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The version of iOS 13.1 has already been released


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Jun 3, 2019
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iOS 13.1 has already been released :

The version of iOS 13.1 has already been released, and it is an emergency patch to fix the bug nest that iOS 13 was. Each iPhone running on iOS 13 will therefore have to update to work properly, but do you need to update if you are running on iOS 12? Explanations below.

Who is concerned?

iOS 13 is not compatible with two generations of devices: 6/6 Plus and earlier models, and 6G and earlier iPod touch. Compatible devices should receive an update prompt, but if not, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update. For beta testers, if you are using a more recent version of iOS 13, unsubscribe from this program or you will not be able to perform the iOS 13.1 update.

For iPad owners, Apple has developed a dedicated platform: iPadOS.

The prohibitive reasons

iOS 13 was a disaster. Many bugs have been found, as well as major security vulnerabilities, not to mention the fact that iOS 13.1 fixes a number of these malfunctions. These are already good reasons to upgrade to iOS 13.1, although perhaps all those still running under iOS 12 should continue to do so, because even if the patch works better than iOS 13, it does not become exceptional either.
The general public has once again flooded social networks with complaints. Just by browsing the official @AppleSupport Twitter account, you can see that iOS 13 messaging problems persist, as do erroneous reminders, WiFi instability and a large number of bugs in general.

iOS 13.1 also appears to have problems with third-party applications and devices, such as wireless chargers, that have reduced charging speeds. In addition, Apple confirmed that the bug with the "full access" keyboard was not fixed either.

So what's the point?

Here is a list of some of the improvements in iOS 13.1:

The mysterious U1 chip, introduced in iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, has been activated and now allows you to connect these devices together to transfer a file via AirDrop.
iOS version 13.1 allows users to use the Shortcuts application to automate certain actions after others have been performed. For example, you may choose to automatically share your estimated time of arrival with a family member when you start driving to their home.
The audio sharing option allows AirPods and Beats devices equipped with Apple H1 or W1 chips to share audio content from an iPhone to two headphones or headphones.
The UI volume has been adjusted to indicate when headphones are connected.
The emojis have been slightly modified.
But it is rather the bug fixes that give a real interest to iOS 13.1. Apple lists 22 of them, which concern Apple ID, calendar, camera, contacts, iCloud, emails, messages, notes, reminders, Siri or the sharing sheet. Obviously, not all of these features were optimized under iOS 13.

On a more positive note, Apple confirmed on its official security page that a serious flaw in the iOS 13 locking screen has been fixed.


iOS 13.1 is clearly a precipitated patch of an already precipitated version, which does not make it a good operating system. Therefore, if you are still using iOS 12, you should stick to this version. More than one update will be required to resolve all iOS 13 issues.

On the other hand, anyone who has rushed to iOS 13 or bought a model of the new iPhone 11 generation should upgrade to iOS 13.1 without hesitation, as this will necessarily be better than what you are using now.

What future for iOS 13?

Apple made iOS available last Sunday, and more updates are expected before the end of the year. Get ready for some more twists and turns.