iOS 13.1: Features, release date, beta, and how to install

We’re nonetheless weeks away from the release of iOS 13, and Apple has began beta testing iOS 13.1. It’s a extremely uncommon transfer; we will’t recall Apple ever beginning exterior beta exams of its iOS level releases properly earlier than the the prior model is completed.

This first main replace to iOS 13 will convey a number of options that seem not to be within the preliminary iOS 13 release. The early timing makes us suppose that iOS 13.1 shall be release comparatively shortly after iOS 13, maybe even by late September when the brand new iPhones are anticipated to release.

Updated 09/05/19: Apple has launched Public Beta 2 of iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1. It is similar construct as Developer Beta 2, and focuses totally on fixing bugs present in Beta 1.

What’s new in iOS 13.1

Several of the iOS 13 options introduced at WWDC in June are in all probability going to be lacking from the preliminary release, and iOS 13.1 picks up among the scraps. Here’s what it brings to the desk, primarily based on what beta testers have discovered to date.

Shortcuts Automations: An enormous improve to the Shortcuts characteristic in iOS, Automations lets your Shortcuts run routinely when sure circumstances are met, as a substitute of triggering them manually. Make your exercise playlist play once you begin a exercise in your Apple Watch, or activate all of your lights once you arrive residence, all hands-free. 

Share ETA in Maps: When following instructions in Maps, you may shortly share your estimated time of arrival with contacts.

Dynamic Wallpapers: Colors and designs of dynamic wallpapers have been tweaked, and can be found on extra gadgets.

Volume slider icons: The new quantity slider reveals icons of the kind of gadget linked, equivalent to AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, or HomePod.

HomeEquipment icons: There are new, extra detailed icons for a lot of HomeEquipment gadgets within the Home app.

Other tweaks: iOS 13.1 brings plenty of different minor tweaks and adjustments as properly, together with higher iPad mouse assist, alpha channel assist for HEVC video, adjustments to including fonts, and extra.

How to install the iOS 13.1 beta

Apple will beta take a look at the brand new release with each builders and the general public. Those with an energetic developer account can go to on the device they want to install the iOS or iPadOS beta on, and install the beta profile. 

Public Beta releases usually comply with on inside a day or so of the Developer Beta. If you’re concerned about operating it in your iPhone or iPad, head to on the gadget you need to install the beta on. Sign in, agree to the phrases, and obtain the beta profile. Then head to Settings  General  Profile and ensure the profile is put in and energetic.

Installing the iOS 13.1 beta is then similar to updating to any new release of iOS. Head to Settings  General  Software Update to start the obtain and set up. Please word that iOS betas, whereas thrilling, typically have bugs, efficiency issues, stability issues, and poor battery life. It’s not advisable that you simply install it on…

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