Another day, another beta, right? Well, that's not always the case. Apple can be pretty inconsistent when it comes to beta releases. In the past, a beta release once every two weeks was pretty much guaranteed. Nowadays, these updates can come at any time. Consider today's release, iOS 13.2 developer beta 4, which comes one week after the release of dev beta 3.
Apple released the fourth developer beta for 13.2 at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT), its usual release time for beta seeds. Keep in mind, this update only concerns developers — Apple released the fourth public beta for 13.2 just hours after the dev beta.
As for what beta 4 brings to the 13.2 table, it appears the answer is "not much," following in the footsteps of its predecessor. Dev beta 3 was a minor update in its own right, including mostly bug fixes and stability updates.
Once again, Apple didn't have much to say with its release notes. Normally, these notes add context to any bug or issues present in the update, but for the second release in a row, Apple essentially had no notes to share. Check them out below, it's a quick read:
iOS & iPadOS 13.2 Beta 4 Release Notes
Update your apps to use new features, and test your apps against API changes
The iOS & iPadOS 13.2 SDK provides support for developing apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 13.2. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 11.2 beta available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 11.2 beta, see Xcode 11.2 Beta Release Notes.
There are no release notes for this software update.
To update your iPhone to iOS 13.2 dev beta 4, you will need to be a registered developer. You can use the restore image for your iPhone available in the Developer portal (install with iTunes or Finder) or install the configuration profile, then update over the air. If you already have the profile installed on your iPhone, head over to Settings –> General –> Software Update to start installing the latest beta build, or wait until it installs automatically if "Automatic Updates" is enabled.
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