iOS Releases 6.1.2 Bug Fixes

With issues rising at every turn for iOS, Apple once again released a small software update that will hope to resolve its aggravating issues.

On Tuesday, the tech giant issued the iOS 6.1.2 supplemental update, which promises to fix “an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.”

The news comes on the heels of Apple releasing the iOS 6.1.1 software upgrade just last week, which fixed multiple issues including cellular performance and reliability problems for those using the iPhone 4S.

However, the new enhancement led to complaints in Europe over 3G performance. Many users were sent text messages by U.K. and European carriers warning them of the issue and to not update their smart phones to the latest version of the mobile platform.

There were also reports of a bug that led users to bypass the security lock screen with just a few touches to their screen. The glitch enabled people to see everything on their phone from pictures to contacts to emails.

The new iOS 6.1.2 fix did not say that it resolved the issue, but Ars Technica reported that he was still able to bypass the lock screen, further troubling users from maintaining their security.  There have also been reports that encrypting your iPhone with a complex password won’t protect your device any further.

As such, we can only wait until Apple fixes the passcode problem, which we hope will only take a week or two.

Those who still need to upgrade to iOS 6.1.2 can grab it via iTunes. The enhancement is applicable to all iOS 6 devices (which was not the case for the iOS 6.1.1): iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S and 5; the iPad mini, iPad 2 and both Retina iPads; and fourth and fifth-generation iPod Touches.


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