Just two weeks after releasing seeding the very first beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS, Apple has seeded to developers the second beta update of its latest operating systems. Here’s how you can download iOS 13 Beta 2 and iPadOS Beta 2 for your iPhone or iPad.
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What’s new in iOS 13/iPadOS 13 Beta 2?
According to the official release notes, here’s what changed in beta 2 –
- AirPlay mirroring output now works as expected.
- Edit home screen widgets in portrait mode in the iPad.
- Sync/update a device running iOS & iPadOS 13 from a Mac that isn’t running macOS 10.15 beta or Xcode 11 beta.
- Connect to an SMB server through the native Files application. Users can now watch videos, photos and other media files that are stored on a network drive.
- New High-Key Mono effect added in portrait mode of the camera.
- For portrait exposure, a new controller is used to adjust the exposure level.
- New Memoji stickers added.
- A new home screen for Apple Maps with the introduction of new features.
- An intro screen for recognizing several people on the HomePod.
- Shortcut for announcing messages with AirPods in the Settings. Users can also enable or disable automatic sending of responses without
- New sounds for responses to messages in the Messages app.
- Face ID detection doesn’t stop working unexpectedly.
- An icon appears at the top while using Voice Control.
- Users can now disable link previews from Safari’s settings.
- Scanning NFC tags in Shortcuts is now functional.
- The UIApplicationExitsOnSuspend key is not supported anymore.
Since these versions are currently in the beta testing phase, only developers can install and download them.
However, average users can download this update without a developer account using the tutorial given below.
- Click on the OTA Profile download link and tap Allow to initiate the download.
- Go to Settings > General > Profiles.
- Select the iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 Developer profile and click Install.
- Restart your iPhone or iPad.
- Open Settings > Software Update.
iOS 13 Beta 2/iPadOS Beta 2 Download
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2
- iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation)
- iPad Pro (9.7‑inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9‑inch)
- iPad Pro (10.5 inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)
Should you upgrade?
The second beta iterations of iOS, as well as iPadOS, bring a lot of new features and enhancements. Those of you who didn’t install iOS 13 Developer Beta 1 when it was first released, this is the time to do it.
Furthermore, since the first developer version of iOS is riddled with bugs, it is recommended that you upgrade your device.
Also, you don’t need to install Beta 1 update to get Beta 2. Just grab the OTA profile using the link above and move straight to the current version.
can you update to the public beta or need to restore back to iOS 12 first
You can update freely.
Will you be able to update to iOS beta 2 if you are on beta 1 or will you need to redo the process again with the new download
Yes, you will be able to update to beta 2 from beta 1 using the OTA profile.