Apple’s iOS 13.1 and iPadOS are now available


Apple has jumped on a revision pretty soon after iOS 13’s drop. Some folks have noticedbuggy behaviorin 13.0, so the update could help iron out kinks before there’s too much opportunity for complaints. Then again, the company has got a lot on in the coming weeks with the launch of TV+ and Apple Arcade.

In any case, it looks likeiOS 13.1gets in place the features that weren’t quite ready for 13.0 — something that’s particularly pertinent as more and more people get the iPhone 11. The update restores Automations within Shortcuts, reinstates the option to share your ETA with friends in Maps, and includes a bunch of extra additions such as fresh HomeKit icons and a new AirPods volume indicator. AirDrop will also get better, with directionally-aware suggestions.

Meanwhile, iPadOS brings about some major changes designed to introduce more iPad-specific features -– or, in a nutshell, gives Apple’s expensive tablet devices a better iOS experience. It’s essentially a tablet-tuned version of iOS 13, which includes smaller app icons and pinned widgets, improved multitasking with the new Slide Over feature and more functional split view. There’s also better browsing, pencil improvements and a whole lot more. Check out our comprehensive hands-onhere.

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