iOS 13.3 brings bug fixes and a new security feature, but does it bring new bugs

iOS 13.3 brings bug fixes and a new security feature, but does it bring new bugs

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Another day, another new iOS update. This time it is iOS and iPadOS 13.3, which not only bring with them numerous fixes, but also a new security feature to help protect users on the internet.

The release notes detail a number of improvements, with changes being made to the Stocks app, Screen Time feature, and Apple News.

iOS 13.3 brings bug fixes and a new security feature, but does it bring new bugs

There is also a big list of fixes and random improvements, from fixing a bug in Mail that prevented the deleting of messages in Gmail accounts, to patching a bug that incorrectly showed Cellular Data as being off.
Also fixed is a bug that caused some wireless chargers to charge the device slower than expected.

There's also a big new security improvement as Apple adds native support for FIDO-compliant security keys, like the YubiKey, using the WebAuthn standard over near-field communication (NFC), USB, and/or Lightning.

This means that now authentication is supported using via using the YubiKey 5 NFC or Security Key NFC by just tapping the YubiKey at the top of an iPhone (available on the iPhone 7 and above). Physical authentication is also supported by the YubiKey 5Ci by plugging the YubiKey into the Lightning or USB-C port of an iPhone or iPad

Full release notes for iOS 13.3:

iOS 13.3 includes improvements, bug fixes and additional parental controls for Screen Time.

Screen Time

  • New parental controls provide more communication limits over who their children can call, FaceTime, or Message
  • Contact list for children lets parents manage the contacts that appear on their children's devices

Apple News

  • New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers
  • Easily like or dislike stories with a tap

Stocks

  • Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French
  • Continue reading with links to related stories or more stories from the same publication
  • "Breaking" and "Developing" labels for Top Stories

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

  • Enables the creation of a new video clip when trimming a video in Photos
  • Adds support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari
  • Fixes issues in Mail that may prevent downloading new messages
  • Addresses an issue that prevented deleting messages in Gmail accounts
  • Resolves issues that could cause incorrect characters to display in messages and duplication of sent messages in Exchange accounts
  • Fixes an issue where the cursor may not move after long pressing on the space bar
  • Addresses an issue that may cause screenshots to appear blurry when sent via Messages
  • Resolves an issue where cropping or using Markup on screenshots may not save to Photos
  • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not be able to be shared with other audio apps
  • Addresses an issue where the missed call badge on the Phone app may not clear
  • Resolves an issue where the Cellular Data setting may incorrectly show as off
  • Fixes an issue that prevented turning off Dark Mode when Smart Invert was enabled
  • Addresses an issue where some wireless chargers may charge more slowly than expected
iOS 13.3 brings bug fixes and a new security feature, but does it bring new bugs