Apple releases iOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3 and watchOS 6.1.1 with bug fixes and improvements

Apple released iOS 13 at the WWDC event earlier this year and later the company released updates with bug fixes. Following iOS 13.2 release recently with Deep Fusion, new emoji, AirPods Pro support, and more, Apple has now released yet another update – iOS 13.3 with improvements and bug fixes, and has also released tvOS 13.3 and watchOS 6.1.1

iOS 13.3 brings new parental controls to Screen Time which provides more communication limits and lets users set specific limitations over who their children can call, FaceTime, or Message. The Contact list for children lets parents manage the contacts that appear on their children’s devices. This update also includes a new layout for Apple News+ stories, “Breaking” and “Developing” labels for Top Stories, and more. Apple has also added a new setting that lets users disable the Memoji and Animoji stickers from always appearing on the emoji keyboard and it can be found in Settings > General > Keyboard > Emoji.

Apple also released tvOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and HomePod OS 13.3 with improvements and bug fixes. HomePod OS 13.3 now lets individual family members enable or disable personal requests and fixes an issue that could prevent music playback from resuming on a stereo pair after a phone call.

iOS 13.3 detailed changelog

Screen Time

  • New parental controls provide more communication limits over who their children can call, FaceTime, or Message
  • Contact list for children lets parents manage the contacts that appear on their children’s devices

Apple News

  • New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers
  • Easily like or dislike stories with a tap


  • Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French
  • Continue reading with links to related stories or more stories from the same publication
  • “Breaking” and “Developing” labels for Top Stories

This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements. This update:

  • Enables the creation of a new video clip when trimming a video in Photos
  • Adds support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari
  • Fixes issues in Mail that may prevent downloading new messages
  • Addresses an issue that prevented deleting messages in Gmail accounts
  • Resolves issues that could cause incorrect characters to display in messages and duplication of sent messages in Exchange accounts
  • Fixes an issue where the cursor may not move after long pressing on the space bar
  • Addresses an issue that may cause screenshots to appear blurry when sent via Messages
  • Resolves an issue where cropping or using Markup on screenshots may not save to Photos
  • Fixes an issue where Voice Memos recordings may not be able to be shared with other audio apps
  • Addresses an issue where the missed call badge on the Phone app may not clear
  • Resolves an issue where the Cellular Data setting may incorrectly show as off
  • Fixes an issue that prevented turning off Dark Mode when Smart Invert was enabled
  • Addresses an issue where some wireless chargers may charge more slowly than expected

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