News: Apple Releases iOS 13.2 Public Beta 3 for iPhone

Apple Releases iOS 13.2 Public Beta 3 for iPhone

When you sign up to be a public tester for Apple's iOS, you get early access to features most users won't see for months. But you aren't the first — developers get priority when it comes to beta releases, made clear when they received 13.2 beta 3 while public testers were still on beta 2. Well, we public testers finally caught up, after Apple released iOS 13.2 public beta 3 Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Apple released dev beta 3 at 1 p.m. EDT earlier today, so we know everything there is to know about its public counterpart. Unfortunately, that's a whole lot of nothing. Public beta 3 appears to mostly contain bug fixes for issues bogging down public beta 2. If you recall, public beta 2 brought a suite of new emojis, in-app camera settings for 2019 iPhones, new Siri & Dictation security options, and an option to delete home screen apps via a Quick Action.

We usually turn to the release notes for a beta release to add context for changes, bugs, etc. This time around, however, Apple has chosen to omit release notes in the release notes. It's right there in the text: "There are no release notes for this software update." You can check out the full "release notes" down below:

iOS & iPadOS 13.2 Beta 3 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 download and install iOS 13.2 public beta 3, sign up through Apple's beta site, download and install the configuration profile, then update over the air. If you already have the profile, go to Settings –> General –> Software Update to begin the installation of the latest beta build, or you can wait until it installs automatically if "Automatic Updates" is enabled.

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