iOS 13 beta 5 arrives along with new tvOS 13 build

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Test shows how much battery Dark Mode will save you on certain iPhones
Test shows how much battery Dark Mode will save you on certain iPhones
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Developers received a fresh batch of new beta builds this morning in the form of iOS 13 beta 5. Apple seeded the new software updates just under two weeks after the last set of betas came out, bringing fresh changes to mouse support on iPad, smaller quick action menus and tons of bug fixes.

Registered developers can download iOS 13 beta 5, iPadOS 13 beta 5 and tvOS 13 beta 5 from Apple’s online dev portal. If you have the previous iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 beta installed on your devices you can get today’s update the Software Update section of the Settings app.

Given that this is the fifth beta build, we expect this update to have fewer new features than the other betas. Apple will be focusing more on bug fixes on upcoming builds as it gets iOS 13 ready for its public launch. That date could likely be set for sometime in September.

What’s new in iOS 13?

Release notes for iOS 13 beta 5 still aren’t available yet so we’ll be digging into the new software today to find out what’s new. Beta 4 only had a few major additions. Stability-wise, beta 4 wasn’t better than the previous beta. We’re hoping Apple has worked out more of the bugs this time around.

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 bring some major improvements to the iPhone and iPad. Safari, Photos, Reminders, Siri, Maps and so many more apps have gotten major new features. The iPad is a better PC-replacement than ever with iOS 13 thanks to better multitasking features, UI changes and new APIs for developers to take advantage of.