Apple has just released the fourth version of its iOS 13 software in just two weeks as the company scrambles to fix another wave of bugs.
These include flaws that are causing the camera and flashlight to stop working and one that causes the progress bar to continue to show even after an iCloud Backup had been successful.
The iOS software update additionally fixes a bug that was causing display calibration data to be lost, corrects an issue where shortcuts weren’t being run via the HomePod, and an issue that caused Bluetooth to disconnect on certain vehicles. The iPad OS-specific update refers to the same iCloud issue, and the Bluetooth problem.
Apple iOS 13.1.2, and its iPad equivalent iPad OS 13.1.2, was pushed out to iPhones and iPads overnight.
iOS 13 went live on 19 September following Apple’s iPhone 11 launch event after being unveiled at WWDC earlier in the year. At its iPhone event, Apple took the covers off the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max as well the Apple Watch Series 5.
It introduced Dark Mode to the iPhone for the first time, added new ways to browse and edit photos, and features a private way to sign in to apps and websites. The software is also faster and more efficient than previous iterations, designed to work best with the hardware on Apple’s latest phones.
If you haven’t got automatic downloads enabled, you can manually push through this update in Settings | General | Software Update. If you’ve already downloaded the previous iOS 13 updates, Apple recommends downloading the latest version as soon as possible to avoid any security flaws. You can read more about the latest security updates here.
If you’re yet to upgrade to iOS 13 at all – either because you’ve been on the receiving end of these constant bug fixes before, or you just haven’t got round to it – it might be worth waiting to see if any more interval updates are released in the coming weeks.