iOS 13.1 is released with U1 chip based AirDrop, Share ETA, & lots of bug fixes

Apple has released iOS 13.1 as an over-the-air update for all iPhone users. The update includes a number of features that were previously delayed from iOS 13 release, like Shortcuts Automation, Share ETA and optimized battery charging. This update coincides with the release of iPadOS, which ships with a number of new features for iPad users, as well as tvOS 13.

iOS 13.1

What’s new in iOS 13.1?

Apple had started beta testing iOS 13.1 before even releasing iOS 13 to the public. The new update suggested that Apple is already planning a bug fix release, which would also include some features that are delayed from the initial iOS 13 update. Some of these features includes Shortcuts Automation, Share ETA in Maps and more.

A number of bugs and issues had also been reported in iOS 13, even by reviewers who got their hands on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. This new update aims to fix a number of these issues. For a quick run though of all the new features in iOS 13, check out our coverage here.

Note that iOS 13 was never released for iPod touch (7th generation), however, iOS 13.1 has been released for this iPod touch model.

Here are the complete release notes by Apple:

iOS 13.1 includes bug fixes and improvements, including AirDrop with Ultra Wideband technology oniPhone 11,iPhone 11 Pro, andiPhone 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 oneiPhone 11,iPhone 11 Pro, oriPhone 11 Pro Maxto 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 foriPhone XR,iPhone XSandiPhone XSMax 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 iniPhone XR,iPhone XS,iPhone XSMax and later

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:
– Adds a link to the Me tab inFind Myto 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 iniPhone 11,iPhone 11 Pro, andiPhone 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 sharingiCloudlists
– 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 ofiCloudfrom 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 whereSirimay not read Messages inCarPlay
– Addresses an issue that could prevent sending a message using third party messaging apps inCarPlay
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Update to iOS 13.1

To update to iOS 13.1, go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone or iPod touch. Alternatively, you can connect your iOS device to a Mac or Windows PC running the latest version of iTunes, to download and install the update.