Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iPadOS and iOS 13.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the first beta and ahead of the actual launch of iOS 13 and iPadOS.

iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air after the proper profiles have been installed.


Apple in late August released the first iOS 13.1 beta, which came as a surprise because Apple has never released a point update for software that's not out yet. Apple is likely aiming to make iOS 13.1 ready for download shortly after iOS 13 becomes available and new iPhones launch, as the iOS 13 update may have already been finalized for installation on new devices.

The iOS 13.1 update includes several features that were announced at WWDC but were ultimately removed from iOS 13 over the beta testing period. Shortcuts Automations, for example, is back in iOS 13.1. Shortcuts Automations allows Shortcuts users to create personal and home automations from the Shortcuts app to have actions performed automatically when specific conditions occur.

Share ETA, a major maps feature, is also available in iOS 13.1. With Share ETA, you can share your estimated time of arrival to a location with a friend or family member.

Other new features include new icons on the volume indicator when headphones or speakers are connected (with icons for AirPods, Beats headphones, and HomePod), more detailed HomeKit icons in the Home app, and updates to Dynamic Wallpapers.

Mouse support, an accessibility option in iOS 13, has been improved in iOS 13.1 allowing a long press or 3D Touch to be mapped to the right click function of the mouse. Reading goals now include PDFs, Nike+ is now just Nike, and iOS 13.1 supports HEVC video encoding with alpha channels.

There are some other smaller changes in iOS 13.1, which are outlined in our first iOS 13.1 article. If we find new features in iOS 13.1 beta 2, we'll update this post.

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15 months ago

10 betas and Mail and iCloud Drive are still a huge toxic hellstew of bugs

You don't get to complain until the final version comes out
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15 months ago
10 betas and Mail and iCloud Drive are still a huge toxic hellstew of bugs
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15 months ago
Hope this fixes the battery drain issue for the Watch. :rolleyes:
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15 months ago

All three models of iPhone 11 ship with iOS 13.1.0

Why do people make unfounded claims like this without saying “I think” first?
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15 months ago

Are they ever going to allow users to install 3rd party dictionaries ? iOS/iPadOS 13.1 is still missing some key languages and there is absolutely no way of adding those to the system.

Ducking
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15 months ago

It’s stated in a leaked internal support document.

That document is fake, so I wouldn't count on anything that's in there being accurate.
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