Apple Releases Fifth iOS 13 and iPadOS Betas

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Apple today began rolling out the fifth betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS after a two-week hiatus following the release of the fourth betas. Right now, only developers are getting upgrades on their registered devices, but those on the public beta line should get new software updates in the coming days.

iOS 13 brings a ton of new features to the table for iPhone users, while those on iPad get an entirely dedicated OS with new gestures and UI elements. Here’s a breakdown of some of the features you’ll find across the board.

  • Dark mode all the things!
  • New portrait lighting controls
  • All-new Photos app
  • Video editing w/ video rotation
  • Sign In with Apple log-in method (similar to Facebook/Google log-in)
  • All-new Maps experience
  • All-new CarPlay UI
  • New Siri voice
  • Audio sharing with two sets of AirPods on one iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
  • Message announcements via Siri in AirPods
  • New Memoji controls
  • Memoji Stickers
  • Swipe typing
  • All-new Reminders app
  • Faster performance
  • 30 percent faster Face ID
  • ARKit 3 w/ background object support

The new software can be installed by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your registered device. From there, you should see the latest beta ready to be downloaded. After making sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network and have enough battery life, go ahead and hit install.

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