On Tuesday, Apple seeded the first betas of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, and macOS Catalina 10.15.5 to developers. As you can tell from the numbering here this is probably a minor update in the grand scheme of things, and will primarily focus on updates and improvements behind-the-scenes rather than a ton of forward-facing new features for users.
Still, the pre-release software will be available to developers (and public beta testers in the near future) until Apple releases the new software to the public at some point in the relatively near future.
iOS 13.4.5 and iPadOS 13.4.5 can be downloaded directly from the Apple Developer center for registered developers. The proper configuration profile must be installed on devices that are going to test the pre-release software. The same can be said for iPadOS 13.4.5, and macOS Catalina 10.15.5.
Registered developers can update their Apple TV set-top box by downloading the pre-release software via a profile that’s installed using Xcode.
It’s not known right now why Apple decided to go with 13.4.5 instead of 13.4.1, which would normally be the number scheme followed by the company.
As far as what’s new in the pre-release software, that remains unknown at the time of publication. However, if there are any major discoveries found in the new releases we will update this post accordingly. It’s possible this update will address a recently discovered bug related to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
We’ll let you know of any new discoveries made.
What’s new in iOS 13.4.5
- The first major new addition to the pre-release software is the inclusion of the feature to share songs from Apple Music directly to Instagram Stories.