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Last week saw Apple release iOS 11.0.1 in order to patch up a nasty email issue that was plaguing users who had made the leap to iOS 11, but things are far from smooth sailing.

While iOS 11.0.1 did indeed fix the email issue, it did nothing for the myriad of issues that users have been complaining about on Twitter, Apple’s official support forums, and Reddit. Widespread reports highlight problems ranging from poor battery life — surprise, surprise — to crashes, lock-ups, poor Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and frame drops.

But it seems that iOS 11.0.1 has added to these issues, with users complaining that this release is even more unstable, with some claiming that constant crashes and lockups have essentially made their devices unusable.

A Reddit thread on r/Apple, which currently has 2,317 up-votes and 804 comments, has been a dumping ground for other users whose devices have been rendered less-usable by this update. User metricrules has experienced nearly every flaw one could imagine, including freezing and rebooting, broken volume controls, muted alarms, loss of remote functionality on Apple headphones and even an inability to make phone calls.

Another user complains of poor stability:

Another user asks “anybodys phone start freezing 10+ times a day and then restarting? Since iOS 11 my phone has been freezing a lot and with iOS 11.0.1 it’s doing it even more… so frustrating.”

Another repeating a common Wi-Fi issue:

“Anyone having problems with wifi connection? I am using an iPhone 6 and wifi would only connect if I am centimeters near the router… and working poorly. Tried in 2 different networks and the same thing. Erased iPhone twice and the problem remains.”

And the complaints go on and on and on.

But help is on the way. Apple has already pushed out a beta of iOS 11.1 to testers, and initial reports suggest that this update goes some way to fixing at least some of these issues.

My advice, as always, is that if you rely on your iPhone or iPad and don’t want to be inconvenienced by problems, hold off upgrading for a few weeks until Apple gets a few updates out and things calm down.

Apple will likely release a fix to this, as the company already pushed a public beta version of iOS 11.1 out for testing.

Have you found that your iOS 11 beta is getting buggier and buggier, or are things still running smoothly? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

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