Everything new in iOS 13 beta 5

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With over a month until iOS 13 makes its official debut, Apple has included many changes in the fifth beta issued to developers. Here is everything we've spotted thus far in iOS 13 and iPadOS.

iOS 13 beta 5 has more changes in store
iOS 13 beta 5 has more changes in store

What's new

On iPad, users now have the option to adjust the density of icons on the Home screen. Icons can be larger, or more icons can be placed on the display.

Pixel density toggle in iOS 13 beta 5
Pixel density toggle in iOS 13 beta 5


iPad users can choose between 4x5 or 6x5 rows of icons with the latter being smaller to accommodate the additional apps. We think that this doesn't go far enough. The iPad -- especially 12.9-inch variant -- could handle more icons.

Share Sheet categories in iOS 13 beta 5
Share Sheet categories in iOS 13 beta 5


The all-important Share Sheet got reworked with iOS but was a bit cluttered. The fifth beta makes it a bit easier to parse by grouping the options and including the ability to favorite certain actions.






CarPlay continues to be refined with tweaks to the Now Playing interface as well as allowing album art to be toggled on or off from within the Settings app in the CarPlay interface.

The new welcome image for the Health app in iOS 13 beta 5
The new welcome image for the Health app in iOS 13 beta 5


Health and Messages each have a new intro pop up that highlights the new features being added.

In the Activity app, Apple Watch users will see new awards for achieving their Move goal past the 1000 mark. When 3D Touching (or Haptic Touching) the Safari icon once more has the option to open right within a new tab.

Apple has redesigned the volume hud in iOS 13 and with beta 5, it is now more incremental and includes haptic feedback when maximizing and minimizing the volume. This only happen adjusting with a finger on the slider. The slider also appears slightly more narrow this time around.

New smokey wallpapers in the iOS 13 Home app
New smokey wallpapers in the iOS 13 Home app


The Home app lost its default wallpapers with a previous update, replacing them with some new rather boring gradient wallpapers. Beta 5 includes six new colorful and smoky options and the previous ones have been removed.

There are a few other changes as well. Temporarily, the "Automation" tab has been removed from the Shortcuts app which will be re-added later. The cellular designator is slightly larger, matching the size of the cellular bars. The cursor icon, which got additional adjustments in previous betas, now can become even smaller on iPad.

Songs that don't have lyrics available don't have the option to toggle them on. Users can now peek at points of interest within Maps. Drafts within the Mail app are sorted similar to tabs in Safari. Apps that have notifications, now show on the 3D Touch peek menu.

Anything else?

These are all the changes we've found so far but the list is obviously non-exhaustive. If you've found any other changes, reach out on Twitter @Andrew_OSU.

Be sure to check out all the changes from iOS 13 beta 2 as well as those in beta 3.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 15
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,902member
    What I have wanted, for some time, is not more icons on the screen, but at least one hierarchical level below the main folder level. So, for example, I’ve got over 400 apps on my iPad (really!). I’ve got folders for games. Board games and action games, as an example. I’d like to have a folder just called “games”. Then these two could reside in there. I also have several folders encompassing audio, video, controllers, Tv,  movie’s, players, etc. Again, I’d like to have a folder just called audio/video and put everything in there.

    this would eliminate the need for dozens of folders on the top level, making everything much easier, and less congested. We don’t really need another level on the desktop for this. Two should do it. I don’t know what the resistance to this is about. Everyone understands the concept of multi-level folders.
    mld53auraharaJaphey
  • Reply 2 of 15
    I just hope my Apple devices will now work properly again. 
    bliyana
  • Reply 3 of 15
    davgregdavgreg Posts: 458member
    Anyone else notice that iCloud sharing of your webpages between devices has disappeared since about the time of the Public Betas?

  • Reply 4 of 15
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,412member
    I realize my occasional views as a musician represent a minority of the people on this site, but there’s an important caveat for anyone updating to iOS 12.4 or 13 for musicians who use the IAA feature in your music recording apps. Apple (in its infinite wisdom) has chosen to deprecate the ability to use IAA apps as plugins used in recording (yes, this even applies to GarageBand), so be advised. My favorite app on iOS for many years cannot work as an AU due to its core functionality, so as of iOS 12.4 it is basically dead and has destroyed my workflow. Word to the wise: Don’t update your iOS devices if you rely on apps which cannot or will not be updated.
  • Reply 5 of 15
    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time, is not more icons on the screen, but at least one hierarchical level below the main folder level. So, for example, I’ve got over 400 apps on my iPad (really!). I’ve got folders for games. Board games and action games, as an example. I’d like to have a folder just called “games”. Then these two could reside in there. I also have several folders encompassing audio, video, controllers, Tv,  movie’s, players, etc. Again, I’d like to have a folder just called audio/video and put everything in there.

    this would eliminate the need for dozens of folders on the top level, making everything much easier, and less congested. We don’t really need another level on the desktop for this. Two should do it. I don’t know what the resistance to this is about. Everyone understands the concept of multi-level folders.
    If you want a hierarchical file system on your desktop, you should get a Windows computer.  /s
    SpamSandwichwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 15
    I have to admit I’m a little excited about the new awards for hitting the Move goal, silly as that may sound. I hit 1000 in early 2018 so I’m likely already over 1500. Makes me wonder if I’ll get the 1250 and 1500 retroactively.

    I, too, find the gradient backgrounds in Home a little boring. I’m happy to see that change coming.

    Is the Today view (or whatever it is on the left side of the iPad Pro screen) new to iOS 13? I kinda like that. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 15
    bonobobbonobob Posts: 201member
    davgreg said:
    Anyone else notice that iCloud sharing of your webpages between devices has disappeared since about the time of the Public Betas?

    Not I. But I'm not using the betas. You have pointed out one of the reasons I chose not to do so.
  • Reply 8 of 15
    kimberlykimberly Posts: 254member
    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time, is not more icons on the screen, but at least one hierarchical level below the main folder level. So, for example, I’ve got over 400 apps on my iPad (really!). I’ve got folders for games. Board games and action games, as an example. I’d like to have a folder just called “games”. Then these two could reside in there. I also have several folders encompassing audio, video, controllers, Tv,  movie’s, players, etc. Again, I’d like to have a folder just called audio/video and put everything in there.

    this would eliminate the need for dozens of folders on the top level, making everything much easier, and less congested. We don’t really need another level on the desktop for this. Two should do it. I don’t know what the resistance to this is about. Everyone understands the concept of multi-level folders.
    Directories / folders are a core construct of organisation and were present in the earliest operating systems. Even a desk from last century has drawers ...
  • Reply 9 of 15
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,902member
    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time, is not more icons on the screen, but at least one hierarchical level below the main folder level. So, for example, I’ve got over 400 apps on my iPad (really!). I’ve got folders for games. Board games and action games, as an example. I’d like to have a folder just called “games”. Then these two could reside in there. I also have several folders encompassing audio, video, controllers, Tv,  movie’s, players, etc. Again, I’d like to have a folder just called audio/video and put everything in there.

    this would eliminate the need for dozens of folders on the top level, making everything much easier, and less congested. We don’t really need another level on the desktop for this. Two should do it. I don’t know what the resistance to this is about. Everyone understands the concept of multi-level folders.
    If you want a hierarchical file system on your desktop, you should get a Windows computer.  /s
    Quite frankly, that was a pretty stupid response. First of all, you’re saying that macOS doesn’t have a hierarchical file system on the Desktop? Are you really telling all of us that you’ve never used a Mac, and that you use Windows instead? Secondly, I think that most iPad users would agree with me on this, not you.
  • Reply 10 of 15
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,902member

    kimberly said:
    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time, is not more icons on the screen, but at least one hierarchical level below the main folder level. So, for example, I’ve got over 400 apps on my iPad (really!). I’ve got folders for games. Board games and action games, as an example. I’d like to have a folder just called “games”. Then these two could reside in there. I also have several folders encompassing audio, video, controllers, Tv,  movie’s, players, etc. Again, I’d like to have a folder just called audio/video and put everything in there.

    this would eliminate the need for dozens of folders on the top level, making everything much easier, and less congested. We don’t really need another level on the desktop for this. Two should do it. I don’t know what the resistance to this is about. Everyone understands the concept of multi-level folders.
    Directories / folders are a core construct of organisation and were present in the earliest operating systems. Even a desk from last century has drawers ...
    Soo, what are you saying? You agree, or disagree?
  • Reply 11 of 15

    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time...
    Have you posted the idea via the Feedback app?
  • Reply 12 of 15
    If you want a hierarchical file system on your desktop, you should get a Windows computer.  /s
    I guess somebody forgot what the ‘hfs’ of Apple’s Macintosh filing system stands for (hint: the ‘fs’ stands for ‘filing system’. Can you guess what the ‘h’ stands for?) - this, this makes his reply one of the most ignorant responses in this entire thread.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    melgross said:
    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time, is not more icons on the screen, but at least one hierarchical level below the main folder level. So, for example, I’ve got over 400 apps on my iPad (really!). I’ve got folders for games. Board games and action games, as an example. I’d like to have a folder just called “games”. Then these two could reside in there. I also have several folders encompassing audio, video, controllers, Tv,  movie’s, players, etc. Again, I’d like to have a folder just called audio/video and put everything in there.

    this would eliminate the need for dozens of folders on the top level, making everything much easier, and less congested. We don’t really need another level on the desktop for this. Two should do it. I don’t know what the resistance to this is about. Everyone understands the concept of multi-level folders.
    If you want a hierarchical file system on your desktop, you should get a Windows computer.  /s
    Quite frankly, that was a pretty stupid response. First of all, you’re saying that macOS doesn’t have a hierarchical file system on the Desktop? Are you really telling all of us that you’ve never used a Mac, and that you use Windows instead? Secondly, I think that most iPad users would agree with me on this, not you.

    If you want a hierarchical file system on your desktop, you should get a Windows computer.  /s
    I guess somebody forgot what the ‘hfs’ of Apple’s Macintosh filing system stands for (hint: the ‘fs’ stands for ‘filing system’. Can you guess what the ‘h’ stands for?) - this, this makes his reply one of the most ignorant responses in this entire thread.
    Maybe it’s just me but I’m pretty sure you guys missed the sarcasm tag.
  • Reply 14 of 15
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,902member

    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time...
    Have you posted the idea via the Feedback app?
    Every time from the beginning. But it’s not really the place for it. We’re just supposed to send in problems.
  • Reply 15 of 15
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,902member

    melgross said:
    melgross said:
    What I have wanted, for some time, is not more icons on the screen, but at least one hierarchical level below the main folder level. So, for example, I’ve got over 400 apps on my iPad (really!). I’ve got folders for games. Board games and action games, as an example. I’d like to have a folder just called “games”. Then these two could reside in there. I also have several folders encompassing audio, video, controllers, Tv,  movie’s, players, etc. Again, I’d like to have a folder just called audio/video and put everything in there.

    this would eliminate the need for dozens of folders on the top level, making everything much easier, and less congested. We don’t really need another level on the desktop for this. Two should do it. I don’t know what the resistance to this is about. Everyone understands the concept of multi-level folders.
    If you want a hierarchical file system on your desktop, you should get a Windows computer.  /s
    Quite frankly, that was a pretty stupid response. First of all, you’re saying that macOS doesn’t have a hierarchical file system on the Desktop? Are you really telling all of us that you’ve never used a Mac, and that you use Windows instead? Secondly, I think that most iPad users would agree with me on this, not you.

    If you want a hierarchical file system on your desktop, you should get a Windows computer.  /s
    I guess somebody forgot what the ‘hfs’ of Apple’s Macintosh filing system stands for (hint: the ‘fs’ stands for ‘filing system’. Can you guess what the ‘h’ stands for?) - this, this makes his reply one of the most ignorant responses in this entire thread.
    Maybe it’s just me but I’m pretty sure you guys missed the sarcasm tag.
    Yeah, must have. That “tag” sucks. People never use it. Anyway. It’s still a pretty stupid response.
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