Apple iOS 13.5 is the most important iOS update in years and my installation guide strongly recommends that you install it. But it’s not bug free.
Next to growing reports of high drain battery, Apple customer support has confirmed to users that iPadOS could cause boot loops on the iPad Pro and media playback of the popular popular format format MP4 / MPEG-4 is broken for both iPad and iPhone owners.
Breaking down the former, AppleInsider said the 10.5-inch iPad Pro was most affected by reboots occurring “between 30 seconds and 45 seconds after logging in”. The whole factory was reset and even putting the devices in DFU mode didn’t fix the problem for many. Interestingly, there are also separate reports of affecting iPhones, while the issue seems to cover both iPadOS / iOS 13.4.1 and 13.5 for affected users.
This is a similar story to MP4 playback on the problem covering both 13.4.1 and 13.5 and affected users lost access to their video libraries (1,2,3,4,5 etc. ) with native apps and third party apps such as NPlayer and InFuse. While Apple changed the default video recording to HEVC on iOS 11, support for it remains mixed so its switch to MP4 (still the most popular container format in the world) is a plus. popular choice.
“I reported this to Apple and the only suggestion they gave me was that I had not tried to remove and reinstall the tv app. But that didn’t help. Good luck to all of us!” .
As it stands, there is no timeline for a fix for either issue but Apple looks set to prioritize an iPadOS / iOS 13.5.1 release following the discovery of a zero-day vulnerability that enables users to rotate their iPhones. This vulnerability has affected every version of iOS since iOS 11.
Despite this, I still recommend that users upgrade to iPadOS / iOS 13.5. Mistakes here may also affect previous versions of iOS, as the new release patches a serious Apple Mail bug affecting every iPad and iPhone ever made. Moreover, Coronavirus-specific upgrades can only save your life.
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