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.