iOS 13.1.1 arrives with fixes for battery drain and keyboard security flaw

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iOS 13 on an iPhone X
You should install the new update ASAP.
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

Apple put out yet another iOS 13 update this morning to fix some major bugs, just over a week after the huge update for iPads and iPhones was released to the public.

iOS 13.1.1 and iPadOS 13.1.1 address a major security issue that allowed third-party keyboard apps to have network access. The flaw could have allowed keyboards to track what you type, including usernames and passwords, and send them to a remote server. Anyone that’s running iOS 13 of iOS 13.1 should update ASAP.

To install iOS 13.1.1 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, go to the Settings app, tap General and then select Software update.

Release notes for iOS 13.1.1 reveal a number of bug fixes, including better Siri recognition on the newest iPhones. Apple has been rushing to squash the remaining bugs in iOS 13 and even pushed up the release of iOS 13.1 to earlier this week to address some concerns.

Here’s the full list of fixes on iPhone and iPad:

– Fixes issues that could prevent iPhone restoring from backup
– Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
– Fixes an issue that could impact recognition of Siri requests on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
– Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
– Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
– Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps