The first public beta version of iOS 13 wasn’t scheduled for release until July. However, Apple surprised us early Monday morning with its latest software update (which is available to download right now).
Although public beta testers can install iOS 13 on their devices today, keep in mind that betas are known for poor battery life, app crashes, app-incompatibility, and plenty of other bugs. It’s not recommended that iPhone or iPad users install betas on their daily-drivers. However, those who do choose to download the software early will have access to a plethora of new features.
What’s New in iOS 13 and iPadOS
Here’s what beta testers will get in the latest software update for iPhone and iPad. iOS 13 and iPadOS contain a slew of exciting new features including:
- The long-awaited Dark Mode.
- Redesigned first-party applications.
- Audio Sharing.
- Low Data Mode.
- Robocall silencing.
- iMessage profiles.
- Expanded NFC capabilities.
- Enhanced app-tracking transparency.
- Tons of CarPlay updates.
- New Wallpapers, and much more.
If you’d like to use all of the latest features in iOS 13 and have a spare device handy (or are okay with the software’s glitches), installing the update is easy.
How to Install iOS 13
- Back up your device to iCloud or iTunes before proceeding.
- Open Apple’s Beta Software Program website on your iPhone or iPad.
- Sign up to become a Public Beta Tester if you haven’t done so already.
- Follow the on-screen directions to install and run the iOS 13 configuration profile.