Apple releases Exchange fix in iOS 6.1.2

By Dan Moren, Macworld |  Security, Apple, Apple iOS

Exchange users plagued by shortened battery life now have respite in the form of iOS 6.1.2. Apple released the update to its mobile operating system on Tuesday, bringing a fix to the issue encountered by many users.

Specifically, the release notes on iOS 6.1.2 say that the patch "fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life." While that might help quell some users' woes of quick-draining batteries, it remains to be seen if the update will aid iOS users more broadly.

According to Ars Technica, this update does not patch another bug making the rounds last week: the ability to access a locked iPhone's contacts and photos by exploiting a flaw in the emergency call feature.

iOS users looking to update can do so by navigating to the Settings -> General -> Software Update and tapping on Download and Install.

Updated at 11:31 a.m. PT to add information about passcode exploit.


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