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Apple iOS 13.1 Update Released: What’s New? Let’s Find Out

iOS 13.1 Update

Apple surprised everyone with the release of iOS 13.1 just after a few days of the release of iOS 13. It seems like Apple took the steps too earlier to land the new iOS 13.1 as it was expected to release on Sep. 30. Well, if Apple has released the iOS 13.1 too early, then there would be the reason. Let’s find out which new feature added to the iOS 13.1!

I guess there were some missing features on iOS 13.1 like Audio Sharing, Share ETA, and more. So now, Apple has added those new features on the latest iOS 13.1 along with fixing the three-finger formatting bar popup while playing PUBG or Fortnite. The new iOS 13.1 update also brings some changes in multiple emojis. What’s more? Let’s check out!

iOS 13.1 New Features

if you haven’t downloaded iOS 13.1 yet, then you can go to Settings > General > Software Update and install iOS 13.1 update over-the-air.

Emoji Designs Tweaked

With iOS 13.1, Apple did some changes in total of 24 emojis mostly related to animals. The octopus now has suckers on its tentacles; the squid emoji no longer has a siphon in the middle of its face, The mosquito now has six legs instead of five legs, the abacus now has its beads oriented vertically instead of horizontally. Apple hasn’t done yet; they are planning to add more emojis as well with the upcoming update.

Shortcuts App Updated

The Shortcuts app is also getting smarter. Starting with iOS 13.1, creating a shortcut will now be easier thanks to suggested automation for creating shortcuts for tasks like a morning routine. Shortcuts can also be automated, using triggers such as a specific time of day to run. 

Share ETA

Apple Map now also become smarter as now it allows users to share ETA (estimate time of arrival) to any of your contact (friend or family) so that they can follow along with trip and get the exact idea about your arrival. Well, in case if you are running late than the estimate, then Apple Maps will send a notification to the contact about informing them that you will get late.

Audio Sharing 

Apple introduces the Audio Sharing feature on iOS 13. But some audio devices weren’t supporting this new Audio Sharing. So now, the new Apple’s iOS 13.1 update arrived with the updated Audio Sharing feature which allows you to connect your Apple’s AirPods, as well as Beats’ Powerbeats Pro, Studio3 Wireless, BeatsX, Powerbeats3 Wireless and Solo3 Wireless to the iPhone and watch movie with your loved one.

Apple Music Lyrics Like Karaoke

There has also been seen a change in Apple Music app where previously you would see lyrics in text form. But now, you will know the song lyrics in the karaoke-like stream. So now it will look more realistic. You just need tap on the new lyric button to the see the new lyric screen. So just try and enjoy singing.

There are many other minor changes in iOS 13.1 which are below:

-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.


– 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

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

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