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Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 update – download it now!

Published Jan 27th, 2015 12:58PM EST
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If you have a reasonably new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, today is your lucky day. Forget about the blizzard ravaging the East Coast, Apple just released a brand new version of its iOS operating system to the public.

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iOS 8.1.3 isn’t the major update we’re expecting when iOS 8.2 is finally released, but it does clean things up a few things behind the scenes. Also of note, the update requires less free storage to install, potentially making it available to many more users than previous versions.

Apple just made iOS 8.1.3 available as an over the air (OTA) update, just as BGR’s Jonathan Geller said would be the case. The update will also soon be available as a download through iTunes.

As for compatibility, you’re looking at the same device list we’ve seen since iOS 8 was first released, of course — iOS 8.1.3 will work with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, fifth-generation iPod touch, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, fourth-gen iPad, iPad mini, third-gen iPad, and iPad 2.

Do you have one of the devices listed above? It’s time to open your Settings app and tap General > Software Update.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.

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