Apple has released iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 developer beta 5 for all developers testing the software on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The update has been released over-the-air and can be downloaded on devices running iOS 13 developer beta through the Settings app.
According to Apple’s description for the beta release, it contains bug fixes and improvements, however we will be looking for any other changes and update this post once any visual changes are discovered.
iOS 13 developer beta program started on June 4th, right after Apple’s WWDC keynote. Apple is expected to release several more betas for iOS 13 before the software update is finally released for public in the fall. In addition to iOS 13 developer beta, Apple is also running iOS 13 Public beta, enabling non-developers to try out iOS 13 features and help in fixing bugs before its big release.
iOS 13 is a major update that brings a ton of new features to iOS including a system-wide dark mode, redesigned Photos and Reminders apps, major Apple Maps improvements, better Siri experience, adding Memoji Sticker support to non-Face ID devices, improved CarPlay interface with light mode, new swipe keyboard, better performance and much more.
In addition to iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, beta for for tvOS is also available for download. macOS Catalina Beta 5 and watchOS beta 5 have yet to be released.
Changes in iOS 13 developer beta 5
- Ability to change iPadOS home screen’s icon density between grid of 4 x 5 and 6 x 5.
- New haptic feedback when sliding with finger for Volume HUD.
- New achievements for Move goals in Activity app.
- New wallpaper options for the Home app.
- Design changes for sharesheet. It now groups actions that are specific to the current app.
- Larger 4G/LTE/5Ge sign for the status bar.
- Temporary removal of Automations tab from the Shortcuts app.