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Apple releases eighth developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13 & watchOS 6 [u]

As the launch of its milestone operating systems grows nearer, Apple provides an eighth generation of developers betas for iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and watchOS 6

iOS 13's 'Dark Mode'

iOS 13's 'Dark Mode'


The latest iterations of the operating system betas can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center by those taking part in the test program, or for devices enrolled into the scheme, as an over-the-air update. Public beta versions of the same developer betas usually surface within a few days, but typically have less of a delay the further along the beta process the software gets.

August is also usually a time when the periods between builds shortens, ready for the anticipated release in the fall along with new iPhone models. The seventh builds were released on August 15, eight days after the sixth builds on August 7.




An eighth beta of tvOS 13 have not yet been released at the time of publication.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, highly recommend users don't install the betas on primary devices or "mission critical" hardware, as there is the remote possibility of issues, like data loss. Testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to always ensure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].

Update: Apple has also released public beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS.