[Update: Dec. 03] Apple iPhone 13/Mini, 13 Pro/Pro Max update, bugs, issues & problems tracker

Following last year’s iPhone lineup, this year, Apple released 3 models apart from the standard iPhone 13 – iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

The Cupertino-based tech giant launched the iPhone 13 on September 14 at the Apple Event, bringing in a bunch of upgrades including support for 120Hz display on the Pro models.

Apple said that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini are “redesigned on the inside and out”, despite looking similar to last year’s iteration.

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Moreover, this year’s iPhones feature the brightest screens ever, making it easy to watch HDR content on the go. Like always, Apple also unveiled iOS 15 and said it has improved the battery and camera performance drastically.

However, like every other smartphone out there, the iPhone 13 lineup is bound to have software or hardware issues at some point in time.

With the iPhone 13 series launched just a few weeks ago, it looks like some people are already having issues with the phone.

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In the coming days, we might see more issues popping up with several users asking Apple to fix the same. While Apple does acknowledge (some if not all problems) and fix most of these issues, some are never resolved.

To help you keep track of all the existing and coming bugs and glitches on the iPhone 13 lineup, we will be updating this tracker with the latest information.

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New updates will be added in the section below, iPhone 13 series bugs issues tracker follows after this section
Info. last updated on Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
Oct. 02 iOS 15.0.1 Global release Bug fixes
Oct. 26 iOS 15.1 Global release SharePlay and more
Nov. 18 iOS 15.1.1 Global release Improves call drop performance
iPhone 13 series bugs and issues tracker
Info. last updated on Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
Sep. 27 iPhone 13 series Tap to wake function not working for some Workaround
Oct. 02 iPhone 13 series Unable to unlock phone using Apple Watch Fixed
Sep. 27 iPhone 13 series Apple Music Bug Fixed
Sep. 27 iPhone 13 series Third Party apps not working with ProMotion display Fix coming soon
Sep. 27 iPhone 13 series Google Fi eSIM not working Workaround
Info. last updated on Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
Oct. 01 iPhone 13 series CarPlay connectivity issues Allegedly fixed
Nov. 11 iPhone 13 series Face ID doesn’t work after third-party screen replacement To be resolved via update
Sep. 30 iPhone 13 series Verizon 5G not working Workaround
Sep. 30 iPhone 13 series Facebook Messenger notification not showing up Unacknowledged
Sep. 30 iPhone 13 series Facebook Messenger notification preview content Unacknowledged
Info. last updated on Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
Oct. 04 iPhone 13 series Inconsistent touch events Unacknowledged
Nov. 13 iPhone 13 series Camera viewfinder flickerinig Manual toggle added
Oct. 12 iPhone 13 series Photos saved to your library from Messages could be deleted after removing the associated thread or message Fixed
Oct. 12 iPhone 13 series iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe may not connect to Find My Fixed
Oct. 12 iPhone 13 series AirTag might not appear in the Find My Items tab Fixed
Info. last updated on Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
Oct. 19 iPhone 13 series CarPlay may fail to open audio apps or disconnect during playback Fixed
Oct. 26 iPhone 13 series Photos app may incorrectly report storage is full when importing photos and videos Fixed
Oct. 26 iPhone 13 series Weather app may not show current temperature for My Location, and may display colors of animated backgrounds incorrectly Fixed
Oct. 26 iPhone 13 series Audio playing from an app may pause when locking the screen Fixed
Oct. 26 iPhone 13 series Wallet may unexpectedly quit when using VoiceOver with multiple passes Fixed
Info. last updated on Affected devices Bug/issue descrption Status
Oct. 27 iPhone 13 Pro/Max Blurry selfies or closeups, not focusing on subject and ‘oil painting’ effect Unacknowledged
Nov. 30 iPhone 13/Pro/Max Auto-brightness not working properly after iOS 15.2 beta 3 update Fix incoming
Dec. 03 iPhone 13 series GPS not showing accurate location Unacknowledged
Apple iOS 15/iPadOS 15 update tracker

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.