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The most common iPhone 5 glitches and their fixes

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Now that some iPhone 5 owners have had their hands on the gadget for a little over a week the ravings have subsided and we're starting to hear more about the phone's flaws and glitches. Beyond the Maps app problems, which Apple continues to say will get better, and other iOS 6 related issues, the phone itself isn't perfect either. Luckily, from what we found on the Apple forums and elsewhere, it looks like most of these problems have a reasonable fix. 

Verizon Data Suck 

Issue: iPhone 5 users on the Verizon network have complained that their phone uses data when connected to WiFi, which could lead to huge overage bills. "I somehow managed to burn up 1.8gb of data over 5 days on my iphone 5," one Apple user wrote on a discussion board. "This had never happened in my past 4 years of owning an iPhone ... I can't believe I'm about to hit my full months data limit in 6 days when I connected to wifi 75% of the day." 

Fix: Verizon has acknowledged that there is in fact a bug, reassuring users that they will not be charged for the extra usage. "Under certain circumstances, iPhone 5 may use Verizon cellular data while the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Apple has a fix that is being delivered to Verizon customers right on their iPhone 5. Verizon Wireless customers will not be charged for any unwarranted cellular data usage," a spokesperson told 9to5Mac. In order to get the fix, however, users have to download the update, which is not yet available. 

Read more fixes at The Atlantic Wire.

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