Software Updates: iOS 8.1.3 and OS X 10.10.2

ipad settings iconApple released two big software updates yesterday, OS X 10.10.2 for Mac users and iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod users. Both software updates bring with them multiple improvements and stability fixes.

Fixes included in the Yosemite update 10.10.2:

  • Resolves an issue that might cause Wi-Fi to disconnect
  • Resolves an issue that might cause web pages to load slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Spotlight to load remote email content when this preference is disabled in Mail
  • Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones
  • Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine
  • Improves VoiceOver speech performance
  • Resolves an issue that could cause VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the input method to switch languages unexpectedly
    Improves stability and security in Safari

Improvement and fixes included in iOS 8.1.3:

  • 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 working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

One of the notable iOS updates being the the reduced amount of storage required to perform a software update. The slow adoption of iOS 8 has been due in part to users complaints of the large storage requirement to update from iOS 7. The OS X update is available for download from the  App store and the iOS update is available for download right from your device under settings > general > software update.

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