Craig Hockenberry said:iCloud Clusterf**k
Luckily, I don’t have to use this kind of title often. But when I do, there’s a good reason: this year’s beta release cycle for all of Apple’s operating systems has been a mess. The months since WWDC in June have been a terrible experience for both customers and developers alike and the literal center of the chaos was Apple’s iCloud syncing service....
Nilay Patel said:Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review
... My iPhone 11 and 11 Pro review units are running iOS 13.0, and iOS 13.0 is pretty damn buggy. I saw all kinds of glitches and crashes during my week of testing, as did Verge executive editor Dieter Bohn with his iPhone 11 review unit running iOS 13. The home screen has crashed and relaunched. Messages glitches out and puts the text entry field at the top of the screen. AirDrop has crashed out so hard I’ve had to restart the phone a few times to get it working again. The camera app lags from time to time. There are a lot of good new features in iOS 13, but it’s clear that Apple’s pushing hard to get it out, and I don’t think there’s any harm in waiting a tick for these bugs to get cleared up.
Assuming all the little bugs get fixed, the biggest new feature in iOS 13 is Dark Mode, which is very nice, but otherwise, it’s a lot of little things: there’s a swiping keyboard now. Reminders is a much better app. There are better photo-editing tools, and you can edit videos as well. Apple Maps keeps getting a tiny bit better every year. CarPlay has a more useful interface. Siri’s voice is slightly smoother. I love — love!— the security feature that tells you when apps are using Bluetooth or location services and prompts you to cut them off. It’s a lot of little things that add up, but if you handed this phone to someone using iOS 12, they might not even notice unless Dark Mode was on. We’ll have a full review of iOS 13 (and 13.1 when it comes out), so stay tuned for that.
CNN Business said:A flaw in iOS 13 can expose your contact details, even though Apple was alerted about the problem in July
A flaw in iOS 13, the new iPhone operating system Apple released Thursday, exposes contact details stored in iPhones without requiring a passcode or biometric identification. And Apple (AAPL) has known about the flaw since July.
Apple confirmed that the exploit Rodriguez identified would be fixed in the next version of the operating system, iOS 13.1, which is due to be released on September 24th.
I have iOS 13.1 public beta 2 on my iPhone SE, and it seems pretty solid. In the last iOS 13.0 beta that I had, Mail was a mess. I'm not sure I ever had the gold release of 13.0. I hope not.We might not want to jump into iOS 13 right away....
The Verge said:iOS 13.0 is out, but why?
iOS 13 is now available to download, and if you’re reading this there’s a good chance you’ve already installed it. But if you haven’t, I encourage you to wait. You’ll need to turn off auto-updates in order to keep the install from ...automatically updating, though. Barbara Krasnoff explains how to do that here.
You should wait because iOS 13.0 is buggy. Chaim Gartenberg has a review and it’s worth a read, but the headline has it right: iOS 13 review: dark mode, a new Photos app, and bugs.
In fact, Apple quietly pushed up the release date for iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to September 24th — it was originally slated for September 30th. That’s just four or five days from when you’re likely reading this, and well worth the wait. I’d actually recommend waiting longer than five days to make sure iOS 13.1 fixes the various bugs in 13.0.
Ars Technica said:iOS 13 on the iPhone 6S and SE: New software runs fine on a phone that’s still fast
In general, iOS 13 running on these phones is almost imperceptibly slower than the same phones running iOS 12, though in many cases performance breaks just about even. If some of the percentages seem high, it's because the times are so low that any difference at all looks like a bigger deal than it is—in practice, you don't really feel any of these differences. The only outlier is the TV app, which did take significantly longer to fully load in iOS 13 than in iOS 12, but we're just talking about a small delay in an app that people aren't going to use as often as Messages or Mail.
From my iOS 13 FAQ over on MacStrategy:The App Store app had the Updates icon removed and replaced by Arcade. I've found no way to view what's available to update, what's pending, or what's been recently updated. This was 95% of why I used this app.
That's interesting, and troubling — unless the betas simply had lots of power-hungry, phone-home diagnostic code enabled that will be missing, or at least user-selectable, in the release version.I did the public beta testing on iOS 13 and 13.1 and found that it affected my battery life about 10 percentage points per day. I will wait for further reports on battery usage before upgrading from iOS 12.
Samuel Axon said:iOS 13: The Ars Technica review
There's a lot more to this update than Dark Mode.
... the initial launch of iOS 12 saw a lot of significant issues that had to be fixed in subsequent updates, and that was a release focused on stability. The iOS 13 beta period has been rockier than that of iOS 12, so I expect the same here.
In fact, I've already encountered a few issues. I've experienced multiple app crashes when using pop-up context menus in Apple's own apps, in one example. It makes sense to caution that while we didn’t encounter major issues in our time with iOS 13, something worse than some wonkiness here and there may well come to light soon. Hundreds of millions of people using iOS 13 may uncover something this small team couldn't.
So you might want to wait for at least iOS 13.1. But whether you upgrade now or in a few days or weeks, your iPhone will get more powerful and useful—and that’s what most of us are looking for these days.
- A continued, unrivaled focused on privacy
- Greatly expanded file management features
- Dark mode looks and works great
- Maps is quietly and slowly becoming something people might actually want to use
- More power user-focused functionality across the operating system
- The volume indicator no longer covers the entire screen
- Apple is taking accessibility more seriously than ever
- Apple Arcade could set the stage for a brighter future for a quality- and user-focused app ecosystem
- Some of the features and improvements are going to be hard for most users to discover
- We may be reaching a point where feature bloat is actually making the operating system a little overwhelming to use for some people
- With so many new features, a number of bugs seem to have slipped through
- Built-in, Apple-made apps like Reminders aim wide, so they won’t please users who have specialized needs
- This update drops support for a few older devices
- Why is the home screen on iPhones still such a pain to manage after 12 years?
I upgraded my iPhone Xs to iOS 13, and currently have only POP3 accounts. I still have Sent and Trash folders, and they continue to contain sent/deleted messages, respectively.
The updates are now under your Apple ID icon. Tap on it to show your subscriptions, purchased apps, redeem code, and if you scroll down, the latest updates. Took me a while to find them...The App Store app had the Updates icon removed and replaced by Arcade. I've found no way to view what's available to update, what's pending, or what's been recently updated. This was 95% of why I used this app.
To check for updates, while in the App Store app, click on the image of your profile in the top right corner of your main page — this opens a page where you can select the purchased apps. Any pending updates will be listed on top; everything else loaded on your phone, current or past, is listed below.The App Store app had the Updates icon removed and replaced by Arcade. I've found no way to view what's available to update, what's pending, or what's been recently updated. This was 95% of why I used this app.
Sounds like the Attention Aware feature is enabled:I just got an iPhone 11 Pro with iOS 13. Ringer volume is set to max and not to change with the volume settings. On the first ring the volume is high but then drops dramatically on future rings. On another phone it is never as loud as the ringtone but is constant. Anybody else experiencing this?
On my machine it works and it doesn't. It works in the sense that it looks like it's working. It doesn't in the sense that it keeps putting up a dialog saying that I need to update some software in order to work with this phone. But it doesn't say what software it is thinking of updating. iTunes? The whole darned system? What? And I'm not buying a pig in a poke to find out.Has anyone tried iTunes 126.96.36.199, which supports apps, with iOS 13.0 or the 13.1 beta?
Both my wife and I have this problem with an iPhone 11 Pro. Maybe if you already had it set up, it behaves differently than if you do a restore from a backup.I upgraded an iPhone XR to iOS13. My POP accounts have both Sent and Trash folders which operate as expected.
I am running, I think, Beta 4 of iOS 13.1 (13.1, for sure). I have not seen any issues on my iPhone 7.I’ve been running the iOS 13 public betas on my iPad Air 2. I confirm that even the last release is buggy as heck. I would wait until the 13.1 update in a couple weeks, skipping iOS 13.0 entirely if you can at all manage it. I won’t risk my iPhone 7 to it yet....
Interesting article, but... I've been running iOS 13 public beta since that became available and am now on iOS 13.1 public beta. On my iPhone X and my 10.5" iPad Pro, I experience none of these issues.Be forewarned, see
Curious whether you use POP mail? That has been the glaring issue in both iOS 13 and macOS 15 for me. It reminds me how hard it has been to create a POP account when one does not already exist for several revs of macOS now.Interesting article, but... I've been running iOS 13 public beta since that became available and am now on iOS 13.1 public beta. On my iPhone X and my 10.5" iPad Pro, I experience none of these issues.
I upgraded an iPhone XS to iOS 13 and have a POP3 mail account with Sent and Trash folders. I've had no problems with the upgrade.
Yup - looks like it! The way this support article is now worded, it would appear iTunes Match is only supported on macOS, but on any other device, you must have an Apple Music subscription. Otherwise, you need to manually sync the music from the Mac to the device (which, of course, in some ways totally negates the purpose of having iTunes Match in the first place).Apple appears to have removed iTunes Match from iOS 13, or they have done a great job of hiding it. Maybe they want you to sign up from Apple Music, which I will never do!
I do not use POP mail. Haven't used POP in the past 10 or more years.Curious whether you use POP mail? That has been the glaring issue in both iOS 13 and macOS 15 for me. It reminds me how hard it has been to create a POP account when one does not already exist for several revs of macOS now.
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