Apple drops first iOS 13.3.1 public beta

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Communication Limits doesn't work as intended.
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Public beta testers can already get their hands on the new beta for iPhones and iPads that was just seeded to developers yesterday.

iOS 13.3.1 public beta 1 is available to all members of Apple’s Public Beta Testing program starting today, bringing a bunch of performance improvements, including some crucial fixes for Screen Time.

The first iOS 13.3.1 beta comes just a week after Apple released iOS 13.3 to the public. That update brought some new Screen Time controls for parents. Unfortunately, the software update wasn’t fully baked and kids quickly found a way around the limitations.

What’s inside iOS 13.3.1?

iOS 13.3.1 mostly focuses solely on bug fixes. Release notes for the developer beta didn’t mention that Apple fixed the Communication Limits bug, but that’s probably the biggest addition. After testing the developer beta for a bit it seems like some of the issues with the Mail app crashing have also been resolved.

Members of Apple’s public beta tester program can install iOS 13.3.1 beta 1 as an over-the-air update once you add the proper installation profile to your device. If you’re not a member of the beta testing program , you can still sign up on Apple’s website.