Latest iOS 13 update fixes problems in Mail, Health, iCloud and more

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iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.1 brought a truckload of new features, but also plenty of bugs Apple has been busily evicting.
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Apple continues the lengthy bug hunt in its iPhone and iPad operating systems. iOS 13.1.3 fixes ten problems that made it through the three previous versions introduced in less than a month.

iPadOS 13.1.3, also debuting today, takes care of some of these for tablet users.

Four iOS updates in four weeks

Today’s release is just the latest in a quick succession. iPhones received iOS 13 in mid September, hastily followed by iOS 13.1. And then there was version 13.1.1, then 13.1.2.

All the recent versions, including the new iOS 13.1.3, are about removing problems, not adding new features. Apple’s official changelog for this version says:

“iOS 13.1.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone. This update:

    • Addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call
    • Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
    • Resolves an issue where data in the Health app may not display correctly after daylight savings time adjusts
    • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
    • Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup
    • Fixes an issue that can prevent Apple Watch from pairing successfully
    • Resolves an issue where notifications may not be received on Apple Watch
    • Fixes an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles
    • Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
    • Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center“

Don’t forget iPadOS 13.1.3

iPad owners got iPadOS 13.1 at the end of September, and there have been multiple bug-fix updates for it since then.

The official changelog for today’s offering says:

‌”iPadOS‌ 13.1.3 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPad. This update:

    • Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
    • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
    • Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup
    • Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
    • Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center”

Install them now

These updates can be installed by connecting an iPhone or iPad to a computer running iTunes. Or by going to the Settings app then  General > Software Update > Download and Install.

Those who have automatic updates turned on in Settings don’t have to do anything. The latest version will arrive automatically.