Apple today released Wednesday, May 6, the fourth developer beta for iOS 13.5. This update comes a week after the release of iOS 13.5 dev beta 3, which introduced the joint COVID-19 exposure notification API from Apple and Google for iOS for the first time
Apple started developers 13.5 dev beta 4 at 10:00 AM PDT . If you have experience with iOS beta testing, you know that Apple tends to release beta updates at this time. However, don't expect the update to hit your device if you're using the public beta. This update is only for registered developers. We expect Apple to release 13.5 public beta 3 today at 1:00 PM. PDT, or tomorrow at 1
So what's new with dev beta 4? That remains to be seen. This beta news is too timely to know exactly what Apple put into the new update. However, it would be hard to top last week – Apple changed the name of the beta from 13.4.5 to 13.5, while the beta numbering remained the same, leaving us all confused.
That name change was probably due to the inclusion of the COVID-19 exposure notification API above, although that was not the only new feature in the beta. Apple has also added a new option to turn off auto-zoom for tiles in Group FaceTime calls, after complaining that the constant movement during busy calls was distracting.
Release notes for iOS 13.5 developer beta 4 are coming. iOS 13.5 dev beta 4, you must be a registered developer. You can use the recovery image for your iPhone available in the developer portal (install with iTunes or Finder) or install the configuration profile and then update wirelessly. If you have already installed the profile on your iPhone, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to start installing the latest beta version, or you can wait for it to install automatically if "Automatic Updates" is enabled .
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