Things to Know About the iOS 13.7 Update
Apple’s rushed out its new iOS 13.7 update for iPhone and it brings a fairly short list of changes to compatible devices.
Last week Apple pushed the iOS 13.7 update into beta testing. Typically, iOS updates stay in beta testing for several weeks before they are released to the public. iOS 13.7 isn’t your typical milestone release.
There were signs that Apple would get iOS 13.7 out to the public much faster than usual and those suspicions were confirmed today with an official release.
iOS 13.7 might be a milestone release (x.x), but it’s actually pretty small. That being said, it brings new features and under-the-hood improvements to the iPhone.
The update is compatible with Apple’s iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the iPhone SE 2.
With all that out of the way, we want to take you through everything there is to know about Apple’s latest update for the iPhone and iOS 13. With the iOS 14 update getting closer, iOS 13.7 will likely be one of the last upgrades for iOS 13.
In this guide to iOS 13.7 we’ll take you through the update’s performance, the current list of iOS 13.7 problems, the best places to find feedback about bugs and performance issues, the iOS 13.7 jailbreak status, and more.
We’ll start with our impressions of the iOS 13.7 update’s performance on the iPhone.
iOS 13.7 Reviews
If your iPhone is currently running iOS 13.6.1, you’ll encounter a fairly small download.
For iOS 13.6.1 users, the iOS 13.7 update will require a 100+ MB download. The exact download size will vary based on your device and the version of iOS 13 your device is running.
If your iPhone is running an older version of iOS 13 you’ll likely see a larger download size because your iOS 13.7 update includes the changes from any iOS updates you skipped.
If your phone is on iOS 13.6.1, the iOS 13.7 installation will probably take less than 10 minutes to complete. It took about seven minutes to install on the iPhone X.
We’ve been using the iOS 13.7 update for a short time and here’s what we’ve learned about its performance thus far:
- Battery life is currently stable.
- Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
- Bluetooth is working normally.
- GPS and cellular data are stable.
- Third-party apps including Netflix, Dark Sky, Twitter, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Chrome, and Spotify are working fine at the moment.
- First-party apps like Safari, Podcasts, and Calendar are also stable.
- iOS 13.7 feels as fast as iOS 13.6.1.
If your iPhone is struggling with bugs or performance issues on iOS 13.6.1 or an older version of iOS 13, you should think about installing the iOS 13.7 update on your iPhone right now.
If you need help making a decision, please check out our reasons to, and not to, install the iOS 13.7 update. It will help you decide if the upgrade is worth it.
We’re in the process of publishing our mini iOS 13.7 reviews for the iPhone 11, iPhone SE 2, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE so make sure you check those for additional feedback.
iOS 13.7 Problems
The iOS 13.7 update is already causing problems for some iPhone users. Some of the problems are brand new, others have carried over from previous versions.
The current list of iOS 13.7 issues includes installation problems, lag, Exchange issues, problems with first and third-party apps, hotspot problems, weird battery drain, issues with Touch ID and Face ID, and various other bugs.
If you run into an issue on iOS 13.7, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common iOS 13 problems. We’ve also released tips that could help you improve your phone’s performance and tips to help fix bad iOS 13 battery life.
If you can’t handle the iOS 13.7 update’s performance and you want to stay put on iOS 13, you can try downgrading back to iOS 13.6.1. Apple is currently signing on the previous version of iOS 13 though it’s no longer signing on older firmware.
If you want to move off iOS 13.7 and iOS 13, you can download the iOS 14 beta. For more information visit Naijateck.com or E-mail