Apple on Tuesday officially seeded the latest beta of iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 to developers.
Apple on Monday seeded the second beta of iOS 13, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 to developers. This is the next major release for iOS, which Apple officially announced and showcased at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 13 is packed with new features, tweaks, improvements, and more. As is par for the course, this is pre-release software and there are bugs associated with that.
Here’s a rundown on how to install the latest beta for iOS 13 and iPadOS.
Updating to the latest beta
For registered developers, installing the latest beta of iOS 13 requires visiting Apple’s Developer Center and downloading the profile. Updating to the latest iPadOS beta, the process is the same as updating to the latest iOS 13 beta. After that, beta 3 can be downloaded over the air after the profile has been installed and the iPhone and/or iPad has been restarted.
With watchOS 6, the latest beta can be installed by making sure the Apple Watch has 50% battery life, is connected to the charger, and is also connected and within range of the iPhone. Open the Apple Watch app, select General –> Software Update, and follow the instructions. This can only be done once the proper profile has been installed.
Updating to the latest tvOS 13 beta involves installing the profile via Xcode.
Finally, updating to macOS Catalina’s latest developer beta has registered developers opening the System Preferences app and selecting Software Update.
Each of the updates are grand in scale, offering new features to each. For instance, iOS 13 includes new elements like a brand new Dark Mode, changes to CarPlay, a brand new, redesigned Photos app, Sign In with Apple for a more login process across the web and apps, plus much more.
macOS Catalina boasts brand new apps for Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. This is essentially splitting up iTunes, leaving that legacy app behind (unless you’re a Windows user). The new Sidecar feature allows owners to use their iPad as a secondary display, and the Apple Watch can be used to authenticate a wide variety of additional options.
watchOS 6 is finally offering an App Store with the launch of watchOS 6, and Apple is tossing in a handful of new watch faces as well. Apple is also bringing three of its first-party apps to the smartwatch, including a Calculator app, Voice Memos, and Audiobooks.
tvOS 13 is getting multi-user support, offering up individual profiles for more than one person in a household. Each profile will have access to their own personalized content, including Apple Music.
If there are any new additions to any of the new betas, we will update this post accordingly.
What’s new in iOS 13
- There is a new splash image for Apple Arcade, which is set to launch later in 2019.
- There is a new popup screen for Screen Recordings in the Home app.
- Split View has a small tweak, which now shows which app is actively receiving text input:
It's subtle, but iPadOS 13 beta 3 shows which app in Split View is actively receiving text input.
Watch the pill-shaped indicator at the top. This has been an issue since Split View launched in iOS 9. pic.twitter.com/VkJyOGFMFh
— Federico Viticci (@viticci) July 2, 2019