Home / Technology / News /  Apple releases iOS 13.3 update with new features, bug fixes: Key things to know

Ever since the release of iOS 13 in September this year, there have been multiple instances of bug reports from Apple users all over the world. Resolving these issues have become the top priority of Apple and for this reason, the Cupertino-based company has been releasing a number of versions of iOS 13 updates, which, on the other hand can become annoying and tiresome for the users to keep updating their iPhones and iPads but with every update, Apple does fix its bugs slowly but gradually.

All things said, Apple therefore, recently rolled out the latest iOS 13 update version iOS 13.3. This update looks pretty solid, especially when it comes to smooth-running of the iOS devices, switching between apps. Apple has also introduced certain new features to this update. T

Here what's new in iOS 13.3:

Multitasking bug fix: There were several complaints by users on how they were unable to switch to apps and issues of multi-tasking frequently cropped up. The iOS 13.3 update addresses these issues and also takes care of the memory-management to avoid reload of apps to often.

Communication limits: In the Screen Time app, you can now set limits for phone calls, messages, and FaceTime calls for children depending on who they’re talking to.

Safari security key support: The Safari browser on iPhone and iPad supports FIDO2-compliant security keys that use USB, Lightning, or NFC.

New memoji/animoji stickers: You can now turn on or off the memoji or animoji stickers from being displayed on your keyboard. Simply go to Settings > General > Keyboard, and toggle on or off the button to either include or remove the memoji/animoji stickers.

Apple Watch app: The ‌Apple Watch‌ app icon’s Digital Crown is now gray instead of black.

Apple News: There are some minor changes in this update such as some publications, like the Wall Street Journal, have a new layout. Apart from this, the stories on Apple News can easily be liked or disliked now.

Stories from ‌Apple News‌ are now available in Canada in English and French. “Breaking" and “Developing" labels for Top Stories.

Apart from these features and fixes, there are a slew of bug fixing updates that apple listed out on its release. Some of these include:

-Fixes issues in Mail that may prevent downloading new messages.

-Addresses an issue that prevented deleting messages in Gmail accounts.

-Fixes an issue where the cursor may not move after long pressing on the space bar.

-Resolves an issue where cropping or using Markup on screenshots may not save to ‌Photos.

-Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not be able to be shared with other audio apps.

-Addresses an issue where the missed call badge on the Phone app may not clear.

-Fixes an issue that prevented turning off Dark Mode when Smart Invert was enabled.

How to install and update your iPhone and iPad to iOS 13.3:

-Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

-Tap General.

-Tap Software Update.

-Follow the on-screen instructions. Your iPhone or iPad will download the update, install it and restart.

It is important to note that the iOS 13.3 update not available for devices that are older than the iPhone 6S. This means that 2014's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are no longer compatible with the new software. The update is available for all the models above iPhone 6S to the latest iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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