Apple released iOS 13.4.1 to the public today, Tuesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. PDT. This update comes exactly two weeks after the release of iOS 13.4, which introduced 33 new features and changes to compatible iPhones.

According to Apple, this update addresses two bugs in particular. First, it fixes a FaceTime issue where devices running iOS 13.4 could not jump into calls with older devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier, or macOS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier. Second, it fixes a bug where choosing “Bluetooth” from the Settings app’s quick actions menu would fail.

Apple’s release strategy for iOS has deviated from its typical path, as of late. The company released the first beta for iOS 13.4.5 after releasing iOS 13.4, skipping 13.4.1, 13.4.2, 13.4.3, and 13.4.4. Based on today’s release, it appears Apple is saving those minor numbers for official releases, likely to contain bug fixes and security patches rather than major new features or changes.

You can find the release notes for iOS 13.4.1 below:

iOS 13.4.1

  • Fixes an issue where devices running iPadOS 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 an issue on iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) where the flashlight may not turn on after tapping the Flashlight button in Control Center or on the Lock screen
  • Addresses a bug with the Settings app where choosing Bluetooth from the quick actions menu on the Home screen would fail

To update to iOS 13.4.1, open the Settings app on your iPhone, then tap “General” –> “Software Update.” Follow the on-screen instructions to begin downloading the software to your device, then continue to start updating. You can also just wait for it to install automatically if you have “Automatic Updates” enabled.

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