Apple Releases iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Beta 1 to Developers

iOS 13

Apple is yet to release the first public build of iOS 13 and the company has already seeded the first beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1.

The company was widely expected to release iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 beta 9 to developers today. Instead, it has released iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 beta 1 for them.

The last iOS 13 beta did not bring anything new to the table. Since the iOS 13.1 beta 1 is nearly a 500MB update, it likely contains a number of changes. We will update this article as we discover all the new changes in iOS 13.1.

Download iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Beta 1

If you are already running iOS 13 Developer Beta 8 on your iPhone, you just need to go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and download the iOS 13.1 beta 1 OTA.

iOS 13.1 will likely be released to the public a few weeks after iOS 13 is released. Apple is likely going to push some of the new iOS 13 features to iOS 13.1 as it first needs to ensure the OS is stable enough for a public release in September.

Below is a look at all the new features in iOS 13.

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.

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.

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.