After iOS 6.1 was released on January 28, iPhone users were experiencing poor battery problems, a security bug and Microsoft Exchange issues. This new update solves two of these three issues.
The battery problems seem to have been related to Microsoft Exchange. Whenever an Exchange calendar was modified, it would cause the battery to drain. Exchange is an email service used by businesses around the world. With Apple making strides in enterprise, this was a huge concern and it was expected that the fix would appear very soon after the cause was identified.
Well, the new update has been released today and Apple says that it addresses the Exchange issue that caused poor battery performance. Contrary to earlier reports however, this update does not address the security bug, which lets someone bypass the passcode screen.
To update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the new iOS 6.1.2, go to Settings>General>Software Update>Download and Install. It goes without saying, but I'll take a moment and say it anyway: this update is free!
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