Apple Releases First iOS 13 and iPadOS Public Betas – Here’s How to Install

After a few week’s worth of waiting, Apple has finally released the first public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS. The software was originally supposed to come out in July, but it appears Apple decided to publish things early.

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

To install either beta on your device, you’ll have to visit From there, you’ll be asked to sign up for the beta and to install a configuration profile, essentially a gateway that gets you access to public beta OTAs. Download and install it through Safari, reboot your iPhone or iPad, and you’ll be good to go. The beta should pop right up in Settings > General > Software Update.