Apple releases iOS 8.1.3

One of our loyal readers has sent us a screenshot showing that Apple has rolled out iOS 8.1.3. Among the new features, it reduces the amount of free storage required for software updates. This might help stop a trend that has seen a lower adoption rate for iOS 8 compared to iOS 7. It also fixes a bug that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime. Another issue taken care of by the update prevented Spotlight from displaying app results.

A couple of Apple iPad related fixes are included in iOS 8.1.3. One issue that prevented multitasking gestures from working on the tablet has been taken care of. And with many iPads now used in the classroom, the update adds configuration options for education standardized testing.

If you're keeping score, iOS 8.1.2 was released on December 9th. Keep in mind that since the update is sent out OTA on a staggered basis, you might not get it right away. Don't pout, you will receive iOS 8.1.3 soon. The update is available for Apple devices running iOS 8 including the Apple iPhone 4s, Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4, Apple iPad mini, Apple iPad Air, Apple iPad mini 2, Apple iPad Air 2, Apple iPad mini 3 and the Apple iPod touch, fifth-generation.

Thanks for the tip, Nathan!

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