Beta 3 of iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5, MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 Released for Testing

Apr 29, 2020 - 1 Comment

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Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5, and MacOS Catalina 10.15.5. Separately, watchOS 6.2.5 beta 3 and tvOS 13.4.5 beta 3 are also available for testing.

The third beta versions of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 are actually reversioned from iOS 13.4.5 and iPadOS 13.4.5, so if you were testing those versions previously you’ll find the new release to carry the new version number, apparently because of an API change.

Aside from bug fixes and security enhancements, there are some minor changes to the iOS and iPadOS 13.5 betas, including support for Covid-19 alerts, and a faster way to access the passcode option when Face ID fails.

Beta users enrolled in the iOS and ipadOS beta testing programs can find the iOS 13.5 beta 3 build and ipadOS 13.5 beta 3 build available to download now within the Settings app Software Update section.

Users enrolled in the Mac beta program can find MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 beta 3 to download in the Software Update section of System Preferences.

Beta testers for watchOS and tvOS can find those updates available through their respective Settings apps as well.

Apple usually goes through several beta versions before issuing a final release to the general public, suggesting we’re still weeks to a month away from a stable public release becoming available to all users.

The latest stable versions of Apple system software remain iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 for iPhone and iPad, and MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 supplemental update for Mac.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in News

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  1. edubfromktown says:

    I’m interested to see what power management features look like in 10.15.5. There are supposed to be changes in MacBook charging behavior…

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