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Apple Seeds Eighth Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the eighth betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the seventh betas and two months 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. This beta, 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 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. Sign in with Apple requires developers to support the feature, so it won't be widely available until ‌iOS 13‌ launches.


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 seventh beta added tweaks to ‌Find My‌, an option for deleting Message attachments, changes to the ‌Dark Mode‌ wording, new options for mail received by blocked senders, and more.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS

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13 weeks ago
Wow looks like we are getting closer to GM, 35 of my reported bugs have been fixed in this one update
Rating: 32 Votes
13 weeks ago
Uhhh, good. Please please have mail fixed.
Rating: 24 Votes
13 weeks ago
Nice. Not even a week has passed.

Hopefully the public beta will come this afternoon.

Wow looks like we are getting closer to GM, 35 of my reported bugs have been fixed in this one update

Wow, are you being serious? If so, you've been very active on that feedback channel, and kudos.
Rating: 17 Votes
13 weeks ago

1. Still no haptic feedback in the keyboard. Nuts.
2. Still notifications center needs a MAJOR redo. It's ridiculous.


I really hope you're not waiting for notification center overhauls between betas.
Rating: 10 Votes
13 weeks ago
Another week, and probably another broken Files app and Mail app. I'm losing hope.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/21/apple-seeds-ios-13-beta-8-to-developers/')


Apple today seeded the eighth betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, a week after releasing the seventh betas ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/15/apple-seeds-ios-13-beta-7-to-developers/') and two months 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. This beta, 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 ('https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-13/').

Each new beta brings new features and changes to iOS 13, and the seventh beta ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/15/whats-new-in-ios-13-beta-7/') added tweaks to Find My, an option for deleting Message attachments, changes to the Dark Mode wording, new options for mail received by blocked senders, and more.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Eighth Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers ('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/21/apple-seeds-ios-13-beta-8-to-developers/')

Can’t wait for GM.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 weeks ago

Looks like the Xs got a modem firmware update. 2.00.01-2
AT&T Carrier updated to 37.0.1

Probably 6G logo to fix the 5Ge one...
Rating: 5 Votes
13 weeks ago
The twitter app randomly truncates tweets. They come through as incomplete sentences. It's strange, not sure whose fault it is.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago

The battery is great.


Able to tell that after 45 minutes? Wow!!!
Rating: 4 Votes
13 weeks ago

Uhhh, good. Please please have mail fixed.

You beat me to it, but I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing that as well. Not sure what your specific issue is or what device you're experiencing it on, but on my XS Max I'll get notifications of new emails with an updated badge count on the app icon, but launching the Mail app doesn't show the new messages. I have to back out into the mailbox picker and then in to the mailbox that has the new emails.
Rating: 3 Votes

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