Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1 With Fix for Storage Issue and Green Tinted Displays

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1, minor updates that come a month after the release of the iOS 13.6 update with Car Keys and Audio Apple News+ stories.

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The iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.6.1 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

iOS 13.6.1 addresses an issue that could cause unneeded system data files to not be automatically deleted when storage is low, and it addresses a thermal management issue that caused some iPhone displays to exhibit a green tint. It also has a fix for a bug that could cause Exposure Notifications to be disabled for some users.

Apple's full release notes for the update are below:

iOS 13.6.1 includes bug fixes for your ‌iPhone‌.

- Addresses an issue where unneeded system data files might not be automatically deleted when available storage is low
- Fixes a thermal management issue that caused some displays to exhibit a green tint
- Fixes an issue where Exposure Notifications could be disabled for some users

Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

iOS 13.6.1 is likely to be one of the last updates to the iOS 13 operating system as Apple has transitioned to working on iOS 14, an update that is set to be released this fall.

Top Rated Comments

zorinlynx Avatar
7 months ago
"iOS 13.6.1 is likely to be one of the last updates to the iOS 13 ('https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-13/') operating system as Apple has transitioned to working on iOS 14 ('https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-14/'), an update that is set to be released this fall."

I wonder if somewhere, in some dingy bar in the bad part of town, there's a betting pool for this. :)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stromos Avatar
7 months ago
I just literally spent days last week helping a friend who had 40gb of other data on her iPhone 11. We tried everything and opened a dialog with Apple who was like sucks restore the iPhone. Ended up doing a full backup and restore to clear it.

Yes it happens but I am annoyed. iOS 13 somehow is still a dumpster fire nearing the end of its life.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
7 months ago
I’m eager to know if this update fixes the battery drain some people complain about
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
7 months ago

The green tint issue is related to thermal management? Every time I've had a green display on my 11 Pro Max was upon first wakeup usually in a dark environment with the brightness almost to 0 (only lasting a few seconds). Interesting.
It's funny, I wake up my phone a lot in pitch darkness and I've never once seen this issue, but other people report seeing it all the time.

Makes me wonder if there was some revision of the hardware that exhibits the problem and not all of us have it.

I have a release day iPhone 11 Pro Max here.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigMcGuire Avatar
7 months ago
The green tint issue is related to thermal management? Every time I've had a green display on my 11 Pro Max was upon first wakeup usually in a dark environment with the brightness almost to 0 (only lasting a few seconds). Interesting.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fbr$ Avatar
7 months ago
A few days ago I fully deleted the Files app and shortly thereafter reinstalled it from the App Store on my iPad Pro, I got more than 10GB back only doing this.

I make huge file transfers from my Mac to my iPad via AirDrop, and for some reason I don't get all the storage back when I delete the files from my iPad, the only way to get back all the storage used by the deleted files is deleting the Files app.

For those wondering if it's safe to delete the Files app and then reinstall it from the App Store: yes, when you reinstall the Files app back, all your iCloud and local files are there untouched!

I guess it's an AirDrop bug.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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