Anyone else experiencing the iOS 4 Mail bug?

iOS 4.If you are, you know what I’m talking about. I don’t even have to say it. For those who don’t know, the Mail app in iOS 4 has been loading ghost messages – emails with no sender, no subject, and no content – instead of the real deal. In some cases the message takes up space on the screen, but the cell reads “This message contains no content.”

In my own experience, the emails also have strange dates – 12/31/69 in most cases. It’s a really annoying bug, so bad that I went back to using regular old mobile Gmail. Apparently, though, deleting the email account and then reapplying it will fix the bug. You may have also noticed that you could access another folder – your Trash for instance – and then return to your Inbox to find things properly loaded.


iOS 4 available now for download

If you haven’t plugged your iPhone into your computer recently, you might want to do so. iOS 4 is now available as a free download through iTunes.

Before downloading, make sure you transfer any purchases you may have made from your phone to your computer and run a manual backup. From there, it’s an easy install. iOS 4 brings some nice new features, including the ability to multitask, which is pretty fantastic. You can also now use custom backgrounds, create folders, have up to 5x digital zoom in the camera app, and access the new mail app, which includes threading, all among the other features.

The best part of all of this is that the update is free.

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