Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to Public Beta Testers

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Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3 updates to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the first developer beta and a week after the release of iOS 13.2 with new emoji, Siri privacy controls, Deep Fusion, and more.

iOS and ??iPadOS?? 13.3 can be downloaded over the air after the proper profile has been installed from the public beta testing site.


iOS 13.3 brings Communication Limits for Screen Time, a feature that Apple promised would be coming in an iOS 13 update. Communication Limits allow parents to control who their children are able to contact both during downtime and during Screen Time.

The iOS 13.3 update also addresses a multitasking issue where iOS 13.2 users were seeing poor RAM management that caused apps like YouTube and Safari to reload more frequently than normal. After installing iOS 13.3, affected users are now seeing fewer refreshes when accessing these apps, doing another task, and then opening them again.

In the Keyboards section of the Settings app (under General), there's a new toggle that prevents Animoji and Memoji stickers from being displayed as an option on the Emoji Keyboard. Apple has also tweaked the Apple Watch app icon, changing the color of the Digital Crown from black to gray.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3 to Public Beta Testers
 
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AndiG

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And even more important: XCode 11.2.1 fixes a bug that causes an app to crash, but until now it is only available as a GM Seed.
 
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dan9700

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Wow! 3.95 gb on my XS Max
It’s just re writing the os nothing special
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Apple has really pushed this update with great new features, oh yeah hide emojis great work apple
 

MEJHarrison

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Apple has really pushed this update with great new features, oh yeah hide emojis great work apple
If they add new features, they get accused of adding new features and not fixing bugs (they are fixing bugs of course, but that doesn't stop the complaining).

If they don't add new features, they get crap for adding nothing new.

Do you have a recommendation for how Apple can possibly please both sides?
 

rlhamil

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If they add new features, they get accused of adding new features and not fixing bugs (they are fixing bugs of course, but that doesn't stop the complaining).

If they don't add new features, they get crap for adding nothing new.

Do you have a recommendation for how Apple can possibly please both sides?
Eliminate more bugs before releasing software, leaving people to focus (for better or worse) on new features.
 

TonyC28

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Did they fix the thing where the flashlight and camera buttons on the lock screen get in the way of notifications?
 

Dovydas

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Going to have to jump on this. The refreshes are driving me insane 😤
I tried hard and couldn’t find any issues with apps being killed in an abnormal fashion. Most likely just a bug specific to some random configuration.
 

whoknows2597

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Any new bugs or incidents that I should be aware of before try out this beta version? The multitasking/RAM bug is definitely getting out of hand.
 

falkon-engine

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Is the public beta the same seed as the developer beta?
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BETA = BUGS (don't install a beta version if you're not ready to live with bugs).
The GM versions also had several bugs, least of which was the memory handling issue in 13.2. But the disclaimer for any beta is, don't use on your daily driver unless you're willing to take the risk. I've been taking the risk for years but, that's just me.
 

MEJHarrison

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Eliminate more bugs before releasing software, leaving people to focus (for better or worse) on new features.
As a developer, "eliminate more bugs before releasing software" sounds like something that involves a magic wand and incantation. Do you have an actual plan that would allow such a thing to happen or is it nothing more than a "they should do better!!!" comment?
 

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As a developer, "eliminate more bugs before releasing software" sounds like something that involves a magic wand and incantation. Do you have an actual plan that would allow such a thing to happen or is it nothing more than a "they should do better!!!" comment?

a company with a near $300 billion in cash reserves should hire a few more people to tackle the bugs, you'd think they'd be on top of things.