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iOS 13.6.1 update – minor release to fix some important issues

Apple has released another minor update to its operating system in iOS 13.6.1. This update fixes a few pesky bugs that will no doubt have been annoying all those affected.

We won’t list all the boring technical details, but you should grab this update as a top priority if: you have low storage space; your device has been overheating; your display is mysteriously tinted green; or you are using exposure notifications for COVID-19 contact tracing. Issues with all the above have been addressed in iOS 13.6.1.

Though it’s not a huge update on its own – especially if you’ve not encountered those particular problems – it’s always worth keeping on top of these things. And if you haven’t got iOS 13.6 yet, you’re missing out on the latest Car Key feature and a whole bunch of new stuff in Apple News.

Apple has simultaneously released an iPadOS 13.6.1 update to address similar issues on its flagship tablet.

How to update

To get iOS 13.6.1 or iPadOS 13.6.1, head to SettingsGeneral > Software Update. Then simply follow the instructions to download and install the update.

These days, you don’t need much storage space free to update – your device will intelligently offload apps while it installs the update and then put them right back again when it’s finished.

It’s generally a good idea to back up your device before a big iOS update, to ensure your data is safe in case anything goes wrong – the easiest way to do this is using iCloud Backup in Settings.