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Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1 with fix for FaceTime Bug



Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1, minor updates released two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 13.4, major updates, iCloud Folder Sharing, a new mail toolbar, trackpad support for the iPad and have introduced more.


The updates for iOS and ‌‌iPadOS‌‌ 13.4.1 are available wirelessly on the devices in question in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings> General> Software Update.

The update fixes an issue that prevented devices with iOS 13.4 from participating in FaceTime calls with devices with iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier. It also fixes a bug in the Settings app, which can cause Bluetooth selection from the quick action menu on the home screen to fail.

Detected shortly after the release of iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4, the "FaceTime" issue prevented iPhones and iPads and Macs that are running these updates by making or receiving "FaceTime" calls from older devices, that cannot be updated, e.g. B. "iPad" 2, "iPad" of the third generation, iPhone 4S, "iPad" mini of the first generation and iPod of the fifth generation touch.

It was not clear whether the problem was caused or intended by a bug, but the update included in today's update clarifies that Apple did not intend to remove the option for devices running iOS 13.4 to communicate with older devices . The full release notes for the iOS 13.4 update can be found below:

iOS 13.4.1 contains bug fixes for your "iPhone".

– Resolves an issue in which devices with iOS 13.4 could not participate in "FaceTime" calls with devices with iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier.
– Fixes a bug in the Settings app where the selection of Bluetooth from the quick action menu on the home screen failed.

The ‌iPadOS‌ 13.4.1 update fixes the same two issues, but also fixes a third bug that may cause the flashlight to hit the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro models after the flashlight button in the Control Center or on the Lock screen not turned on is typed.

iOS 13.4.1 could be one of the last updates for the iOS 13 operating system, as Apple is preparing to switch to iOS 14. However, there will be at least one additional update as Apple is already running beta tests on iOS 13.4.5.


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