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iOS 8.1.3 released, addresses space for upgrades issue

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 – the latest incremental update of iOS 8. In this upgrade, users will find that there has been a giant reduction in free space needed to install updates in the future.

This issue proved detrimental to the update of iOS 8 when it was released back in September, and likely contributed to a slower than expected uptake of the new operating system.

iOS 8.1.3 also fixes a handful of issues with FaceTime, Spotlight, and iMessages.

The update is available now via the Settings > Software Update on the iPhone – or if preferable, and users still don’t have enough space to upgrade, it can be updated via iTunes.

Read our guide for more information: Updating your iPhone via iTunes 

The full list of tweaks in iOS 8.1.3 are:

  • 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 a problem that prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

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