iOS 13.3.1 eliminates iPhone XR’s connectivity issues on O2

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You can use your iPhone XR on O2 again.
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Apple’s most recent iOS update eliminates the connectivity issues plaguing iPhone XR owners on O2, the U.K.’s second-largest carrier.

Many users have been unable to make calls or browse the internet without being connected to Wi-Fi. But O2 today confirmed that updating to iOS 13.3.1 restores normal functionality.

Apple promised a fix for these issues was coming for iPhone XR users. But it wasn’t clear whether it would be ready in time for iOS 13.3.1, which first entered beta testing back in December.

Fortunately for iPhone XR owners, the wait is over.

iOS 13.3.1 fixes iPhone XR on O2

Updating to the latest release should restore full connectivity on iPhone XR. You’ll be able to make and receive calls, send text messages, and browse the web over a cellular connection once again.

O2 hasn’t told us what caused the problem in the first place, and it’s not completely clear when it first surfaced. What we do know is that it made iPhone XR almost unusable, and there was no real workaround.

There’s no need to worry about all of that anymore, though.

iOS 13.3.1 rolled out on Tuesday, and it also includes a bunch of fixes for other issues affecting features like Communication Limits, CarPlay, Deep Fusion on iPhone 11 Pro, and Mail.

The update also gives users greater control over the Ultra Wideband chip inside Apple’s latest handsets. Download it now by visiting the Software Update section inside the Settings app.