By Malcolm Owen
Wednesday 23 October 2019, 10:10 PT (1:10 ET)
Apple is now in the fourth round of beta, providing developers with new versions of iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2 for joint testing of the fifth beta for watchOS 6.1.
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The latest building can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those registered in the testing program, or through over-the-air updates on devices running beta software. The public beta usually arrives within a few days from the developer version, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.
Apple is sowing the third round beta beta for iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2 on October 16 along with the fourth watchOS 6.1 beta. The second IOS, iPadOS, and TVOS built, along with the third for watchOS, arrived on October 10, although the release was withdrawn for several iPad Pro models due to reports from bricked devices after installation.
So far, beta for iOS and iPadOS has included several major changes, such as the option to participate in programs to supply anonymous voice recordings from Siri requests for accuracy review, new emojis, camera application changes, and the ability to delete applications via the 3D Touch menu or Haptic Touch contextual Main Screen. References to noise cancellation in AirPods models in the future have also been found in beta.
AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommends users not to install beta on the main device or hardware that they consider to be "mission-critical" at all, because there is very little possibility to lose data or other problems. Testers should install beta onto secondary or non-essential devices as a safer alternative, and to always ensure that there is sufficient backup of important data before updating.