Apple Releases iOS 13.1 With Share ETA, Expanded Audio Sharing, Shortcuts Automations and More

Cupertino, October 15, 2019
Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.1, the first iOS 13 operating system update launched in mid-September. The new iOS 13.1 update comes a few days after the release of "iOS 13" and coincides with the launch of new iPhones.

The iOS 13.1 update is available on all eligible devices in OTA mode in the Settings application. To access the update, go to Settings> General> Software Update.

iOS 13.1

Apple started testing iOS 13.1 before launching iOS 13, which was a surprise because the company had never released a one-time update for new software before.

Given the first tests done by Apple, it's not surprising that iOS 13.1 comes soon after iOS 13 becomes available for download. It should be noted that iOS 13.1 is the first version of "iOS 13" available for the 7th generation iPod touch.

iOS 13.1 is an update that brings back many of the features that were removed during the iOS 13 beta test. Shortcuts Automations, for example, are back.

With automations in the ShortCuts application, you can create personal and home automations with the help of the ShortCuts application to perform certain actions when specific conditions occur. This is a powerful tool that adds a lot of utility to the application Shortcuts.


Share ETA, a feature removed during beta testing, allows users to share their estimated time of arrival with a friend or family member, allowing this friend or family to track the trip.

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The volume indicator has been changed in iOS 13.1. If some headphones or audio devices are connected (AirPod, Powerbeats Pro, HomePod, and Beats), special indicators have a unique icon for your listening device. There is also a special icon when two headphones are connected to an iPhone or iPad.

The update incorporates the audio sharing feature introduced in "iOS 13" to all Beats headphones with an H1 and W1 chip, expanding it to "AirPods" and "Powerbeats Pro". The audio sharing, as its name indicates, makes it possible to connect several headphones to a single iPhone.


The HomeKit icons have been redesigned in iOS 13.1, with much more detailed and realistic designs. There are new reading goal options for PDF, a change to the Nike brand (this is no longer Nike +) and several other small changes described in our article about treats.

The full release notes for the update are available below:

iOS 13.1 includes bug fixes and enhancements, including AirDrop with Ultra Wideband technology on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, suggested automations in the Shortcuts app, and the ability to share the same. ETA in Maps.


- Ability to select your AirDrop recipient by pointing from one iPhone 11, one iPhone 11 Pro or one iPhone 11 Pro Max to another using the new U1 chip equipped with of Ultra Wideband technology for spatial recognition


- Automations suggested in the gallery customized to your daily routine

- personal and home automation for automatic execution of trigger-based shortcuts

- Support for home applications for shortcuts in the form of advanced actions in the Automation tab


- Share ETA to send your estimated arrival time while your route is underway

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- Optimized battery charging to slow down battery aging by reducing the full charging time of your iPhone

- Performance Management feature for iPhone XR, iPhone XS and "iPhone XS" Max to prevent the device from shutting down unexpectedly, including the ability to disable this feature in case of failure. unexpected stop

- Notifications for the case where the battery status can not check if a new Apple battery is in the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max or later

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

- Adds a link to the Me tab in Find My to allow a guest to connect and locate a missing device.

- Includes notifications for cases where the display on your iPhone can not be verified as a new genuine Apple screen in iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

- Troubleshoot problems in Mail that may result in incorrect download counts, missing senders and topics, difficulties in selecting or reporting threads, duplicate notifications, or overlapping fields

- Fixed an issue in Mail that could prevent the background download of e-mail messages.

- Fixed a problem that could prevent Memoji from correctly following facial expressions in Messages

- Fixed issue where photos may not show in the Message Details view.

- Fix a problem in reminders preventing some users from sharing iCloud lists

- Fixed an issue in Notes where Exchange Notes may not appear in search results

- Resolved a problem in the calendar where birthday events may appear multiple times

- Resolved a problem that could prevent the display of third-party signatures in the screens in the Files application.

- Fixes a problem that could cause a rotation of the camera's orientation when scanning from the lock screen

- Fixes a problem that could put the display to sleep by interacting with the lock screen

- Resolves issues for which application icons might appear blank or different apps on the home screen.

- Resolution of a problem that may prevent supported backgrounds from changing appearance when you switch from a bright mode to a dark mode

- Resolve stability issues when disconnecting CliCloud from passwords and accounts in settings

- Resolution of a problem due to which the connection to update the Apple ID settings could fail repeatedly

- Fixes a problem that could prevent the device from vibrating when connecting to a charger

- Resolved a problem that could blur the people and groups of the sharing sheet

- Fixes a problem that could prevent the display of alternative words when typing a misspelled word

- Fixed an issue preventing multilingual input

- Resolved a problem that could prevent QuickType back-end after using a third-party keyboard

- Fixes a problem that could prevent the edit menu from appearing when selecting text

- Fixed an issue preventing Siri from reading messages in CarPlay

- Resolved a problem that could prevent the sending of a message using third-party mail applications in "CarPlay"

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