Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3 updates to developers, one week after seeding the first beta and two weeks 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 through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper developer profile has been installed.

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iOS 13.3 introduces 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.

Communication Limits include FaceTime, Phone, and Messages, along with iCloud contacts. Calls to emergency numbers are always allowed and will turn off communication limits for 24 hours when placed.

The iOS 13.3 update also appears to address 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, and when editing a video, there's an option to save the edited version as a new clip rather than saving over the original.

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

Top Rated Comments

I7guy Avatar
16 months ago


Well yes, when you do the job properly then you can take your time and release a solid update when it’s ready. It used to be like that in the old days.

The old days? Like ios6?

I personally have had no issue with iOS 13 and I think it’s a solid update from iOS 12. I don’t see iOS 13 as being any better or worse than any other release in the last 5 years. That is, IMO.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stevet Avatar
16 months ago


Apple is on a roll with releases official and beta.

Yeah, the necessity to release them so quick is what's alarming, the iPad, Mac, and iOS releases weren't ready and certiainly not tested enough.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dovydas Avatar
16 months ago


Apple is on a roll with releases official and beta.

Out of necessity.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GIZBUG Avatar
16 months ago


I am waiting until at least iOS 13.5 before I upgrade.

Thanks for the update!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dovydas Avatar
16 months ago


The old days? Like ios6?

I personally have had no issue with iOS 13 and I think it’s a solid update from iOS 12. I don’t see iOS 13 as being any better or worse than any other release in the last 5 years. That is, IMO.

Well then let me make my Tuesday evening cocktail and just relax. All is good. Forgive me, my mistake.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
16 months ago


I don’t care how many bugs it has if I can’t experience them. Problem is it has way to many bugs that can be experienced everyday by a lot of people.

And a lot of people believe iOS 13 works nicely for them. Not diminishing anybody’s experience, only saying they are varied.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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