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

Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3 updates to developers and public beta testers, two weeks after seeding third betas and over a month after the release of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 with new emoji, Siri privacy controls, Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, 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 update features support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari. That means physical security keys like the Lightning-equipped YubiKey can be used for more secure two-factor authentication in place of a software-based two-factor authentication option.

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

corksta Avatar
16 months ago
The final version will be released next week. With the cellular Apple Watch launching in New Zealand today, and being available on 13 December, the notes state it requires iOS 13.3 and watchOS 6.1.1.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Babygotfont Avatar
16 months ago
Did they test it?
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alexandr Avatar
16 months ago
no need to take kid's phones away anymore. "you're not allowed to call your bf anymore, lizzy" - click.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaveOP Avatar
16 months ago

You think they’ll FINALLY fix iTunes on IOS bug I logged like months ago - case 100939412442 documented on 10/30/19. Sent file dumps on 11/1/19 and still no response or fix. The bug screws up smart playlists as witnessed by apple support viewing my Mac and iPhone!

Let’s get with it Apple and please don’t lead us back into the world when Steve Jobs left apple and quality went with him!
Yes, antennagate and broken MobileMe were the pinnacle of perfect software! The Steve Jobs rose colored glasses are strong.
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iGeneo Avatar
16 months ago

Any mention of shared iCloud folders?
Spring 2020
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
16 months ago
what are iCloud contacts?
Why they're just the coolest new fad - pop them in your eyes and you can see iCloud anywhere just by staring up in the sky.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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