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Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.4.5 updates to developers, one week after releasing iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with iCloud Folder Sharing, iPad trackpad support, and more.

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iOS and ?iPadOS? 13.4.5 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer center or over the air once the proper developer profile has been installed. There's no word on why Apple decided to use iOS 13.4.5 as the beta update number instead of iOS 13.4.1.

We don't yet know what's included in the iOS 13.4.5 update, but it likely focuses on bug fixes for issues unable to be addressed in the iOS 13.4 update.

Specifically, it could address an issue with Personal Hotspot that prevents it from working properly for some users, or a privacy bug with VPNs. Apple said it would fix both of these problem in upcoming updates.

Once we download the update and take a look at what's new, we'll update this article.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS and iPadOS 13.4.5 to Developers
 
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mblm85

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Hopefully this will fix the bug preventing iOS 13.4 and Mac OS 10.15.4 devices from FaceTiming iOS 9 devices.

My parents use an old iPad that can only run iOS 9 and they're self-isolating from Coronavirus here in the UK. Since I updated my devices, FaceTime fails to connect. I expect a lot of older people are in the same boat with old kit.

I think this is part of the reason for this upcoming update.
 

roncron

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Is there precedent for Apple releasing a beta of an iOS version that skips ahead in numbers and later releasing a version numbered in between? e.g., from X.X.0 to X.X.3 in beta, while later releasing X.X.1 to the public)
 
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ghostface147

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Hopefully it will help with battery life. 13.4 has dropped measurably and it does get warmer to the touch. Not hot, just warmer. Also, it reloads apps much more frequently. For example, if I open Safari after some time, it will open a blank page and say error with the page and it needs to reload.
 
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PBG4 Dude

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Wonder if this fixes the bug where if you long-press on settings, then select bluetooth (without the settings app already backgrounded), the settings app will crash instantly.

yes, I sent feedback to Apple, along with a video showing the crash.

Edit:Fixed!
 
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Babygotfont

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Is there precedent for Apple releasing a beta of an iOS version that skips ahead in numbers and later releasing a version numbered in between? e.g., from X.X.0 to X.X.3 in beta, while later releasing X.X.1 to the public)

they didn’t skip any numbers ... Apple actually removed them from the keyboard
 

dannyyankou

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Is there precedent for Apple releasing a beta of an iOS version that skips ahead in numbers and later releasing a version numbered in between? e.g., from X.X.0 to X.X.3 in beta, while later releasing X.X.1 to the public)
 

thatguykal

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Why would you write in the article that it's 13.4.1 then speak to the naming that Apple chose? Unnecessary and confusing, just explain that it's 13.4.5 and that Apple changed the update naming. C'mon MacRumors
 
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otternonsense

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That doesn't make a lot of sense. Shouldn't it be 13.5 then?

Wonder if this fixes the bug where if you long-press on settings, then select bluetooth (without the settings app already backgrounded), the settings app will crash instantly.

yes, I sent feedback to Apple, along with a video showing the crash.

I second that. It happens on both my iPhones (11 Pro and 8)
 
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