Apple Releases iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta 8 [Update: Public Beta 7 Out]

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 21 Aug 2019

Apple today seeded the eighth beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 to developers. This beta comes a week after Apple had dropped the beta 7 of the OSes.

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are less than a month away from their public release and all the beta builds from Apple will now focus on fixing the bugs and improving the stability of the OS.

While not exactly bug-free, the latest beta builds of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 is good enough for daily use on your iPhone or iPad.

Apple is expected to hold its iPhone event on September 10 which means we will see the public release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 in the third week of September.

Follow the steps in this guide to install the iOS 13/iPadOS 13 developer beta on your iPhone or iPad.

Download iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Beta 8

If you are already running iOS 13 Developer Beta 7 on your iPhone, you just need to go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and download the beta 8 OTA. The same steps are also applicable for downloading iPadOS 13 Beta 8.

A new public beta build of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 should also drop later today.

Update: Apple has also released iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 public beta 7 today.

iOS 13 Features

iOS 13 comes with a number of major new features including a redesigned Reminders app, faster Face ID, system-wide Dark mode, improved Safari, and more.

1. Dark Mode

A system-wide Dark mode is probably the highlight of iOS 13. It stretches from the Lock screen to the widgets screen to Apple’s own apps. Even the keyboard gets a better version of the dark mode. Dark mode can be enabled easily from the Control Center.

iOS 13 What's New Beta

2. New Reminders App

There is a new smarter and enhanced Reminders app in iOS 13. It uses Natural Language Processing which makes it easier to add reminders and tasks.

Read: iOS 13 Reminders App Hands-On

3. Redesigned Volume HUD

The new Volume HUD appears in the top-left corner of the screen in an unintrusive manner. It first shows up as a full-sized slide. But it immediately shrinks and becomes unintrusive.

iOS 13 Volume HUD Screenshot

4. Improved Safari

Safari has received a major update in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. It now features a dedicated Download manager which means one can now use the browser to download files.

On iPadOS 13, Safari will now load the desktop version of websites to offer a better browsing experience.

5. QuickPath

The stock keyboard in iOS 13 has finally gained gesture-based typing known as QuickPath. This is similar to the swipe-based typing experience offered by SwiftKey and Gboard.

➤ You can read more about all the new features in iOS 13 over here.