A week ago Apple launch its awaited update of iOS 13, which is being received with love as many people don’t even have time to notice the things they don’t love about it. Apple has made an update to fix some crucial issues.
The new version named iOS 13.1 is expected to be rolled out to iPhone users later today. It is will patch issues in iOS 13 like a location privacy bug, a lock screen bypass exploit and some other minor bugs and crashes
iOS 13 doesn’t ‘honour users’ location privacy settings’. The privacy bug disregards the selection of never sharing location details by a user and instead changes the setting to ‘Ask next time’. iOS 13 changes the privacy setting on Facebook to “Ask Next Time” regardless of how many times “Never” was selected.
The update is expected to address a lock screen bypass issue that can be exploited by receiving a FaceTime call and then using the voiceover feature from Siri to access the contact list. This was demonstrated by independent researchers on YouTube.
iOS 13 has wide dark mode system, a revamped Photos app, new privacy features and India-specific functionalities like an Indian voice for Siri and language support for 15 new Indian languages. Apple has also introduced a special data optimisation mode thus making it easy to stream content on Hotstar and Netflix.
The iOS 13 update is available for 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 and the iPod touch.
The iPhones mentioned above will also receive the iOS 13.1 update Over-The-Air (OTA). You’ll be notified automatically when the device receives it or you can check it manually, you can head over to Settings, then tap on General and then select Software updates. If your iPhone has received one, there’ll be an option to download it.
Make sure your phone has at least 50% battery and access to high-speed internet before downloading the update.