Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 To Developers; Includes Fix For Lock Screen Bug


Apple has just seeded iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 (build 10B318) to developers of iOS developer program.

iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 is available for following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G, iPod touch 4G

It goes without saying, jailbreakers should avoid upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 beta 2. It remains to be seen if Apple has fixed the loopholes used by evasi0n to jailbreak iOS 6.x.x.

We’re assuming that that iOS 6.1.3 beta 2, includes improvements to Maps app for Japan. Here are the improvements that were listed in the release notes in iOS 6.1.1 beta 1:

  • Improved pronunciation of roads during turn-by-turn navigation
  • Optimized directions to more strongly prefer highways over narrower roads
  • Now indicates upcoming toll roads during turn-by-turn navigation
  • Added labels for junctions, interchanges, on-ramps, off-ramps, and intersections
  • Added indicators for transit station buildings, subway lines, and traffic lights
  • Updated freeway color to green
  • Updated icons for some location categories including fire stations, hospitals, and post offices Added 3D buildings including Tokyo Station, Japan Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Tower

Apple had released iOS 6.1.1 beta on February 6th, but had to release iOS 6.1.1 to fix 3G connectivity issues that was affecting iPhone 4S users and iOS 6.1.2 to fix Exchange Calendar bug. That’s probably the reason it’s iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 and not iOS 6.1.3 beta.


We’ve just received a tip that as expected iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 includes improvements to Maps app for Japan and also includes a fix for the lock screen bug.

We’ll let you know as soon as we have any further updates so stay tuned.

Thanks Alan for the tip and the screenshot!

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  • Timothée Teneur

    Seriously ? God. It was already a pain to update from 6.1 to 6.1.1 and re-jailbreak again, I was wondering if I should update to 6.1.2 and now this ?
    Seriously Apple, solve all your bugs and release a stable iOS, not 6.1.x with once fix at a time every week.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yeah, it’s a real pain to update, rejailbreak and reinstall the jailbreak apps and tweaks.

      • David Bell

        Actually the only real pain so far was trying to figure out a way to remove the default background wallpaper for iTronix winterboard theme…everything else is like a quick run through central park

    • Cody Goudreau

      Get over it, you don’t need to update to each .1

      • iPhoneHacks

        That’s a good point :)

      • Timothée Teneur

        That’s why I’ll stay with 6.1.1 for now, having a 4S it was mandatory to update. Anyway, those bugs they fix could and should have been detected prior to release, that’s what betas are for.

    • David Bell

      I would wait until daylight savings time kicks in then update, restore and reload Cydia ( and hopefully get it over with till winter )