iOS 8.1.3: Everything we know about the latest iOS software update

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Yesterday, Apple released iOS 8.1.3 (build: 12B466) to the public, which includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements.

As expected it does not include any major new features, but it includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • 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

While Apple doesn’t say how much amount of storage is required for a software update, but The Verge reports that they were able to install iOS 8.1.3 on a 16GB iPad mini that only had 445MB of space available. That’s a significant reduction when you consider the iOS 8 software update needed 6.9GB storage space.

In addition to these improvements and bug fixes, Apple has also patched a number of vulnerabilities in iOS 8.1.3 that was used by the TaiG jailbreak, so jailbreakers are advised to avoid upgrading to it.

Also as you can see in the comparison video below, there doesn’t seem to be any noticeable improvement in performance on the iPhone 4s.

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