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Apple releases sixth developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6 & tvOS 13

Apple is on its sixth round of developer betas for its milestone operating system releases, this time with the sixth beta builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.

iOS 13's 'Dark Mode'

iOS 13's 'Dark Mode'


Builds of each operating system can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center by those taking part in the testing program, along with the option to perform an over-the-air software update for devices already enrolled into the scheme. A public beta is typically made available shortly after the developer version is distributed, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The fifth iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 betas, issued on July 29, added icon density options iPadOS, a reworked Share Sheet, CarPlay refinements, new introductions for Health and Messages, new awards in the Activity app for Apple Watch users passing 1000 Move goals, a redesigned volume hud, new wallpapers, and other additions.




The third beta saw a variety of changes, including updates to Notes, Health, and Home, as well as the FaceTime Attention Correction feature. The fourth introduced smaller Home screen app menus, a Rearrange Apps option, alterations to accessories in Memoji, a bug fix, and other smaller tweaks.

Both AppleInsider and Apple itself strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

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