Apple Releases iOS 13.1, Here’s Why You Need To Update Your iPhone Now

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Apple is rolling out iOS 13.1 just a week after the initial release of iOS 13. As announced by Apple earlier, the update will be available to a number of smartphones going right back to the iPhone Special Edition, which was launched 3 years ago. Not only that, even the 7th-generation iPod Touch will receive the incoming update. The entire list of devices to receive the new software is as follows:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPod touch (7th gen)

Why you need to update

iOS 13.1 brings a number of key bugfixes and features to iPhones. Here’s what you need to know:

  • iOS 13.1 fixes a key security bug that allowed anyone to view an iPhone user’s contacts without unlocking the device using simple voiceover feature from Siri during a FaceTime call.
  • It also fixes a bug with location permission that changed the privacy setting to “Ask Next Time” if a user had selected never to share their location detail for an app.
  • iOS 13.1 brings the ETA feature to Maps which allows the iPhone user to share their expected time of arrival with their family and friends right from within the apps.
  • It also brings a new feature to Apple Music that allows the user to see the lyrics to song that is playing in a Karaoke style format.
  • The Shortcuts apps has become a tad bit smarter. It now suggests automations for your personal routine.

Alongside iOS 13, Apple is also rolling out iPadOS 13.1, which is basically a re-branded version of iOS with better support for larger screens. The optimizations include tweaked icon sizes, Split-screen view to run multiple apps simultaneously and more.

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