Apple today seeded a beta of iOS 13.1 that's designed to work with the iPhone 11, ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The new beta can be installed over-the-air after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

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With the new iOS 13.1 beta, the new iPhone models released tomorrow will be able to be updated to iOS 13.1. That will allow beta testers who have already upgraded their prior devices to iOS 13.1 to use an iCloud backup to do a data transfer.

An ‌iPhone‌ backup taken on an ‌iPhone‌ running iOS 13.1 cannot be transferred to an ‌iPhone‌ running iOS 13, which means those who have upgraded will need to also upgrade their new 2019 iPhones before being able to restore from a backup.

iOS 13.1 introduces several features that were announced at WWDC but were removed from iOS 13 over the beta testing period. Shortcuts Automations is back, allowing 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 once again 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 original iOS 13.1 article. iOS 13.1 is set to launch on Tuesday, September 24.

Top Rated Comments

d_an_2014 Avatar
35 months ago
What about the Public Beta?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BenjipNZ Avatar
35 months ago
Good news, everyone!

My 11 Pro just arrived (I'm in New Zealand) and the first thing I did was head to the Apple beta website to download the Public Beta profile.

So far so good, it's currently installing iOS 13.1 PB4 (on the 11 Pro). Fingers crossed it'll finish properly without throwing errors (I'm sure it would've stopped by now if the 11 Pro wasn't compatible with PB4) and I can then erase and do the fancy iPhone --> iPhone wireless transfer from my XS (which is on 13.1).
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnyslats Avatar
35 months ago

What’s the point when it’s coming out on Tuesday?
So we can restore from backup tomorrow. Apple will also surely want this tested on new devices before rolling out to the public
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lffd20 Avatar
35 months ago
I just got my 11 Pro. Installed the PUBLIC beta profile through Apple’s beta program page and a few moments later I was able to download 13.1 beta 4. It’s installing as I write
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrisdazzo Avatar
35 months ago
You know what? Time to put up or shut up, @Braderunner. :cool:

Here's unbroken video of me going from 13.1 b4 to 13.0 downgrade on my daily 6S. No data loss. No gimmicks. Now please, don't open your mouth and call someone out when you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. ? Happy iPhone Eve, everyone. Stay safe out there.


play at 2x, it's a long one


Has the 13.1 public beta for the 11’s come out yet? I’m not considering downgrading (or updating) my current iPhone to 13.0. If the public beta is not available tomorrow, I’ll just setup my iphone 11 as new since practically all pertinent information is stored in iCloud.
I believe the best way to go about that is to download the iOS 13.1 beta profile from the dev portal on your iPhone 11 (Pro/Plus). I read that somewhere today.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Agent OrangeZ Avatar
35 months ago

Remember, if you're running iOS 13.1 beta 4, you can simply upgrade to iOS 13.0 GM in iTunes...
No you can’t. You can’t “upgrade” to a lower release number.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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