To update! iOS 13.7 is now available — 2022
The development of iOS 14 continues through Apple's beta program, but Apple does not lose sight of the development of iOS 13 either. This is a version that is still alive and that the vast majority of currently active devices have installed. That is why after a short beta period, iOS 13.7 has seen the light today. In this article we tell you all the news that has been included in this update.
What's new in iOS 13.7
It is obvious that all eyes are on iOS 14 and its new features, but iOS 13 must continue to be updated until the new version is officially released for all users. Bugs and security problems continue to appear even though iOS 13 is already quite mature. From Apple they have a strong commitment to solve all these problems with updates and that is why iOS 13.7 and iPadOS 13.7 have been released. No big news is expected except for the resolution of bugs and security problems, but it is also advisable to install them as soon as possible to be fully protected.
Although no major developments are included, the incorporation of the necessary technological tools to be able to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighted. Apple and Google developed an API a few months ago that allows governments to create applications for trace contacts that citizens have. In this way, if a person tests positive for COVID-19, all those who have had contact with the positive can be notified. In Spain, for example, the Radar COVID application is already enabled. Until now, it was necessary to have the iOS 14 beta installed to be able to use these tracking functions, but Apple did not want to wait and it is already integrated into iOS 13 with this new update.
It is also important to note that it is not necessary to have a tracing application installed, but the API can work independently to trace contacts without this dependency on an application. This is an interesting option offered by both Apple and Google so as not to depend on government development, something that will combat this pandemic more effectively.
In this way, anyone with an iPhone in iOS 13.7 will be able to use these applications, something that is highly recommended to combat this pandemic. In addition, different improvements in performance and battery are also added as well as the correction of other minor errors along with the security patches that we are used to in the differentiOS versions.
Update iPhone and iPad
For all these reasons it is important to have both the iPhone and the iPad updated to the latest version available. Special emphasis should be placed on security patches that will allow you to have a much more secure computer. In order to install the most recent version of the operating system available, you must follow these steps:
- Go to Settings> General.
- Go to the 'Software update' section.
- Download the update that will appear on the screen.
In some cases, the update may require a few minutes to become available to all users. Also, when downloading it, it can take longer than necessary due to the limitation in the bandwidth of Apple's servers, since thousands of users are performing the same action. And obviously you should always try to have the iPhone connected to the charger or with more than 50% charge in order to carry out the installation correctly.