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Apple releases iOS 13.3 Developer Beta One

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Apple has released the first iOS 13.3 developer beta for iPhone, which does not bring a host of new features to the mix and appears to add stability updates for bugs found in iOS 13.2 and earlier, including a patch for 13.2’s poor RAM management. If your apps constantly reload when multitasking, iOS 13.3 should solve your issue.

The iOS & iPadOS 13.3 SDK provides support for developing apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 13.3. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 11.2 available from the Mac App Store.

Networking brings New Features where certain top-level domains (TLDs) such as .dev and .app are now in the Foundation URLSession and NSURLConnection HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list. An app which uses URLSession to visit a matching URL will always navigate to the URL as https://, and never as cleartext http://.

You’ll also see a new addition to Screen Time called “Communication Limits.” This feature allows you to control who you can communicate with during both “Allowed Screen Time” as well as during Downtime.

There’s now a toggle for disabling Memoji stickers in Messages, and a new Watch app logo, where the crown appears grey instead of black. “View Album” is now “Show Album” in Apple Music, with a new icon replacing the arrow, and AirPods Pro look like themselves in the “Find My” app, rather than appearing as previous-gen AirPods.

To update your iPhone to iOS 13.3 developer beta 1, you will need to be a registered developer. You can use the restore image for your iPhone available in the Developer portal, or install the configuration profile, then update over the air.

If you already have the profile installed on your iPhone, head over to Settings –> General –> Software Update to start installing the latest beta build, or wait until it installs automatically if “Automatic Updates” is enabled.