iOS 13.1.1 Update Released

After fixing numerous defects with iOS 13.1, Apple has released yet another patch. The new update solves a battery drain issue, among other fixes.

iOS 13.1 Left Serious Defects Unresolved

Cupertino has had a rough past few weeks. Shortly after iOS 13 launched, new gestures conflicted with some of the most popular games, such as Fortnite, rendering them unplayable.

The iOS 13.1 update intended to resolve the most serious iPhone issues. In addition to the gesture bug, it also fixed the following issues, while adding some additional features:

“iOS 13.1 includes bug fixes and improvements, including AirDrop with Ultra Wideband technology on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, suggested automations in the Shortcuts app, and the ability to share ETA in Maps.”

Unfortunately, iOS 13.1 didn’t fix some of the more severe bugs in the operating system. With battery problems still irritating users, Apple had to quickly release iOS 13.1.1, which is mainly a bug remediation release.

iOS 13.1.1 Fixes Serious Defects

Apple’s latest iOS release addresses issues with iPhone backup restoration, battery drain, Siri and other defects. Third-party keyboards can no longer siphon off user data after iOS 13.1.1 is installed. If you use a third-party keyboard, update your iPhone as soon as possible.

A bug in Siri’s code caused problems recognizing user requests. This defect only affected the newest iPhone 11 models.

The new update also fixes some minor issues. Safari search suggestions will now stay off when turned off. iOS 13.1.1 also fixes some sync performance issues with Reminders.

You Should Install iOS 13.1.1

Given the severity of the bug fixes, it’s a good idea to install iOS 13.1.1 as soon as possible. You can do this by tapping on Settings > General > Software Update, then follow the on-screen instructions.

If you haven’t installed iOS 13 yet, you may want to stick with iOS 12 for now. iOS 13 just launched a few weeks ago. If your device is mission critical, it’s best to wait a month or two before upgrading to the latest major version of iOS.

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