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iOS 13 public beta 4 was just released

Published Jul 30th, 2019 1:08PM EDT
iOS 13 Public Beta 4 Download
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Right on schedule, Apple has released iOS 13 public beta 4 and iPadOS 13 public beta 4 following the recent release of iOS 13 developer beta 5 and the corresponding iPadOS version. Apple always releases public betas after developer betas to allow for the discovery of any major issues. Apparently, no major issues were discovered because, well, here we are. The new public beta is identical to the developer beta that was just rolled out though, and it irons out a bunch of wrinkles that have probably been driving you crazy. In other words, hurry up and install it right now.

If this is your first time with an iOS 13 or iPadOS public beta and you’re wondering if your device is compatible, we’ve got you covered. Almost everything capable of running iOS 12 is also compatible with iOS 13, but there are a few devices that have been made obsolete. Here’s the full list of compatible iPhones, iPads, and one iPad touch:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3rd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 3rd generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad 6th generation
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPod touch 7th generation

Installing a new iOS 13 beta on your device is very simple. Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and tap “Download and Install” at the bottom. Alternatively, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to a computer and checking for the update. Regardless of which method you choose, make sure to back up your device before installing any new software.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.