iOS 6.1 has already been out for a few weeks, but we’re now seeing reports that it’s causing problems for a lot of upgraders.
Multiple users have taken to Apple’s iPhone support forums to report that their battery life has dropped significantly since the iOS 6.1 upgrade. Others have claimed that iOS 6.1 has given them a slew of problems when trying to connect to 3G networks, and Apple has yet to respond.
The problem with battery drain isn’t very clear, but according to Macworld, it might be related to an infinite loop with Exchange mail servers. To fix the problem users can try to delete their mail account and reinstall. Others have had success only after reinstalling iOS 6.1
Carriers in Europe have warned iPhone 4S owners not to upgrade to iOS 6.1 yet, as they’ve received a number of reports that the update interferes with users’ ability to connect to 3G networks. Vodafone said that Apple is investigating the issue and should have a fix soon for the 3G issue.
German blog iFun reports that Apple is actually rushing out an update for iOS 6.1 to fix all of the reported issue. The latest build of iOS 6.1.1 will address the battery drain and 3G connectivity concerns. According to iFun, the update will only weigh in at 23MB and be available in the very near future. Apple already pushed a beta version of iOS 6.1.1 to developers last week, however that update didn’t address battery and connection issues.