iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1, tvOS 13 released

Today Apple released pretty significant updates across most of their mobile software. I recommend most people install these updates, particularly if you already upgraded to iOS 13.

iOS 13.1 brings a little polish to last week’s initial iOS 13 update, which turned out to go a whole lot more smoothly than I expected and less issues than most major upgrades I’ve witnessed. But iOS 13 also adds a few new features that weren’t quite ready last week, such as Bluetooth audio sharing, Shortcuts Automations, Maps ETA sharing, AirDrop directional sharing with iPhone 11, and many little bug fixes.

iPadOS 13.1 is the first release of iPadOS available to the public. Last week’s iOS 13 release didn’t get an iPadOS equivalent, but this now brings it up to parity.

tvOS 13 adds several new features including support for many third party game controllers and a new Control Center that even allows you to switch between users, keeping everyone in the family on their own TV-watching profiles.

To update

  • iPhone or iPad: go to the Settings app > General > Software Update.
  • Apple TV: go to the Settings app > System > Software Update