iOS 13 public beta 4 download profile is now available to those enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. Here are the details on the release.
The new public seeds have landed in the public domain hot on the heels of the fifth developer beta with public beta 4 being the exact same build as developer beta 5.
Users who have signed up to be in receipt of Apple’s public betas will be well versed in the process by now. The release of public beta four means that those with a compatible iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad will be able to grab the latest seed as an over-the-air update directly on the device itself. This does, of course, require that the beta configuration profile is still installed on the device in question in order for it to look for publicly available pre-release seeds.
There is a fear in the development community – which is something that has made its way onto social media – that Apple has maybe bitten off a little more than it can chew with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. There is a general belief that this software represents a level of instability at this stage that we haven’t seen from Apple for a very long time.
Certain people have concerns that some features will need to be removed ahead of a late-September release but that remains to be seen. It is, however, a stark warning and a reminder that these releases are not production-ready and should therefore not be installed on the main device that is relied upon on a day-to-day basis.
For those who do install public beta 4, there should be plenty to enjoy and experience. First and foremost, there should be a notable improvement over previous versions in the form of enhanced stability and things just ‘feeling ‘ a lot better. This release will also offer the same features that make iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 very important updates for Apple’s ecosystem, including the system-wide Dark Mode, revamped iPad multitasking, performance and speed improvements, and a hugely impressive redesign for the Photos app. Lots of great things to try out and experience.
Grab the latest public beta 4 right now from Settings > General > Software Update or from beta.apple.com but remember to heed the warning regarding stability or lack thereof.