Apple releases second public iOS 13 and iPadOS betas, new beta versions for developers

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in General Discussion edited July 8
Ahead of the anticipated launch of iOS 13 and iPadOS in September, Apple has issued its second public beta test version of the software alongside new developer builds for testing.

Apple's iOS 13 logo
Apple's iOS 13 logo


A second public beta version of both iOS 13 and iPadOS is now available from Apple. It has begun rolling out and should be available to all existing users on the public beta test shortly.

When available, program members will be able to download and update to the new beta version by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.

This second beta follows two weeks after Apple first allowed people outside of its developer program to test the software. It also follows a third version of the software that was released to developers last week that featured multiple refinements and new features. An iteration of the third developer beta bearing a new build number was made available today, though changes included in the latest software release are not initially clear.

The most striking addition in this third developer beta of iOS 13 was the new FaceTime Attention Correction feature.





The forthcoming iOS 13 and iPadOS were announced at Apple's WWDC keynote, and when the final versions are released will include this new FaceTime feature plus Dark Mode, swipe to type, and faster performance than iOS 12.

AppleInsider does not recommend that anyone install this or any other beta software on their main devices. Beta software is inevitably prone to problems and should only be installed on spare iPhones or iPads.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    mjtomlinmjtomlin Posts: 1,915member
    Hopefully a new beta version of Xcode is coming soon - beta 3 is pretty buggy. :-/
  • Reply 2 of 11
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,790member
    Unfortunately, the two apps that were crashing under the first public beta are still crashing. Another one that had been crashing was updated by the developer for ios13 several days ago, and no longer crashes.

    I'm getting random stoppage of my iPad Pro 12.9” 2018, in any app, it occasionally just stops. No screen response. Then it starts back erratically for several seconds before working well again. I’ve reported it, of course.
    tenchi211chaicka
  • Reply 3 of 11
    melgross said:
    Unfortunately, the two apps that were crashing under the first public beta are still crashing. Another one that had been crashing was updated by the developer for ios13 several days ago, and no longer crashes.

    I'm getting random stoppage of my iPad Pro 12.9” 2018, in any app, it occasionally just stops. No screen response. Then it starts back erratically for several seconds before working well again. I’ve reported it, of course.
    Experiencing the same issues with my iPad (same model). Certain apps would randomly freeze and sometimes crash. I do enjoy being a public beta tester though! It’s been worth it to try out the dark mode. Face ID also seems to work a bit better than it did when the iPad is set up on my nightstand in horizontal mode. It seems to recognize and unlock a bit faster when attempting to sign in while lying in bed. I went ahead and installed the 2nd public beta that was released today on my XS Max. So far no issues there.
  • Reply 4 of 11
    I reported many problems with Version 1 and I am pleased to report they all seem to have been rectified in Version 2.
    chasm
  • Reply 5 of 11
    hentaiboyhentaiboy Posts: 989member
    Great. Beta 2 broke SMB sharing in Files :(
  • Reply 6 of 11
    chasmchasm Posts: 1,643member
    Feedly, which was broken in public Beta 1, seems to be fixed in Beta 2. I’ve filed a few other reports, haven’t investigated yet to see if they’re improved, but that was the most annoying one for me.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    chaickachaicka Posts: 134member
    Anyone using Kēvo? Does it works in Beta 2?
    mobird
  • Reply 8 of 11
    GabyGaby Posts: 69member
    I am still experienceing 99% of issues reported to apple in initial beta, and some new bugs I have found. Also using same hardware as you other guys have mentioned and also experiencing those same issues. My reports are all still showing as open cases currently. They’ll get there slowly. Bugs aside iPadOS is a joy to use, particularly appreciate some of the novel features, and the permanent widgets on the home screen. 
  • Reply 9 of 11
    riverkoriverko Posts: 70member
    Beta 1 drained my battery really fast and the phone was very hot 90% of the time. Beta 2 completely fixed this...
  • Reply 10 of 11
    sergiozsergioz Posts: 241member
    riverko said:
    Beta 1 drained my battery really fast and the phone was very hot 90% of the time. Beta 2 completely fixed this...
    Yeah I agree, I have experienced same issues on the first beta. Beta 2 runs and functions completely different. Still with few apps crashing and minor bugs, but runs much better!
  • Reply 11 of 11
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,790member
    I reported many problems with Version 1 and I am pleased to report they all seem to have been rectified in Version 2.
    Such as? Share.
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