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Apple Seeds Fifth Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, almost two weeks after releasing the fourth betas and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers will need to download the profile for the ‌iOS 13‌ and ‌iPadOS‌ betas from Apple's Developer Center. Beta 4, like earlier betas, can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper profile has been installed.


Apple split ‌iOS 13‌ and ‌iPadOS‌ into separate updates in 2019, one designed for iPhone and one designed for iPad. ‌iPadOS‌ is identical to ‌iOS 13‌ in almost every way, though there are some iPad-specific features such as new multitasking capabilities. For the most part, the two operating systems share the same features.

‌iOS 13‌ is a huge update with a long list of new features. Perhaps the most noticeable outward-facing change is a systemwide Dark Mode that changes the entire look of the operating system from light to dark, darkening everything from system elements to apps.


Apple overhauled the Photos app, introducing a new ‌Photos‌ tab that curates your entire ‌Photos‌ library and shows you a selection of highlights organized by day, month, or year, and there are revamped Photo editing tools.


For the first time, you can edit video right in the ‌Photos‌ app, cropping, rotating, applying filters, and adjusting lighting and color. There's a new High-Key Mono lighting effect, and for Portrait Lighting in general, intensity can be adjusted.

There's a less obtrusive volume HUD, a new Find My app that combines ‌Find My‌ iPhone and ‌Find My‌ Friends and lets you track your devices even with they don't have an LTE or WiFi connection.


A Sign In with Apple feature (not yet active) gives you a convenient and data safe way to sign into apps and websites, providing an alternative to Facebook and Google sign in options. Apple's even able to generate single-use randomized email addresses so you don't have to give your real info to apps and websites.


Maps features a new street-level "Look Around" mode and a Collections feature for making lists of places, Reminders has been entirely overhauled to make it more functional, there's a profile option in Messages along with new Memoji and Animoji stickers, and Siri has a new voice.


CarPlay in ‌iOS 13‌ has been overhauled with a new look, multiple sets of AirPods (or Powerbeats Pro) can be connected to the same phone so you can share music with a friend, ‌Siri‌ on HomePod can detect multiple voices for multi-user support, and ‌HomePod‌ also supports Handoff.


There are a ton of additional new features and changes coming in ‌iOS 13‌, and for a full rundown of what you can expect, you should check out our iOS 13 roundup. Each new beta brings new features and changes to ‌iOS 13‌, and the fourth beta added a rearrange apps Quick Action, added new 3D Touch settings, tweaked the Share Sheet, and more.

The beta testing period will allow Apple to work out bugs ahead of the release of ‌iOS 13‌ and ‌iPadOS‌, and it will let developers build ‌iOS 13‌ and ‌iPadOS‌ features into their apps ahead of a public release coming this fall.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS

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12 weeks ago
iOS 13 betas are more exciting than iPhone 11
Rating: 17 Votes
12 weeks ago

Nice work ethics, no Summer holidays at Apple!


it’s almost as if they have more than a couple of people working on this!
Rating: 15 Votes
12 weeks ago

Confused. Are people supposed to consider regular sunny California weather a holiday? Or is July some kind of special vacation month? Or any month?

This post is about iOS 13 not Apple employees holidays
Rating: 7 Votes
12 weeks ago

Confused. Are people supposed to consider regular sunny California weather a holiday? Or is July some kind of special vacation month? Or any month?

Yeah, the whole world doesn't shut down what they're doing just because HUZZAH SUMMER!!!
People are able to take vacations at different times of the year.
Seems some people just like to try to start up some sort of GOTCHA over nothing.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 weeks ago

This post is about iOS 13 not Apple employees holidays

Tell that to the guy who made the comment about Apple's work ethics.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 weeks ago

Nice work ethics, no Summer holidays at Apple!


What?! Are you serious? You have ZERO idea of how many people are taking vacation time.
Rating: 4 Votes
12 weeks ago

Who else is super stoked for Apple Arcade?


I VERY much am, esp with the PS4 controller support in play on AppleTV
Rating: 4 Votes
12 weeks ago
Looks like the MLB app is mostly working again with this release.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 weeks ago

The ability to create Shortcuts/automations that are triggered by NFC tags or by launching an app seems to be gone. Unless it got moved somewhere else.

Developer of shortcuts says it is temporarily removed, but will return.
Rating: 3 Votes
12 weeks ago
Pressing volume up after the volume is all the way up has a new vibration feedback to let you know is at max.
Rating: 3 Votes

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