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
All-new Reminders app
30 percent faster Face ID
ARKit 3 w/ background object support
To install either beta on your device, you’ll have to visit beta.apple.com. 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.