Courtesy of the holiday break, Apple took some time off from seeding new beta releases. But now the grind is back on.
Apple today officially seeded the third developer beta of iOS 12.1.3 and watchOS 5.1.3. As is par for the course, these particular beta seeds are specifically meant for developers out there testing the prerelease software. For registered developers, the new software is available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) software update on their registered devices.
To update to iOS 12.1.3, developers simply need to open Settings –> General –> Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions. The latest beta can also be downloaded directly from Apple’s developer portal.
To update to watchOS 5.1.3, developers need to make sure that the Apple Watch is on its charger, has at least 50 percent battery life, and that the smartwatch is within range and connected to an iPhone. The new software can be downloaded by opening the Watch app, then opening General –> Software Update. From there, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
These are minor updates, and nothing of major consequence was found within the previous beta seeds. That will likely be the case this time around as well. However, if something new is discovered in the latest beta, we will update this post accordingly.
Update: Apple has also seeded the third developer beta of tvOS 12.1.2. Registered developers can now download and install it via Xcode. The company has also seeded the third beta of macOS 10.14.3 to developers as well.
Update 2: Apple has seeded a new beta of iOS 12.1.3 to the public as well.