At its WWDC 2019 conference, Apple showcased all the new features of iOS 13 and explained how it differs from the iOS 12. The company also unveiled its new iPadOS and macOS Catalina. Now, the Cupertino-based company has finally released the first public beta build of all the three new operating systems it showcased at its developer conference. Now, interested users can sign up for the beta program, install the beta version of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina on their devices and give it a test run themselves.
We should mention that Apple had released the developers preview of the new OS previously, but now, with the beta build out, all the users can test the new operating systems. Apple users can sign up for the beta version of the new iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina by going to the official website of the company. There, they would need to register themselves for the beta program. Once this is done, users will be able to access the public beta version of the new operating system and they would be able to download it on their respective devices. Since this is the beta version of iOS, users can give feedback about the operating system directly to the company via the Feedback Assistant app present on their device.
It should be noted that once the user signs up for the beta program, they will continue receiving the upcoming beta builds of the operating system until the stable version of iOS is released. Apple is expected to roll out even the stable version of iOS 13 soon.
It is also worth pointing out that since this version of the update is not a stable one, it is bound to come with bugs. So, while you will get to use the new features, you may also encounter some issues, so download at your own risk.
iOS 13 gets the much-awaited system-wide dark mode to Apple devices. Other than that, the new operating system also comes with voice controls and a swiping keyboard. There is also a new reminder application in the new iOS 13. Apple is also bringing a new and upgraded version of its Apple Maps and a “Sign in with Apple” option to login to various services. The company has also made improvements to the Siri. It should be noted that the iOS 13 is only supported in iPhone 6s and above models.
Coming to iPadOS, we should mention that earlier, iPads too ran on iOS and this is the first time that they are getting their own operating system. The iPadOS is a revamped version of iOS comes with more iPad centric features. The new iPadOS has added some home-screen widgets and it has also improved multitasking gestures. There is a new Files app, an improved Safari browser and a support for flash drives.
Lastly, the beta build of the new macOS Catalina comes with separate applications for Music, TV and Podcast. There is a new TV app with 4K HDR with HDR10, Dolby Vision along with Dolby Atmos audio support as well. Other than that, there is also a new Sidecar feature that allows the users to turn their iPad into a secondary screen for the MacBook. Finally, there has been an addition of Activation Lock feature along with Screen Time feature.