Apple released new updates today to both iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. If you don’t like bugs or other issues that prevent you from doing whatever it is you’re trying to do—like complete a macOS Catalina installation without it screwing up—you’re going to want to update your iPhone and/or Mac as soon as possible.
According to Apple, here’s what the company fixed in the latest version of iOS (now 13.1.3):
- Addresses an issue that could prevent a device from ringing or vibrating for an incoming call
- Fixes an issue that may prevent opening a meeting invite in Mail
- Resolves an issue where data in the Health app may not display correctly after daylight savings time adjusts
- Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not download after restoring from iCloud Backup
- Addresses an issue where apps might fail to download when restoring from iCloud Backup
- Fixes an issue that can prevent Apple Watch from pairing successfully
- Resolves an issue where notifications may not be received on Apple Watch
- Fixes an issue where Bluetooth may disconnect on certain vehicles
- Improves connection reliability of Bluetooth hearing aids and headsets
- Addresses launch performance for apps that use Game Center
In other words, this is strictly a “fix the bugs” patch; don’t expect to see any new features when you run the update (via Settings > General > Software Update).
As for macOS Catalina,the list of fixed bugs is much smaller, but even more important, I’d argue. Though Apple’s website for macOS Catalina updates was down as of when we wrote this article, here’s what 9to5Mac reports Apple is fixing:
- Improves installation reliability of macOS Catalina on Macs with low disk space
- Fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing during some installations
- Resolves an issue that prevents accepting iCloud Terms and Conditions when multiple iCloud accounts are logged in
- Improves the reliability of saving Game Center data when playing Apple Arcade games offline
Of course, if you’ve already installed the macOS Catalina update successfully, you probably won’t care that much about issues Apple is fixing related to the installation process—which has been fussy. Still, at least you hopefully won’t encounter any issues should you find yourself having to reinstall the operating system for any reason.
To install the macOS Catalina update, simply click on the Apple logo in the upper-left corner, pull up System Preferences and click on “Software Update.”