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Apple releases yet another update – do you need to download it?

Time to squash some bugs. Apple has just released the fourth update to its iOS 13 for iPhone since September. Tap or click here to learn how the initial iOS 13 launch went (hint: not well).

Well, here we go with another iOS 13 update, version 13.1.3. Since Apple split its iOS into iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, there is also an update for the iPad.

If Windows 10 has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. But Apple is a different animal and this latest round of updates is likely to improve your operating system’s performance.

Fixing bugs on important iPhone iOS 13 features

Version 13.1.3 for iPhone doesn’t introduce anything new; however, it does fix issues that have been causing problems with some important iPhone features. The update fixes bugs that:

  • Prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call
  • Prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
  • Prevent data in the Health app from correctly displaying after daylight savings time adjusts
  • Cause Voice Memos recordings to not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
  • Cause apps to fail to download when restoring from ‌iCloud‌ Backup
  • Prevent Apple Watch from pairing successfully
  • Cause Apple Watch to not receive notifications
  • Cause Bluetooth to disconnect from certain vehicles
  • Prevent connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
  • Prevent improved launch performance for apps that use Game Center

 

Related: iOS 13 security settings you should be using

 

The update for the iPadOS fixes bugs that:

  • Prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
  • Cause Voice Memos recordings to not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
  • Cause apps to fail to download when restoring from ‌iCloud‌ Backup
  • Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
  • Prevent improved launch performance for apps that use Game Center

A history of iOS 13 problems

Almost immediately after launching iOS 13, a number of users began reporting issues with app compatibility, as well as frequent crashes, signal drops and slow camera speeds. Users were also finding issues with iCloud syncing, with developers reportedly describing the situation as a “mess.”

Tap or click here to read how Apple released the iOS 13.1 update to address problems found in the original iOS 13 operating system. Version 13.1 appeared to have addressed most of the bugs that made iOS 13 unworkable.

The update did cause some confusion regarding where and how apps can be updated, but Komando.com created a guide to help you manage your apps. Click or tap here to see the guide.

Finally, in early October, Apple released iOS 13.1.2. Tap or click here to see how the update fixed some serious bugs that could cause critical components, such as your camera or iCloud, to fail.

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