iOS 13.1.2 Released with Camera, iCloud, Flashlight Bug Fixes and More

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Apple on Monday released new software updates to iOS 13 and iPadOS, just a couple of days after it pushed the previous updates out.

The point releases, iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2, are minor updates with no new user-facing features. But they do address a number of issues and squash several bugs present in Apple’s latest major update.

Notably, Apple’s release notes say that iOS 13.1.2 fixes a problem that could cause problems the native Camera app to not work. According to anecdotal user reports, those Camera app issues appear to affect the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro devices.

Other fixes iOS 13 bugs include spotty Bluetooth connectivity in vehicles, problems with activating the built-in flashlight, and a bug that could result in “a loss of display calibration data.”

Both the iOS 13.1.2 and the iPadOS 13.1.2 updates squash a bug with the iCloud Backup progress bar. They also fix a problem that apparently prevented shortcuts from being run on HomePod.

Rapid-Fire Updates?

If it feels like Apple is pushing out software updates rapid-fire this year, it’s because it is. Apple’s iOS 13.1 update, for example, dropped on Sept. 24, less than week after the original iOS 13 release and actually a few days earlier than originally announced.

The first point update for iOS 13.1 was then released just a few days later on Friday, Sept. 27. And here we are today, just three days after that with a new update for both iOS 13 and iPadOS.

This is likely because iOS 13 itself is fairly buggy software, at least compared to iOS 12. More than that, Apple may have released the original iOS 13 update before it was actually ready for a wide release. That probably explains the quick bug fix releases that address some of the more significant problems.

Of course, not everyone that’s running iOS 13 is running into significant issues or bugs. But the pace of updates this iOS cycle is still pretty unusual.

iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2 are now available as over-the-air updates on compatible devices. You can download them by going to Settings > General > Software Update and it’s recommended that you do.

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