Everything New in iOS 13 Beta 5: iPad Home Screen Options, New Volume Levels, Updated Share Sheet and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released the fifth beta of iOS 13 to developers, bringing new bug fixes and adding and refining various iOS 13 and iPadOS features.

    In the fifth beta, changes and updates are getting more minor than changes made in earlier betas, but beta 5 still has some notable additions and feature removals worth highlighting.

    - iPad Home Screen - in iPadOS, there's a new feature in the Settings menu that lets you customize the Home screen. You can set the app grid to be 4x5 or 6x5, which results in bigger or smaller icons. The "More" setting shows up to 30 smaller app icons, while the "Bigger" setting shows up to 20 larger app icons.


    - Share Sheet - The Share Sheet in iPadOS and iOS 13 has been updated adding sections for your Favorite shortcuts, the current app that's open, and "Other Actions." Each section is grouped together, making it easier to navigate the various options in the Share Sheet.


    - Share Sheet Shortcuts - As noted by MacStories' Federico Vittici, Shortcuts are now able to be added to the Favorites list in the Share Sheet.

    - Home App Backgrounds - There are new backgrounds that you can use within the Home app on iOS devices.


    - Shortcuts App - The Automations section has been removed from the Shortcuts app temporarily. It will be re-added in a later beta.


    - Light/Dark Mode - After installing this beta, Apple will ask you if you want to enable Light Mode or Dark Mode. This is presumably something new users will see when installing iOS 13 for the first time once it launches. There's also a smoother, more streamlined animation when swapping between Light and Dark mode in the Settings app.

    - Move Goals - There are new Move Goals awards in the Activity app for hitting your Move Goals 1250, 1500, 1750, and 2000 times.


    - Open Tab Action - The "Open Tab" popup option when 3D Touching on a link in Safari has returned.


    - LTE Icon - The LTE/4G/5GE icon on the iPhone is now larger and sized to match the other icons at the top right of the iPhone's display.


    - Volume - You can adjust the volume on the iPhone and the iPad more finely following the beta 5 update. There are 34 levels of volume now, allowing for smaller adjustments to the sound. The volume slider also offers haptic feedback when maximizing or minimizing the volume, and it's skinnier.

    Know of a feature that's new in iOS 13 beta 5 that we left out? Make sure to let us know in the comments and we'll update this article. For more on what's new in iOS 13, make sure to check out our iOS 13 roundup.

    Article Link: Everything New in iOS 13 Beta 5: iPad Home Screen Options, New Volume Levels, Updated Share Sheet and More
  2. JackieTreehorn macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2005
    Looks like I picked the wrong week to go back to iOS 12....
  3. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    New volume is much nicer looking. Has a nice shadow effect and better dimensions.
  4. jw77777 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2009
    is Public Beta 4 going to drop today too!?
  5. weez999 macrumors member


    Jan 4, 2009
    it is INSANE how many things Apple has finally started to put in the iOS for their stuff after all the cool jailbreak options. Why fight a war you can't win with the jailbreak community when you can just listen to the users and give us what we want?

    Sure, there are still other cool tweaks you simply can't get with a walled OS but more and more, they are bending the knee to the true winners of the war. If they just give us what we wish to see, there would be no need to jailbreak, for the most part.
  6. decypher44 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Most likely tomorrow
  7. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I don't like the More layout because when the iPad is vertical, I can't stand the empty space on top and bottom. Is that considered a bug or am I missing something here. It's absolutely hideous.
  8. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    It’s getting harder and harder to resist iOS 13.:mad:
  9. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    do you have a screen shot of the new one?
  10. Mactendo macrumors 68000

    Oct 3, 2012
    Finally some real evolution happening on iPad. That layout feature should’ve been added years ago.
  11. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
    why are the sharesheet recomendations only apple apps? I "Messenger" the same person constantly, but it never shows that recomendaiton. Is that an API?
  12. BlueCreek macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2014
    Loving the dark mode, when can we see a dark mode macrumours :) and emoji support come to think of it...
  13. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I always thought the space between the App icons on the iPadOS would be reduced and didn't think it was just making the icons smaller.
  14. bluejjensen macrumors newbie


    Jul 29, 2019
    Unread text messages now have a gray dot next to them instead of a blue dot. More subtle.
  15. jbryant705 macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Anyone else having issues with the proximity sensor in phone calls? I had to begrudgingly call Comcast earlier, and my ear kept hitting the number pad because the proximity sensor wasn't turning the screen off.
  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    They are mostly just slowly rolling out things as time goes on so that there would at least be something new to release and also so that the general consumer would be ready for those features and/or actually care about them on some level.
  17. chfilm macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2012
    That “bigger” option makes the icons bigger than on iOS 12? Or is that the old size then? Who ever asked for bigger icons?
  18. aardwolf macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2007
    It's beta 5 now. ;-)
  19. NMBob macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2007
    New Mexico
    Instead of making the icons smaller on the Home Screen why don't they just make it possible to move them closer together? I don't think anything needs to be smaller and harder to read/identify. Is there a 'shaking head' emoji?
    --- Post Merged, Jul 29, 2019 ---
    That's what I was thinking, but the bigger option is the same as it is now (20 icons).
  20. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    --- Post Merged, Jul 29, 2019 ---
    Bigger = same as iOS 12.

    The “smaller” size is new to iOS 13 and allows more icons on the screen at once.
  21. DoogH macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2011
    I don’t think most features are based on things people ask for...

    They are typically based on UX research.
  22. winmaciek macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2014
    iOS asked about the dark/light theme during setup in the previous beta definitely. I am certain of that - I did a reinstall today and I remember seeing it then.
  23. Dave3641 macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2018
    Open in new tab is still not showing on my 2018 wifi iPad
  24. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Don't resist......it's wonderful :)
  25. winmaciek macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2014
    Works perfectly fine on my Pro 10.5 and iPhone XS.

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