Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 and, to the great relief of millions of lazy “won’t tether my iPhone to a Mac or PC even if it saves my life” users, it brings back easy, one-click over-the-air updates.
Bug fixes, security updates and whatever… pfft, who cares! Apple has “fixed” the storage requirement “bug” that affected earlier versions iOS 8.
• iOS 8.1.3 Update
— Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
— Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
— Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
— Fixes and issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
— Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing
See also: Apple Delivers OS X 10.10.2 with Security, WiFi Fixes, More…
For the paranoid, know that iOS 8.1.3 security content includes fixes for AppleFileConduit, CoreGraphics, dyhd and other problems, more than a dozen issues in all.
And, as always, if you have jailbroken your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod touch, then you should avoid iOS 8.1.3 until new version specific jailbreaks are available. That said, according to iPhone Hacks, iOS 8.1.3 is known to break the TaiG and PP jailbreaks.
Also, it’s known that the iOS 8.1.3 Update does not fix the GMT bug, which causes calendar syncing issues and time zone confusion for some users.
Lastly, Apple has also released a Apple TV 7.0.3 Update for third-gen Apple TVs.