iOS 6.1.2 released to fix Exchange server battery drain issue
Posted on 20 Feb 2013 at 09:43, by Gareth Halfacree
Apple has released a new 6.1.2 update for its iOS mobile devices, which fixes a series of bugs that have been plaguing the company's customers since the launch of iOS 6 in September last year.
Problems with iOS came to a head with the release of version 6.1, which performed so poorly on the last-generation iPhone 4S it led mobile network Vodafone to release a warning against upgrading due to 3G connectivity issues and poor battery life. Since that warning, additional bugs have been discovered including a flaw with connectivity to Microsoft Exchange accounts that has led to many system administrators blocking or rate-limiting the devices from their networks and a potentially serious security flaw that allows attackers to easily bypass the passcode lock on the iPhone 5.
An earlier 6.1.1update for the iPhone 4S, sought to fix that handset's issues but failed to make much of an impact. Thankfully, a new update has now been released for all iOS devices - the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch families of mobile devices along with the Apple TV set-top box - that promises to do a better job.
The update brings a fix for the Exchange flaw that could cause rapid battery drain and server issues, but sadly fails to plug the iPhone flaw that allows the passcode screen to be bypassed - something Apple claims it is working on for a future upgrade.
For now, users are advised to be vigilant with their handsets and not leave the devices anywhere that they could be accessed by a third-party regardless of whether a passcode is used to lock the handset or not.
Find a review
- HTC Desire 310 - Another budget handset looking to dethrone the Moto G
- Apple iOS 7.1 release date expected "any day now"
- Google Nexus 5 battery drain camera bug fix in the works
- Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4 - specs comparison
- Samsung Galaxy S5 review – hands on
- Moto G Android 4.4 KiKat update causing issues for some users
- All new HTC One 2014 edition (M8) revealed in early video leak
- Samsung Galaxy S5 hit by rumoured fingerprint scanner yield problems
- HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update pulled following problem reports
- Apple CarPlay puts iOS on your dashboard