Apple’s pushed an iOS 13.3 update to the iPhone XR and the company’s milestone upgrade could help, or hurt, your device’s performance.
The latest release for the iPhone XR is a sizable upgrade with a collection of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes on board. Given what’s on board, most iPhone XR users should install iOS 13.3 today or at some point in the near future.
Before you hit download, note that iOS 13.3 is causing problems for some users. Some of the problems are minor bugs, others are far more problematic.
That means some of you might want to hang around on iOS 13.2.3, or whatever your device is currently running, for a little while longer.
If you do decide to install iOS 13.3 on your iPhone XR, you’ll see a pretty sizable download if your device is currently running iOS 13.2.3.
If you’re running an older version of iOS 13 or if for some reason you’re still on iOS 12, your download and change log will be larger. That’s because the changes from the updates you skipped are baked into your version of iOS 13.3.
With that in mind, we want to take you through the important things to know, right now, about the iPhone XR’s iOS 13.3 update.
We’ll take you through the current state of iOS 13.3 problems, your downgrade options, the jailbreak situation, the update’s performance, and more.
iPhone XR iOS 13.3 Impressions & Performance
We've been using the iOS 13.3 update on the iPhone XR for several weeks now and the software is still holding up as we push into 2020.
While we've noticed a bit of UI lag on the iPhone X, we can't say the same for the iPhone XR. iOS 13.3 is running smoothly on it right now.
Transitions and animations are crisp and we haven't seen any slowdown in problem areas like Control Center, the keyboard, and Notification Center.
We haven't noticed any abnormal battery drain during our time with the software. Battery life is still extremely strong.
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS are working normally at the moment. We haven't experienced any speed issues or dropped connections.
Core applications like Asana, Slack, Chrome, Gmail, Dark Sky, Spotify, Google Maps, Amazon, Hangouts, Instagram, and Netflix are all running fine on the device.
If you're seeing issues with one of your apps, check for updates. Developers are rolling out iOS 13 support updates and they could help.
iOS 13.3 is doing just fine at the moment. And given what's on board, we recommend it to most iPhone XR users.
If you need more feedback, check out our list of reasons to and not to install iOS 13.3 right now.
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