iOS 13.3.1 and watchOS 6.1.2 updates released by Apple

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After a few weeks of beta testing, iOS 13.3.1 is ready for public consumption.

iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 are now available for download. If you’ve got an iOS 13-compatible iPhone or iPad, you can grab your update by going into Settings > General > Software Update.

This update fixes a bug with Communication Limits that would allow a child to get around the contact block by adding an unknown phone number to their contacts list. Also included is a toggle to disable Location Services used by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip inside the new iPhones, an issue that some users noticed when their location was being accessed even when they had disabled Location Services in their Settings app.

Apple says that iPhone and iPad owners can also expect a fix for a bug that would cause a momentary delay before you could edit a Deep Fusion photo on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. There’s a fix for a CarPlay bug that could cause distorted audio during phone calls on some devices, too, as well as a bug that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail.

You can find Apple’s full iOS 13.3.1 changelog below.

iOS 13.3.1 includes bug fixes and improvements. This update:

  • Fixes an issue in Communication Limits that could allow a contact to be added without entering the Screen Time passcode
  • Adds a setting to control the use of location services by the U1 Ultra Wideband chip
  • Addresses an issue that could cause a momentary delay before editing a Deep Fusion photo taken on iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro
  • Resolves an issue with Mail that could cause remote images to load even when the “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause multiple undo dialogs to appear in Mail
  • Addresses an issue where FaceTime could use the rear facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera
  • Resolves an issue where push notifications could fail to be delivered over Wi-Fi
  • Addresses a CarPlay issue that could cause distorted sound when making phone calls in certain vehicles
  • Introduces support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod

Also launched today is watchOS 6.1.2 for the Apple Watch. Apple says that it includes “important security updates”.

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