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4 Reasons Not to Install iPadOS 13.3 & 6 Reasons You Should

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Install iPadOS 13.3 If You've Got Problems

Install iPadOS 13.3 If You've Got Problems

If your iPad's been struggling with bugs and/or performance issues on iOS 12, iPadOS 13.2.3, iPadOS 13.2.2, iPadOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.1.3, iPadOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.1, or iPadOS 13.1, think about giving the iPadOS 13.3 update a shot. 

iPadOS 13.3 comes with several bug fixes. According to Apple, the update:

  • Fixes issues in Mail that may prevent downloading new messages
  • Addresses an issue that prevented deleting messages in Gmail accounts
  • Resolves issues that could cause incorrect characters to display in messages and duplication of sent messages in Exchange accounts
  • Fixes an issue where the cursor may not move after long pressing on the space bar
  • Addresses an issue that may cause screenshots to appear blurry when sent via Messages
  • Resolves an issue where cropping or using Markup on screenshots may not save to Photos
  • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not be able to be shared with other audio apps
  • Resolves an issue where the Cellular Data setting may incorrectly show as off

If you're dealing with one or more of these issues, you'll want to install iPadOS 13.3 today.

If you skipped iPadOS 13.2.3, you get its fixes with your iPadOS 13.3 update. They include:

  • A fix for an issue where system search and search within Mail, Files, and Notes might not work
  • A fix for an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view
  • A fix for an issue that could prevent apps from downloading content in the background
  • A fix for issues that may prevent Mail from fetching new messages, and fail to include and quote original message content in Exchange accounts

If you skipped iPadOS 13.2.2, you get its fixes with your upgrade to iPadOS 13.3. Here's what iPadOS 13.2.2 brought to the iPad:

  • A fix for an issue that could cause apps to quit unexpectedly when running in the background
  • A fix for an issue that caused replies to S/MIME encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts to be unreadable
  • A fix for an issue where using Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt
  • A fix for an issue where charging may be interrupted on Yubikey Lightning-powered accessories

If you missed iPadOS 13.2, you get its fixes with your upgrade. Here's what the iPadOS 13.2 update had on board:

  • A fix for an issue that may prevent passwords from autofilling in 3rd party apps
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent the keyboard from appearing when using Search
  • A fix for an issue where Messages would only send a single notification when the option to repeat alerts was enabled
  • A fix for an issue where Messages may display a phone number instead of a contact name
  • A fix for an issue that caused Contacts to launch to the previously opened contact instead of the contact list
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent Markup annotations from being saved
  • A fix for an issue where saved notes could temporarily disappear
  • A fix for an issue where iCloud Backup might not successfully complete after tapping Backup Now in Settings
  • Improved performance when using AssistiveTouch to activate App Switcher

If you skipped iPadOS 13.1.3, you get its fixes with your iPadOS 13.3 update. Those include: 

  • A fix for an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail.
  • A fix for an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from ‌iCloud‌ Backup.
  • A fix for an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from ‌iCloud‌ Backup.
  • Improved connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets.
  • Better launch performance for apps that use Game Center.

If you skipped iPadOS 13.1.2, you get its changes with your version of iPadOS 13.3. These included:

  • A fix for a bug where the progress bar for iCloud Backup could continue to show after a successful backup.
  • A fix for an issue where shortcuts could not be run from HomePod.

If you skipped iPadOS 13.1.1, you'll get its bug fixes with your upgrade to iPadOS 13.3. These included:

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

iPadOS 13.3 could also fix performance issues like severe battery drain, busted Wi-Fi connectivity, UI lag, Bluetooth problems, random reboots, lockups and freezes, and issues with first-party applications.

If you skipped one of Apple's iOS 12 updates, you will get additional bug fixes with your version of iPadOS 13.3.

For more on iOS 12's bug fixes, take a look at our guide.

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