Apple Releases iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Beta 4 to Developers

Apple today released the fourth developer beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1. Apple is scheduled to release iOS 13.1 to the public at the end of this month so this release is likely going to be all about bug fixes.

The initial iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro reviews have also complained about the iOS 13 build on the phones being very buggy so Apple definitely has its task cut. Apple has also delayed many iOS 13 features and will release them at the end of the month with the iOS 13.1 release.

iOS 13.1 beta 4 will likely also have support for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The phones are scheduled to launch later this week.

Download iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Beta 4

If you are already running iOS 13.1 beta 3 on your iPhone, you just need to go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and download the latest iOS 13.1 beta. The same steps are also applicable to update your iPad to the latest iPadOS 13.1 beta 4.

A new public beta build of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 should also drop later today or tomorrow.

iOS 13 Features

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are major feature-packed updates. They are easily the biggest iOS updates Apple has rolled out in years. Some of the new features in iOS 13/iPadOS 13 include a system-wide Dark mode, a new Reminders app, Download manager, improved Safari, and more.

1. Sign in With Apple

Sign in with Apple will let users create an account in an app or a website without giving out any personal information. Apple will authenticate the user with Face ID or Touch ID and that will be it.

Optionally, an app can ask for the email address for the user. Here too Apple can generate a unique email address for every app and then forward you the email from.

iOS 13 Sign in With Apple

2. New Find My App

The weirdly named app is the amalgamation of the Find my iPhone And Find my Friends app. And it works with finding even devices that are offline.

It uses Bluetooth beacons that send encrypted traffic from one device to another in the network.

iOS 13 Find My App Hands On 2

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.

iOS 13 Volume HUD Screenshot

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.

5. QuickPath

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.