Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iPadOS and iOS 13.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and two weeks after seeding the initial iOS 13.1 beta.

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.

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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,

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 the third beta of iOS 13.1, we'll update this post.

Apple plans to release iOS 13.1 on September 30.

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Top Rated Comments

iGeneo Avatar
62 months ago
Wow still no GM. With the lack of new features coming this year save for a camera and battery life, this iOS shouldn't have been so challenging to develop.
13 GM was released to devs today
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gsmornot Avatar
62 months ago
If you buy a new phone, you will need to update it to iOS 13.1 then restore. I know someone will ask.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrisdazzo Avatar
62 months ago
Fun fact: if you're running iOS 13.1, you can use the "upgrade" in iTunes to upgrade backwards to the 13.0 GM! :cool:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gusnyc Avatar
62 months ago
No Public Beta today?
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C DM Avatar
62 months ago
IOS 7 was a very similar release , lots of changes , I’m pretty sure like 13 it wasn’t released on the day. Also there were about 4 or 5 updates in the first few months.
iOS 7 didn't become fairly stable/good until 7.1 was released months after 7.0.

That aside, iOS 7 was much larger change in an overall sense as it was a large redesign essentially.
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freddiebarnes Avatar
62 months ago
I hope battery life is better in this beta than 13.1 beta 1 & 2.
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