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.

ryanscoolios13thumbnail
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 Forum: iOS 13

Top Rated Comments

I7guy Avatar
58 months ago

a company with a near $300 billion in cash reserves should hire a few more people to tackle the bugs, you'd think they'd be on top of things.
My comment to that is: two doctors can’t deliver a baby In half the time.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icaras Avatar
58 months ago
Apple has also tweaked the Apple Watch app icon, changing the color of the Digital Crown from black to gray.
What a time to be alive!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keyofnight Avatar
58 months ago
Here's a PSA to all you folks getting ready to post some weird stuff about the beta:
[LIST=1]
* All software has bugs.
* Running beta software is dangerous. Do it at your own risk.
* Apple's bugs are no worse than Google/Samsung/M$/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!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BlueCreek Avatar
58 months ago
Going to have to jump on this. The refreshes are driving me insane ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MEJHarrison Avatar
58 months 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!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
58 months ago

Apple might run out of digits for dot-releases of iOS 13.
Nope, coming soon is 13.3.4.128.98.69.543

?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

iOS 18 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Friday April 12, 2024 11:11 am PDT by
iOS 18 is expected to be the "biggest" update in the iPhone's history. Below, we recap rumored features and changes for the iPhone. iOS 18 is rumored to include new generative AI features for Siri and many apps, and Apple plans to add RCS support to the Messages app for an improved texting experience between iPhones and Android devices. The update is also expected to introduce a more...
iGBA Feature

Game Boy Emulator for iPhone Now Available in App Store Following Rule Change [Removed]

Sunday April 14, 2024 8:06 am PDT by
A week after Apple updated its App Review Guidelines to permit retro game console emulators, a Game Boy emulator for the iPhone called iGBA has appeared in the App Store worldwide. The emulator is already one of the top free apps on the App Store charts. It was not entirely clear if Apple would allow emulators to work with all and any games, but iGBA is able to load any Game Boy ROMs that...
top stories 13apr2024

Top Stories: M4 Mac Roadmap Leaked, New iPads in Second Week of May, and More

Saturday April 13, 2024 6:00 am PDT by
Apple's hardware roadmap was in the news this week, with things hopefully firming up for a launch of updated iPad Pro and iPad Air models next month while we look ahead to the other iPad models and a full lineup of M4-based Macs arriving starting later this year. We also heard some fresh rumors about iOS 18, due to be unveiled at WWDC in a couple of months, while we took a look at how things ...
new best buy blue

Best Buy Opens Up Sitewide Sale With Record Low Prices on M3 MacBook Air, iPad, and Much More

Saturday April 13, 2024 7:41 am PDT by
Best Buy this weekend has a big sale on Apple MacBooks and iPads, including new all-time low prices on the M3 MacBook Air, alongside the best prices we've ever seen on MacBook Pro, iPad, and more. Some of these deals require a My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total membership, which start at $49.99/year. In addition to exclusive access to select discounts, you'll get free 2-day shipping, an...
iGBA Feature

Apple Removes Game Boy Emulator iGBA From App Store Due to Spam and Copyright Violations

Sunday April 14, 2024 9:22 pm PDT by
Apple today said it removed Game Boy emulator iGBA from the App Store for violating the company's App Review Guidelines related to spam (section 4.3) and copyright (section 5.2), but it did not provide any specific details. iGBA was a copycat version of developer Riley Testut's open-source GBA4iOS app. The emulator rose to the top of the App Store charts following its release this weekend,...
iOS 18 Siri Integrated Feature

Apple's First AI Features in iOS 18 Reportedly Won't Use Cloud Servers

Sunday April 14, 2024 9:52 am PDT by
Apple's first set of new AI features planned for iOS 18 will not rely on cloud servers at all, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. "As the world awaits Apple's big AI unveiling on June 10, it looks like the initial wave of features will work entirely on device," said Gurman, in the Q&A section of his Power On newsletter today. "That means there's no cloud processing component to the...