Apple rolls out fix for iPhone 5 Wi-Fi network data bug

Despite promises of "ultrafast" speeds, some iPhone users have been experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

Less than two weeks after the release of iOS 6, Apple is apparently still working out the bugs.

Today the company released a fix for a bug that allowed some devices on Verizon Wireless' network to consume cellular data while connected to a Wi-Fi network, unnecessarily depleting users' precious data minutes.

Apple encourages Verizon users to complete the following instructions to install an update to address the problem:

Tap Settings > General > About.
Wait for the following alert to appear:

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Tap OK to install the update.

Hold the Sleep/Wake button down until you see "slide to power off".

Slide to power off.

After the device powers off, hold the Sleep/Wake button to turn your phone back on.

Note: To finish the installation of the update, your iPhone 5 must be turned off and then on again.
After your iPhone restarts, tap Settings > General > About, then scroll down to Carrier and verify that "Verizon 13.1" is displayed.

The fix materialized after iPhone 5 owners bombarded Apple's Support Communities with complaints about Wi-Fi issues they were experiencing with the new handset. Many users have complained about not being able to connect to Wi-Fi networks after the new mobile operating system's installation.
Though generally receiving positive reviews, the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 both come with a laundry list of complaints from users.