Update iOS To Block More Location Tracking On The iPhone 11

iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 both dropped yesterday, adding some convenient features and fixing a number of bugs (which we’ve listed below). iPhone and iPad owners can start the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update on their devices, though users who have enabled auto-updates likely already have the new versions installed.

There’s not much of a difference between the two updates in terms of bug fixes, the notable exception being a new Location toggle for iOS that gives users more control over how their iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Max use location services for ultra-wideband service. The new toggle was added after it was discovered the iPhones’ U1 chip continues to broadcast user location information even with normal location settings turned off. You’ll find it under Settings > Privacy > Location Services.

Aside from that, both iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 add a “Play again” button the TV app so you can rewatch content, as well as support for Indian English Siri voice options for HomePod. The patch also fixes the following bugs that popped up in earlier iOS/iPadOS 13 updates:

  • The ability for your smart kids to bypass Communication Limits and add contacts without entering the Screen Time passcode. (iOS/iPad OS)

  • Lag when taking Deep Fusion photos on ‌iPhone 11‌ or iPhone 11 Pro (iOS)

  • Remote images will no longer be displayed when “Load Remote Images” setting is disabled (iOS/iPad OS)

  • Multiple undo dialog boxes displaying in the Mail app (iOS/iPad OS)

  • FaceTime using rear-facing ultra-wide camera instead of the wide camera (iOS)

  • Push notifications not sending over WiFi (iOS/iPad OS)

  • Distorted sound during phone calls over CarPlay (iOS)


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