Apple Releases iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Beta 2 to Developers

iOS 13

Apple today released the second developer beta of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1. The company had released the first beta of the OSes last week instead of dropping another beta build of iOS 13.

A number of new iOS 13 features have been pushed back to iOS 13.1 as Apple works on fixing all the bugs and stability issues in the OSes before their release later this month. This is perhaps the first time that Apple has dropped a beta build of a major point release when the public build of the OS itself is not out.

Apple will announce the iPhone 11 series on September 10 so we should see the company release iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 to the public the following week.

Download iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 Beta 2

If you are already running iOS 13.1 beta 1 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 2.

The public beta build of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 beta 2 should also drop later today or tomorrow.

In case your iPhone or iPad is still running a beta build of iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, you can also head over to Software update to grab the iOS 13.1/iPadOS 13.1 update.

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.

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.