Apple reduces amount of free storage needed for updates with iOS 8.1.3

iOS 8.1.3 is here. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple’s latest iOS 8 update fixes a number of issues with FaceTime, Spotlight and iMessages, but the biggest addition is the giant reduction in free space you’ll need to install future updates.

iOS 8.1.3, released this morning, is available now as an over-the-air update in the Settings app of iOS or via direct download in iTunes. The new software increases stability and performance in addition to squashing a number of bugs.

Check out all the changes in the iOS 8 update below:

– Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
– Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
– Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
– Fixes a problem that prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
– Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing


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