Apple has released iOS 8.1.1. This update fixed a number of issues, but most notably the iCloud hanging issue which has been affecting sync for many Drafts 4 users running iOS 8.1.

I have been testing Drafts 4 extensively on the iOS 8.1.1 beta release and can confirm that the issue is resolved in this iOS update. If you have been seeing random hangs (both in Drafts and other apps), sync failing to update other devices quickly, or seen a “iCloud not Available” message in Drafts’ Settings > iCloud screen, you want this update.

I highly recommend you backup your device and upgrade as soon as possible to better reliability with all apps (including Apple’s own) which use iCloud.

Apple’s iOS update instructions →

I very much appreciate the frustration this issue has been causing for many Drafts customers and I thank you for your patience.

Also, be on the lookout for Drafts 4.0.5, which should make it through Apple’s review process in the next few days. The update fixes a number of remaining issues, as well as add new iCloud Drive actions, the ability to save to Google Drive in Google Doc format, a quick way to duplicate actions and lots of other improvements!