Apple’s Newest Software Updates Squash Phone, Mail and Health Bugs +More

Ios 13.1.3 Update Credit: GottaBeMobile
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Apple on Tuesday released several minor software updates that squash quite a few bugs on iOS, iPadOS and macOS Catalina.

Those updates, iOS and iPadOS 13.1.3 and a macOS Catalina Supplemental Update, are just the latest attempts to tighten up what’s been a fairly buggy software release year for Apple. Here’s what they fix.

iOS and iPadOS 13.1.3

Primarily, iOS 13.1.3 seems to be focused on introducing fixes for several Phone, Mail and Health bugs.

For example, the update addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating during an incoming call and another bug that caused Bluetooth to disconnect from certain vehicles.

It also squashes a bug that interfered with meeting invites in Mail, an issue that prevented Health data from displaying correctly, and another bug that caused pairing problems with an Apple Watch.

The update also shores up iCloud backup reliability, specifically dealing with problems that prevented apps or Voice Memos from being downloaded after restoring.

Apple also notes that iOS 13.1.3 improves the performance of Game Center-based apps and improves the connection reliability of Bluetooth audio devices.

A handful of these fixes are also present in iPadOS 13.1.3, although the actual list of problems addressed in the release notes is quite a bit smaller.

iOS 13.1.3 and iPadOS 13.1.3 can be downloaded on your respective devices by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

macOS Catalina Supplemental Update

Alongside the iOS and iPadOS updates, Apple also released a Supplemental Update for macOS Catalina — which comes just about a week after the initial public release.

Apple says the Supplemental Update “improves installation reliability” of Catalina on Macs with low disk space and also addresses an issue that caused Setup Assistant to “hang” during some installations of the new software.

It also patches a problem that could interfere with users accepting iCloud Terms and Conditions on Macs that have multiple iCloud accounts logged in.

Finally, the update improves reliability for Game Center data saving when playing Apple Arcade games offline.

Users can download the macOS Catalina update by clicking on the Apple logo in the top menu bar, selecting About This Mac and then clicking on the Software Update… button.

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