Apple releases iOS 13.2.2, iPadOS 13.2.2 with fix for background refresh issue

Apple is moving right along with its next software update for iOS 13, bringing the version to 13.2.2.

Apple on Thursday officially released iOS 13.2.2 (and iPadOS 13.2.2) to the public. As is par for the course, this update is free, and it’s available to download and install now. As far as what’s new, the version number suggests it’s a minor update in the grand scheme of things. As such, it’s likely that this new software won’t have any major new features for the end user.

What it will have, though, is general software improvements and bug squashing, aiming to improve the overall software as a whole. Additionally, we know that iOS 13.2.2 will address previous complaints over “aggressive” RAM management in iOS 13.2 as well. If there are any major new discoveries made in this new software, we will update this post accordingly.

Here is the official changelog for iOS and iPadOS 13.2.2:

iOS 13.2.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background
  • Resolves an issue where iPhone may temporarily lose cellular service after a call
  • Addresses an issue where cellular data may temporarily not be available
  • Fixes an issue that caused replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable
  • Addresses an issue where using Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt
  • Resolves an issue where charging may be interrupted on YubiKey Lightning-powered accessories

Apple also released the corresponding iPadOS 13.2.2 as well.

Apple added a variety of new features with iOS 13.2, including the Deep Fusion feature that improves images captured with the stock camera in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. You can catch up on all the new features built into that software version right here.

Looking ahead, Apple is already beta testing iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 ahead of its public launch later this year. While iOS 13.2.2 appears to fix the RAM management bug already, that software appears to also tweak it as well. Then again, that was compared to iOS 13.2, and not this brand new iOS 13.2.2, so it will be interesting to see how it all shakes out once iOS 13.3 launches to the public.

The new software is available now.