iOS 13 Adds Dual-SIM iMessage And FaceTime Support On iPhone
Apple recently announced iOS 13 during its WWDC opening keynote, and developers are now starting to put the first beta release through its paces.
That also means that we’re beginning to learn new things about the release, most of which wasn’t announced during the event. One of those is support for iMessage and FaceTime calls when dual-SIMs are enabled on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
With previous releases of iOS, anyone who took advantage of the current iPhones’ dual-SIM functionality had to choose which number they wanted to assign to iMessage or FaceTime. That was problematic for anyone who used two numbers but wanted to be able to enjoy the two on both at the same time, but that’s a problem Apple has now fixed.
As one Reddit user noted, Apple’s iOS 13 allows both numbers of a dual-SIM iPhone to be active on iMessage simultaneously. That’s a huge deal for people who use that functionality, and it’s an improvement that Apple hasn’t made any noise about so far.
The release of iOS betas is always an interesting time, but it’s these little tidbits that make it most interesting. Apple only has a finite amount of time on-stage to share improvements which means some impressive ones don’t always make the cut. As betas are released people start to find all of those improvements and share them, as is the case here.