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Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 13.5.5 updates to developers, one week after releasing iOS 13.5 with the Exposure Notification API, Face ID mask updates, Group FaceTime changes, and more, and just an hour after releasing the iOS and iPadOS 13.5.1 updates with security fixes to address the unc0ver jailbreak.

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iOS and iPadOS 13.5.5 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer center or over the air once the proper developer profile has been installed.

There's no word yet on what's included in the iOS 13.5.5 update, but as a 13.x.x release, it likely focuses on bug fixes for issues unable to be addressed in iOS 13.5. Once we download the update and take a look at what's new, we'll update this article with any findings.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS and iPadOS 13.5.5 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
 
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dwaite

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We jumped from 13.5.1 to 13.5.5 ... I wonder if Apple reserved three more version numbers for bug releases before 13.5.5 is ready. :rolleyes:

Yes, that is their typical behavior when they have multiple maintenance releases in progress. 13.5.1 was an emergency update for the remote kernel-level escalation flaw zero day from the jailbreak community.
 
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sbailey4

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That awkward moment .... do you install this beta or wait for 14 at WWDC ..... The latter I feel
Why not? Not like there is a limit on how many times you can update. ( good thing with Apple software of recent :) ) Do 14 in a month or so when its avail unless you want to wait for a later beta of 14. (you know b1 will most likely be a train wreck). Unless its another iOS 12 type update to iron out iOS 13 issues.
 
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jcbauerca

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I installed it on iphone xs max and it locked my contacts and email app so had to reboot. I am taking it off not too stable yet.
 

Populus

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There’s a tech YouTuber who tried this beta and said he felt the iPhone faster, however I felt, from what I saw, that the iPhone was moving at less than 30 frames per second. Maybe it was just the camera, but if any of you is trying this beta, does it feel faster or not?
 
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I7guy

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There’s a tech YouTuber who tried this beta and said he felt the iPhone faster, however I felt, from what I saw, that the iPhone was moving at less than 30 frames per second. Maybe it was just the camera, but if any of you is trying this beta, does it feel faster or not?
On my Xs max, it doesn’t feel slower than 13.5 Gm. So far no problems from what my usage was since the install.
 

mnsportsgeek

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I wonder how high iOS 13 will reach before iOS 14 drops. 13.6.1 is my bet.

I think in a normal world we wouldn't have even gotten 13.5. I think that only got a .x release because of the contact tracing.

A 13.6 would imply another feature coming, and with rumors of all phones on iOS 13 getting iOS 14 then I don't think any additional features are coming to iOS 13 with WWDC happening in 3 weeks.

I'll guess we get a couple more bug fix updates at 13.5.x and then iOS 14.
 
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mattopotamus

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Why not? Not like there is a limit on how many times you can update. ( good thing with Apple software of recent :) ) Do 14 in a month or so when its avail unless you want to wait for a later beta of 14. (you know b1 will most likely be a train wreck). Unless its another iOS 12 type update to iron out iOS 13 issues.

Shockingly since about IOS 11 I have had good luck with Beta 1 on my main device.
 
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Babygotfont

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Podcast file sizes are to big stored on physical devices ... google podcast does a much better job managing sizes with compression
 

tony1984

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Just did the update literally every hot I had is now gone off my iPhone. It’s now trying to restore from iCloud right now but this def is a first
 
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