Download: iOS 13.5 Final IPSW Links, OTA Update Released Along With iPadOS 13.5
You can now download iOS 13.5 final IPSW links as well as the OTA update for iPhone and iPadOS 13.5 final for compatible iPad models. As always, here are all of the details that you need to know to keep you informed about Apple’s latest release.
Apple is pushing out iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 out into the public domain in order to mainly add Apple-Google contact-tracing API for COVID-19 to iPhones.
Besides this, it obviously also fixes security issues like that rather critical bug that affects the native Mail app that you may have heard about. This bug has been talked about quite extensively on social media recently. Apple would have hoped that it would have stayed quiet until a fix was in place and in production but it’s out there, and now, so is the fix.
This release also puts a fix in place for yet another text bug; CaptureTheFlag, which would entirely crash an iPhone or iPad when a specific series of characters is sent in a message and causes a notification to occur. It had already been confirmed that Apple had fixed this issue in early betas of iOS/iPadOS 13.4.5 but it’s now made it into production in the form of version 13.5. Additionally, as you might expect, iOS/iPadOS 13.5 is also filled with smaller bug fixes and tweaks that have been put on place to make the experience noticeably better on compatible iPhone and iPad hardware.
Last but not the least, iOS 13.5 also includes FaceTime and Face ID changes, as well as ability to share Apple Music songs as Instagram Stories. The FaceTime change now enables ability to turn off zoom in feature for active caller whereas Face ID change now does better job of handling faces wearing masks.
If you want to try out iOS 13.5/iPadOS 13.5 for yourself on your own devices, then take yourself over to Settings > General > Software Update on the iPhone or iPad in question. You can then pick up the over-the-air (OTA) update from there. If you prefer a more extensive and time-consuming installation, then you can head grab the IPSW file compiled for your device from the list below. This will mean that you will need iTunes on your PC or Mac, or access tot he Finder app if you have a Mac running macOS Catalina: