iOS, iPadOS 13.2.3 Released with Mail, Messages and Background Bug Fixes

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Apple on Monday released new point versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS to squash a handful of ongoing bugs and other issues.

The updates, iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3, are very minor releases with no major user-facing changes. Instead, they contain a number of bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements, according to Apple’s release notes.

For example, the update fixes a problem that could prevent system search and the regular search functions in Mail, Files and Notes from working correctly.

It also patches an issue that prevented apps from downloading content in the background and another that caused photos and links to not appear in the Details menu in Messages.

The update also appears to deal with a couple of issues in Mail, including one bug that prevented the app from fetching new messages and another that would cause it to fail to include or quote original message content in Exchange accounts.

Unlike past iOS and iPadOS releases, it doesn’t appear that today’s batch of point updates contain any iPhone-specific bug fixes. In other words, the iOS and iPadOS versions appear to be identical.

It’s worth noting that today’s updates are arriving just 11 days after Apple issued iOS and iPadOS 13.2.2, which notably fixed a bug that pretty much broke app multitasking due to an apparent RAM management issue.

The rapid-fire releases of the last few point updates suggest that the company is still working hard to iron out all of the kinks present in its latest software, which is admittedly quite a bit buggier than past updates.

Apple is also in the midst of beta testing iOS and iPadOS 13.3, which is another relatively minor update that includes a new Communications Limits setting for Screen Time, an updated Apple Watch app icon and the ability to remove Memoji from the emoji keyboard, alongside a handful of other small changes.

iOS 13.2.3 and iPadOS 13.2.3 are currently available as over-the-air updates on supported devices. You can install it by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

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