Apple rolls out iPhone update that fixes security flaw

Apple released on Friday a new version of its iPhone operating system, iOS, that fixes many bugs that cropped up when iOS 13 was rolled out earlier this month.

The update fixes a security issue with the way iPhones handle keyboards not made by Apple. “Apple has discovered a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS that can result in keyboard extensions being granted full access even if you haven’t approved this access,” Apple said in a security advisory earlier this week.

Friday’s update also fixes issues related to iPhone restoring, battery drain, Siri, Safari search, and Reminders sync, according to Apple’s release remarks.

Anyone with an iPhone released in 2015 or later can download iOS 13.1.1 in the Settings app.

The update comes after Apple accelerated the release of iOS 13.1, a minor release designed to remove bugs, a week earlier than previously announced, a break from the way Apple handled releases in previous years.

Here’s the full iOS 13.1.1 change log:

  • Fixes issues that could prevent iPhone restoring from backup
  • Addresses an issue that could cause battery to drain more quickly
  • Fixes an issue that could impact recognition of Siri requests on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Resolves a problem where Safari search suggestions may re-enable after turning them off
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Reminders to sync slowly
  • Fixes a security issue for third-party keyboard apps

Source: CNBC