Apple officially releases the iPadOS and iOS 13.1 for all compatible iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch models. The update is now available for download, and this is just a week after the iOS 13 debut.
Unlike the one week old iOS 13 with new features, the new iOS 13.1 only specializes on bug fixes, few performance improvements, automated Siri Shortcut actions, a share ETA feature in Apple Maps, data separation for enterprise devices, and 24 emoji designs. Which makes few of the animals anatomically accurate.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, the company is announcing its first iteration of its iPad-exclusive operating system, which is the iPadOS. It comes with several major enhancements to Apple iPad models.
However, the iPadOS being the company’s iteration, you can expect to see the iOS 13 features such as dark mode, updates to Apple Maps, Photos, Reminders, Xbox and PS4 controller support for iPads and many more others.
Since the iOS 13.1 will only bring that expected bug fixes, lets dig into the whole package of iPadOS. Lets start from the addition of widgets to the home screen, which can now be customized.
In addition to that, the Cupertino giant also included what is called “desktop-class” browsing to Safari, and tweaking its multitasking features.
Nevertheless, the iOS 13.1 download is compatible with iPhone 6s and the seventh-generation iPod touch while the iPadOS is available for download from iPad Air 2 or later, an iPad Pro, a fifth-generation or later iPad, or iPad mini 4 or later.
Anyways, you can easily update your iPhone to iOS 13.1, or iPadOS from settings > general > software update. For those on the public beta profile, remove it from your device to see iOS 13.1 or iPadOS.
Check your Third-party keyboards Permission
Well, along with the iOS 13 and iPadOS update, the company said in a short support message, that third-party keyboard apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS are becoming suspicious, as they can send data to internet without permission.
Meaning that, third-party keyboards installed on iOS 13 and iPadOS might be able to gain “full access” even if you haven’t authorized this. And this suspicious keyboards with full access can send data (whatever you are typing) to the internet.
For users, who haven’t installed any sort of third-party keyboards on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can take a free tour through this but if you have them right now, you’d have to act fast and quickly.
The company added a swipe method of inputting text, to the third-party keyboards, it is what the company calls “QuickPath”. Don’t be frighten as the company mentioned that an upcoming software update, iOS 13.1 will fix this issue.
To be on the safe side, you see your installed third-party keyboard apps that could be impacted by this issue: Open the Settings app > Go to General > Keyboard > Keyboards. If you’d find anything, you are sincerely advised to quickly remove the app.
Anyways, it won’t harm to know that Apple prevents third-party developers from recording your passwords, as it always switches to the default iOS keyboard in password fields even when you’re using third-party keyboards.