Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iPadOS and iOS 13.1 update to developers and public beta testers, one week after seeding the third beta and a few 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.

iOS 13
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 planning to release iOS 13.1 two weeks after the September 19 launch of iOS 13.

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 fourth beta of iOS 13.1, we'll update this post. iOS 13.1 will be released to the public on Monday, September 30.

Top Rated Comments

ghostface147 Avatar
26 months ago
It seems to be good so far. Mail is better.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
26 months ago
I REALLY hope this fixes the LTE bug on ATT. Not sure if it's ATT or Apple but LTE is currently unusable. It just drops non-stop (and its not my phone either, I have a new phone and it does the same thing). I'm more inclined to think its ATT since it doesn't happen on Verizon phones.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Martyimac Avatar
26 months ago
The only main issue I have with the iPadOS beta is my wifi. I am using a VPN which I basically leave on all the time. If I don't use my iPad for, say, 24 hours, when I wake it up it is having a hard time reconnecting to wifi. Just today I am thinking it is the VPN causing the issue. I have turned the VPN off and will check again tomorrow to see if the problem still exists.
FYI the VPN I am using is PIA for iOS. Don't know if they will release one for iPadOS but guessing they will once it's released.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
26 months ago
I still don't have the 4th beta for my phone, anyone else get it? My iPad got it but not the phone.
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Bawstun Avatar
26 months ago

Thanks. Do you think the beta is available as soon as tomorrow (for the 11 pro)?
Yes it will be available for any device that’s running a version below it. As long as you go to the Apple site and sign in and install the beta profile to your phone. Then you’ll be prompted for an upgrade. If you don’t the phone will just say that the software is up to date and won’t search for betas.


Good. Is the Files app rock solid yet? Haven’t had time to test.
I’ve found myself loving Files as now it finally has a purpose. I’ve downloaded things in Aloha browser and moved the audio right over into VLC or Firefox or other apps or folders. Easy to rename, duplicate, move, delete etc. I love it
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cmaier Avatar
26 months ago

Apple Arcade is active, not sure if it was in the previous beta
It was
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