Apple drops minor update that iPhone users need to install now

Apple drops minor update that iPhone users need to install now
On September 19th, Apple disseminated iOS 13. Five days later, as expected, iOS 13.1 and iPadOS were rolled out. With iOS 13.1, the U1 Ultra Wideband chip inside the iPhone 11 family was enabled. This could provide the tracking capability for Apple Tags and also allows an iPhone user to find another iPhone user nearby. The update also added the ability to share a user's ETA from the Apple Maps app and record video with a transparent or invisible background for editing purposes.

But Apple also recognized that some bugs needed to be exterminated and exploits closed, so today it pushed out iOS 13.1.1. With this update, the vulnerability that allowed third-party QWERTY keyboard apps to leak an iPhone user's personal data over the internet is removed. And iOS 13.1.1 will help those who have been experiencing a faster battery drain than usual on their iPhone after installing iOS 13.


And there is even more. With the update, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max users will see an improvement in how well Siri recognizes their task requests; iOS 13.1.1 fixes an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly and also prevents Safari suggestions from turning back on without permission after being disabled. And if you back up the data on your iPhone often, you might be happy to see that iOS 13.1.1 fixes a problem that prevents the device from restoring files from backup.


Even though this is a minor update, it does need to be installed on your iPhone. Meanwhile, iPadOS 13.1.1 has also been released today by Apple. This is the first incremental update to the iOS-based dedicated tablet operating system developed by the tech giant.

You can find the updates on your compatible iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > General > Software update.

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39 Comments

1. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

Looks like Apple users are the beta testers now.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22217; Member since: May 28, 2014

They've been beta testers for a good while now. And while I am tempted by these new iPhones, the bugs and issues that constantly rise up on iOS are keeping me away.

9. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

Well, at least the devices are inexpensive...aw, dang it. Meanwhile, I'm waiting for the ticking time bomb that is my Pixel to throw a nasty surprise at me.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22217; Member since: May 28, 2014

It seems that, while it has had some issues, the midrange Pixels aren’t as bug prone as it’s larger flagship beta phone siblings. Let’s hope that remains the case, but I don’t have high hopes of that, unfortunately.

27. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

It's interesting that the budget Pixel apparently works better. It's the plastic. Has to be.

32. lyndon420

Posts: 6822; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I finally got my daughter off of the pixel and on to a Samsung S10 (I'm not a Samsung fan... definitely not a pixel fan). But seriously though...I doubt any OEM can be trusted 100% ....

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22217; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree, Vance. It has had issues, but not as many as it’s flagship siblings, I honestly think that if the Pixel 4 line exhibits the “bug-prone” prowess of the flagship Pixels before it, that Google should just stick to making midrange Pixels. They’ve been having better luck with that route.

49. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

They seem to sell better as well. Maybe there's a lesson here...

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2052; Member since: May 26, 2011

Map, Siri, etc

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2431; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think that’s part of the choice between Android and Apple. By and large, Android users do not receive the most up to date software on time (except for Pixel users or Nokia users). Apple users receive the most up to date software right away. There’s pros and cons to each side. Again I think it comes down to preference. I know some Android people that don’t mind being stuck on an older version of software and even some Apple users that continue to use iOS 11 even when they can upgrade to 13. As long as they aren’t being forced into an upgrade I think it’s fine.

8. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

I've found that with iOS, if you don't update, performance begins to suffer a bit. We pay a lot for these things...it's inexcusable to me.

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2431; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Have you tried backing up your files and doing a full reset? Sometimes, like computers, when you reformat a device it can go back to being just as snappy as it was before.

26. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt and bumper sticker. It doesn't help much, honestly, and I'll tell ya, Doc, should I really have to go through that with a "premium" device that supposedly "just works"?

34. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2431; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I had to go through that with my Samsung phones as well. I have to go through that with my computers as well. It’s just part of it. But I haven’t heard of my friends that don’t upgrade their OS complaining of it slowing down. It could be in your head.

40. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

Of course. If it involves Apple, it's just in my head. Thanks, Doc.

24. mackan84

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Yep we are, as the flagship pixels are hardware-buggie. The inexpensive one seems to be the best pixel so far.

29. mackan84

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Not that I don’t believe this is a buggy update I haven’t seen any things go haywire yet. Only podcast which crashes when I start a episode in latest.

33. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

The still haven’t fix the annoying custom keyboard bug from some apps

2. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

I expect to get the stable iOS 13 somewhere in August 2020 when a brand new bugloaded iOS 14 arrives.

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1538; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yeah, far be it for an OEM to provide timely updates. Oh wait.....

5. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You mean Apple drops minor update to fix major bug :))

10. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

My wife’s XS Max still can’t get her email app to work properly, recent phone calls don’t update, the search feature in messages doesn’t work, among other issues. This iOS 13 and 13.1 are horrible updates. Anyone have an idea on how to get iOS 12 back on her phone?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My wife and I are headed to Apple in the morning. Her emails are screwing up, and she can't erase certain text messages, and when she uses the two finger tap and drag, some texts won't even select. It's a carry over bug from iOS 13 to 13.1. The text bug is also affecting my CS Max. It's a very buggy update.

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I was finally going to upgrade my iPhone 7 Plus to the 11 pro max but I see so many issues with some of my coworkers phones. I don’t remember previous updates being this buggy. These bugs are so annoying because it affects everyday things like messages, email, calls, some apps crashing like Amazon, gmail. I could go on. Apple needs to fix this ASAP.

14. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i had alot of bugs on ios 13.0 but alot of it has gone after the 13.1 update. im using the 11 pro max.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

At least you're honest about it. Thumbs up.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As far as I can remember, the last update this buggy, was iOS 8.0.1. It was so bad, Apple took everyone back down to iOS 8.0.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22217; Member since: May 28, 2014

The apps that show up in the most recently used tray (for lack of a better word) on my iPad Pro become unresponsive sometimes when I select them from that tray. It happens randomly. My iPad Pro also freezes randomly, lasting a few seconds at a time. The keyboard on my iPad also freezes. These bugs are annoying. Honestly, the bugs are the one thing that keeps me from getting another iPhone to use as my daily driver. There is a lot I like about Apple products, but this ain’t it, as the saying goes.

28. Vancetastic

Posts: 1539; Member since: May 17, 2017

The only thing I've noticed on my iPad is some web pages continually reloading for some reason. It's pretty annoying.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31286; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, this is a buggy update, and Apple, and the flock is mum about it.

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