Apple has released the iOS 8.1.3 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Being a point update, the update doesn’t offer any major new features but does bring with it bug fixes and performance improvements. The other interesting thing about the update is that it claims to reduce the amount of free storage required to download and perform the update.
The Cupertino-based company released iOS 8 in September, nearly a week after the launch of new iPhones. The company has since pushed several updates, including iOS 8.1 in October which added support for Apple Pay.
Among other fixes, the update addresses issues with Apple ID passwords. It also resolves the missing app results on Spotlight search, and improves multitasking performance on iPads.
All the updates prior to iOS 8.1.3 required users to have a huge chunk of storage space, which not only annoyed a lot of users, but also slowed down iOS 8’s adoption rate. Anything that Apple can do to make software updates smaller and easier to install will be welcomed by users.
The devices that are eligible for the update include iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch fifth-generation. The update is available over-the-air through the Software Update section in the Settings app.