News: Apple Just Released iOS 13 Public Beta 1 for iPhone

Apple Just Released iOS 13 Public Beta 1 for iPhone

Earlier than expected, Apple just released the first public beta for iOS 13 today, June 24, three weeks after Apple first seeded the beta to developers. The general testing pool now has access to iOS 13's expansive list of new features, including system-wide dark mode, robocall prevention, adaptive charging, and more.

If you tried to upgrade to the iOS 13 beta in the past three weeks, you know just how difficult it was to do so. The first two versions of the developer beta were very buggy, and in an effort to halt the spread of complaints and questions from the general public, Apple forced the first dev beta to be installed with a restore image. However, both dev beta 2 and the public beta can be installed over the air via a configuration profile.

You can walk yourself through all the steps necessary to download the iOS 13 public beta from our guide, which also shows how to archive a backup on both Mojave and Catalina, using iTunes or Finder, respectively.

Once you get iOS 13 downloaded and installed on your iPhone, you're bound to notice a lot of changes. Apple included over 200 new features and tweaks this year, everything from system UI changes, speed updates, and upgrades to some of your favorite apps. Check out our extensive list of all that's new in iOS 13, and don't be afraid to let us know if you find something we haven't!

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