Apple rolls out iOS 13.1 beta 4 ahead of September 30 release

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Apple today rolled out iOS 13.1 beta four ahead of the update’s public release on September 30.

The latest release is available to both public and developer testers. It doesn’t appear to make any obvious changes, so likely focuses on performance and stability improvements.

The wait for iOS 13 is almost over. The first version of the upgrade will be available to all iPhone users tomorrow, September 19, before reaching iPad at the end of the month. And there’s more to come later.

iOS 13.1 is already in the pipeline — and scheduled for a September 30 release — and you can download the fourth beta today.

What’s on the way in iOS 13.1

iOS 13.1 is primarily focused on adding features for Apple’s newest iPhone lineup. Directionally-aware AirDrop, powered by the brand new U1 Ultra Wideband chip, is one of them.

The update will also bring back some features that were removed from iOS 13 in previous betas, including Shortcuts Automations and the ability to share your ETA from Apple Maps.

iOS 13.1 beta 4 available now

We haven’t spotted any obvious changes in iOS 13.1 beta four yet, but we’ll update this post if that changes. This release is likely focused on stamping out bugs before the public release.

You can let us know down in the comments if you uncover anything new.