Everything New in iOS 13 Beta 5: iPad Home Screen Options, New Volume Levels, Updated Share Sheet and More

Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 13 to developers, bringing new bug fixes and adding and refining various iOS 13 and iPadOS features.

In the fifth beta, changes and updates are getting more minor than changes made in earlier betas, but beta 5 still has some notable additions and feature removals worth highlighting.

- iPad Home Screen - in iPadOS, there's a new feature in the Settings menu that lets you customize the Home screen. You can set the app grid to be 4x5 or 6x5, which results in bigger or smaller icons. The "More" setting shows up to 30 smaller app icons, while the "Bigger" setting shows up to 20 larger app icons.

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- Share Sheet - The Share Sheet in iPadOS and iOS 13 has been updated adding sections for your Favorite shortcuts, the current app that's open, and "Other Actions." Each section is grouped together, making it easier to navigate the various options in the Share Sheet.

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- Share Sheet Shortcuts - As noted by MacStories' Federico Vittici, Shortcuts are now able to be added to the Favorites list in the Share Sheet.

- Home App Backgrounds - There are new backgrounds that you can use within the Home app on iOS devices.

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- Shortcuts App - The Automations section has been removed from the Shortcuts app temporarily. It will be re-added in a later beta.

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- Light/Dark Mode - After installing this beta, Apple will ask you if you want to enable Light Mode or Dark Mode. This is presumably something new users will see when installing iOS 13 for the first time once it launches. There's also a smoother, more streamlined animation when swapping between Light and Dark mode in the Settings app.

- Move Goals - There are new Move Goals awards in the Activity app for hitting your Move Goals 1250, 1500, 1750, and 2000 times.

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- Open Tab Action - The "Open Tab" popup option when 3D Touching on a link in Safari has returned.

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- LTE Icon - The LTE/4G/5GE icon on the iPhone is now larger and sized to match the other icons at the top right of the ‌iPhone‌'s display.

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- Volume - You can adjust the volume on the ‌iPhone‌ and the iPad more finely following the beta 5 update. There are 34 levels of volume now, allowing for smaller adjustments to the sound. The volume slider also offers haptic feedback when maximizing or minimizing the volume, and it's skinnier.

Know of a feature that's new in iOS 13 beta 5 that we left out? Make sure to let us know in the comments and we'll update this article. For more on what's new in iOS 13, make sure to check out our iOS 13 roundup.

Top Rated Comments

JackieTreehorn Avatar
28 months ago
Looks like I picked the wrong week to go back to iOS 12....
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
28 months ago
it is INSANE how many things Apple has finally started to put in the iOS for their stuff after all the cool jailbreak options. Why fight a war you can't win with the jailbreak community when you can just listen to the users and give us what we want?

Sure, there are still other cool tweaks you simply can't get with a walled OS but more and more, they are bending the knee to the true winners of the war. If they just give us what we wish to see, there would be no need to jailbreak, for the most part.
Enjoyed this comment by someone that has NO idea about how software development works, especially when you have a billion-dollar business serving many market segments. It's easy to say that Apple is caving, but that's just how it looks from one vantage point.

It takes time, resources and money to design features that are reliable, easy to understand, don't conflict with existing and future features, etc.

Jailbreaking reduces the stability of a device. That is well known. Apple is not going to throw features in "just because". They are not trying to punish users by withholding features.

It's not a war. It's a process. Big difference.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
28 months ago
It’s getting harder and harder to resist iOS 13.:mad:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BlueCreek Avatar
28 months ago
Loving the dark mode, when can we see a dark mode macrumours :) and emoji support come to think of it...
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
weez999 Avatar
28 months ago
it is INSANE how many things Apple has finally started to put in the iOS for their stuff after all the cool jailbreak options. Why fight a war you can't win with the jailbreak community when you can just listen to the users and give us what we want?

Sure, there are still other cool tweaks you simply can't get with a walled OS but more and more, they are bending the knee to the true winners of the war. If they just give us what we wish to see, there would be no need to jailbreak, for the most part.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mactendo Avatar
28 months ago
Finally some real evolution happening on iPad. That layout feature should’ve been added years ago.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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