Apple has released iPadOS 13.3.1, a more minor update that nevertheless contains a number of bug fixes for things like Screen Time, Mail, and more.
- What's new in iOS
- How to install iPadOS 13.3 using Software Update on your iPhone or iPad
- How to install iPadOS 13.3 using your Mac
- How to install iPadOS 13.3 over the developer or public beta
What's new in iPadOS 13.3
January 28, 2020: Apple releases iPadOS 13.3.1
Apple has released iPadOS 13.3.1 for the iPad. This update introduces additional parental controls in Screen Time, letting parents set additional limits over who their kids can call, FaceTime, or message. There are new layouts in Apple News+ stories from top newspapers. You can now use FIDO2-compliante NFC, Bluetooth, and Lightning security keys with your iOS device. There are also a number of bug fixes present in this release.
December 10, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.3 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.2.3 for the iPad. This update focuses on bug fixes, such as an issue that let you enter the Communication Limits settings in Screen Time without entering your Screen Time passcode.
November 18, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.2.3 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.2.3 for the iPad. The update fixes an issue with system search in Mail, Files, and Notes. It also addresses an issue where photos, links, and other attachments might not display in the Messages details view, and fixes an issue that may prevent apps from downloading content in the background, The update also resolves issues that may prevent Mail from getting new messages, and fail to include and quote original message content in Exchange accounts.
November 7, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.2.2 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.2.2 for the iPad. This is a smaller update, though it contains an important fix for apps that were being killed too soon when they went into the background.
October 28, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.2 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.2 for the iPad. This is a fairly major release, with new privacy settings for Siri, message announcements via Siri when wearing H1-powered headphones, and more.
October 15, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.1.3 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.1.3 for the iPad. This is a small update that fixes a couple of bugs in iPadOS.
September 30, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.1.2 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.1.2 for the iPad. This is is a small update that fixes a couple of bugs in iPadOS. First, it corrects an issue that caused the progress bar for iCloud Backups to continue to show even after a backup was complete, as well as an issue that prevents the use of shortcuts with the HomePod.
September 27, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.1.1 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.1.1 for the iPad. This is a minor update that fixes a number of bugs, including one that could cause excessive battery drain, and a security issue that impacted third-party software keyboards.
September 24, 2019: Apple releases iPadOS 13.1 for iPad
Apple has released iPadOS 13.1 for the iPad. This update introduces Dark Mode, widgets for the Home screen, side-by-side space support for apps, Shortcuts as a built-in app, and much more.
How to install iPadOS 13.3 using Software Update on your iPad
The easiest way for most people to download iPadOS 13.3 is over-the-air, directly on their device. It's fast, it's efficient, and it's simple to do.
- Make sure you have a recent iCloud backup.
- Launch Settings from your Home screen.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Software Update.
- Tap on Download and Install.
- Enter your Passcode, if prompted.
- Tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- Tap Agree again to confirm.
The download will begin automatically. If the download does not begin right away, you may see a notice: "Preparing to download." Give it a couple of minutes and the download will begin shortly.
How to install iPadOS 13.3 on your Mac
If you have limited space on your device or software update isn't working for whatever reason, you can update using iTunes.
- Make sure you have a recent backup. Make it encrypted so all of your passwords and other private data is preserved.
- Plug your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in using your USB to Lightning or USB to 30-pin Dock cable.
- In Finder, click on the device icon at the top left to go to the device tab.
- Click on Check for Update in the Summary pane.
- Click on Download and Update
- Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- Enter the Passcode on your iPhone or iPad, if prompted.
How to install iPadOS 13.3 over the developer or public beta
You can install the public version of iPadOS 13.3 over a beta version of iPadOS 13.1 if your device is still running that version. Here's how.
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