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.