Apple Seeds Fifth Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the fifth betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, almost two weeks after releasing the fourth betas and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers will need to download the profile for the iOS 13 and iPadOS betas from Apple's Developer Center. Beta 4, like earlier betas, can be downloaded over-the-air once the proper profile has been installed.

Apple split iOS 13 and iPadOS into separate updates in 2019, one designed for iPhone and one designed for iPad. 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 is a huge update with a long list of new features. Perhaps the most noticeable outward-facing change is a systemwide Dark Mode that changes the entire look of the operating system from light to dark, darkening everything from system elements to apps.

Apple overhauled the Photos app, introducing a new Photos tab that curates your entire Photos library and shows you a selection of highlights organized by day, month, or year, and there are revamped Photo editing tools.

For the first time, you can edit video right in the Photos app, cropping, rotating, applying filters, and adjusting lighting and color. There's a new High-Key Mono lighting effect, and for Portrait Lighting in general, intensity can be adjusted.

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. Apple's even able to generate single-use randomized email addresses so you don't have to give your real info to apps and websites.

Maps features 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 option in Messages along with new Memoji and Animoji stickers, and Siri has a new voice.

CarPlay in iOS 13 has been overhauled with a new look, multiple sets of AirPods (or Powerbeats Pro) can be connected to the same phone so you can share music with a friend, Siri on HomePod can detect multiple voices for multi-user support, and HomePod also supports Handoff.

There are a ton of additional new features and changes coming in iOS 13, and for a full rundown of what you can expect, you should check out our iOS 13 roundup. Each new beta brings new features and changes to iOS 13, and the fourth beta added a rearrange apps Quick Action, added new 3D Touch settings, tweaked the Share Sheet, and more.

The beta testing period will allow Apple to work out bugs ahead of the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS, and it will let developers build iOS 13 and iPadOS features into their apps ahead of a public release coming this fall.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers


macrumors 603
Nov 30, 2004
Toronto, ON
Oh thank god. There are serious issues with the Files app. Although not critical, it’s frustrating as heck. Been thinking of reverting back to 12 but decided to wait for another beta. Fingers crossed for a public beta soon.


macrumors 65816
Feb 26, 2008
Nice work ethics, no Summer holidays at Apple!
Often times, many people actually take time off during winter or other seasons. Or... follow me here, enjoy working in general as it gives them a sense of purpose and goals. It's weird to you, perhaps. But not a new phenomenom.


macrumors 68020
Jun 3, 2016
The Internet
Nice work ethics, no Summer holidays at Apple!
What does the iOS 13 Beta release schedule have to do with summer holidays? Just like any large company there are always people working. Apple never stops night and day people are working in some area of the company. People can go on vacations without affecting the day to day operation obviously the whole company doesn't go on vacation at once and shut things down.


macrumors newbie
Jul 29, 2019
Confused. Are people supposed to consider regular sunny California weather a holiday? Or is July some kind of special vacation month? Or any month?
Yeah, the whole world doesn't shut down what they're doing just because HUZZAH SUMMER!!!
People are able to take vacations at different times of the year.
Seems some people just like to try to start up some sort of GOTCHA over nothing.


macrumors 6502a
Jun 7, 2009
Louisville, Kentucky
I hope email finally works reliably. But I doubt it.
Yes it has been bad since beta 1. I have reported it with each beta but it doesn’t seem to be getting better. Once my great 15Mb internet downloads the new beta, we will see. Living in the woods is great for relaxing, terrible for internet speeds.


macrumors newbie
Jul 29, 2019
Anyone else having network issues? i have ATT and i lose connection to the point the phone has no service. the only way to fix it is having to restart the phone. happens atleast once a day
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macrumors Core
Jul 25, 2007
Public Betas 1 & 2 were really bad. PB3 Mail has been better (so far, fingers crossed).
yeah it's gotten a little better, but the other day i found out a mail i sent never got sent, when after three days it suddenly showed up as unsent in my outbox. Too unreliable for day-to-day use. Fingers crossed.


Apr 4, 2019
Public Beta will drop EITHER:

1. Tonight at 4PM EST
2. Tomorrow 1PM EST

More than likely, the latter. But hard to say.


macrumors newbie
Jul 15, 2019
Anyone else having network issues? i have ATT and i lose connection to the point the phone has no service. the only way to fix it is having to restart the phone. happens atleast once a day
Having connection issues on Verizon after getting off Wifi. Have to hard reset all the time
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