iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta 5: What’s New

iOS 13 What's New Beta

Apple today released the fifth developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Despite being aimed at fixing some major bugs and stability issues, the new beta builds also come with plenty of minor new changes and enhancements.

Below are all the changes — major or minor — that Apple has made with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

What’s New in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta 5

Adjustable Home Screen Grid

The size of the grid of icons on the home screen can be adjusted in iPadOS 13. The ‘bigger’ 4×5 app gird size let’s one have 20 icons on the home screen, while the ‘more’ option leads to a 6×5 grid size for 30 icons.

Old but useful Option Restored in Safari

The Open in New Tab feature has been restored in Safari.

Volume HUD with feedback

There’s now a haptic feedback when one reaches the maximum/minimum volume levels. The Volume HUD UI also been slightly tweaked. When adjusting the volume using the physical buttons, there are now more granular steps.

Improved Share Sheet

The Share Sheet gets a UI tweak and now has the option of pinning your favorite actions on top. It also categorizes the Share extensions into different categories as shown in the screenshot below.

Smaller Cursor

There’s an option to reduce the cursor size even further in iPadOS 13.

Rounder Screenshots

Screenshots now have rounded edges to match the rounded edges of the display.

Cleaner Screenshots

The Volume HUD is automatically hidden while taking a screenshot.

Missing Automations Tab in Shortcut

The Automation tab in Shortcut is missing in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta 5, though it has been confirmed that the feature will be restored in the next beta.

New Achievements in Move Goals

There are new achievements in the Activity app for Move goals.

New Wallpapers for Home App

The Home app gets a bunch of new wallpapers in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta 5.

Splash Screen for Health App

The Health app gets a new splash screen. The articles related to hearing and menstrual cycle also have new images.

Merge Safari Tabs

There’s a new Merge All Windows option in Safari in iPadOS 13 that will automatically merge all open Safari windows.

Merge Safari Tabs

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