Apple releases iPadOS 13.1.1 with bug fixes for battery drain, backup restore & other issues

Apple has released iPadOS 13.1.1 with bug fixes and improvements for battery drain, restore from backups, Reminders syncing, Safari search suggestions and a security fix for third-party keyboards. The update is out just 3 days after the first iPadOS 13.1 public release was made available to all users. Apple has also released iOS 13.1.1 with a similar set of fixes.

iPadOS 13.1.1

iPadOS 13.1.1 Release Notes

iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 have been through a strange release cycle. It is evident that the development process has not been smooth as the first stable release of iPadOS was not 13.0 but instead it was 13.1. Just 3 days after this stable release, Apple has release iPadOS 13.1.1, which has bug fixes for a number of issues, including a fix for battery drain.

Here are the complete release notes by Apple:

iPadOS 13.1.1 includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPad. This update:

  • Fixes issues that could prevent iPad restoring from backup
  • Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
  • Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
  • Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps

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

The security fix for third-party keyboard apps was a major bug which allowed the keyboards a higher level of access than allowed. As per Apple, the issue was that ‘Third party app extensions may not receive the correct sandbox restrictions’. Apple has fixed the restrictions with this new update for both iPadOS 13.1.1 and iOS 13.1.1

To update to the new version, go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPad. If you are still on the iPadOS 13.1 beta, you would have to uninstall the beta profile to download the final release.

Apple will likely release iPadOS 13.2 beta very soon to users as a number of features that were originally part of iPadOS 13 beta are still not part of the final release. There are also a number of reported issues with the update, including touch responsiveness on iPad Pros, issues with multitasking and more.