Every iOS 13.3.1 Update And Bug Fix

Every iOS 13.3.1 Update And Bug Fix
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After releasing a bunch of updates and bug fixes for the developer versions of iOS 13.3.1, they have finally landed for regular users. Here’s what you’ll get when you update.

What’s new about iOS 13.3.1?

The new update is around 300MB in size and addresses a major security flaw that enabled the device’s U1 Ultra Wideband chip to still track your location even when location services was switched off. This fix was first trialled on the iOS 13.3.1 beta update last week.

It also fixes a flaw in Communication that allowed texting to people from unknown numbers without having to enter the Screen Time password, which was a concern in regards to children using devices.

Here’s the full list of bug fixes:

  • Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
  • Adds a setting to control the use of location services by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip
  • Addresses an issue that could cause a momentary delay before editing a Deep Fusion photo taken on iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro
  • Resolves an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
  • Addresses an issue where FaceTime could use the rear facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera
  • Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
  • Addresses a CarPlay issue that could cause distorted sound when making phone calls in certain vehicles
  • Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod

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iPadOS 13.3.1 updates and bug fixes

A patch for iPadOS 13 was also released, which fixed some of the same issues as above.

  • Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
  • Addresses an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
  • Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
  • Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod

Who can get the latest iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 updates?

Anyone who has the previous iOS 13 or iPad 13 operating systems can get the latest patches. This means anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, as well as select iPad and iPod Touch 7th generation owners.

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

How do I update to iOS 13.3.1?

You can do this through an over the air update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.