iOS 13.1 Update Download Released for iPhone [IPSW Links]

Sep 24, 2019 - 4 Comments

iOS 13.1 update available for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 13.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, the first point release update to iOS 13 which was released just a few days ago. iOS 13.1 includes several new features as well as multiple bug fixes and enhancements, making it a recommended update to all iPhone and iPod touch users who are running iOS 13.0. Additionally, Apple released iPadOS 13.1 download, marking the first iPadOS release available to iPad users, along with tvOS 13 for Apple TV.


Everyone with an iOS 13 compatible iPhone can install iOS 13.1 right away. For users who have not yet installed iOS 13, learn how to prepare your iPhone for iOS 13 first. Essentially you’ll want to do some house keeping and perform a device backup.

iOS 13.1 includes several bug fixes, improvements, and enhancements to iOS 13, and iOS 13.1 also adds several new features that were missing from the initial iOS 13.0 release for iPhone and iPod touch. If you were experiencing issues updating iOS 13 or experienced battery life problems with iOS 13 then installing the iOS 13.1 update may help.

How to Install iOS 13.1 Update on iPhone & iPod touch

Backup the iPhone to iCloud or iTunes, or both, before installing any software update.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone
  2. Go to “General”
  3. Go to “Software Update”, when iOS 13.1 shows as available choose to “Download & Install”
  4. iOS 13.1 download for iPhone

The iPhone or iPod touch will reboot to complete installation.

iOS 13.1 is available for iPhone and iPod touch, whereas iPadOS is available for iPad. You can download iPadOS 13.1 now as well.

There are other ways to update to iOS 13.1, notably through iTunes using a Mac or Windows PC, or the Finder in MacOS Catalina. Simply connecting the iPhone or iPod touch to the computer with a USB cable and launching iTunes will start that process.

iOS 13.1 IPSW Download Links

Advanced users can install iOS software updated using IPSW firmware files, linked below as hosted by Apple servers. Using IPSW can also sometimes be helpful if you want to update many devices but only download the software update once. Learn how to use IPSW files to update iOS with these instructions.

The build number of iOS 13.1 is 17A5844.

iOS 13.1 Release Notes

Release notes accompanying iOS 13.1 download are as follows:

iOS 13.1 includes bug fixes and improvements, including AirDrop with Ultra Wideband technology on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, suggested automations in the Shortcuts app, and the ability to share ETA in Maps.

AirDrop
– Ability to select who you want to AirDrop to by pointing from one iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max to another using the new U1 chip with Ultra Wideband technology for spatial awareness

Shortcuts
– Suggested automations in the Gallery personalized to your daily routine
– Personal and home automations for automatically running shortcuts based on triggers
– Home app support for shortcuts as advanced actions in the Automation tab

Maps
– Share ETA to send your estimated time of arrival while your route is in progress

Battery Health
– Optimized battery charging to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged
– Performance management feature for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs
– Notifications for when Battery Health is unable to verify if a new, genuine Apple battery is in iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and later

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:
– Adds a link to the Me tab in Find My to allow a guest to sign in and locate a missing device
– Includes notifications for when the display on your iPhone is unable to be verified as a new, genuine Apple display in iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max
– Addresses issues in Mail that could cause incorrect download counts, missing senders and subjects, difficulty selecting or flagging threads, duplicate notifications or overlapping fields
– Fixes an issue in Mail that may prevent background downloading of email messages
– Addresses an issue that could prevent Memoji from correctly tracking facial expressions in Messages
– Fixes an issue where photos might not display in the Messages details view
– Fixes an issue in Reminders that prevented some users from sharing iCloud lists
– Resolves an issue in Notes where Exchange notes may not show up in search results
– Addresses an issue in Calendar where birthday events could appear multiple times
– Addresses an issue that could prevent third-party sign in screens from appearing in the Files app
– Fixes an issue that could cause Camera orientation to appear rotated when swiping to it from the Lock screen
– Addresses an issue that could cause the display to sleep while interacting with the Lock screen
– Resolves issues where app icons could appear as blank or as a different app on the Home screen
– Resolves an issue that could prevent supported wallpapers from switching appearances when – changing between Light and Dark modes
– Addresses stability issues when signing out of iCloud from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
– Fixes an issue where signing in to update Apple ID settings could fail repeatedly
– Fixes an issue that could prevent the device from vibrating when connecting to a charger
– Addresses an issue that could cause people and groups in the Share Sheet to appear blurred
– Fixes an issue that could prevent alternate words from displaying when tapping on a misspelled word
– Resolves an issue where multilingual typing could stop working
– Addresses an issue that could prevent switching back to the QuickType keyboard after using a third-party keyboard
– Fixes an issue that could prevent the edit menu from appearing when selecting text
– Fixes an issue where Siri may not read Messages in CarPlay
– Addresses an issue that could prevent sending a message using third party messaging apps in CarPlay

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Did you install iOS 13.1 onto iPhone or iPod touch? Did you download and install iPadOS 13.1 to iPad? Let us know your experiences and thoughts in the comments below.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, News

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  1. Dave Mac says:

    Updated through updated OS & iTunes (that took many hours to install). Had lost iTunes access to iPhone a while ago, and had just gotten back on a 10.10 MacBookPro when this update explained I’d need at least 10.11.4 to proceed (luckily, that’s the highest my MBP can go). Install of the iOS 13.1 file went smoothly (granted, as other updates, one is in the dark at times as to progress or stall, but patience prevailed.
    Only noticeable fails so far are:
    1) (Faster?) it would seem that my muscle-memory based one finger fast entry of my 4 digit lock code is too fast for the iOS!? Only can unlock if I take my time with entering 4 digits. Hmmm…
    2) where did (and why in heck did) the double-tap to zoom webpage to zoomed view (including automatic zooming to paragraph margins it tapped on) disappear?
    Am I missing something (other than what I think I’m missing, namely Doubel-Tap?!)?
    -.-

  2. Anna says:

    I downloaded iOS 13.1 without any problems, however, I’m no longer getting any visual voicemail messages.

    Is anyone else experiencing this? I hope there is a fix because I love this feature.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Said that is was to fix an issue where Siri may not read messages in CarPlay, before I updated it worked just fine, now it doesn’t read them at all, I can’t even send a message either.

  4. Nanette Solem says:

    Touch is gone off iPhone 6S after update what is the reason for this?

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