iOS 13 launched just a week ago, including a plethora of new features for the iPhone 6S and above, but Apple has already rolled out the next major update for its mobile operating system. iOS 13.1 was initially slated for a September 30 launch; however, Apple has fast-tracked the rollout after users started to complain of frozen screens and apps crashing.
The release notes for iOS 13.1 reflects how buggy the initial launch of iOS 13 was, with the new update bringing fixes for issues with Mail, Siri not working with CarPlay, faulty app icons and sign-in failures.
Another significant difficulty with iOS 13 was with location permissions – Fast Company recently reported that if a user had chosen never to share location details for an app, a privacy flaw modified that choice to “Ask next time.”
Those privacy issues are additionally addressed in the new release, together with a fix for a lock screen bypass bug that would let others access a user’s contact list by merely making a FaceTime call and utilizing Siri’s voiceover feature to gain access.
And while all these fixes are excellent news, iOS 13.1 additionally adds some new features to what got here along with iOS 13.