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Apple's newly released iOS 8.1.3 reduces the amount of storage required to update

Apple's newly released iOS 8.1.3 reduces the amount of storage required to update

All Things Apple Inc.
January 27, 2015

Apple has just released iOS 8.1.3 to the general public. It can be downloaded now over-the-air or through iTunes.

Here’s the complete list of changes:

This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements, including:

  • Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
  • Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
  • Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

The storage size fix could be significant. The slower-than-expected adoption of iOS 8 is partially blamed on the large amount of free space required on a device to complete an over-the-air upgrade from iOS 7.

We’ll let you know if we spot any other changes in the software. This version is considered minor and wasn’t seeded to developers before its release. The next major software version, iOS 8.2, will bring compatibility with the upcoming Apple Watch.

For other news today, see: Cupertino needs to do more than simply add new channels to the Apple TV, Twitter rolls out new group messaging and native video sharing features, and Electronic Arts’ Real Racing 3 updated with Spada supercars and more.

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