That is your alternative to get a glimpse of the way forward for iOS — and iPadOS. Apple simply launched the primary public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the subsequent main model of the working techniques for the iPhone and iPad. In contrast to developer betas, everybody can obtain these betas and not using a $99 developer account. However don’t overlook, it’s a beta.
The corporate nonetheless plans to launch the ultimate model of iOS and iPadOS 13.0 this fall (normally September). However Apple goes to launch betas each few weeks over the summer season. It’s a great way to repair as many bugs as doable and collect information from a big group of customers.
As all the time, Apple’s public betas carefully observe the discharge cycle of developer betas. And Apple launched the second developer beta of iOS and iPadOS 13 simply final week. So it feels like the primary public beta is kind of the identical construct because the second developer construct.
However keep in mind, you shouldn’t set up an iOS beta in your main iPhone or iPad. The difficulty isn’t just bugs — some apps and options gained’t work in any respect. In some uncommon circumstances, beta software program may also brick your gadget and make it unusable. Proceed with excessive warning.
I’ve been utilizing the developer beta of iOS and it’s nonetheless fairly buggy. Some web sites don’t work, some apps are damaged.
However if in case you have an iPad or iPhone you don’t want, right here’s tips on how to obtain it. Head over to Apple’s beta web site and obtain the configuration profile. It’s a tiny file that tells your iPhone or iPad to replace to public betas prefer it’s a standard software program replace.
You’ll be able to both obtain the configuration profile from Safari in your iOS gadget immediately, or switch it to your gadget utilizing AirDrop, as an illustration. Reboot your gadget, then head over to the Settings app. In September, your gadget ought to mechanically replace to the ultimate model of iOS and iPadOS 13 and also you’ll have the ability to delete the configuration profile.
Right here’s a fast rundown of what’s new in iOS 13. This yr, along with darkish mode, it looks like each single app has been improved with some quality-of-life updates. The Images app contains a model new gallery view with autoplaying reside photographs and movies, sensible curation and a extra immersive design.
This model has an enormous emphasis on privateness as properly due to a brand new signup choice known as “Register with Apple” and a bunch of privateness popups for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi consent, background location monitoring. Apple Maps now options a formidable Google Avenue View-like function known as Look Round. It’s solely out there in a handful of cities, however I like to recommend… trying round as every thing is in 3D.
Many apps have been up to date, similar to Reminders with a model new model, Messages with the flexibility to set a profile image shared together with your contacts, Mail with higher textual content formatting choices, Well being with menstrual cycle monitoring, Information with desktop-like options, Safari with a brand new web site settings menu, and so on. Learn extra on iOS 13 in my separate preview.
On the iPad entrance, for the primary time Apple is looking iOS for the iPad beneath a brand new identify — iPadOS. Multitasking has been improved, the Apple Pencil ought to really feel snappier, Safari is now as highly effective as Safari on macOS and extra.