iOS 13 Beta 2 Released To Developers

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Today Apple released their second developer beta for iOS 13. Though there weren’t any substantial changes to the operating system, there were several smaller changes and certainly some stability improvements under the hood.

This update follows Apples previous track record of releasing new developer betas every two weeks, with the public beta expected to follow shortly after towards the end of the month.

Beta 2 is also the first version to bring back the over the air update option for developer devices. The first version of iOS 13 had to be installed using a Mac and iTunes + Xcode, which was rather strange. Beta 2 allows developers to install the Beta Profile on their device and then the update will appear under the Software Update section in Settings.

iOS 13 Beta 2 Changes:

  • tvOS gains Picture-In-Picture mode.
  • SMB now works in the Files App
  • APFS Hard Drives now show up in Files App
  • Colours in Calendar have been adjusted slightly
  • New splash screen for Apple Maps
  • New High-Key Light Mono Lighting option in the Camera app
  • Intensity slider for portrait mode lighting effects
  • New Memoji stickers: Fingers Crossed, Shush, Thinking, Victory
  • The Select All button has been added back to Mail
  • Checklists in Notes can now be reordered based on if items are complete or not
  • The CarPlay Now Playing screen now displays Album or Podcast artwork for all audio applications.
  • The CarPlay Dashboard now displays the ETA when using navigation.

These are just the first set of changes users have noticed within the OS since the update. We will be sure to update this list as more changes are discovered.

Currently it is not recommended for users to install iOS 13 Beta software on your primary device.

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