Apple releases iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1; fixes FaceTime bug

iOS 13.4.1. Image: Apple's iPhone 11
Apple’s iPhone 11
Apple today released iOS 13.4.1 with bug fixes for your ‌iPhone‌, including:

• Fixes an issue where devices running iOS 13.4 could not participate in ‌FaceTime‌ calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier.
• Addresses a bug with the Settings app where choosing a Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail.

‌iPadOS‌ 13.4.1 fixes the same two bugs and also a third issue that could cause the flashlight not to turn on on the new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.

MacDailyNews Take: Both updates applied here and no immediate issues have been encountered. Plus, they’re snappy!


  1. Has the thought occured to Apple to have Facetime compete with Zoom at all? I get the sense that Apple simply hasn’t been coopted by intelligence organizations like Microsoft and dozens of these non-name companies that become the most important pieces of communications software in the country overnight. I suggested to my IT department to use FaceTime for the more important meetings/discussions even if it means getting Apple devices for people who don’t have them. Zoom is called that because of how quickly the “service” compromises you.

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