Apple has been seeding developer and public betas of iOS 13.3.1 for weeks, but the wait for the final release is finally over.
On Tuesday, Apple officially released iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 to the public. Unlike previous updates to iOS 13, this one is relatively minor, all things considered. There weren’t any major forward facing features added to the new software during the beta phase, so it’s likely that will remain the case with the public launch today. However, if that does change and there are new features to take note of, we will update this post accordingly.
iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 are available now. To update, supported device owners simply need to open Settings –> General –> Software Update and follow the instructions on screen. If you have Automatic Updates switched on, the software will download and install automatically the next time you have your phone is charging.
The new software does come with some fixes, though. That includes to the Mail app that “could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled”. In addition to that, the new software also fixes an issue with Communications Limits, which “could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode”.
It also allows users to quickly toggle on or off the U1 Ultra Wideband chip, which correlates to location data tracking. There are other fixes and tweaks, mostly behind-the-scenes to help the overall performance of iOS 13.3.3.
Here’s the changelog:
iOS 13.3.1 includes bug fixes and improvements. This update:
- 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
The new software is available to download and install now.