Apple releases second betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, macO...

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in iOS edited January 2020
After a break for the holidays, Apple has returned to the beta-testing grindstone, providing developers with the second trial builds of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, and macOS 10.15.3.




The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled into the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The latest builds follow the first batch, which were issued on December 17. Prior to that, Apple completed testing of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3 on December 10, after four rounds of betas.






It is unknown what Apple is changing or updating in any of the betas, as the support documents for each version state there are "no release notes" for the software update. The incremental nature of each strongly suggests the betas are for performance improvements and minor changes, rather than relating to the addition or alteration of features.

Both AppleInsider and Apple itself strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    Hopefully they finally tackle the iPhone syncing with an iMac issue. (duplicate photos, long sync times).
    The fact the Apple iPhone Feedback page asks "If you have a problem syncing your iPhone with your computer, which operating system are you using?" is perhaps promising.
    centaur
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Hopefully they finally tackle the iPhone syncing with an iMac issue. (duplicate photos, long sync times).
    The fact the Apple iPhone Feedback page asks "If you have a problem syncing your iPhone with your computer, which operating system are you using?" is perhaps promising.

    Agreed.  Plus not syncing albums from Photos that are located inside folders.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    What happened to the automation in which you could set your wallpaper to change during a certain time of the day or another event? I've heard it was a thing on the first iPadOS update, but after later updates, it was removed and it hasn't returned since.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    Public beta is also out. Installing now. 
  • Reply 5 of 8
    thrangthrang Posts: 892member
    latest beta fixes the speakerphone echo issue callees (if thats a word) would hear...
  • Reply 6 of 8
    Still waiting on Mail app fixes. It takes too long for emails to show up on the screen and load.
    Fred_Ziffle
  • Reply 7 of 8
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 3,429member
    Hopefully they finally tackle the iPhone syncing with an iMac issue. (duplicate photos, long sync times).
    The fact the Apple iPhone Feedback page asks "If you have a problem syncing your iPhone with your computer, which operating system are you using?" is perhaps promising.
    That has always been there. 
  • Reply 8 of 8
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,026member
    We do know that it “fixes” the claim of the U1 UWB “tracking” problem on the iPhone 11. Otherwise, who knows?
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