Apple has just released iOS 13.1 and iPad OS 13.1, a week after the release of iOS 13. The update comes with numerous bug fixes and additional features for iPhone and iPad, so tap on the Settings app now and go to General>Software Update to download and install it. Don’t forget to make a backup first!

One of the major changes in iOS 13.1 includes the ability to share ETA in Apple Maps and share it with anyone who needs to know it. An automated text/SMS will be sent to the recipient with updates on your ETA no matter the circumstances.

Shortcuts now has a personalized automations based on your routine, triggers for personal and home automations, and advanced actions in the Automation tab for home app support for shortcuts.

AirDrop is improved as well as you can now select who you want to send files via AirDrop just by pointing from one iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max to another using the new U1 chip with Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness.

Battery Health has also been improved with an optimized battery charging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged while charging; slowing down the battery aging in the process.

Here’s Apple’s official update note for a complete lists of bug fixes and improvements.

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.

AirDrop

Ability to select who you want to AirDrop to by pointing from one iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max to another using the new U1 chip with Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness

Shortcuts

Suggested automations in the Gallery personalized to your daily routine
Personal and home automations for automatically running shortcuts based on triggers
Home app support for shortcuts as advanced actions in the Automation tab

Maps

Share ETA to send your estimated time of arrival while your route is in progress

Battery Health

Optimized battery charging to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged

Performance management feature for iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs
Notifications for when Battery Health is unable to verify if a new, genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and later
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

Adds a link to the Me tab in Find My to allow a guest to sign in and locate a missing device
Includes notifications for when the display on your iPhone is unable to be verified as a new, genuine Apple display in iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
Addresses issues in Mail that could cause incorrect download counts, missing senders and subjects, difficulty selecting or flagging threads, duplicate notifications or overlapping fields
Fixes an issue in Mail that may prevent background downloading of email messages
Addresses an issue that could prevent Memoji from correctly tracking facial expressions in Messages
Fixes an issue where photos might not display in the Messages details view
Fixes an issue in Reminders that prevented some users from sharing iCloud lists
Resolves an issue in Notes where Exchange notes may not show up in search results
Addresses an issue in Calendar where birthday events could appear multiple times
Addresses an issue that could prevent third-party sign in screens from appearing in the Files app
Fixes an issue that could cause Camera orientation to appear rotated when swiping to it from the Lock screen
Addresses an issue that could cause the display to sleep while interacting with the Lock screen
Resolves issues where app icons could appear as blank or as a different app on the Home screen
Resolves an issue that could prevent supported wallpapers from switching appearances when changing between Light and Dark modes
Addresses stability issues when signing out of iCloud from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
Fixes an issue where signing in to update Apple ID settings could fail repeatedly
Fixes an issue that could prevent the device from vibrating when connecting to a charger
Addresses an issue that could cause people and groups in the Share Sheet to appear blurred
Fixes an issue that could prevent alternate words from displaying when tapping on a misspelled word
Resolves an issue where multilingual typing could stop working
Addresses an issue that could prevent switching back to the QuickType keyboard after using a third-party keyboard
Fixes an issue that could prevent the edit menu from appearing when selecting text
Fixes an issue where Siri may not read Messages in CarPlay
Addresses an issue that could prevent sending a message using third party messaging apps in CarPlay
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

iPad OS 13.1 brings new multitasking features, an improved browsing experience in Safari which Apple touts as desktop-class, and widgets that can be displayed alongside the app icons on the homescreen.

As this is the first time Apple make iPad’s software separate from iPhone’s, expect that it also includes many features of iOS 13. To update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Featured Image by Henry Ascroft on Unsplash

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