Out of nowhere, Apple has released iOS 13.2.2 and with it, they have fixed an issue that could cause background apps to quit unexpectedly. Apart from fixing this issue, the latest update also fixes problems that were experienced by iPhone users where the mobile signal could suddenly disappear.
The over-the-air update is around 98.7MB and is available for all supported iPhones and iPads. If you are facing these issues, then you should get a notification to update your device. However, if the notification doesn’t pop-up, then you can manually update your iOS device by heading to the Settings app > General > software update.
If you have it disabled, then you can turn on automatic updates for upcoming software updates. The latest update also addresses the issue with the Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari. Also, Apple has also introduced a fix where users are facing issues which affected connectivity with YubiKey Lighting-powered accessories.
A detailed look at the iOS 13.2.2 update:
This update contains a host of bug fixes and Apple states that it also includes improvements for your iPhone.
Apps in background quitting unexpectedly: One of the biggest issues with iOS 13.2 were that apps running in the background would quit even though you didn’t want them to. This was rather infuriating and several posts highlighted users experiencing these issues. Now, with iOS 13.2.2, Apple aims to fix this problem.
Loss of cellular signal: This was another major issue which was plaguing iOS owners. iPhone owners have reportedly lost cellular connection after a call and rectifying this was a big emphasis in this update. Also, mobile data not available was also a big issue and this update appears to rectify it.
Unreadable email replies: Reports started surfacing that said that some replies of encrypted email messages between Exchange accounts were turning up unreadable. This update aims to fix this issue as well.
Miscellaneous Issues: The other two areas are quite specific. Apple states that with the update they will “address an issue where using the Kerberos single sign-on service in Safari may present an authentication prompt”. The other problem iOS 13.2.2 resolves is “an issue where charging may be interrupted on YubiKey Lightning-powered accessories”.
So, with this issue, there are mainly fixes and no additional features. Hopefully, no new bugs appear with this update.