Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3, Reduces Storage Required for Updates

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 Tuesday, and update that most notably reduces the amount of storage required to install an update. In the past year, a number of users were upset to find they could not install over-the-air (OTA) updates on their iPhones and iPads because of the amount of space required.

The update also includes various bug fixes. We should also note that iOS 8.1.3 was not seeded through Apple's developer program.

iOS 8.1.3

Apple's patch notes:

iOS 8.1.3

This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements, including:

  • 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 an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Apple has not yet added this update the security site linked above.

Some download sizes for you:

  • iPad Air through iTunes: 1.94GB
  • iPhone 6 through iTunes: 1.75GB
  • iPhone 5s OTA: 246MB
  • iPhone 6 OTA: 247MB