People are loving iOS 13.1, but bugs continue to hang around

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Just a few days after iOS 13 was released, Apple quickly rolled out iOS 13.1. In addition to a handful of new features, the newest update squashes a lot of bugs leftover from the beta period. The good news is most people are pleased with the stability and performance of iOS 13.1, but not everything is smooth sailing.

Some users noted that their device doesn't seem quite as sluggish on iOS 13.1. Some users are also noting improved battery life, which is always welcome.

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While iOS 13.1 appears to be a big improvement over iOS 13, some users are still reporting bugs. In fact, Apple's support Twitter is doing overtime by trying to help users fix issues they've encountered.

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Before iOS 13 was released, developers voiced their concerns over the instability of the software, and many of their worst fears were realized once iOS 13 was released publicly. Although it wasn't quite the disaster many feared, bugs were a major talking point when iOS 13 hit. Although iOS 13.1 appears to be a lot better, some users are still experiencing problems.

Apple is already hard at work on more updates beyond iOS 13.1, which should improve the experience even more. For now, if you're running into issues, you might want to reach out to Apple Support to see if anything can be done.

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  • Here’s the problem. New iPhone. No computer. And now I’m being told by Software Update on iOS that it is “Unable To Check For Update” so I cannot install 13.1. Further, someone at the Apple call center in India said a computer with iTunes installed must be used in order to install 13.1. What the..? What happened to our “post-PC” society? Must I take this brand new phone back to Apple now?
  • You were told completely bogus information. You do NOT need a computer to update an iPhone, period. You may need to be connected to WiFi or maybe your carrier doesn’t allow large downloads, or maybe your data plan is insufficient. But to answer your question, sure, take it back and buy an Android phone. They are absolutely perfect and never have glitches, viruses, or any problems at all.
  • What an idiotic reply to a well-presented, reasonable question. Please, do not take the failings of a Gigacorp so personally. Apple do not care either.
  • I think the point is both Android and iOS (and any OS) have glitches/bugs at times. The iPhone is designed to be post-PC, I've not personally had any issues with OTA updates. Worth checking that you are connected to Wi-Fi, have enough storage space, and that the phone is charged
  • I've been on 13, then 13.1 since the moment they were released and not one bug. My only complaint is that the podcast syncing to watch bug is still present. All podcast syncing has been "pending" for months, and I cannot see my usage statistics on watch. Resets don't fix it. Everything else works great, though, so...
  • IOS 13 was a dumpster fire. I cannot believe apple even released that version. 13.1 is a little better, but still pretty buggy for going through so many betas.
  • And what are these bugs you are experiencing?
  • Here are two bugs... or maybe it's only one. Depends on where along the line it is. iPhone X, iOS13 installed through recovery/iTunes (i.e., fresh wipe/install). On both iOS 13 AND 13.1:
    • The Photos app will NOT analyze pics (say, People album or the new Years/Months/Days section),
    • Optimized Battery Charging will NOT work at all,
    if you're wirelessly charging. If you plug the Lightning cable in, then everything's fine. Even re-verified by factory-resetting phone and starting from scratch; wireless charging will not kick off either of these events, which is pretty bad.