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Apple Releases iOS 13.1 to Fix All the Bugs in 13.0

Apple has begun rolling out iOS 13.1 to all compatible iPhone and iPod touch owners as a free update to last week’s release of 13.0. The update is geared toward fixing most (if not all) the major bugs users have pegged version 13.0 as having. During my early beta testing of the update, I noticed most app crashes and weird glitches to be next to nonexistent.

Features

If you’ve been holding off from upgrading to iOS 13 until today (a.k.a. the Right Thing to Do), you may be curious as to what the update features. Here’s a breakdown of some of the perks you get.

  • Dark mode all the things!
  • New portrait lighting controls
  • All-new Photos app
  • Video editing w/ video rotation
  • Sign In with Apple log-in method (similar to Facebook/Google log-in)
  • All-new Maps experience
  • All-new CarPlay UI
  • New Siri voice
  • Audio sharing with two sets of AirPods on one iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
  • Message announcements via Siri in AirPods
  • New Memoji controls
  • Memoji Stickers
  • Swipe typing
  • All-new Reminders app
  • Faster performance
  • 30 percent faster Face ID
  • ARKit 3 w/ background object support

Compatibility

iOS 13 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPod touch (7th-generation)

How to Install

The new software can be installed by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your device. From there, you should see iOS 13 ready to be downloaded. After making sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network and have enough battery life, go ahead and hit install.

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