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iPadOS 13.1.2 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know



The iPadOS 13.1.2 update squashes several, but problems have unsurprisingly slipped into Apple’s latest release for iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad Pro.

Apple’s released a new version of its iPadOS 13 operating system. The iPadOS 13.1.2 update is a maintenance upgrade and it comes with important bug fixes for your tablet.

While most people should install the iPadOS 13.1.2 update right now or in the near future, others might want to press pause and wait for more feedback or for the next version of iPadOS 13 to roll out.

iPad users who have made the move from iOS 12 to iPadOS 13 and iPadOS 13.1/iPadOS 13.1.1 to iPadOS 13.1.2 are complaining about bugs and a variety of performance issues. Some of the problems are brand new, others have carried over from iPadOS 13.1.1, iPadOS 13.1 and iOS 12.

In this guide, we’ll take you through the current state of iPadOS 13 problems. We’ll also show you where to find potential fixes for the most common iPadOS 13 problems and provide you with some resources that should help if you run into trouble.

Our walkthrough also touches on the state of the downgrade and tell you about what’s coming next from Apple in terms of bug fixes.

iPadOS 13.1.2 Problems

iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad users are complaining about a mix of bugs and performance issues including some that popup every time Apple releases a new version of its software.

The early list of iPadOS 13.1.2 problems includes UI lag, crashes, issues with first and third-party apps, Face ID problems, Wi-Fi issues, and Bluetooth issues.

This is a very early list and we expect it to grow over the course of month as more people transition from iOS 12 to iPadOS 13 and iPadOS 13.1/iPadOS 13.1.1 to iPadOS 13.1.2.

If you haven’t downloaded iPadOS 13.1.2 yet, we recommend preparing yourself, and your iPad, for the move. A little prep work ahead of time could help you avoid major headaches.

We’ve put together a step-by-step pre-installation process and it will help you get ready for the installation.

Where to Find Feedback

If your iPad is already running iPadOS 13.1.2 or you’re thinking about making the move to the latest version, you’ll want to dig into feedback from those who have made the move.

We also recommend digging around on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter/Facebook, and the MacRumors forums for additional feedback about the update’s performance.

How to Fix iPadOS 13 Problems

Before you get in contact with Apple, take a peek at our list of fixes for the most common problems. You might find the fix you’ve been looking for.

We’ve also released a list of tips that could help you improve your device’s performance and a guide that will show you how to fix  battery life problems.

If you can’t find a fix in those guides, head on over to Apple’s discussion forums. And if they can’t help you, you might want to get in contact with Apple Support via Twitter or via the the company’s website.

If nothing works, you’ll probably want to make an appointment to see a Genius at your local Apple Store.

You Can’t Downgrade from iPadOS 13.1.2

If you can’t stand the update’s performance on your iPad, you’re stuck there unless you jump up to the latest iOS 13 beta.

Apple is no longer signing on iPadOS 13.1.1, iPadOS 13.1, and iOS 12.4.1 which means you can no longer use a loophole to bring your iPad back down to one of those versions in an effort to improve performance.

Unfortunately, Apple’s no longer signing on iOS 12.4, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3, iOS 12.2, iOS 12.1,4, iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12.0, and iOS 11 which means there’s no way back to any of those updates either.

For more about how the downgrade process works, take a look at our detailed walkthrough.

What’s Next

If you’re struggling on iPadOS 13.1.2, help is on the way.

Apple’s confirmed an iPadOS 13.2 update and the software is currently in beta testing ahead of an unknown release date. We expect a release alongside iOS 13.2 in October or November.

iPadOS 13.2 is a milestone upgrade which means it should carry a mix of new features, enhancements, bug fixes, and security patches.

If you’re struggling on iPadOS 13.1.2, and you can’t wait for the official version, consider downloading the public iPadOS 13.2 beta. It’s free.

For more on iPadOS 13.2, take a look at our guide.

9 Things to Do Before Installing iPadOS 13.1.2

Backup Your Data

Backup Your Data

Backing up your iPad's data might be the most important step to take before installing iPadOS 13.1.1.

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 want to backup using Apple's iCloud service, take a look at our guide. If you need additional help, you'll want to check out Apple's guide to using iCloud

If you prefer using iTunes to backup your data, we have a guide that will take you through that version of the backup process

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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  1. Ray

    09/29/2019 at 12:15 pm

    Never had Email problems before, now with 13.1.1, I get physical gaps in emails being displayed in the left hand column and folders like trash no longer showing. So far not impressed on my iPad. Shouldn’t have released it if I it’s so buggy…

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