iOS 13 to iPhones on 19 September and in less than two weeks there have been two more updates. iOS 13.1.1 is now out and it brings with it some notable tweaks.
This hasn’t been the smoothest rollout of iOS by any means. There have been bugs as bad as the keyboard entirely disappearing in some instances, as well as the classic problem of significantly worse battery life after the update for people who don’t have the new
iPhone 11 or
iOS 13.1.1 notably fixes a bug where third-party keyboards could gain full access to your data without permissions allowed on your iPhone. It also supposedly fixes the battery drain issue.
It’s proving to be a buggy start for what likely will be a full year before iOS 14 is available. Apple also used this version to siphon the iPad software into its own
iPadOS update, as it drastically updates the home screen for iPads.
We like the changes made despite the bugs, though it’s a shame it has fully abandoned
3D Touch on older devices that have the feature. The iPhone XR and the 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max do not have the pressure sensitive screen technology and instead use what Apple calls haptic touch, which is a long press technique and nothing to do with pressure.
It’s a shame that on iPhone 6s up to iPhone XS that haptic touch is now a feature if you upgrade to iOS 13, making the pressure sensitive screen in your iPhone forever redundant.