Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iPadOS and iOS 13.1 update to developers and public beta testers, one week after seeding the third beta and a few weeks after seeding the initial iOS 13.1 beta.

iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over-the-air after the proper profiles have been installed.


Apple in late August released the first iOS 13.1 beta, which came as a surprise because Apple has never released a point update for software that's not out yet. Apple is planning to release iOS 13.1 two weeks after the September 19 launch of iOS 13.

The iOS 13.1 update includes several features that were announced at WWDC but were ultimately removed from iOS 13 over the beta testing period. Shortcuts Automations, for example, is back in iOS 13.1. Shortcuts Automations allows Shortcuts users to create personal and home automations from the Shortcuts app to have actions performed automatically when specific conditions occur.

Share ETA, a major maps feature, is also available in iOS 13.1. With Share ETA, you can share your estimated time of arrival to a location with a friend or family member.

Other new features include new icons on the volume indicator when headphones or speakers are connected (with icons for AirPods, Beats headphones, and HomePod), more detailed HomeKit icons in the Home app, and updates to Dynamic Wallpapers.

Mouse support, an accessibility option in iOS 13, has been improved in iOS 13.1 allowing a long press or 3D Touch to be mapped to the right click function of the mouse. Reading goals now include PDFs, Nike+ is now just Nike, and iOS 13.1 supports HEVC video encoding with alpha channels.

There are some other smaller changes in iOS 13.1, which are outlined in our first iOS 13.1 article. If we find new features in the fourth beta of iOS 13.1, we'll update this post. iOS 13.1 will be released to the public on Monday, September 30.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
 

einsteinbqat

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I honestly had very few problems with the public betas of 13 and 13.1. There was the Mail issue in 13, but it got solved (for me), two betas before 13.1, if I remember correctly. And with 13.1, there was the issue with the share sheet, but that got fix with the beta prior to this one.
 

guychicago

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Updated my iPad Pro to PB4 but it’s not showing up on my X. A restart didn’t help either. Any suggestions?
 

buzzman

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Tomorrow I'm getting the 11 pro. Is there any information about when the beta will be available for the 11 pro?
Backup/Restore from my Xs with Beta on it will probably not be available until the 11 pro also has the beta, right?
 

Mobster1983

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Tomorrow I'm getting the 11 pro. Is there any information about when the beta will be available for the 11 pro?
Backup/Restore from my Xs with Beta on it will probably not be available until the 11 pro also has the beta, right?
Back up the beta version of your current phone.
Set up your new iPhone as new, install the beta profile and then install the beta. Restore from backup.
 

Bawstun

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Thanks. Do you think the beta is available as soon as tomorrow (for the 11 pro)?
Yes it will be available for any device that’s running a version below it. As long as you go to the Apple site and sign in and install the beta profile to your phone. Then you’ll be prompted for an upgrade. If you don’t the phone will just say that the software is up to date and won’t search for betas.
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Good. Is the Files app rock solid yet? Haven’t had time to test.
I’ve found myself loving Files as now it finally has a purpose. I’ve downloaded things in Aloha browser and moved the audio right over into VLC or Firefox or other apps or folders. Easy to rename, duplicate, move, delete etc. I love it
 
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buzzman

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Yes it will be available for any device that’s running a version below it. As long as you go to the Apple site and sign in and install the beta profile to your phone. Then you’ll be prompted for an upgrade. If you don’t the phone will just say that the software is up to date and won’t search for betas.
Ok thanks. I remember coming from the iPhone 7 to the X it was not available for some time.
And on the Apple dev homepage the iPhone 11 is not yet listed as compatible device. So fingers crossed that it will work.
 

chrono1081

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I REALLY hope this fixes the LTE bug on ATT. Not sure if it's ATT or Apple but LTE is currently unusable. It just drops non-stop (and its not my phone either, I have a new phone and it does the same thing). I'm more inclined to think its ATT since it doesn't happen on Verizon phones.
 

drpaul50

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Does 13.1 fix the issues where predictive text in iMessage chooses the most uncommon word, capitalizes either first letter or entire word in the middle of a sentence, or places an accent mark " ' " specifically for me over most words ending in "e"?