Apple released iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 on Tuesday evening. The iOS update comes less than a week after the final release of iOS 13, which came out along with the new iPhones. In the iPad update, it means the transition from iOS to iPadOS.
Users of iPhones and iPads receive the updates via the update function in the settings menu. The new iOS version should fix bugs from iOS 13 and also adds some new features. For example, the update activates the U1 chip of the iPhone 11 devices, with which the location of Apple devices with the same chip can be accurately determined. Apple uses this chip for the AirDrop function. When iPhone owners point their devices at each other, the contact’s name should appear at the top of the AirDrop list. iOS 13.1 also adds dynamic wallpapers and the ability to share an arrival time in Apple Maps.
At the same time as iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1 has appeared. That’s basically the first version of iPadOS. In June, Apple announced that the operating system for tablets would get its own name. It used to be called iOS. With iPadOS 13.1, many changes are coming to the Apple tablets. The new software offers more possibilities to use the larger screen. For example, the home screen gets smaller icons so that more apps fit on it and there are more options for multitasking with multiple apps at the same time. For example, it is possible to open an app twice, for example to use two Safari windows side by side.
The release of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 comes a little earlier than originally planned. Apple previously said these versions would be released on September 30. Last week with the release of iOS 13, Apple already announced that it would bring the release forward.