iOS 13.6 New Features and Changes
As the entire spotlight is on iOS 14, the launch of iOS 13.6 hasn’t received much attention. Despite being the last iteration (most probably) of iOS 13, it has got quite a few notable features. That’s the reason why we thought it would be apt to list out all the iOS 13.6 features and changes.
Super Handy Digital Car Keys
- With iOS 13.6, you can unlock, lock, and start your compatible car using your iPhone.
- Now, it is possible to remove digital keys from a lost device via iCloud.
- Apple’s stock messaging app can now let you share digital keys.
- iOS 13.6 has introduced driver-specific profiles to let users configure shared keys for full-access or even customize them for restricted driving.
- The digital car keys support iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max running iOS 13.6 or later.
- Only Apple Watch Series 5 running watchOS 6.2.8 or later supports digital car keys.
Power reserve mode is very helpful as it allows you to unlock and start your car for up to five hours even after it has run out of battery.
Several Notable Additions to Apple News+ (US Only for now)
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- iOS 13.6 has introduced audio stories that are narrated versions of some of the top reads from Apple News+. Selected and produced by Apple News editors, audio stories are available for Apple News+ subscription.
- Apple News Today is a pretty handy audio briefing on the day’s top stories from the Apple News editors. It’s also available in the Podcasts app.
- The new Audio tab offers quick access to Apple News Today and Apple News+ audio stories.
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- Now, CarPlay lets you listen to Apple News Today and Apple News+ audio stories.
- Local news in the Today feed offers detailed coverage of San Francisco, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Houston, and New York City as of now.
- Now, you can personalize a daily newsletter from Apple News with stories that reflect your interests.
A Couple of Useful Features for Apple Health
- iOS 13.6 has added a new category for symptoms in the Health app. Now, it shows symptoms logged from Cycle Tracking and ECG.
- The latest version of iOS 13 can now let you log symptoms, like fever, chills, sore throat, or coughing. Moreover, it can even allow you to share them with third-party apps.
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Major Improvements and Bug Fixes
- iOS 13.6 has added a new setting that allows you to choose if updates automatically download to your device when it is connected to Wi-Fi.
- It has fixed an issue that could cause apps to become unresponsive while syncing data from iCloud Drive.
- Resolved an issue that could interrupt audio, especially when making phone calls over Wi-Fi Calling.
- Addressed the problem that could hinder iPhone 6S and iPhone SE devices from registering for Wi-Fi Calling.
- The latest iteration of iOS has resolved the issue that could cause the software keyboard to show up unexpectedly whenever the device was connected to certain third-party hardware keyboards.
- It has sorted out an issue that could cause Japanese hardware keyboards to get mapped as a US keyboard incorrectly.
- Fixed the stability issues that used to crop up when accessing Control Center when Assistive Touch was active.
Contact Rapid Repair If iOS 13.6 Fails to Solve Stubborn Issues
As is usually the case with the latest version of iOS, iOS 13.6 has fixed several annoying issues. So, you should upgrade your device to the latest version of iOS to improve performance and also sort out problems.
Just in case your iPhone or iPad continues to face problems even after the software update, contact us. Backed by super-techies with several years of experience, Rapid Repair has long been a reliable iPhone and iPad repair centre.
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