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Apple customers can update their iPhones to the new iOS 12.1.3 today in the Settings app. The minor update will fix bugs in some of the iPhone's major functions.

To access the update, tap Settings, then tap General, and tap Software Update. It's free to download. If you're an iPad owner, you'll be updating from iOS 12.1.1, instead of 12.1.2 like iPhone users.

iOS 12.1.3 is the fifth version since iOS 12 debuted last September, according to MacRumors.

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The update fixes bugs that affected the iPad Pro, HomePod, CarPlay and more.

For instance, on HomePod, iOS 12.1.3 fixes a bug that could cause the device to restart or make Siri stop listening.

The update prevents audio distortion when using external audio input devices with CarPlay. In addition, iOS 12.1.3 resolved an issue where the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were disconnecting from CarPlay.

The update adjusted the iPhone's Share Sheet so that photos wouldn't have striped artifacts after being sent to another platform. Similarly, the Messages app was tweaked to fix a bug that might've been causing problems for users scrolling through photos in Details view.

Apple also released updates for its macOS.

"This update improves the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac and includes the following enterprise content: when making a file-sharing connection that uses a valid Kerberos TGT to authenticate, users are no longer prompted to enter credentials," Apple said of the new macOS 10.14.3.

The company released updates for its Wear OS and tvOS, watchOS 5.1.3 and tvOS 12.1.2, but only said that these updates were to improve security and fix bugs.

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Takeaways

  1. Apple's latest OS update, iOS 12.1.3, fixes bugs in devices like the Homepod, Apple CarPlay, iPad Pro and more
  2. The company also released new upgrades for Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV to fix bugs and improve security.

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.