Apple released, on Tuesday (24), the download of iOS 13.1, the first update of iOS 13 since the launch of the operating system last Thursday (19). Among the changes that come to the iPhone system are the return of functions such as shortcut automations and the sharing of routes in the Maps application, which were present in the testing phase of the software, in addition to adjustments to the dynamic backgrounds. THE update also fixed several security holes.
The launch coincides with the arrival of version 13.1 of iPadOS, a specific derivation of iOS for the Apple tablet. The system, which was born in the 13th edition of the company’s mobile platform, brings a series of features that stand out for optimizing the workflow and improving the experience of users who are migrating from computers to the iPad. Today also came tvOS 13, software that runs on Apple TV.
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Available for models from the iPhone 6S, iOS 13.1 brings back the automation feature of the Shortcuts app, which was removed in the previous version of the system. With the function, it is possible to configure the device to perform certain actions in specific situations, such as starting an application fitness when entering the gym or calling a contact at a certain time.
Another feature that returned to the iPhone system was the sharing of routes in Maps. The function allows users to send their estimated time of arrival to friends or family after routes to a specific location have been entered.
Among the new features, in turn, is the volume indicator, which now shows which device the user is adjusting the sound level on. When changing the volume of AirPods, for example, a headset icon will be displayed. In iOS 13.1, HomeKit icons and live wallpapers have also been redesigned. THE update it also allows you to see which apps have been installed from Apple’s app testing platform, TestFlight.
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AirDrop also received news, but only for owners of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. The new smartphones, which feature ultra-wideband technology for spatial recognition, can locate other Apple devices that have the same U1 chip. Starting with iOS 13.1, you can streamline AirDrop file sharing by pointing your iPhone at the iPhone of another user you want to prioritize.
It is worth mentioning that the update also fixed some security flaws in the iPhone system. It is not yet known whether Apple has corrected the loophole that allowed access to the phone’s contact list even if it was protected by password or biometrics. The vulnerability exposed emails, phone numbers, addresses and other data. Another error, discovered by Reddit users, could expose credit card data to random people.
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To download the latest version of the Apple system, users must go to Settings> General> Software Update. Because it is a major update, it is possible that the download will take some time, depending on the connection speed. It is recommended to have more than half of the battery charged and be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The new version arrives less than a week after the launch of iOS 13, which brought features previously unheard of on Apple devices, such as night mode, the possibility of taking panoramic walks through the streets with the Maps app and the data saving mode furniture.