Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming iPadOS and iOS 13.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the second beta and two 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 likely aiming to make iOS 13.1 ready for download shortly after iOS 13 becomes available and new iPhones launch,

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 third beta of iOS 13.1, we'll update this post.

Apple plans to release iOS 13.1 on September 30.

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deimos256

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Wow still no GM. With the lack of new features coming this year save for a camera and battery life, this iOS shouldn't have been so challenging to develop.
 

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Wow still no GM. With the lack of new features coming this year save for a camera and battery life, this iOS shouldn't have been so challenging to develop.
Ipad OS 13 is not going to be GM to close to the end of the month. The phone OS is coming out on the 19th.
 

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Why is Apple even bothering with a 13.0 release, only do release 13.1 11 days later? Seems like a waste of everyone's time.

Hell, people who only update when prompted will probably never even SEE the 13.0 update.
 
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I wonder when we'll see a build of iOS 13.1 for the iPhone 11/Pro... otherwise people like me will need to downgrade our current devices prior to launch if we want to restore from our backups. D'oh!
 

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If you buy a new phone, you will need to update it to iOS 13.1 then restore. I know someone will ask.
Am I correct then thinking that if I put 13.1 beta on my iPad Pro, and then want to upgrade to iPadOS 13.1 GM on September 30th, it won't work? I've been holding off with the 13.1 betas because of this.

Edit: I made a typo and meant 13.0 GM on September 30th and wanted to know if I could downgrade, but I've since realized that it should actually be 13.1 GM on the 30th anyway, so that's kinda funny how that worked out, as I didn't see that part of the article. I'm a dumb.
 
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Hang on - looks like they unrolled whatever email.app code was breaking everything? Maybe? Fingers crossed.
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Am I correct then thinking that if I put 13.1 beta on my iPad Pro, and then want to upgrade to iPadOS 13.1 GM on September 30th, it won't work? I've been holding off with the 13.1 betas because of this.
Why wouldn’t that work?
 

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Serious question. Why am I seeing this (see screenshot). I have the iOS13 beta profile installed, but I'm not a developer. And this does NOT look like a beta. Just showed up when I went to Software Update on my phone. What do you think this is?

I should add that I currently have the latest 13.0 beta on my phone and have not put any of the 13.1 betas on.
 

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Serious question. Why am I seeing this (see screenshot). I have the iOS13 beta profile installed, but I'm not a developer. And this does NOT look like a beta. Just showed up when I went to Software Update on my phone. What do you think this is?
It's just the latest iOS 13.1 public beta.
 
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Serious question. Why am I seeing this (see screenshot). I have the iOS13 beta profile installed, but I'm not a developer. And this does NOT look like a beta. Just showed up when I went to Software Update on my phone. What do you think this is?
It's just the latest iOS 13.1 public beta.
Oh ok - the other 13.1 betas had "Public Beta x" or something like that in the description, so it was obvious.
 

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I have a feeling the 13.1 branch doesn’t (yet) contain a few features in 13.0 which is why they want to keep 13.0 a secret - even from developers. My guess is that they’ll merge the branches once 13.0 is out officially and we’ll see those changes - probably coincides with some new hardware features (the ‘tile’ things) and possibly something else?
 

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It's so strange to be skipping the GM released today. I hope Apple don't make a habit of concurrent release streams.
 

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Wow still no GM. With the lack of new features coming this year save for a camera and battery life, this iOS shouldn't have been so challenging to develop.
Camera and battery life is mostly hardware. iOS 13 has a lot of UI changes and extra features especially on the iPad side. I would imagine it's much harder to develop compared to 12, which was mostly under the hood changes.
 

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Wow still no GM. With the lack of new features coming this year save for a camera and battery life, this iOS shouldn't have been so challenging to develop.
Get a Developer Program subscription. You'll erase this entire commentary.

What's new? The entire Device Driver Subsystem across the spectrum, from Audio, Networking, you name it. Hundreds of new additions to Frameworks. A lot more but I'll leave that to you to read through the APIs.

There are literally 5 operating systems to bring up in unison.

The advances in Cloud and shared Network Services, testing against third party plugins, deprecating 32bit across the board is a huge change as third parties also have to get their crap in line and tested thoroughly.

Then the unexpected snafus with various new features that expose overlooked API updates., etc.
 

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IOS 7 was a very similar release , lots of changes , I’m pretty sure like 13 it wasn’t released on the day. Also there were about 4 or 5 updates in the first few months.
 

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IOS 7 was a very similar release , lots of changes , I’m pretty sure like 13 it wasn’t released on the day. Also there were about 4 or 5 updates in the first few months.
iOS 7 didn't become fairly stable/good until 7.1 was released months after 7.0.

That aside, iOS 7 was much larger change in an overall sense as it was a large redesign essentially.
 
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Why is Apple even bothering with a 13.0 release, only do release 13.1 11 days later? Seems like a waste of everyone's time.

Hell, people who only update when prompted will probably never even SEE the 13.0 update.
It's not the first time we've had to do that, pretty sure