Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3 updates to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the first developer beta and a week after the release of iOS 13.2 with new emoji, Siri privacy controls, Deep Fusion, and more.

iOS and ‌‌‌iPadOS‌‌‌ 13.3 can be downloaded over the air after the proper profile has been installed from the public beta testing site.


iOS 13.3 brings Communication Limits for Screen Time, a feature that Apple promised would be coming in an iOS 13 update. Communication Limits allow parents to control who their children are able to contact both during downtime and during Screen Time.

The iOS 13.3 update also addresses a multitasking issue where iOS 13.2 users were seeing poor RAM management that caused apps like YouTube and Safari to reload more frequently than normal. After installing iOS 13.3, affected users are now seeing fewer refreshes when accessing these apps, doing another task, and then opening them again.

In the Keyboards section of the Settings app (under General), there's a new toggle that prevents Animoji and Memoji stickers from being displayed as an option on the Emoji Keyboard. Apple has also tweaked the Apple Watch app icon, changing the color of the Digital Crown from black to gray.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS

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2 weeks ago


a company with a near $300 billion in cash reserves should hire a few more people to tackle the bugs, you'd think they'd be on top of things.

My comment to that is: two doctors can’t deliver a baby In half the time.
Rating: 16 Votes
2 weeks ago

Apple has also tweaked the Apple Watch app icon, changing the color of the Digital Crown from black to gray.


What a time to be alive!
Rating: 12 Votes
2 weeks ago
Here's a PSA to all you folks getting ready to post some weird stuff about the beta:
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* All software has bugs.
* Running beta software is dangerous. Do it at your own risk.
* Apple's bugs are no worse than Google/Samsung/M$/etc. Software is buggy!
* Software development is hard, and you (probably) wouldn't be able to do it any better. If you believe you would, go apply to work for Apple.
* Please, please, please submit bug reports through the feedback app. That's the only reason you should run a beta: to find and report bugs.

Okay! Game on!
Rating: 9 Votes
2 weeks ago
Going to have to jump on this. The refreshes are driving me insane ?
Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago


But not by one doctor. Two doctors one mother, same amount of time as two doctors, two mothers. Putting more resources, doctors, against the bugs, mothers, doesn't make it better.


Another favorite of mine, since it's easier to understand than two woman sharing a pregnancy:

It takes 1 person 6 months to build a house.
It takes a crew of 10 only a month to build the same house.
It takes a crew of 10,000 people many years to build the same house because there's too many damn people in the way!
Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago


Apple might run out of digits for dot-releases of iOS 13.


Nope, coming soon is 13.3.4.128.98.69.543

?
Rating: 6 Votes
2 weeks ago
Apple might run out of digits for dot-releases of iOS 13.
Rating: 5 Votes
2 weeks ago


Apple has really pushed this update with great new features, oh yeah hide emojis great work apple


If they add new features, they get accused of adding new features and not fixing bugs (they are fixing bugs of course, but that doesn't stop the complaining).

If they don't add new features, they get crap for adding nothing new.

Do you have a recommendation for how Apple can possibly please both sides?
Rating: 5 Votes
2 weeks ago


Apple has also tweaked the Apple Watch app icon, changing the color of the Digital Crown from black to gray.


And yet they only call it a .1 upgrade?
With all this new stuff, how is it not a new version?
They just never stop inventing, do they!
Rating: 4 Votes
2 weeks ago


Going to have to jump on this. The refreshes are driving me insane ?

Yep same here. Massively relieved that it’s a software and not a hardware issue as I’m otherwise head over heels for my 11 Pro :D
Rating: 3 Votes

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