Download iOS 13 beta release directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install iOS 13 beta using IPSW on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPad Air 2 or newer, and iPod Touch 7th generation. Follow the instructions in the tutorial below to learn how to get iOS 13 Beta 1 IPSW file and set up on your iOS device to start using Apple’s latest mobile firmware with all the latest features.
This beta update is available only to the members of the Apple Developer Program. The latest version of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch firmware – iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 – was announced at WWDC 2019. This marks the beginning of a series of beta firmware releases to spot and weed out bugs before the final version of iOS 13 to arrive in the fall.
iOS 13 Features
- Performance: 30% faster Face ID unlock. 50% smaller app packages from the App Store. 60% smaller app updates for the 2x faster app launch.
- Darm Mode.
- Revamped Maps app.
- Swipe typing.
- Sign in with Apple: When used to access social media account or fill out forms, instead of email addresses and password, this option will provide developers with a unique random ID to protect users’ privacy.
- Improved photos with better browsing experience and powerful editing tools. Photos app uses AI to identify the best images present on your device. Live photos and videos will automatically start playing as you scroll through the timeline.
- Changed reminders app.
- Better Siri.
- Redesigned CarPlay dashboard.
- AirPod syncing improvements.
- New Memoji.
- Other miscellaneous improvements.
iPadOS 13 Features
- New Home Screen.
- Split view and Slide Over.
- Apple Pencil Improvements.
- Files App.
- Text Editing, Quick Path Typing.
iOS 13 Compatible Devices
Here is a complete list of devices that are eligible to run iOS 13 firmware.
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPad Air 3 (10.5-inch)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad 6 (9.7-inch)
- iPad 5 (9.7-inch)
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
- 1st/2nd/3rd Gen iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
- iPad Pro (11-inch)
- iPad mini 5
- iPad mini 4
iPod touch (iOS)
- iPod touch 7th generation
The following guide will help you download and install iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 beta on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without errors. Make sure you have a compatible device before installing iOS 13 IPSW for beta 1.
Note: Before you go ahead and install iOS 13 beta on your device, please note that this is still an early beta testing update which is prone to issues and bugs and may not be suitable for use as a daily driver on primary devices. We recommend installing iOS 13 beta on a spare device only.
How To Download and Install iOS 13 & iPadOS 13 Beta 1 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
First of all, ensure that you have created a full backup of current firmware, using iCloud or iTunes, so you can restore it just in case something goes wrong during the installation process.
Step 1 – This beta update is available those registered with the Apple Developer Program. New users can register and set up an account at https://developer.apple.com/programs/. Existing users can skip to the next step.
Step 2 – Go to https://developer.apple.com/account/ and Login to your Apple Developer ID account.
Step 3 – You will now need to register your UDID with Apple for the device on which you are looking to install the beta. To find UDID, plug in your iOS device to a computer and launch iTunes, select your device and then click on the serial number to see the UDID. Copy and paste this UDID number to the relevant field shown in the step-6 below.
Step 4 – Go to the main Account section of the page, and select Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles.
Step 5 – Now click on Devices on the left panel.
Step 6 – After that, on the right-hand panel, click on the + sign and enter the UDID of your iOS device.
Step 7 – Once you’ve added the UDID, head over to developer.apple.com/download/. This is where you select the device from the drop-down menu to install the required iOS 13 beta firmware file which is restorable through iTunes as well.
Step 8 – Wait for the .zip file to download and extract it to get the .ipsw file for firmware installation.
Step 9 – Make sure that iTunes is updated to the latest version. On Mac, you will need Xcode 11 program to flash the ipsw file.
Step 10 – Launch iTunes and connect your device to the computer.
Step 11 – To install the beta using Mac, hold down the Alt key and click on the Restore iPhone… button. iTunes will then prompt you to select the ipsw file.
Step 12 – Now relax and wait as iTunes installs ipsw file for iOS 13 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Depending on the speed of your computer and the type of iOS device you are installing the beta on, the installation could take some time.
That’s it. Your device will reboot automatically and iOS 13 Hello screen greets you. Enjoy the latest iOS features and share your experience in the comments box below.