Donny Khalaf

Experiencing low battery life on your iPhone? Read below…

In SmartPhone, Technology on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 am

Apple releases iOS 6.1.2; fixes Exchange bug, lock screen bug still open.

Apple today released iOS 6.1.2, the latest iteration of the mobile operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, following widespread reports of errors caused by calendars connected to Exchange servers.

Both Apple and Microsoft began investigating reports that those running iOS 6.1 update caused overloading on corporate Exchange email servers. Some enterprises complained that their newly updated iPhone or iPad were “causing excessive logging” on the server. As soon as the iOS 6.1-powered device was switched off, the problem mysteriously went away.

But the affects of the bug also caused the battery life on the iPhone or iPad to suffer significantly.

Microsoft came up with a few ideas to prevent the overloading, such as switching off the calendar function altogether or simply banning all iOS 6.1 users from accessing the network.

iOS 6.1.2 arrives on shiny rectangles of multiple sizes just over week after iOS 6.1.1 was released, which fixed cellular performance and reliability problems for iPhone 4S users.

But Apple then said it would fix yet another issue—this time a security bug that allows anyone to bypass the security lock screen on the device with a few steps.

After this update, we tried to bypass the lock screen using the same method as described last week and were unable to, suggesting that it had been fixed. However Ars Technica reports that they were able to bypass the lock screen even after the update, suggesting that it has yet to be fixed.

To update your iPhone, iPad, and Touch: Go to “Settings” then “General” then “Software Update” and follow the instruction about updating. Be sure to plug your power adapter. It will take approx. up to 45 minutes depending on if you have not yet update your device in a while.

I strongly encourage you to update to the latest version from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 5 if you can. It makes difference on battery life.


Donny 🙂


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