iOS 6.1.3 issues angering more users than 6.1.2

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Apple seems to take one misstep after another recently with these minor iOS updates. iOS 6.1.1 was issued to fix cellular problems on the iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.2 resolved some WiFi and Exchange issues with 6.1.1, and iOS 6.1.3 was supposed to fix the lock screen bypass but apparently did not. Now there’s even more issues discovered — five to be exact — in iOS 6.1.3 which should prompt Apple to release iOS 6.1.4.

The first is Microsoft Exchange. Some had problems with a calendar bug draining activity and others have problems retrieving emails. Many of the initial Exchange issues have been improved but the fact that there are still some users complaining of abnormalities is getting a little ridiculous. Apple needs to patch this up.

Next is battery drain mainly on the iPhone 5, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. I’m an owner of an iPhone 5 and I’ve noticed that my battery capacity has dropped a bit since iOS 6.1, although it’s nothing too dramatic. Software updates tend to do that initially, but a later update has yet to improve battery life in any way.

The final three are persistent WiFi issues that have yet to be solved for some users, complete loss of any volume/sound after installing 6.1.3 to an iPhone, and another security bug that exploits Voice Control on the iPhone 4 to access contacts and photos while bypassing a lock screen passcode.

It’s important to know that most if not all of the above issues are isolated. If you haven’t noticed any problems with iOS 6.1.3, don’t necessarily feel like you try seeking them out. For those of you who are, hopefully Apple will finally make progress with 6.1.4 if and when it’s released.

Also, feel free to weigh in at the comments section below if you’re having iOS troubles.

[via Gotta Be Mobile]

  • Mat

    I’m pretty sure that if you say Apple is messing up one more time you’ll have a lawsuit on your hands … don’t you know this is all part of their plan to make your experience so damn magical and stuff hahaha

  • brian

    After upgrading my operating system a month and a half ago when prompted I immediately noticed a huge drain on the battery and the phone was getting hot even when I was not using. After upgrading the ios two days ago I am now completely unable to access wifi anywhere. Very frustrating! Everything I have tried has been ineffective. The only way for the phone to recognize a wifi connection is if I reset the network but it will not connect to it and shortly after the available connection dissappears.

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    • hanna

      ok so I got a new iphone 4s about two days ago and I had to update it to iOS 6.1.3 and now suddenly I cannot send or receive phone calls, text messages and 3G does not work. The only way this acts as a ‘phone’ is through WiFi. I’m just curious as to whether there’s any one who can help me? Would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

  • martin

    Good article. I was looking to see if a siri issue was fixed in ios 6.1.3. I am guessing it has not been fixed.

    My issue is that after I use siri, my volume for messages are all gone. I have to restart my device to regain sound.

    Another problem with siri is that it gets stuck in the siri program and I cannot exit. I press the home button and nothing happens. Only way to exit siri would be to press the power button. Which in turn affects my volume.

    Frustrating.

  • Adnan

    I am able to connect to my wifi 1/10 tries… this is disaster.. .!!! When they plan on releasing 6.1.4?

  • hanna

    ok so I got a new iphone 4s about two days ago and I had to update it to iOS 6.1.3 and now suddenly I cannot send or receive phone calls, text messages and 3G does not work. The only way this acts as a ‘phone’ is through WiFi. I’m just curious as to whether there’s any one who can help me? Would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/LorenPiller Loren Piller

    I installed iOS 6.1.3 and lost FaceTime?

  • Blank Reg

    ISN’T THERE A WAY TO FILTER THIS SHIT????

  • Blank Reg

    I installed 6.1.3 and lost all important sounds, phone ringer, mail, and text msgs. Weirdly, they work in “test” mode when resetting the prefs. But in real time? Forget it. A couple of hard restarts did no good. At least I’m comforted that this is Apple’s malware, and not some hacker’s.

  • jiminycricket

    I ignorantly upgraded to 6.1.3 last night and now have a completely useless iphone4. As well as a myriad of interesting screens (white, grey, lines etc) there is a dead battery, and no connectivity whatsoever to any computers. Total write-off.

  • Aya

    After upgrading, the emoji I send to other iphones don’t show up. Instead it shows up like this ‘..’ Per emoji

  • Aya

    My phone’s iphone5 btw

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.g.hooper John G. Hooper

    I am running iPhone 3GS and very recently updated to IOS 6.1.3 and since this update I am not able to send MMS and iMessages. This is urgent I cannot find any solution. I am a 30 year Apple user including some 20 years as an Apple or Apple reseller employee. I am not a newbie. I have tried every possible solution posted or thought or I could think of. Disastrous!

  • Joel

    Have iphone 4. after update to 6.1.3, battery started draining from 100% to 0% in 4 hours. My carrier also sent me a notification that my 6gb of data had been used up. I have never used over 500 mb.
    Apple store indicated that it is a bug with Microsoft Exchange, and to contact Microsoft for assistance. They deleted my corporate exchange account, and the phone seems to be back to normal.

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