iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: News, features, release date, beta, how to install

Apple’s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It’s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It looks to be a doozy.

Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 will bring to your iPhone and iPad when it releases this fall, along with details about supported devices and how to join the beta test to try it out early.

Update 07/02/19: Apple has released the third developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. This build will likely become the second public beta release, which may release as early as tomorrow, or as late as next week.

Installing the beta

As usual, Apple will beta test the new release with both developers and the public. Those with an active developer account can visit on the device they want to install the iOS or iPadOS beta on, and install the beta profile from there. The first developer beta was released on Monday, June 3, with a second release on Monday, June 17.

Apple said the public beta would begin in July, but it surprised us with a June 24 release of the first public beta. If you’re interested in running it on your iPhone or iPad, head to on the device you want to install the beta on. Sign in, agree to the terms, and download the beta profile. Then head to Settings General Profile and make sure the profile is installed and active.

Installing the iOS 13 beta is then just like updating to any new release of iOS. Head to Settings General Software Update to begin the download and installation. Please note that iOS betas, while exciting, often have bugs, performance problems, stability problems, and poor battery life. This is especially true of the early betas! It’s not recommended that you install it on your primary device.

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