Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 with bug fixes, reduced free space requirement and more

iOS 8 The iPhoneHacks Review

Apple has just released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which had been in testing for a few weeks.

iOS 8.1.3 is compatible with the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad 2, iPad (third-generation), iPad (fourth-generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPod touch 5G

The full release notes of iOS 8.1.3:

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

It is not clear if iOS 8.1.3 kills the TaiG jailbreak, so it may be prudent for jailbreakers to avoid upgrading to iOS 8.1.2, and wait for TaiG to confirm if it is safe to upgrade or not.

If you don’t care about jailbreaking, then the update is available as an OTA download for these devices currently. Here are the direct download links:

Update 1:

iOS 8.1.3 kills the TaiG jailbreak and most likely the PP jailbreak as well, as Apple has patched several vulnerabilities used by it, so you can’t use the TaiG or PP Jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3. You can still use it if you’re on iOS 8.1.2 or lower. Check this post for more details:

➤ iOS 8.1.3 kills TaiG Jailbreak; most likely PP Jailbreak as well

Update 2:

If you’re not getting the OTA update for whatever reason, then follow our guide on how to install iOS 8.1.3 update on your device.

➤ How to Install iOS 8.1.3 Update on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Update 3:

If you accidentally upgrade to iOS 8.1.3, then you can downgrade back to iOS 8.1.2. If you need help follow our guide:

How to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2

Let us know if you’ve found any other changes or improvements in iOS 8.1.3 in the comments below.

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  • Vahid Jafari

    direct download now available check IPSW !

  • Leo

    The only things that would serve me is the gestures thing and the spotlight.

  • filthyjason

    is there a list of what Apple said was changed in this version?

    • Bryen

      Hey buddy, it’s right under “release notes” in this post.

      • filthyjason

        Looks like this post was updated to include that & the IPSW links now. 🙂

  • tomcabbit

    I updated this morning and thought I got 8.1.2 however, later this afternoon, I tried the TaiG jailbreak on my Win 7 machine, and it said I had 8.1.3!

    Anyways, tried to jailbreak anyways, and of course, it failed. Hopefully, Apple did not fix the jailbreak, and instead, the TiaG tool just needs to be updated to detect the new version?

    • Steve Kennard

      You must have been the first person in the whole world outside of beta to have 8.1.3

    • Dangerous Dave

      apple did fix the exploits

      • filthyjason

        I don’t see the security release notes yet, how do you know they were fixed?

        • Dangerous Dave

          did post link but awaiting approval mussel nerd also said on twitter

          • filthyjason

            yep I see the notes in that other post, bummer!

  • Diego

    Apple sting Signing the 8.1.2,
    so jailbreakers if you still didn’t update to 8.1.2, do it now.

  • Mohammed Khaled

    The jailbreak is killed

    • Lee Howell

      Download 8.1.2 and shift-restore and go back

  • noname

    did they fix the annoying bug with the 6+ when u go from portrait to landscape when watching a video it stutters? really annoying

  • g rod

    nice. it bricked my 4th gen ipad. what the F. pissed.

    • Gautam

      Was your iPad jailbroken?

  • Qveen Jayy

    can i downgrade ??

    • Gautam

      You can downgrade to iOS 8.1.2 as Apple is still signing it. But it can stop signing any moment.

  • Jane Voorhees(Moon)

    Depuis que j’ai installé IOS 8.1.3 les tweets ne se chargent plus.

  • Moudood

    on my iphone 5s ios 7.1.2 is installed should i upgrade to ios 8.1.3 or no?
    which one is butter?

    • Gautam

      iOS 8.1.3 works quite well on iPhone 5s.


    Guys IOS 8.1.3 in iphone 5s is awesome.
    No problem with wifi and bluetooth and taking less space for apps. 🙂

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  • Feranmi Funmi

    FOR iphone 6

  • Joe

    I have an ipad 3rd gen with 7.1. Shld I update to 8.1.3 or just leave it? I ask cause I don’t have any issues w it currently.

    • Kris

      Apparently nobody knows the answer to this

  • ally

    i accidentally upgraded, cydia is gone. does that mean my jailbreak is off my phone or do i still need to restore to remove the jailbreak completely?

    • Gautam

      Upgrading to iOS 8.1.3 would have wiped the jailbreak including Cydia and other tweaks. You don’t need to restore to remove the jaikbreak.


    should I upgrade my iphone 4s to ios 8.1.3?

  • ehsan

    hi guys i have a problem my ipad 4th g is disabled and when i connect it to itunes it say to reset but it take more time any idea to download version of ipad without itunes tanx

  • Shams

    how to fix ios 8.1.3 in iphone5

  • Sameer

    hey guys i am using 5C from last 6 mnths ..recently got a notification for upgrade iOS 8.1.3 …any idea does it consuming too much battery …any suggestion