If your iPad's been struggling with bugs and/or performance issues on iOS 12 or an older version of iPadOS 13, think about giving the iPadOS 13.5.1 update a shot.
iPadOS 13.5.1 doesn't bring any known bug fixes, but it could 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 iPadOS 13.5, you get its bug fixes with your upgrade. iPadOS 13.5 fixed an issue where users might see a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websites. There's also a fix for an issue in the share sheet where suggestions and actions may not load.
If you've run into either of these issues on your iPad, you'll want to install iPadOS 13.5.1 today or at some point in the near future.
If you skipped iPadOS 13.4.1 you get three additional bug fixes with your upgrade. They include:
- A fix for an issue where devices running iPadOS 13.4 could not participate in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier
- A fix for an issue on iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) where the flashlight may not turn on after tapping the Flashlight button in Control Center or on the Lock screen
- A fix for a bug with the Settings app where choosing Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail
If you skipped iPadOS 13.4, you get its fixes with your upgrade Here's the full list:
- A fix for an issue in Camera where the viewfinder may appear as a black screen after launch
- A fix for an issue where Photos may appear to use excess storage
- A fix for an issue in Photos that may prevent sharing an image to Messages if iMessage is disabled
- A fix for an issue in Mail where messages may appear out of order
- A fix for an issue in Mail where the conversation list may display empty rows
- A fix for an issue where Mail may crash when tapping the Share button in Quick Look
- A fix for an issue in Settings where cellular data may incorrectly display as off
- A fix for an issue in Safari where webpages may not be inverted when both Dark Mode and Smart Invert are active
- A fix for an issue where text copied from web content in a third-party app may appear invisible when pasted if Dark Mode is active
- A fix for an issue in Safari where a CAPTCHA tile may display incorrectly
- A fix for an issue where Reminders may not issue new notifications for an overdue recurring reminder until it is marked as completed
- A fix for an issue where Reminders may send notifications for completed reminders
- A fix for an issue where iCloud Drive appears to be available in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote even when not signed in
- A fix for an issue in Apple Music where music videos may not stream in high quality
- A fix for an issue in the Home app where tapping an activity notification from a security camera may open a different recording
- A fix for an issue where Shortcuts may not appear when tapping on the Share menu from a screenshot
If you skipped iPadOS 13.3.1, its fixes are baked into your update. The iPadOS 13.3.1 update had four bug fixes on board. They include:
- A fix for an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
- A fix for an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
- A fix for an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
- A fix for an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
If you skipped iPadOS 13.3, you get some additional bug fixes with your upgrade to iPadOS 13.5.1. These include:
- A fix for issues in Mail that may prevent downloading new messages
- A fix for an issue that prevented deleting messages in Gmail accounts
- A fix for issues that could cause incorrect characters to display in messages and duplication of sent messages in Exchange accounts
- A fix for an issue where the cursor may not move after long pressing on the space bar
- A fix for an issue that may cause screenshots to appear blurry when sent via Messages
- A fix for an issue where cropping or using Markup on screenshots may not save to Photos
- A fix for an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not be able to be shared with other audio apps
- A fix for an issue where the Cellular Data setting may incorrectly show as off
If you skipped iPadOS 13.2.3, you get its fixes with your iPadOS 13.5.1 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 13.5.1. 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 13.5.1 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 13.5.1. They include:
- 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 these bug fixes with your upgrade:
- 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.
If you skipped one of Apple's iOS 12 updates, you will get additional bug fixes with your version of iPadOS 13.5.1.
For more on iOS 12's bug fixes, take a look at our guide.