After three beta tests, Apple released iOS 13.3.1 today on January 28. It is the latest update for iOS 13, coming exactly seven weeks after the release of iOS 13.3. So what's new?
Apple dropped iOS 13.3.1 at 1:00 PM. EST (10 hours PST) five days after beta 3 had been seeded to developers. In retrospect, the latest beta update was a good sign that a public release was imminent, because the update contained virtually no new features or changes at the surface level.
In general, iOS 13.3.1 is a stability patch. Through beta testing, we knew that 13.3.1 contained a bug fix for a communication limit bug, where contacts could be added to an iPhone without entering the correct screen time code. It also adds a switch to disable UWB chip location services from the 201
Thanks to the release notes, we know that 13.3.1 also contains two bug fixes for Mail, one where remote images would still load, even with "Load remote images" disabled, as well as a solution that prevents multiple dialog boxes from being undone to be made. You see a solution for failed push notification delivery via Wi-Fi, along with the introduction of support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod.
There is a bugfix for a slight delay when taking a photo with Deep Fusion, the intelligent camera function for the iPhones from 2019. CarPlay calls no longer sound distorted in certain cars and FaceTime no longer uses the ultra-wide camera & # 39; s on the 2019 iPhones when the wide camera is supposed to be used.
You can view the full release notes below:  iOS 13.3.1 contains bug fixes and improvements. This update:
- Resolves an issue in communication limits that allowed a contact to be added without entering the screen time access code
- Adds a setting to prevent the use of location services by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip
- control issue that can cause a short delay before editing a Deep Fusion photo taken on iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro
- Resolves an issue with Mail that could allow external images to be loaded even when the "Load external images" setting "is disabled
- Resolves an issue that could cause multiple dialog boxes to be undone in Mail
- Resolves an issue where FaceTime could use the rear-facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera
- Resolves an issue where push notifications could not be delivered Wi-Fi
- Resolves a CarPlay issue that is distorted can cause loud calls when calling in certain vehicles
- Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod
For information about the security content of Apple software updates, visit this website:
support.apple.com/kb / HT201222
To update to iOS 13.3.1, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap "General" -> "Software Update." Follow the on-screen instructions to start downloading the software to your device and continue updating. You can also just wait for it to be installed automatically if "Automatic updates" is enabled.
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