Apple on Wednesday officially seeded the fourth betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers. These latest iterations of the betas have not been adding a lot of new features to the mix, but Apple continues to refine the experience and improve performance ahead of the public launch of iOS 13 and iPadOS later this year.
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 4 can be downloaded over the air after the profile has been installed and the iPhone and/or iPad has been restarted.
Updating to the latest tvOS 13 beta involves installing the profile via Xcode.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, iPadOS is built for the iPad lineup specifically, offering more robust features for the bigger screens, including new multitasking capabilities. But, on a broad scale, the two mobile operating systems are relatively the same.
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.
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.
If there are any new discoveries made within the latest betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS, we will update this post accordingly. And, of course, this is still pre-release software so it should not be installed on your daily driver, but rather a secondary device just in case the experience has any major bugs or other issues.
What’s new in iOS 13
- Apple patched a vulnerability that allowed unauthorized access to passwords via the Settings app
- 3D Touch performance has been improved
- There is a redesigned voice messages icon in Messages
- There is a new rearrange apps option when long-pressing on an app