Apple starts updating devices to iOS 8.1.3

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Going back several weeks now, we’ve been eagerly awaiting Apple to deliver iOS 8.1.3. Rumors suggested that the update might start heading out as early as two weeks ago, following word that Apple retail employees were helping out with some late-stage testing. But after the public release failed to materialize, we heard about an additional round of 8.1.3 betas, as Apple worked out the remaining kinks. Hopefully that fine-tuning has paid off, because it’s finally time to flip the switch on iOS 8.1.3, with Apple getting mass distribution underway this afternoon.

The download notification informs us that the release includes the standard bug fixes, performance tweaks, and stability improvements, but doesn’t go into detail – for a more complete list of 8.1.3 changes, we’re probably going to have to wait just a little longer – and we’ll update this post as we get word of specific enhancements.

But until then, you can get started with installing iOS 8.1.3 for yourself – just check for updates in your phone settings. And if you do happen to spot any interesting new features, or fixes for particularly annoying glitches, post them here in the comments to share.

Update: Important changes in 8.1.3 include a reduced dependency on available free space to install system updates, Apple ID login fixes, correcting a Spotlight bug, an iPad multi-touch fix, and the arrival of new configuration options.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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