Apple’s pushed a new iPadOS 13.1.3 update to iPad, iPad Pro, iPad mini, and iPad Air users and the company’s latest point release could have a significant impact on your tablet’s performance.
iPadOS 13.1.3 is another maintenance update for iPadOS 13 and it brings important bug fixes to iPad models capable of running Apple’s new operating system.
If your iPad is currently running iPadOS 13.1.2, your iPadOS 13.1.3 update requires a small download. You also get the smallest set of changes.
If your tablet is currently running iPadOS 13.1.1 or something older, your iPadOS 13.1.3 update will be more substantial. That’s because the features and fixes from the updates you skipped are baked into your upgrade.
With that in mind, we want to run you through the most important things to know, right now, about the iPadOS 13.1.3 update.
Our guide goes over the iPadOS 13.1.3 update’s performance, iPadOS 13.1.3 problems, places to look for feedback about iPadOS 13.1.3’s performance, the iPadOS 13 jailbreak, and more.
We’ll start with our quick impressions of iPadOS 13.1.3’s performance.
iPadOS 13.1.3 Reviews
The iPadOS 13.1.3 update requires a fairly small download.
If you’re currently running iPadOS 13.1.2, the iPadOS 13.1.3 installation could take less than 10 minutes to complete. It took about seven minutes to install on one of our iPad Pro models.
For more on the iPadOS 13.1.3 download and installation, take a look at our guide.
We’ve been using the iPadOS 13.1.3 update on the iPad Pro for a short time and here’s what we’ve found thus far:
- Battery life is stable.
- Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
- Bluetooth is working normally.
- GPS and cellular data are both stable right now.
- Third-party apps like Netflix, Dark Sky, Twitter, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Chrome, and Spotify are all working normally.
- First party apps like Safari, Podcasts, and Calendar are also working normally.
- iPadOS 13.1.3 feels as fast as iPadOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.1, and iPadOS 13.1.
If you’re struggling with bugs or performance issues on iPadOS 13.1.2 or another version, you might want to install iPadOS 13.1.3 update right now.
If you need some help making this decision, take a look at our list of reasons to, and not to, install iOS 13.1.3 on your iPad today.
iPadOS 13.1.3 Problems
The iPadOS 13.1.3 update fixes lingering problems, but it’s also got some problems of its own.
The current list of iPadOS 13.1.3 problems includes installation issues, issues with third-party apps, issues with Face ID, UI lag, and weird battery drain.
If you encounter an issue on iPadOS 13.1.3, please take a look at our list of fixes for the most common problems. We’ve also released tips to help improve performance and tips to help improve battery life.
If you can’t handle the iPadOS 13.1.3 update’s performance on your iPad, you can try downgrading to the previous version. Apple is currently signing on iPadOS 13.1.2.
Unfortunately, you can’t downgrade to anything older than iPadOS 13.1.2. Apple’s closed up the downgrade path to older versions of iPadOS and iOS.
If you’re really struggling at the moment, you might try downloading Apple’s iPadOS 13.2 beta.
iPadOS 13.1.3 Update: What’s New
The iPadOS 13.1.3 update is a point release which means it’s comprised of bug fixes for lingering iPadOS issues. It doesn’t bring any new features to your device.
Apple’s latest update brings the following changes with it:
- Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail.
- Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup.
- Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup.
- Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets.
- Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center.
If you are dealing with one these issues, you should install the iPadOS 13.1.3 update right now.
iPadOS 13.1.3 doesn’t have any new security patches on board.
iPadOS 13 Jailbreak
If you jailbreak your iPad, make sure you avoid the iPadOS 13.1.3 update. The only way you can jailbreak a device right now is if it’s running iOS 12.
Jailbreak developers have teased iOS 13 jailbreak tools, but we probably won’t get a tool that’s compatible with iPadOS 13.1.3, iPadOS 13.1.2, iPadOS 13.1.1, or iPadOS 13.1 anytime soon.
Keep an eye out for developments as we push through the fall.
Apple’s confirmed the next version of iPadOS 13 and iPadOS 13.2 is currently in beta testing ahead of a release later this year.
We don’t have the official change log yet, but you can expect iPadOS 13.2 to bring a collection of new features, fixes, and enhancements to Apple’s slates.
To celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple previewed the emoji characters coming to compatible iPad models this fall. These emojis are currently in beta testing and they will arrive on board the final version of iPadOS 13.2.
For more, take a look at our guide to the iPadOS 13.2 update.
Backup Your Data
Backing up your iPad's data might be the most important step to take before installing iPadOS 13.3.1.
Data loss issues are pretty rare these days, but there's always a chance something gets fouled up during the transition process so you'll want to play it safe.
A lot of you probably know how to backup your data, but if you don't know where to start, we've got a few guides that will help.
If you don't want to use iCloud, we have a guide that will take you through the backup process using iTunes. If you're running macOS Catalina, you'll need to use Finder, not iTunes.
If you have a lot of data on your iPad, this process could take awhile so you'll want to remain patient.
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