10 January 2020
Apple has now started seeding the first betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1, and macOS 10.15.3. The new beta cycle starts after Apple completed the beta-testing of the previous versions almost a week ago, after undergoing four rounds for each.
There are no release notes attached to these new beta builds and no new recorded feature has appeared yet. But expect to get general improvements and bug fix updates rather than any new features.
The latest builds can be downloaded by the developers in the beta-testing program via the Apple Developer Center or as an over-the-air update for hardware that is already running earlier data builds.
Apple strongly recommends installing the new beta updates on “mission-critical” or primary devices as the process could risk in data loss or other issues. It is recommended to install them onto secondary or non-essential devices. Also, ensure, you have taken backups before installing the newest beta updates.
The last updates that completed the four rounds of betas bring a lot of new features apart from fixes and optimizations to the company’s devices. These include new parental controls, support for NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys. Also, the “Up Next” queue to the Apple TV home screen.