iOS 13.3.1 & iPadOS 13.3.1 Update for iPhone & iPad Released

Jan 28, 2020 - 7 Comments

iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1

Apple has released iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 for iPhone and iPad users. The release includes bug fixes, security improvements, and feature enhancements. The full release notes for the system software versions is available below.

Additionally, iOS 12.4.5 is available for older iPhone and iPad models that are not able to run the latest iOS and iPadOS 13 versions.

Separately, Apple has also released MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 for Mac, watchOS 6.1.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 13.3.1 for Apple TV, Security Update 2020-001 for macOS Mojave and High Sierra, all of which are also bug fix or security releases.

How to Download iOS 13.3.1 or iPadOS 13.3.1 Updates

Be sure to backup iPhone or iPad to iCloud, to Finder in MacOS, or iTunes, before installing any system software update. Failure to have a fresh backup can lead to permanent data loss.

  1. Open “Settings” app on iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to “General”, and then go to “Software Update”
  3. Select “Download & Install” for ‘iOS 13.3.1’ or ‘iPadOS 13.3.1’ to install on the device
  4. iOS 13.3.1 update

The updated device will reboot automatically as part of the installation process, when the device has booted back up it will be running the new system software.

Another option is to update to iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 through a computer. You can do that by connecting the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a Windows PC with iTunes, or a Mac with iTunes, or a Mac with MacOS Catalina.

Advanced users can also use IPSW files to update system software which requires connecting the device to a computer as well, and the using either iTunes or Finder. Linked below are IPSW firmware files at Apple servers.

iOS 13.3.1 IPSW Direct Download Links

iPadOS 13.3.1 IPSW Direct Download Links

iOS 13.3.1 Release Notes

iOS 13.3.1 includes bug fixes and improvements. This update:
– Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
– Adds a setting to control the use of location services by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip
– Addresses an issue that could cause a momentary delay before editing a Deep Fusion photo taken on ‌iPhone 11‌ or iPhone 11 Pro
– Resolves an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
– Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
– Addresses an issue where FaceTime could use the rear facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera
– Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
– Addresses a CarPlay issue that could cause distorted sound when making phone calls in certain vehicles
– Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod

iPadOS 13.3.1 Release Notes

‌iPadOS‌ 13.3.1 includes bug fixes and improvements. This update:
– Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
– Addresses an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
– Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
– Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
– Introduces support for Indian English ‌Siri‌ voices for ‌HomePod‌

As mentioned earlier, Apple also released system software updates for their many other devices and products. iOS 12.4.5 is available for some older iPhone and iPad models via the Settings > General > Software Update mechanism. You can find MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 along with Security Updates to Mojave and High Sierra via the System Software control panel. Apple Watch users and tvOS users can update to the latest versions of their respective system software using the Settings apps on those devices. You can read how to update Apple Watch watchOS here and how to update tvOS on Apple TV here if interested.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

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  1. Farinaz says:

    Hello
    I can never update my iPhone.
    How can I do it ?
    My phone is 5s

  2. David Baird says:

    I get continual drop outs while listening to internet radio especially bbc world service. Anyone else have this same really irritating problem?

  3. Kevin says:

    I finally broke down and updated my iPhone 7 and iPad pro 9.7 from the old ios 12.4.1 from august 2019 to this new ios 13.3.1 today. I havent heard anything lately about ios 13 no more so that why I finally decided to go ahead and did the update. But they were around 2 -3 GB on both device instead of the 646.5 MB for the download size

    • mohi says:

      whats about changes like battery usage
      overall speed
      lags and slowings
      bugs
      crashes??

      • Kevin says:

        Battery usage: about the same
        Overall Speed: Little Faster
        Lag / Slowness: None
        Bug and Crashes : Also None

        Anytime I go to a new major update like ios 11.X.X to ios 12.X.X to ios 13.X.X I also do a clean install after doing the update but I don’t do it when I install the update on the same OS like ios 12.X.X to ios 12.X.X

  4. Andreas says:

    iPhone 11 Pro Max link isn’t working ( access denied error )

  5. arrrnii says:

    I can never update my ipad pro using the settings>general>updates method. I always have to connect it to the computer and update that way. I wonder if I have a setting wrong somewhere.

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