ElcomSoft, a firm that specializes in computer and mobile security services, apparently thinks so. According to the company’s research team, the one hour counter will proceed to resetting itself if a USB accessory is plugged in within that one hour period. And it seems that the resetting kicks in anyway whether or not that accessory has been connected before to the iPhone unit.
Yesterday saw Applerelease the latest update to its iOS 11 mobile operating system. Designated as iOS 11.4.1, this newest batch came with the new USB Restricted Mode feature, as well as an improved version of the Find My AirPods feature. As for the former, it was put in place in order to provide protection to iPhone units, especially against USB devices and accessories that might be used by law enforcement agencies to gain access to Apple smartphones. The USB Restricted Mode basically works by taking away USB access after the iPhone has been locked for sixty minutes.
ElcomSoft had taken the time to conduct some extensive testing of iOS 11.4.1’s USB Restricted Mode, and the results of those tests show that the resetting happens even using Apple’s own Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter. ElcomSoft has stated that it is looking to do further tests using other adaptors, but for now, it has pointed out that the Lightning to 3.5 millimeter adaptor (which costs only nine bucks as compared to Apple’s $39 Lightning to USB 3 camera adapter).
Meanwhile, a number of iOS mobile users have started reporting issues related to their device’s battery since installing iOS 11.4. According to a report published by 9to5Mac last weekend, a few people have already taken to Apple’s official forums in order to complain about instances of excessive battery drain after updating their OS.
It was less than a couple of weeks ago when Apple had rolled out iOS 11.4. The update had brought Messages support in iCloud and AirPlay 2, plus some other enhancements and the usual fixes for glitches. It goes without saying that few had expected the update to also bring in battery drain problems.
As mentioned earlier in this post, Apple has already begun deploying the iOS 11.4.1 update yesterday, but it is not sure if this release has a fix for the battery drain issues experienced by those who have just updated to iOS 11.4. Still, it is safe to assume that any upcoming update will take care of the battery problem anyhow, so for those affected, they will just have to hang in there.
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