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I can second what Graham posted. I have iTunes Match on my Retina MacBook Pro with macOS 10.14.6, and I do not see all of my music library on my iPhone X and iPad Pro. This was true with iOS 12.4 and now 13.1.1.
Today, in order to get all of my Beatles albums on my iPhone X, I had to connect my iPhone to my laptop and manually choose the artist to sync and then Apply the sync parameters.
iTunes Match does not keep my iDevices in sync with my iTunes Library. Prior to adding the Beatles albums, I was given the option of listening to any albums not on my iPhone X only by subscribing to Apple Music.
I'm still confused about this and hope it is not about to happen to me. I do see my library on my iPhone X under iOS 13.1.2. I note that the Apple support document referenced says under point 3:
Apple said:
Turn on Sync Library with Apple Music
Go to the General tab and select Sync Library to turn it on. If you don't subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you won’t see an option to turn on Sync Library.
I subscribe to iTunes Match, but not Apple Music, and I do see 'Sync Library' and it is turned on. Is this not the case for you?

I agree that the Apple document pretty clearly states that, to subscribe to iTunes Match, one has to do it from a Mac, via iTunes. I don't know if it was ever possible to sign up for it directly from iOS; is it an option like that that has gone away?
 



As of iOS 13.1.2, neither my iPhone or iPad will connect to my Mac Pro. I get a dialog, "A software update is required to connect to ThisDevice. Would you like to download and install this update now?" with Install, Not Now, and Learn More... buttons.

When I clicked Learn More, it took me to a page that essentially said "when you get this dialog, click Install." Nowhere did it give me a hint of what it was going to install — iTunes, Catalina, Windows?

Personally, that is asking for a lot of unearned trust. Anyone know what this updates?

Yes, they will connect to Catalina, but speaking of unearned trust... :-}
 


As of iOS 13.1.2, neither my iPhone or iPad will connect to my Mac Pro. I get a dialog, "A software update is required to connect to ThisDevice. Would you like to download and install this update now?" with Install, Not Now, and Learn More... buttons.

When I clicked Learn More, it took me to a page that essentially said "when you get this dialog, click Install." Nowhere did it give me a hint of what it was going to install — iTunes, Catalina, Windows?

Personally, that is asking for a lot of unearned trust. Anyone know what this updates?

Yes, they will connect to Catalina, but speaking of unearned trust... :-}
I also was hesitant about installing the update, but it turns out it's an update to iTunes to allow it to play with devices running the mobile 13.x systems. I needed to quit iTunes in order for the update to install. Afterwards, iTunes recognized my iPhone.

It would have helped for the message to mention what was being updated. I only performed the update after reading reports from others who did it.
 


iOS 13 broke my mail settings. I cannot seem to not have my devices routinely pull my mail in - something I like doing on demand, when I want to do it. And it seems a hit-or-miss thing as to whether they'll leave mail on the server or not. More troubleshooting. These settings were rock-solid and unchanged through ten years of iPhone and iPad upgrades and software updates.
I run my own mail servers, and iOS 13 seems to have broken the default IMAP email boxes. Instead of "Sent Messages," it is using "Sent Items", and if I go into Settings > Mail > Advanced, I can change it to "Sent Messages," but it doesn't stick when I save the setting. It goes right back to "Sent Items." Grumble.
 


When I clicked Learn More, it took me to a page that essentially said "when you get this dialog, click Install." Nowhere did it give me a hint of what it was going to install — iTunes, Catalina, Windows?
Personally, that is asking for a lot of unearned trust. Anyone know what this updates?
It came up earlier in this thread and also in the iOS 12 thread. The update installs the "MobileDeviceOnDemand" package, which contains updated kernel extensions and frameworks to enable older versions of macOS to work with the latest versions of iOS and with new iDevices. It also install a "CoreTypes" package containing updated icons for iOS devices.
 


Ric Ford

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I wonder how this new Apple "artificial intelligence" compares with real human intelligence....
Apple said:
About Optimized Battery Charging on your iPhone
... iOS 13 uses Optimized Battery Charging to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time that your iPhone spends fully charged. Your iPhone uses on-device machine learning to understand your daily charging routine so that it can wait until you need to use your iPhone to finish charging past 80 percent.* Charging in this way reduces the wear on your battery and improves its lifespan. Optimized Battery Charging is active only when your iPhone predicts that it will be connected to a charger for a long period of time.

Optimized Battery charging is on by default when you set up your iPhone or after updating to iOS 13. If you notice that your iPhone is often only partially charged—for example, if you don’t charge your iPhone overnight—you can go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health and turn off Optimized Battery Charging.
 



I upgraded my iPhone 7 and my iPad 6th gen tonight to iOS 13.1.2. And now, under Settings > Wi-Fi on my iPad, my iPhone shows up under Personal Hotspots, with up-to-date information about network connection (LTE) and strength and battery level.

Under Settings > Personal Hotspot on the iPhone, Allow Others to Join is unchecked, and under Settings > Cellular Personal Hotspot is off. Despite these settings, the iPhone is broadcasting its availability for tethering (if I inadvertently select it on my iPad, the iPad is tethered to it, until I revert to my home WiFi network).

Aside from security considerations (I suppose this is limited to my AppleID), the iPhone is getting a bit long in the tooth, and I'd like to turn off anything I don't need that might draw on the battery. So, how can I keep my iPhone from broadcasting this information?
 


It came up earlier in this thread and also in the iOS 12 thread. The update installs the "MobileDeviceOnDemand" package, which contains updated kernel extensions and frameworks to enable older versions of macOS to work with the latest versions of iOS and with new iDevices. It also install a "CoreTypes" package containing updated icons for iOS devices.
Thanks! I thought I had been following this thread closely, but I missed that.
 


It came up earlier in this thread and also in the iOS 12 thread. The update installs the "MobileDeviceOnDemand" package, which contains updated kernel extensions and frameworks to enable older versions of macOS to work with the latest versions of iOS and with new iDevices. It also install a "CoreTypes" package containing updated icons for iOS devices.
I ran the updater although my iTunes 12.6.5.3 on High Sierra seemed to be syncing OK with iOS 13.1.2, apart from syncing back a load of voice memos that I thought were gone years ago.

Apart from the CoreTypes and MobileDeviceOnDemand packages, it also installed MobileDeviceUpdater.app, AppleMobileSync.app and AppleMobileDeviceApp in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework/

On restarting iTunes, the next sync was normal.
 


I’ve been having a problem with my iPhone 8 since updating to iOS 13.1.2 yesterday. I’m out of country at the moment so my phone is mostly in airplane mode, using a wifi hotspot dongle or the hotel wifi. Every now and then, I disable airplane mode to receive text messages.

However, my status bar icon is stuck in airplane mode. It doesn’t matter what mode I’m actually in, it always shows the airplane. Wifi is working and connected. The phone connects correctly to the phone network. It’s just the icon stuck showing the airplane.

It all worked fine on iOS 13.1, so this is a new problem with 13.1.2.
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch
However, my status bar icon is stuck in airplane mode. It doesn’t matter what mode I’m actually in, it always shows the airplane. Wifi is working and connected. The phone connects correctly to the phone network. It’s just the icon stuck showing the airplane.
It has been possible for a while - including in iOS 12 - to have both WiFi and Airplane Mode both enabled simultaneously (which should still allow iMessage exchange but not SMS messaging).
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch
Bugs and compatibility issues with Apple's new Reminders app:
Apple Support said:
Get ready for the new Reminders app
Upgraded reminders aren't compatible with earlier versions of iOS and macOS. If you upgrade your reminders on your iPhone with iOS 13, your iPad and Mac using the same iCloud account can’t access your reminders until iPadOS and macOS 10.15 Catalina are available. Learn what to expect until all your devices have the latest software.
...
Sharing a Reminders list using the Add People function does not work currently in iOS 13. Apple is aware of this issue, and it will be resolved in a future software update.
#applequality
 


Bugs and compatibility issues with Apple's new Reminders app...
I just shared a Reminders list with my wife; I’m on iOS 13.1.2 and she is on iOS 12.4, and we didn’t have any issues. Maybe it’s only if you upgrade the Reminders database on the app that the bug surfaces? (I believe I declined, though I don’t actually recall what I did at that point.)
 


Speaking about iTunes, there is a huge disparity between finding artists and songs. For example, I would sign into the store through iTunes and browse albums (Genre is Alternative). Well, it only lists the most recent songs/top albums. It doesn't let me go back, say, to May 2019, when I had last bought some albums/songs. Now I have a gap of several months and can't even start to go back and look to see if some artists in my library have recent releases/hits or similar. I could manually look up artists. But why not have a tap/contextual feature that allows looking up recent news/songs by, or by similar.

I do have an Apple Music subscription and can listen to all songs, but I don' t want/care for the latest Alternatives, like Billy Eilish. I want to know what albums I missed. Why can't we see the entire catalog? Why isn't there a feature (or app) that analyzes music and recommends not only on genre, but AI suggestions?

I will admit, if I spent an hour or two skimming artists/songs and reviews of the old iTunes store version, I could find similar, or even contrasting but enjoyable, artists that I never heard before. Apple is missing a huge opportunity and made their catalog and content less appealing and more a "herd" mentality. They are the big player that they said they would never be.
 


My solution for now: ordered a SanDisk Extreme 1TB SSD and formatted it for two 500GB Mac partitions. Used SuperDuper to clone a Sierra backup to one partition, rebooted into Sierra and dowloaded the iTunes upgrade. This allowed me to see the iPhone 7 and iPad from iTunes, backup, and upgrade to iOS 13.1.1. Whew, a pain, but it works; the SSD is much faster than the spinning drives I use for backup; and I may install Mojave onto the spare partition to see how it works. (When I rebooted into High Sierra, again, neither device registered with iTunes.)
Thanks, Apple! My saga now has a new wrinkle: after updating both the iPhone 7 and the iPad 6 to the latest iOS 13.1.2 (wirelessly), neither will show up in iTunes running under Sierra, High Sierra, or Mojave. (Mojave 10.14.6; iTunes 12.9.5.5)

So I now have no apparent way to sync, backup or otherwise communicate with either, using iTunes. At this point, I'd happily revert back to iOS 12 — can somebody point me to a link to do that?

Thankfully, I've not been using Reminders; that's a whole 'nother ball of wax!
 


Users of Nikon's SnapBridge app should be aware that iOS 13.x.x. appears to break at least the Bluetooth download connectivity. Not sure if its WiFi service is also compromised. [Users are] up in arms, slinging arrows at both Nikon and Apple, of course.

SnapBridge is handy. With the mirrorless Nikon Z cameras, it will Bluetooth-download a low-res JPG file to the iPhone in real time and transfer GPS data back to the camera file. It's a handy tool for quick sharing and review of images, and a backup if things go bad. It also will download full-res RAW images via WiFi, if desired.
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch


Thanks, Apple! My saga now has a new wrinkle: after updating both the iPhone 7 and the iPad 6 to the latest iOS 13.1.2 (wirelessly), neither will show up in iTunes running under Sierra, High Sierra, or Mojave. (Mojave 10.14.6; iTunes 12.9.5.5)
So I now have no apparent way to sync, backup or otherwise communicate with either, using iTunes. At this point, I'd happily revert back to iOS 12 — can somebody point me to a link to do that?
Thankfully, I've not been using Reminders; that's a whole 'nother ball of wax!
Follow-up: After two restarts for both the iPhone 7 and iPad 6, each showed up and synced successfully in both Sierra and Mojave. Go figure. Still no-go under High Sierra, but at least I can still boot into Sierra or Mojave to sync or otherwise use iTunes with them. Whew!

Thanks, Ric, for the link to download iOS 12x, I'll give iOS 13 a while before reverting. Hopefully, Apple will get the numerous issues associated with 13 fixed soon.
 


under Settings > Wi-Fi on my iPad, my iPhone shows up under Personal Hotspots, with up-to-date information about network connection (LTE) and strength and battery level.
...
Aside from security considerations (I suppose this is limited to my AppleID), the iPhone is getting a bit long in the tooth, and I'd like to turn off anything I don't need that might draw on the battery. So, how can I keep my iPhone from broadcasting this information?
The feature you're describing is a part of Continuity services, called Instant Hotspot, which allows your devices that are signed into the same Apple ID to activate and join the personal hotspot connection without having to turn the personal hotspot service on or enter a password to join.

There's no security issue, because the availability of the hotspot is only available to devices with your same Apple ID, and the visibility of the hotspot is actually being broadcast over the Continuity connection, not to anyone in the area scanning for WiFi.

As for the battery drain, again it's being broadcast as part of Continuity. The only way to get rid of it is to disable Continuity (and thus, all Continuity services) in your device settings, or turn off Bluetooth (which Continuity uses for most of its functions except for high speed data transfer (that goes over WiFi). But Continuity already uses Bluetooth Low Energy, so it shouldn't have too great an impact on energy usage.
 


Following the need to do a factory reset on my iPhone Xs Max, as part of the procedure I was forced to update the iPhone from iOS 12 to iOS 13.

Perhaps I missed this in iOS 12, but I note that now under the Siri & Search settings, Siri is listening to every one of my apps. There is a preference called "Learn from this App" — "Allow Siri to learn from how you use <app name> to make suggestions across apps."

I don't want Siri 'to learn from' how I use my apps, but Apple forces me to select each app individually (260 apps) to turn the preference off. Of course they might have provided a way to turn off everything... but no.

#appleprivacy
 


I don't want Siri 'to learn from' how I use my apps, but Apple forces me to select each app individually (260 apps) to turn the preference off. Of course they might have provided a way to turn off everything... but no.
Thanks for the warning. I got through half the alphabet this evening and will try to remember to do the rest of my apps tomorrow... on my iPad. (I have fewer on my phone, so that shouldn't take as long.)
 


Bugs and compatibility issues with Apple's new Reminders app:
Apple Support said:
Get ready for the new Reminders app
Upgraded reminders aren't compatible with earlier versions of iOS and macOS. If you upgrade your reminders on your iPhone with iOS 13, your iPad and Mac using the same iCloud account can’t access your reminders until iPadOS and macOS 10.15 Catalina are available. Learn what to expect until all your devices have the latest software.
...
Sharing a Reminders list using the Add People function does not work currently in iOS 13. Apple is aware of this issue, and it will be resolved in a future software update.
Apple also completely broke the ability of BusyCal's calendars to sync their "ToDo"s with any items, old or new, in the Reminders app. Every Reminders item that had also been in my BusyCal suddenly disappeared, so no cross-device sync.

I'd have to do BusyCal ToDo's only "on my Mac" and duplicate them in Reminders, or just forget about using one or the other.

Calendar Events continue to work correctly, until they break calDAV for that, too. BusyCal's site offers a lengthy explanation, no workaround.
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch
An iPhone 7 running Apple's Mail app in iOS 13.1.2 has lost email address autocomplete capabilities/information it had in iOS 12 before the update, which was a great time-saver. This failure is a real PITA time-suck here.

#appleui #applequality
 


It has been possible for a while - including in iOS 12 - to have both WiFi and Airplane Mode both enabled simultaneously (which should still allow iMessage exchange but not SMS messaging).
Thanks Ric. But this problem is not that. my problem is the airplane mode icon alone is showing in the status bar. Turn wifi on? Wifi works but only the airplane mode icon is showing. Turn mobile on (airplane mode off)? Mobile works but the airplane icon alone is still showing.

Fixed with a phone restart. For a while. Then the problem comes back.
 


I just tried to restore an iPhone 7 to iOS 12.4.1 after it had iOS 13.1.1 installed....
I had a similar, but different, issue with Apple forcing me to go to IOS 13.

I had two iPhone 6's that had dropped off the 'supported' list when IOS 13 was announced. I did not want to go to IOS 13 just yet, because HomeKit was messed up, but I wanted to upgrade my phones, so I bought two new iPhone 8's from the local Apple Store.

Took them home, backed up the iPhone 6's with iTunes, so I could restore to the new phones, and whoops! The iPhone 8 reports it needs to be upgraded before the restore can be done. What version of IOS is in the 8? IOS 12.4 (just purchased from the Apple Store). What version was on the 6's? IOS 12.4.1.

Easy, right, just upgrade the 8 to 12.4.1.... except that the only upgrade option was IOS 13. I called Apple Support and was told that the only option was to upgrade the iPhone 8 to IOS 13, and then the restore would work (which it did). Grrrrrrr... :-(

(Happily, most of the HomeKit issues are reported fixed in the latest beta.)
 



Ric Ford

MacInTouch
I found this cool site which lets you view and download IPSW packages for all iOS versions by device, and shows you which versions are currently signed...
Downloading critical low-level/security software from a non-Apple source seems a little sketchy — am I missing something here?

[Follow-up: The software apparently comes from Apple servers after all, as detailed below.]
 


Downloading critical low-level/security software from a non-Apple source seems a little sketchy — am I missing something here?
The packages are still cryptographically signed by Apple and checked online during the installation process, so it would be impossible to install anything using iTunes but a genuine package.

The point I was making about the site is the convenient listing of everything available, including the signing status of each, which can be difficult to find. If you want, you can use this site simply to see what's available and then use that information to bootstrap your search for direct Apple server download links to a specific IPSW package you might want.

This could also be useful to get older iOS versions that may no longer be available from Apple but can be sideloaded using Checkm8.
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch
An iPhone 7 running Apple's Mail app in iOS 13.1.2 has lost email address autocomplete capabilities/information it had in iOS 12 before the update, which was a great time-saver. This failure is a real PITA time-suck here.
Another change: When sharing a link from Safari, iOS 13 clutters and confuses the little screen with an additional, cartoonish, side-scrolling section that apparently lists recent contacts. Not helpful, actually. And no apparent way to change back to the simpler iOS 12 interface.

#appleui
 



Ric Ford

MacInTouch
From the ipsw.me website:
When you click on any Apple Software link on the site, you are redirected to an Apple server. We do not (and never will) mirror these files.
OK, I missed a step. Hovering over the download link produces a URL such as
https://api.ipsw.me/v4/ipsw/download/iPad8,2/17A844​
but clicking on that link then produces a download URL in the "cdn-apple.com" domain.
 



Thanks, Ric, for the link to download iOS 12x, I'll give iOS 13 a while before reverting. Hopefully, Apple will get the numerous issues associated with 13 fixed soon.
Don't wait too long. There is no way of knowing when Apple will stop signing the iOS 12.x install files. I'm actually a little surprised they haven't already, but perhaps that's because they realize iOS 13 isn't really fully baked yet. Downloading the iOS 12 installer now won't help you, because it still needs to be authenticated by Apple in order to install it on an iPhone.
 


OK, I missed a step. Hovering over the download link produces a URL such as
https://api.ipsw.me/v4/ipsw/download/iPad8,2/17A844​
but clicking on that link then produces a download URL in the "cdn-apple.com" domain.
Also, if you "Get Info" on the downloaded file, the source URL indicates it came from Apple. This week I've downloaded the 12.4.1 IPSW files using that site for my iPhone and two iPads which I had been procrastinating updating for while now.

One note for any fellow luddites out there who might still be using iTunes 12.6 in order to manage apps on your devices... I was quite behind on my iOS updates, due to a favored app that wouldn't run on the newer OSes, so I'm not sure when this changed, but you'll need iTunes 12.8 to install iOS 12.4.1. I had a bit of a panic when I tried to install using iTunes 12.6 and, while it attempted the install, it stopped halfway through with an "unknown error" and left my phone in unusable recovery mode. I thought sure I was going to have to factory reset my phone and wipe all my data, until I thought to try installing it from another computer with iTunes 12.8.

I then installed iOS 12.4.1 on two iPads using iTunes 12.8. The first went without a hitch, but then the second encountered another "unknown error" in three attempts. My first thought was that I had downloaded the wrong IPSW for that iPad model, but I verified that was not the case. In a bit of desperation, I tried to install the OS from the computer using iTunes 12.6, knowing that it wouldn't work (it didn't) but it must have left my iPad in some different state, because going back to iTunes 12.8, the exact same IPSW installed with no problems.

Strange. But in any event, glad I was able to get the latest* iOS 12 updates installed and avoid, for the time being, iOS 13.

* latest except for iOS 12.4.2, which Apple has not released for my devices, which are all too new to warrant any love from Apple on that front, even though I'm willing to bet that, since they developed iOS 12.4.2 for older device, it would have been little more than setting a compile flag for them to generate the same update for newer devices.
 


Apple also completely broke the ability of BusyCal's calendars to sync their "ToDo"s with any items, old or new, in the Reminders app. Every Reminders item that had also been in my BusyCal suddenly disappeared, so no cross-device sync. I'd have to do BusyCal ToDo's only "on my Mac" and duplicate them in Reminders, or just forget about using one or the other. Calendar Events continue to work correctly, until they break calDAV for that, too. BusyCal's site offers a lengthy explanation, no workaround.
A number of years ago, I started using BusyCal when Apple's Calendar app for the Mac would not properly sync alarms to my Android devices through Google's calendar. Apple began their abandonment of CalDAV at that time. Now it appears they've continued this trend with their Reminders app.

My recommendation is to switch away from iCloud to Google and use BusyCal, because both Google and BusyMac support the standard of CalDAV [CardDAV], whereas Apple is only looking to lock you in with more proprietary nonsense.

At this point, sync'ing between Apple's Contacts (on my Mac) and Google's Contacts works properly on all my devices – macOS, Windows, Android, iOS. (When/if Apple screws up contacts sync'ing, then goodbye, Apple.)
 


One note for any fellow luddites out there who might still be using iTunes 12.6 in order to manage apps on your devices... I was quite behind on my iOS updates, due to a favored app that wouldn't run on the newer OSes, so I'm not sure when this changed, but you'll need iTunes 12.8 to install iOS 12.4.1. I had a bit of a panic when I tried to install using iTunes 12.6 and, while it attempted the install, it stopped halfway through with an "unknown error" and left my phone in unusable recovery mode. I thought sure I was going to have to factory reset my phone and wipe all my data, until I thought to try installing it from another computer with iTunes 12.8.
I had a slightly different experience. Tried to update my iPhone 5s to 12.4.2 using iTunes 12.6.5.3. I got an "unknown error" on two attempts so I tried something else. I have a second account that I use for testing these kinds of things. This time I had no problem updating the phone.

I haven't attempted to update my iPhone SE to 13.x.x yet. Still waiting a bit on that one...
 


Ric Ford

MacInTouch
My recommendation is to switch away from iCloud to Google and use BusyCal, because both Google and BusyMac support the standard of CalDAV [CardDAV], whereas Apple is only looking to lock you in with more proprietary nonsense.
An alternative to Google is Fastmail, which supports CardDAV and CalDAV.
Fastmail said:
How to set up your phone, tablet or desktop
You can set up your Fastmail account to sync with almost all desktop email/calendar clients and mobile apps. Follow the links below for detailed instructions on how to set up the most popular apps....
... If the app you want to use is not listed above, you'll have to check its documentation on how to set up an IMAP/CalDAV/CardDAV account.
(Here's a MacInTouch referral 10% discount link for the first year of Fastmail.)
 


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