iOS 13 brought big changes and version 13.1 added some more, but Apple sure isn’t resting on its laurels — the company quickly rushed out iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2. Anyone greedy for more new features is in for a disappointment, as this is entirely a bug-fix update.
This marks the fourth new iOS version in two weeks, and the third iPadOS version since Tuesday.
Another day, another iOS update
After being announced in June, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 went through public beta testing all summer. iPhones recived their new version earlier this month, very quickly followed by iOS 13.1. And then there was Friday’s iOS 13.1.1 security update that never went through beta testing.
Tablets started last week with iPadOS 13.1, and also received their own version 13.1.1 on Friday.
And now iOS 13.1.2 and an iPad equivalent are available on the next business day. These also didn’t undergo beta testing.
iOS 13.1.2 squashes bugs
Apple’s official changelog makes it clear that this new version has no new features:
“iOS 13.1.2 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:
- Fixes a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup
- Fixes an issue where Camera may not work
- Addresses an issue where the flashlight may not activate
- Fixes a bug that could result in a loss of display calibration data
- Fixes an issue where shortcuts could not be run from HomePod
- Addresses an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles”
Get iOS 13.1.2 now
The easiest way to get this new version is to turn on automatic updates in Settings > General > Software Update. This will take care of everything.
Those who don’t want to wait have two options, including simply connecting the iPhone to a computer running iTunes.
The other option is an over-the-air upgrade, and it’s just as easy. Open the Settings app then go to General > Software Update > Download and Install.