- Many users have reported bugs with iOS 13,Apple’s new iPhone operating system that launched on Thursday.
- The company is planning to move its iOS 13.1 software update, which is expected to include bug fixes, up to September 24, even though it was originally scheduled to launch six days later.
- Some users have complained about bugs affecting Bluetooth, WiFi, and the keyboard, among other system elements.
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Apple just publicly released its new iPhone update on Thursday, which brings additions like an optional systemwide dark theme, a Street View-like feature for Apple Maps, and new privacy-oriented features. It also, however, has introduced many bugs to the iPhone owners who have installed it so far.
In the hours following the launch of iOS 13, users have complained about a variety of glitches that affect elements such as Bluetooth, WiFi, and the on-screen keyboard. More critically, the software shipped with a flaw that, when exploited, could allow an intruder to bypass the lock screen and access a user’s contacts, CNN Business and Ars Technica reported.
Apple will be shipping a software update called iOS 13.1 on September 24 to address this flaw, as well as other general bugs. It will also bring new features that were originally announced as being part of iOS 13, including the ability to share an ETA from Maps and add Siri shortcuts to HomeKit automations.
Apple did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
i can’t be the only one with my iphone keypad that is glitching right?
I mean is this Apple’s way to get us to upgrade to ios13 and purchase the iphone 11?
— tequila mockingbird♡ (@xdinajoe) September 20, 2019
To those who updated to iOS 13. Are you having problem with Bluetooth? ????
— Jeruz Gabriel (@Jerilicious96) September 20, 2019
iOS 13 has felt like a super-messy release, something we haven't seen this bad since iOS 8 or so. Definitely needs a lengthy period of consolidation and bug fixing; Apple's adding more and more flakey layers between HW and UI, and many subsystems need much more battle-hardening
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) September 18, 2019
has anyone had problems after updating to iOS 13??? I cant connect to wifi
— 선샤인 보이 (@MlNSPARK) September 20, 2019
It’s not uncommon for new operating-system updates to come with a few minor bugs. Apple typically releases a smaller update after each major iOS system update to patch general bugs, but it’s unusual for the company to move up such a release in this way.
That’s why it can be wise to wait a couple of days before installing the latest update. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid updating entirely – software updates usually introduce important security-bug fixes, which can be critical to keeping your device safe.
It’s not the first time Apple has come under scrutiny for launching software that’s noticeably affected the user experience. When iOS 8.0.1 launched in 2014 – a small update that was meant to be a follow-up to iOS 8 – many users reported that their cellular connections had been disabled and encountered issues with Touch ID.