Apple recently released the latest iOS 13.5.1 update. The update is available to users of all compatible iPhone Models. Unlike the previous update, this one doesn’t bring any new features but instead focuses on improving the overall security of the OS.
Although Apple’s update release notes aren’t very clear on what exactly the new update does, it does state that the update addresses the vulnerability exploited by the uncover jailbreak. With that being said, most jailbreakers would want to avoid this update. The rest of the users can comfortably install this release, and they won’t notice any difference in the way their iPhone works.
Or will they?
Although the new update brings zero new features, it actually causes some problems to users who installed it. Users are reporting battery drains, Bluetooth issues, connectivity problems, and more.
However, none of the problems seems to be widespread, as these are the individually reported cases. You have better chances of installing the update without any problems, than being stuck with an annoying issue. Nevertheless, I’m going to list some of the reported problems here, so you can see what could potentially go wrong.
iOS 13.5.1 battery drain
Reports about the battery drain caused by iOS 13.5.1 have been circulating on Twitter since the update’s release. Here’s one of the complaints:
@AppleSupport iphone battery draining like crazy after upgrading to iOS 13.5.1.
What’s going on? Is there a fix??
— Dorian Staps (@DorianStaps) June 5, 2020
Right now, the solution to this problem is unknown. It appears that users experiencing the battery drain issue will have to wait for Apple to release a follow-up update.
iOS 13.5.1 Bluetooth issues
Although reported by the smaller number of users, it appears that Bluetooth also doesn’t work for some people who installed iOS 13.5.1.
@Apple my phones Bluetooth just won’t connect to any device even though it’s turned on and discoverable? Any ideas
— ashleigh harrop (@HarropAshleigh) June 3, 2020
iOS 13.5.1 Face ID issues
Although iOS 13.5 improved Face ID to make it work with face masks, some people apparently have problems with it stretching to iOS 13.5.1.
@AppleSupport Why my face id isn’t working? I just updated to ios 13.5.1 and now it’s keep telling me that face id is not available! Can you help me?
— Pedro Henrique Vuolo (@PedroVuolo) June 3, 2020
Besides the above-mentioned issues that appear to be more common, there are also a few more problems, including a camera problem, weird charging (though this one wasn’t specified, so I can’t tell you whether it was indeed caused by iOS 13.5.1, and a SIM card issue where the phone shows SIM cards as invalid.
Unfortunately, there are no confirmed solutions to any of these problems. Apple support usually recommends generic solutions to particular problems, by I doubt any of those will be helpful. Users that were hit by the update will probably have to wait for a patch.
Have you experienced any issues after installing iOS 13.5.1? If so, feel free to share them with us in the comments below.