iOS 6.1 Exchange Bug

Apple has admitted there is a bug with Exchange in the last release of the iOS. Users have reported that the 6.1 update has been draining their batteries quickly and excessively connecting to Exchange servers. Looks like the cause of the problem steams from when a user would respond to a recurring calendar event with a Microsoft Exchange account.

On the plus side, there is a quick fix while you wait for a official patch from Apple:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Select the Exchange account from your Accounts list.
  3. Turn the switch for Calendars to OFF.
  4. Wait ten seconds.
  5. Turn the switch for Calendars back to ON.

Hopefully this will help users experiencing the problem and Apple should have a patch soon.

About Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is the IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He started at SMU in 1996 and for much of his career at the University had managed the SMU STAR Program before joining the Training & Communications Team in 2015. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family. You can see examples of when the two collide at http://ianaberle.com.
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