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Top 10 Apple iOS 7 problems and complaints

25 Oct 2013

Apple’s iOS 7 redesign has been available to download for three weeks now since it went live on 18 September. Apple revealed soon after that 200 million devices have downloaded the software, and that number is no doubt higher now.

However, it is fair to say that not everyone has been won over by the new design as demonstrated by our head to head review of iOS 6 and iOS 7, which has seen numerous V3 readers complaining about issues, glitches and irritations with the new OS.

As such, we’ve put together 10 issues we've seen repeatedly raised, and some we’ve experienced ourselves, and that we hope Apple will be working to address in any major overhaul in the near future. 

Update: Apple has since released its iOS 7.0.3 update which addresses many of the issues that had been raised with the operating system. We've amended the relevant entries to see what Apple has fixed.

10. iMessage bug still not fixed

imessageSince iOS 7 came out there have been complaints that messages sent over Apple’s iMessage platform between devices, especially to those still on iOS 6, are failing to deliver.

Coupled with this is the fact the notification of the failure often does not arrive until much, much later, meaning a user may not be aware an important message has not been sent, until it is far too late.

This is something Apple has promised to fix but until it does, the issue remains one of the top frustrations with the new operating system.

Update: As part of the iOS 7.0.3 update Apple claims to have fixed issues around iMessage, both that messages had been failing to send and that iMessage wouldn't activate.

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Dan Worth

Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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