With the public release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 just over a month away, Apple today released the sixth developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The new developer beta of both OSes lands just 10 days after iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta 5 was released.
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta 6 are unlikely to bring any major new changes. They are likely all about fixing the bugs and improving the stability of the OSes before their public release in September.
Since the public release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 is close, Apple will now move to a weekly beta release cycle from its previous timeframe of releasing one beta every two weeks. Instead, the company will now release a new beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 every week until the first week of September.
Download iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta 6
If you are already running iOS 13 Developer Beta 5 on your iPhone, you just need to go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and download the beta 5 OTA. The same steps are also applicable for downloading iPadOS 13 Beta 6.
Apple will also release the third public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 to developers later this week.
iOS 13 Features
iOS 13 comes with a number of major new features including a redesigned Reminders app, faster Face ID, system-wide Dark mode, improved Safari, and more.
1. Dark Mode
A system-wide Dark mode is probably the highlight of iOS 13. It stretches from the Lock screen to the widgets screen to Apple’s own apps. Even the keyboard gets a better version of the dark mode. Dark mode can be enabled easily from the Control Center.
There is a new smarter and enhanced Reminders app in iOS 13. It uses Natural Language Processing which makes it easier to add reminders and tasks.
3. Redesigned Volume HUD
The new Volume HUD appears in the top-left corner of the screen in an unintrusive manner. It first shows up as a full-sized slide. But it immediately shrinks and becomes unintrusive.
4. Improved Safari
Safari has received a major update in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. It now features a dedicated Download manager which means one can now use the browser to download files.
On iPadOS 13, Safari will now load the desktop version of websites to offer a better browsing experience.
The stock keyboard in iOS 13 has finally gained gesture-based typing known as QuickPath. This is similar to the swipe-based typing experience offered by SwiftKey and Gboard.
➤ You can read more about all the new features in iOS 13 over here.
If you have found any major or minor changes in iOS 13 beta 6 not mentioned above, make sure to drop a comment and let us know about it!