Bugs in iPadOS 16.4, macOS 13.3 updates cause headache for users; Fix it THIS way

Apple's latest updates for its iPad and Mac have been causing several problems for users. Here's what we know so far.

| Updated on: Apr 07 2023, 15:13 IST
Sports live to screen recording, here is what iOS 16.5 first public beta focuses on
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1/5 iOS 16.4 update has been released for the iPhone users, and now Apple has started focusing on the next update- iOS 16.5. The company has even rolled out the first public beta of iOS 16.5 for testers. "Apple today (March 30) seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come two days after Apple provided the betas to developers," a report by MacRumors stated. (Pixabay)
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2/5 In order to test the iOS 16.5 update, people who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can go to the Settings of their phone. Then click on General, select Software Update. Meanwhile, here is what the iOS 16.5 will bring to your iPhone. (HT Tech)
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3/5 My Sports tab in Apple News: It seems like with iOS 16.5 Beta 1, a new Sports tab can be found at the bottom of the screen which will let users keep up to date with the news and performance of their preferred sports teams. (Unsplash)
iOS 16.5
4/5 Screen recording by Siri: According to 9to5Mac, this update is expected to allow Siri to start screen recording without any manual intervention. All you need to do is simply say "Hey Siri, start screen recording", and it will start capturing what's on your screen. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Sports multi-view on Apple TV: The iOS 16.5 Beta 1 can allow users to stream up to four different sports simultaneously, giving users an opportunity to catch all the action live. (Unsplash)
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Apple released updates for iPad and Mac last month. (HT Tech)

When Apple finally released iOS 16.4, it not only brought a ton of new features to iPhones, but also bug fixes and security improvements. Along with iOS 16.4, Apple also released iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 for iPad and Mac respectively. Just days ago, it was reported that the iOS 16.4 update brought several problems along with it. Now, users have taken to Apple support forums, Twitter and Reddit to report issues with iPadOS and macOS Ventura updates too.

iPadOS, macOS Ventura update breaking features

MacRumors spotted several complaints by iPad and Mac users who encountered various issues after installing the latest updates. The problem seems to be affecting features that utilize Apple's Continuity technology such as Handoff, Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock and more.

It performs functions such as copying and pasting between multiple Apple devices, using Universal Control to operate a Mac and iPad at the same time with the same mouse and keyboard and more.

Although the new features are a boon for iPad and Mac users, the update has also reportedly caused a plethora of issues on both the devices for many users. Universal Control is among the features worst affected from this update. For the unaware, Universal Control allows users who have kept both the Mac and iPad next to each other and signed into the same Apple ID to use either device's keyboard and cursor across both of them.

The fix

According to a MacRumors report, one person claimed to have solved the issues with the Continuity feature and it has worked for some. If you are struggling with similar issues, fix it this way.

How to fix Continuity issues on iPad, Mac

1. Sign out of your iCloud account on both devices.

2. Disable Handoff and Auto Unlock with Apple Watch and restart both devices.

3. Re-enable Handoff and Auto Unlock with Apple Watch.

4. Turn off Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth on both devices and then turn it on again.

5. Toggle checkboxes related to Universal Control features.

Reports have recently revealed that Apple has taken a note of issues plaguing iPhones after the iOS 16.4 update and is already working on iOS 16.4.1, so it is likely that the Cupertino-based tech giant has taken note of issues with iPadOS and macOS Ventura too. A fix could be on the cards soon, but until then users are stuck.

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First Published Date: 07 Apr, 15:12 IST