Have you been on vacation this holiday season? It seems Apple did it. After the release of Beta 1 for iOS 13.3.1 developers (then public Beta 1 a day later), beta tests for iOS stopped for almost a month. With 2019 in the books, Apple seems to be up and running again, as developers received iOS 13.3.1 Beta 2 today, Tuesday, January 14th.
Apple has launched the second 13.3.1 beta at 1 p.m. EST (10:00 am PST), 28 days after the beta version of iOS 13.3.1 dev 1. "Developers" is a key word here, as the update is reserved for registered developers only. If you are a public beta tester, you will have to wait for Apple to release public beta 13.3.1
So what can you expect from the second beta of 13.3.1? That will be shown. We'll look at the software and report on new features and changes that it brings. However, we advise you to keep your expectations low. The first beta for 13.3.1 didn't add much to iOS, apart from a fix for Screen Time. Apple also admitted this in its short release notes that read, "There are no release notes for this software update." This is exactly the same as Beta 2.
iOS & iPadOS 13.3.1 Beta 2 Release Notes
Update your apps to take advantage of new features and test your apps against API changes.
The SDK for iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1 provides support for developing apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices with iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1. The SDK comes with Xcode 11.3, which is available from the Mac App Store. For Xcode 11.3 compatibility requirements, see the Xcode 11.3 Release Notes.
There are no release notes for this software update.
How to update your iPhone to iOS 13.3. 1 dev beta 2, you must be a registered developer. You can use the recovery image for your iPhone that is available in the developer portal (install using iTunes or Finder) or install the configuration profile and then update wirelessly. If you already have the profile installed on your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to begin installing the latest beta build, or wait for it to be installed automatically when "Automatic Updates "is activated.
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