Apple squashes bugs with iOS 13.6.1 and macOS 10.15.6 update

Apple squashes bugs with iOS 13.6.1, iPadOS 13.6.1 and macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update


iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 and macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update too
All these Apple computers received updates on Wednesday.
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Apple slipped out collection of small system software updates for iPhone, iPad and Mac. These are all “bug fix” updates, without significant changes.

Still, they are recommended for all users of these devices.

What’s new in iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1

iPhone users can install iOS 13.6.1. And there’s an equivalent version for iPad. It fixes a handful of issues.

According to the release notes, it takes care of the green tint some users have reported on their displays. Apparently, this was a thermal management issue.

Plus, it allows the system to automatically delete unneeded system data files to free up space. And fixes an issue that disabled Exposure Notifications for some users.

To install iOS 13.6.1 or iPadOS 13.6.1, go to Settings > Software Update on the appropriate device. Or connect it to a computer running iTunes.

And macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update too

Mac users got their own small update. But it removes a bug that made headlines.

As the release notes for the macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update state, it “fixes a stability issue that could occur when running virtualization apps.” This problem has been bedeviling VMware users.

This small update also squashes a bug with the just-released 2020 iMac that caused the display to appear washed out after waking from sleep.

Visit Apple’s website on a Mac to download the macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update.


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