1/2 hours to full charge my IPhone 6. Since it is new I was wondering if I got a defective phone.

Hi I currently have an app up on I store up until 8.4.1 it was working perfectly now I cannot use the app it's stuck and when I hit the buttons it's like it's jamming nothing is going through here and on the mobi. Sight
Pls let me k ow what's happening as it is bugged and I can't access it

I've created an email and inserted a couple of Photos from my Camera Roll. After checking the email contents, I sent it but the recipients didn't receive the Photos. Also, I couldn't see the Photos in the email that is now in my Sent Items. That is the first time ever that I have this issue and that happened after installing iOS 8.4.1.

I do the update and my phone is dead!!…… When i try to update said that have a unknown error occurred (53) and stay on the dark screen said connect to itunes.

I don't get any email notifications unless I physically update the email. I hear my iPad sing with email notifications but get nothing on my phone. This is terrible to run my business!

Since updating to 8.4.1 my battery drains incredibly fast.

Wifi connectivity is spotty, which is extremely frustrating since I live in a valley and don't get cellular reception in my home. I NEED the wifi connectivity. If it's not working, and I'm not receiving email alerts, and my battery drains when I'm not even near the phone …. I hate android. I don't want to go back!!

I'm experiencing the same issue. The sound for the my iPad is somehow convinced that the headphones are in use. Because the notification sounds work; So, the speaker is fine. And with actually headphones plugged in, that sound is fine. This only happened after updating to 8.4.1

all of my apps stopped working on my iphone 4s after updating to OIS 8.4.1 I have tried everything I can think of to fix it but nothing works.

The update 8.4.1 is horrible. The battery life depletes incredibly fast, the wifi doesn't connect, the emails do not download unless you activate your email inbox. The battery is working so hard the back of my phone is physically hot to the touch. Never had an issue with the music which the update supposedly fixed, I guess I should have it left the phone with the previous software package. Hope this is resolved quickly.

Same power draining issue here.

Power levels dropping like a thermometer in Anchorage in the winter. Affect both iPhone 6 and Apple Watch after immediately after 8.4.1. update. Had no issue with either device before this update. I noticed that battery usage for Calendars runs up at 65-70% which is way higher than normal. Both devices get crazy hot while in use and I have to fully charge each device 3 times a day to get through an 18 hr day. I also see Watch and Phone hangups and random resets, and the calendar app on the Watch just spins. I also get a message on the Watch that I can't get a connection to the iPhone 6 to check the battery usage on the Watch.

Took a trip to the Genius Bar and was advised Reset the iPhone due to diagnostics showing a problem with CompanionApp?. Performed proposed resolution and power issue appeared resolved until I paired the Phone with the Watch, and bang, straight away the power draining issue was back.

The only things I can do now is revert to iOS 8.4. This is a complete waste of Apple customers valuable time and apparently untested releases like this make Apple look stupid.

Why are Apple still letting customer update to this version when there are very obviously major issues with this version

Is anyone here having the same problem as me? My iPhone dies immediately at 30-20% could this be the new updates problem? Or a battery problem? Because before the update it didn't do that

Updated last night. Today when connect phone (Bluetooth) to car, all sounds are lost for texting, email etc

If reboot phone, sounds are back until connect phone to car again!

Called cell service provider and they did a network reboot but started doing it again within 1 hour!

Should have not done that update!!

My headphone jack thinks there are headphones plugged in when there are none so I have NOOOOO sound what so ever. So I have no speaker anymore. It does have sound with headphones are plugged in.

Since downloading the newest update my phone will no longer send pics. It either fails or the bar doesn't completely fill and remains sending. I tried last night twice and again twice today to a different user. I really need this fixed.

Ever since i updated to 8.4.1 i am unable to update apps i am also not able to download any music using Itunes. i have tried rebooting the iPhone 6+, i have tried doing the reset all setting on the phone and nothing has worked.

Same problem as everyone else here is having with 8.4.1 – as soon as I upgraded, my battery life has basically been cut in half. On top of that, having a myriad of Messages issues. Half the time I can't access Messages within Settings without it freezing. Messages fail to send, the app loads slowly, and sometimes texts are sent instead of imessages. Did a full network reset and phone resets, but nothing has resolved it. I'm convinced it's this update. Thanks Apple – I'm sure they will never admit it's their fault.

Since I downloaded the update I can my download speeds for the other app updates from the cloud and through iTunes are WAY slow (like it takes an hour to download each update). I've called Apple and gone to the store and they say they can't fix it. Also, I called CenturyLink and they're double checking the line physically this coming week but they couldn't detect a problem with speeds over the phone.

I updated iPhone 6 with 8.4.1 now I have a bug as far as receiving mail on my phone it either shuts off and then I have to reboot the phone then it works for about two times checking the mail and then it disappears again and it says it cannot connect to mail server anybody else having this problem

After updating, my Bluetooth will not turn on. Just has a never ending searching signal where the on and off toggle switch used to be. Spent 3 hours on the phone with Apple support and no one can figure out what happened.

I updated my IPhone 6 to OS 8.4.1 – Now all the personal settings I had for ringtones, etc have all vanished. All the personal tones have also vanished from my phone.

They are in ITunes on my PC, but I HATE ITunes, and it takes me hours to try and work it out.

Why has this happened?

My partner has an IPhone 5, he updated, and all has remained ok

After i update to ios 8.4.1 , i cant set my time to automatic. When i set the time it will reset back to its own timing. Tried alot of ways and still the same. And the camera shutter sound i cant off it when i put silent mode it still got the snap sound . Any idea ? Pls help me solve this problem thanks

Exact issues I was having though the techie said the drain was most likely because my fingerprint device was not working (had not for months) and the phone was searching for it. So I had to purchase a new one at a reduced cost of $120 before tax…

Iphone 5 I updated 8.4.1 then back camera not to work able and auto brightness setting disappeared and siri not to work plez so help me

Since I updated to 8.4.1, when I go into messages app, any sound running from another app fades out. Previously I could listen to streaming or other music and text at the same time, but that has stopped working. Seems like a bug.

Since i updated to ios 8.4.1 my iPhone 5 can't connect to wifi. Or it can connect but didn't get any data over the wifi-network. All other devices works fine, as the iPhone before i updated to ios 8.4.1
All troubleshooting tips does not help till now 🙁

I did the update and it all went horribly wrong. I have lost all my text and ring tones and I thought I would just be able to download them from the cloud only to find out they are just gone and I'm expected to pay for them again….that's not happening. I'm also missing music, lost all my pictures, had to restore back to factory cause it wouldn't do it from my last back up and then it proceeded to delete may back up. The iTunes update cleared out all my apps as well so I have been reloading those as I remember what I had. I will not be doing any updates again. This is the second time I have lost everything….so not impressed. 🙁

I can't even connect to apple support page! Plus no itunes at all, and my wifi is spotty. I'm about ready to switch to android.

My phone got switched off, its been few hours still no luck. Heard it happened to couple of my friends too, it took a day or two for them to have their phone switched on.

Since I did the update 8.4.1 on my iPhone6 my camera doesn't work. Neither the iPhone camera, video or any camera for different apps (insta or snapchat)! What happened and when can this be fixed? Do I need to get a new phone? The phone is less then two months old!!!
I've restarted the different apps, I've deleted the apps and reinstalled them again, but nothing worked. I have restarted my iPhone, reinstalled my iPhone and still no camera works!!! Help!!!!

After the 8.4.1 update I cannot hear conversations unless I use the speaker or use the ear phone jack. Very frustrating. I called my provider AT&T and he said there are many issues with the upgrade and is hopeful Apple will investigate. He said there is no work around at this time and I cannot go back to the previous version. He suggested I wait for a couple days to see if there is a fix released.

my iphone 6, immediately after the update yesterday, the touchscreen is very unresponsive, especially when i type on the keypad, i have to hit certain keys 8-10 times before they will register. it's painstakinly slow to send a text or enter in a url, or any data for that matter.

i tried hard reset and factory resets, restoring from three separate icloud backups. all give the same result. when i set up as new phone, the keypad works fine…

Text earlier to say selected ring tone won't work that I had purchased. Solved this by purchasing another and setting as default now it works!!

Since updating to 8.4.1 my battery life is AWFUL! It also takes forever to charge back up now. For example, I woke up at 9am this morning and by 10:30am I went from 100% to 61% with minimal use. Now my battery is at 9% and after 25 minutes of charging it is finally up to 10%. Get it together Apple! This is ridiculous!

After 8.4.1 update, phone turns itself off and on about every minute or so. Clock is not accurate and caused me to clock in late to work. Geez Apple, really?

No text notification from 1 specific person. Can be bothersome sometimes since this person one of the people I speak with most often.

After i updated to ios 8.4.1 my camera just stop working. The front camera just freeze and give a black screen. The flashlight works. I try restore the system, turn off and on, everything. Everyone having the same problem?

My iPhone freezes and turns off then on by itself! My apps won't update and my messages only say "Sending…." But never send. My emails won't even load they're just blank and these are only half the issues. I should have never updated. This is so frustrating what the hell Apple?!

ok, not ideal, but a solution that worked for me. i restored from my backup which allowed me to keep all my texts, emails, contacts, etc. but to fix the sluggish performance, i reset the phone to default settings. this is a pain, because you have to redo all of your preferences and wallpaper and such, but it is a much better solution than restoring the phone as a new phone, like the apple representative was suggesting.

as soon as I reset to factory settings, the problems of the touchscreen and the battery drain went away.

go here: settings > general > reset > reset all settings

Same with me. Following that update the ear piece speaker on my iphone 5 stopped working. People can hear me on the other end but I can't hear them unless I use the speaker phone or bluetooth. I tried all of the recommendations on line to get it to work but nothing. I really don't want to replace the ear piece speaker so I hope that Apple figures this out quickly.

Updated to 8.4.1 and my call quality is horrible – static on the line during every call I make. Yesterday I made a call and was leaving a voice mail – the phone just went black and would not respond to any buttons or hang up. Battery drain has been an issue as well.

Yep Just keep getting the run around that there is nothing wrong with the software 8.4.1 but it is really the worst software ever! Battery drains as you watch it. Music is most of my battery drain & it is turned off. I have never even used it. Really disappointed in rotten apples last 2 updates! I cannot even turn my phone off. I turn it off & it reboots. Maybe an employee was pissed & put these nice features in there or maybe this is going to be the norm?
4s was working fine with 8.2 now my phone is useless!

since updating to 8.4.1 my phone and iPad have been shutting down like they are hard restarting by themselves. My phone also decided to update 30+ apps without me telling it to, WHILE I WAS ON MY HOUR LONG COMMUTE! Needless to say this sucked up a considerable amount of my data. I always do those updates when I am at home on wifi.

terrible update. battery drains incredibly wuickly when I have little to no apps running. my phone calls have been doing terrible as well; the call cuts off a lot as if there is connectivity issues, and sometimes drops when I'm in the middle of a call. anyone else facing this same issue?

After updating my black iPhone 4 S to iOS 8.4.1 the calls application loads then just crashes and the phone reverts back to the main screen, so i am unable to make calls however the phone does allow me receive calls

Since updating to 8.4.1 I've had continuous issues with my phone restarting intermittently, Apple based apps freezing and crashing, Apple music doesn't even work on my phone now. Additionally, wifi connection is almost obsolete and I can't download anything from the App Store.

Who green lighted this? We're basically alpha testers at this point right now. If all this is due to Apple trying to compete with spotify, then Apple is screwed unless they can make a complete 180 on iOS 9. Terribly disappointed Apple.

For the past couple of weeks since updating my IPad to 8.4.1, each time I play a game that has notifications, it tells me that I have to connect to ITunes for notifications. It's a pretty big issue because now notifications stopped working for at least one game and I don't hear any sound that accompanies each notification. Either Apple does something or just stop doing updates entirely.

Once my email is read on phone it goes right to trash on server I went to the advance settings to make sure it stays in inbox on server but inbox is greyed out never had problem until new update

Same problem charge it all night and it only reaches 90% and withodut using it it drops to 60% i hope they solve the issue

After updating to 8.4.1 my email no longer works. I click on emails and they don't open, or take 5 minutes to open. Disgusted with Apple right now.

Yes I have the same problem. Tried re-booting and no improvement. Does anyone know how to go back to previous version?

I'm having a hell of a time finding a solution for the email bombing problem. I am searching high and low for a "real" solution. Why isn't Apple just walking us through a fix?
I am not fixed, I am frustrated.

I'm so very tired to reset network, factory reset. Change sim, off on airplane mode. My iphone 6 plus i update to 8.4.1. For 1 week is ok. But this morning i week up i see my phone no service. I try to off my phone. And on searching almost 30mins. I reset the network. Is searching again. Plst help me.

Fast battery drain, weak music access, poor app store connection, don't I wish these painful but minor issues were all I had. My iPad 2 did an "attempted" auto-update to 8.4.1 the night before what should have been my final instrumental flight training session before the FAA test. The Foreflight application that contains all the charts, approach plates, Notice to Airman updates, and even all the Federal rules of flight were no longer assessable.

Old fashion paper charts and the quality of GARMIN as an electronic company compared to Apple, were life saving in terms of being able to fly. But the iPad 2 will neither restore nor update; not even with a ipxw file push. Cook is no Jobs. This company is going south fast.

after updating i phone IOS 8.4.1 it tells me "connect to itune for push notification" .
what should i do now ?

Ever since I've upgraded to iOS 8.4.1, my phone has very lousy connection to my network provider. Places where I used to get great service now I get no service. What is causing this? And how do I fix it?

Since, I upgraded to IOS 8.4.1, I don't always get my text message notifications. Very frustrating as that is how I communicate with my family.

my iPhone was great until this new "update". (8.4.1). Much like what I read- my text tone is not what it should be. I checked settings and played my true tone- it just does not activate when I am texted. I never had this problem before now. It is very frustrating and what makes it worse is, it is completely random when it happens. Fix this please.

The problems with this update are so numerous I'm thinking of dumping Apple altogether I'm serious

Battery issues
No message tones
Word correction issues in messaging
Screen locks up during phone call
Screen locked up in midst of typing a text
Screen fades out in light and back on when against your face
Voice to text just fails to activate randomly and I have to reboot my phone
New music menus are biased to iCloud so it's a bitch to get to your own music

There is more but why bother

I have NOT jail broken my phone and I had NONE of these issues NONE before the update!!!

the iOS update 8.4.1 sucks. None of my apps work and they won't update. I tried uninstalling them and reinstalling them and they still don't work. Now, I can no longer hear incoming calls or receive incoming text notifications and no sound at all when I send a text message. Frustrating, annoying. My phone iphone 5c worked just fine before the update. What the heck, apple?

Figured out the problem. You can now set a Do Not Disturb for one person. I had accidentally set it and didn't realize I had done that. Great Feature?

Could be what I had done. There is a new feature in ios 8.4.1. Select Messages -> "that specific person" -> Details (right top). You will see a "Do Not Disturb" opttion, you may have accidentally selected that. It allows you do not see text notifications from that particular person. Hope this helps.

I have all of my notifications on but I am still not able to get Instagram notifications and it is hard for me to know when I get something. Any help?

Since downloading, videos (either on youtube, or Facebook, Instagram etc) are not playing, sit there loading for ages and never playing, or are playing audio but no visual. Is there a way to fix this without waiting for IOS 9?

Anybody else having issues with sound? I could hear from the speaker of my iPod touch until I updated today but now it is stuck in headphone mode even when no headphones are plugged in!

I can't hear music through the phone speaker, the phone does ring and the speaker phone works. Tons of other issues, cell calls cut out, phone restarts, data usage has quadrupled even though i have no changes in habits. All this started with 8.4.1. Greatest add for Android there is.

After I installed update 8.4.1. There are more problems than can be listed:

I can't hear music through the phone speaker, the phone does ring/ the speaker phone works
The volume line no longer shows up when I try to change it
Changing the volume while phone is ringing turns the volume off and can't be turned back on
Cell calls cut out
Phone restarts
Data usage has quadrupled even though I have no changes in habits.

Greatest add for Android there is.

Had no problems with my iPhone 5s until I did the 8.4.1 upgrade. Now the issues I have:

– It won't connect to cellular data, so unless I am connected to wifi, can't use the internet or get email. Can't cannot to wifi during the day at work, can't use my phone most of the time now.
– Phone calls disconnect and I get "Call Failed".
– Phone freezes when texting.

I have been on the phone with Apple Support and Verizon for the past week for more than 10 hours. I just did the 9.0 software upgrade and it did't fix the problems. I still can't get the internet or email unless I am connected to wifi. I am not due for a phone upgrade and I am not paying $500 for a new iPhone. One option Apple gave me was to send it my cell phone – but then I have nothing.

I think I have no choice but to get an Android phone. Verizon will charge me $20 a month for a new phone for 24 months, but they are also giving me a $20 credit on my phone bill every month for 24 months, so the phone will be free. I am so aggravated with Apple – all of these issues and hours I have spent trying to resolve this all because I upgraded my software.

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