Apple Releases Third Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Releases Third Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS
  2. cannono macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2014
  3. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2011
    Apple Card will only be available when iOS 12.4 releases.
  4. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    I'm so proud of Apple for creating these incredibly powerful new operating systems for iPhone and iPad.
    I'm loving everything about iOS and iPadOS 13.
  5. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    How stable is it at this point?

    Still a lot of app incompatibility / crashing / etc?
  6. atlchamp macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2012
    Id like to know this as well
  7. crawfish963 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2010
    Well it’s a beta, so....
  8. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    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.
  9. dmerry macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2010
    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.
  10. mdnz macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Thanks Phil
  11. Kaibelf Suspended


    Apr 29, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I've had no MAJOR trouble in the past couple betas. There was a little jankiness with Carplay where it would crash (happened a total of 3 times with me) and a couple of messages crashes in the prior beta. Hopefully things move forward steadily.
  12. midkay macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    Even for a beta (I'm running it on my iPad Pro, but not my phone), app launches are crazy fast and the whole OS just feels great. I can't wait to be running the final on my XS Max!
  13. plitarko macrumors newbie


    Sep 22, 2015

    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
  14. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
    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.
  15. Teammm macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2012
    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.
  16. jphall macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2002
    A beta 2 months from GM. ::grin::
  17. scottct1 macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2012
    Connecticut USA
    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. :)
  18. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    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.
  19. DoogH macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2011
    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.
  20. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    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
  21. Kaibelf Suspended


    Apr 29, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    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.
  22. jicon macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    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.
  23. dumastudetto, Jul 18, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019

    dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    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.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 18, 2019 ---
    My name is not Phil. :D
  24. iphone4lifez macrumors newbie


    Sep 15, 2016
    I have been using the public beta from day 1 ...other than few crashes on safari everything else is working fine for me including the banking apps

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