iOS 13.3 : Review

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Appleosophy | iOS 13.3 : Review

Apple had released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 on the 10th of December, 2019. iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 support all devices which iOS 13 and iPadOS supports. The build number for this latest update is 17C54. On the 10th of December 2019, Apple released a bunch of software updates which includes iOS 12.4.4, macOS Catalina 10.15.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, watchOS 5.3.4 and of course, iOS 13.3 & iPadOS 13.3.

This update brings in a couple of changes which are:-

1. Video Editing: When you edit a video, the option for “save as a new video” is back in this version of iOS.

2. Memoji Stickers: If you do not use Memoji stickers, and if it bothered you in the Keyboard, Apple has added a toggle in the keyboard settings which will give you the option to disable the Memoji Stickers on the keyboard.

3. Safari: Apple has added support for FIDO2 compliant security keys which helps in authenticating apps and websites.

4. Communication Limits: Screen Time has a new feature in iOS 13 which will enable you to set communication limits on your child’s iPhone. You (as a supervisor) can control the time at which a certain person can be contacted. A person found out that Communications Limits can be bypassed by creating a new contact of the person who is blocked by their Supervisor.

5. News and Stocks: There is an updated Splash screen upon launching the Apple News app. There are like and dislike options in the article itself, on the bottom side of your display in the News and Stocks App. Also, when you scroll to the bottom of an Article in the stocks app, there is a new section for related articles.

This update also brings in stability in performance and bug fixes. Battery life in this version of iOS has dropped significantly on almost all devices. The newer 2019 iPhones which have the U1 chip use Location Services all the time, which may also cause the battery to drain. Apple plans to add a toggle to Location Services to enable/disable this.

Read the release notes from Apple here

Happy updating!


Pururaj Dutta
Author: Pururaj Dutta

Pururaj is the Vice President of Appleosophy and Silicon Report, in addition to being the Manager of popular Redfruit Media platforms such as TechPod Social and Apple Summit. His seasoned experience plays a pivotal role in the success of Redfruit Media, contributing significantly to shaping the ever-evolving tech landscape. As a tech aficionado, he enjoys exploring & reviewing new products, and sharing his insights with the community. With an unwavering passion for technology, Pururaj is committed to delivering accurate and insightful information to his readers.

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