Apple Releases Third Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS

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Apple today released the third public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, 10 days after seeding the second public betas and a day after the fourth developer beta. The public beta gives non-developers a chance to test out iOS 13 ahead of its upcoming fall launch date.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 13 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.


Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. Before installing a beta, make sure to create a full encrypted iTunes backup or an iCloud backup. It's best to install iOS 13 on a secondary device because beta software is not always stable and can include bugs.

iOS 13 is a major update to the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone and the iPad, but this year, iOS 13 and iPadOS, the version of iOS 13 that runs on the iPad, are separate downloads as they've been split up.


iPadOS is identical to iOS 13 in almost every way, though there are some iPad-specific features such as new multitasking capabilities. For the most part, the two operating systems share the same features.

iOS 13 introduces a long list of new features. Dark Mode changes the entire look of the operating system, shifting it from light to dark, while an overhauled Photos app makes it easier to relive your memories with new Days, Months, and Years viewing options.


There's a new photo editing interface that makes it easier to edit photos than ever before, plus there are new tools to work with and options to edit the intensity of the built-in filters. You can edit video right in the Photos app for the first time, and on the newest iPhones, there's a new High-Key Mono lighting effect and an option to adjust the intensity of Portrait Lightning effects.

There's a less obtrusive volume HUD, a new Find My app that combines Find My iPhone and Find My Friends and lets you track your devices even with they don't have an LTE or WiFi connection. A Sign In with Apple feature (not yet active) gives you a convenient and data safe way to sign into apps and websites, providing an alternative to Facebook and Google sign in options.


Maps has a new street-level "Look Around" mode and a Collections feature for making lists of places, Reminders has been entirely overhauled to make it more functional, there's a profile feature in Messages along with new Memoji and Animoji stickers, and Siri has a new voice.

The third public beta should correspond to the fourth developer beta, which brought a new Quick Action for rearranging apps, Share Sheet updates, new 3D Touch settings, and more, with changes available in our what's new in beta 4 article.

There are a ton of additional new features and changes coming in iOS 13, and for a full rundown of what you can expect, make sure to check out our iOS 13 roundup.

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How stable is it at this point?

Still a lot of app incompatibility / crashing / etc?
Some third party apps will crash on launch. See iOS 13 Working, Broken and Meh apps for some of these apps.

As for the built-in apps, most apps have been surprisingly stable for me (e.g., Calendar, Home, Messages, Notes, Phone, Safari, Wallet). But few have been pretty erratic, most notably Mail and Maps.

And for the iOS itself, it rarely froze on me and it is actually noticeably faster and responsive than iOS 12.
 

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How stable is it at this point?

Still a lot of app incompatibility / crashing / etc?
It's been stable for me for the most part on PB 1 & 2. Can't load PB 3 until later today. I have found there are some weird quirks with Messenger and Facebook (usually just they keyboard disappearing) that usually go away by force closing the app in question. I myself haven't noticed any apps that just straight up don't work, the ones I use on a daily basis work like they did on iOS 12.

Two apps I noticed with an issue with:
- Albertson's app wouldn't scan a barcode to load a coupon.
- Waze can't seem to decide to use light or dark mode on carplay, have had it get stuck on dark mode during the day, it's currently set to automatically switch between the two. Also, sometimes on carplay it will load all the UI elements except the map.

Overall it seem stable enough for daily use on my X, though of course you always have that risk of problems if you load it on your only device.
 
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How stable is it at this point?

Still a lot of app incompatibility / crashing / etc?

It’s pretty stable. Been having issues with YouTube freezing for a few seconds every once in a while and can’t turn off Siri, but that’s about it
 
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The first two betas worked well for the most part, but then I had problems with CarPlay crashing on my Kenwood. I went back to iOS 12, and CarPlay is great again.
 

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How stable is it at this point?

Still a lot of app incompatibility / crashing / etc?
This is also my question. I just got my phone recently and I don't want to break it. On the other hand, I also want to start testing out iOS 13.
 

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How stable is it at this point?

Still a lot of app incompatibility / crashing / etc?
Seems pretty stable on my iPad (note that it's kind of a secondary device that is only used for web browsing, content consumption and casual gaming... no real work and nothing really to lose if I lose everything on it), but I haven't put it on my primary device that I rely on and use for work (i.e. my iPhone). I'd be pretty leery of putting it on a primary device just yet, but of course everyone's risk tolerance is different.
 

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This has been the buggiest release I can remember.

A lot of things that were working in past betas are not working now.

I would advice people to hold off on this beta. But thats just me. :)
Man, my experience is so different. People who think this is a buggy beta obviously never tested anything on iOS 11 or prior.

iOS 12 was exceptionally stable for an Apple Beta, but it also had very little additions.
 

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This has been the buggiest release I can remember.

A lot of things that were working in past betas are not working now.

I would advice people to hold off on this beta. But thats just me. :)
Well, the Apple Lightning to USB 3 dongle that worked in Public Beta 1 with my iPad Pro 10.5 stopped working in PB2, and Sidecar and my Citrix VPN software haven't worked at all in either of those betas, so I figure it can't get much worse with PB3. :p
 

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This has been the buggiest release I can remember.

A lot of things that were working in past betas are not working now.

I would advice people to hold off on this beta. But thats just me. :)
What things? You shouldn't make a sweeping statement with no specifics like that when it very well could be local to your experience. Like a couple betas ago when someone claimed that Carplay completely didn't work anymore, and yet it worked for everyone else.
 
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I've had worse luck with betas a few years back. On the whole, iOS is a fairly stable for myself, but I have had a few Mail crashes on sending of email, and a few third party apps either don't work (TD), or will lock, and require a reboot of the OS to get working again (Youtube). Fairly happy with it.
 

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First bug I've encountered on iPad Pro is the software update indicator showing 1 new OS update available, having just updated to the latest public beta.
Current upgrading my test iPhone XS Max.

Edit: My bad, the indicator is a notification that the OS has been updated. The link in settings doesn't work, but tapping the actual OS notification clears it.
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Thanks Phil
My name is not Phil. :D
 
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