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Apple releases third public beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, macOS 10.15 [u]

Apple is giving iPhone and iPad owners another set of builds of its milestone operating systems, with the third public beta versions of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13 and macOS 10.15 now available to try out.




Participants of Apple's public beta program can download the latest versions to their devices as an over-the-air update, via Settings > General > Software Update. Members of the public interested in trying out the next-generation operating systems can sign up for the program by the official website.

The third batch of betas arrives ten days after Apple provided the second generation, on July 8.




This new batch is thought to be functionally similar to the developer beta versions, which saw the fourth builds of both iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 provided for testing on Wednesday.

Both AppleInsider and Apple strongly suggest users avoid installing betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, due to the potential for data loss or other issues. Instead, the recommendation is to install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data before making any major changes.

Update: The tvOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Catalina betas were released shortly after the iOS and iPadOS variants, and are also available to try out.

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