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Apple Releases iOS 13.6.1: What you need to know

iOS 13.6.1 was released on August 12, 2020 for all iOS 13-compatible devices (iPhones 6S and newer and the 7th generation iPad touch). If you’re prompted to upgrade automatically, you can check manually by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.
While iOS 13.6.1 complaints remain low, there have been some additional reports of charging issues for a small number of iPhone owners after upgrading. Users affected find their iPhones either charge very slowly, require multiple connection attempts before their phones begin charging or refuse to charge at all. However, this seems to have impacted only wired charging and a handful of users.
Allbeit, Bluetooth and WiFi performance issues which has surfaced reportedly since the release of iOS 13 was released seem to be finally fixed.

Latest fixes
Apple’s official iOS 13.6.1 release note list the following three fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where unneeded system data files might not be automatically deleted when available storage is low.
  • Fixes a thermal management issue that caused some displays to exhibit a green tint.
  • Fixes an issu where Exposure Notifications could be disabled for some users.

All three are very important, though it’s Apple’s first official confirmation of the green tint bug first reported in June.

What to look forward to

Apple iOS 14 is reportedly in its fourth beta release and it looks obviously more cleaner and elegant than iOS 13 ever was, as it should be expected anyway. It’s also Apple’s most awaited upgrade in a long time as it introduces a lot of features such as home screen widgets, an app drawer, compact Call and Siri notifications, picture-in-picture video, cycling routes to Apple Maps, an overhaul of Messages, advanced language translation and a lot more.
Although many of this upgrades slim the gap between iOS and Android (in terms of comparison), Apple still has an edge over Android in terms of Support. While some Android handset makers are starting to offer support for up to three years, Apple iOS 14 will support every iOS 13 compatible iPhone, this means the 2015 iPhone 6S will continue to receive feature and security updates till 2021.

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