First public betas of iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3 are now available

Juli Clover for MacRumors:

Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 13.3 updates to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the first developer beta and a week after the release of iOS 13.2 with new emoji, Siri privacy controls, Deep Fusion, and more.

The iOS 13.3 update also addresses a multitasking issue where iOS 13.2 users were seeing poor RAM management that caused apps like YouTube and Safari to reload more frequently than normal. After installing iOS 13.3, affected users are now seeing fewer refreshes when accessing these apps, doing another task, and then opening them again.

MacDailyNews Take: Hey, we can multitask again!

1 Comment

  1. I hope they cure some other oddities that have cropped up since iOS13. Just one example:

    One of the iPhones I use is an old 6s. The battery level indicator on that device with iOS13.x has gone insane.

    I’ve had that 6s running iOS13.x go from 100% to 65% in minutes doing routine things like checking mail and messages. I’ve had it go down to 1% while I’m out and about and not go below that 1% for a couple hours until I got back to the office to plug it in. I’ve had it read 100% in the morning and stay at 100% after surfing the web, reading emails and checking messages for 20 minutes. I’ve had it say it’s only charged to 85% after being plugged in for three hours.

    Clearly, the battery level indicator on that old 6s under iOS13.x has little bearing on reality! (Note: under iOS12 that old 6s had no such quirk.)

    There are obviously many other quirks of iOS13.x, but one question is, “Will they move the trashcan in mail away from that reply/forward icon.”

    Most of the iPhone users I know that are using iOS13.x have been caught by that idiot design change. When I and they have intended to replay or forward an email we accidentally touch the trashcan on our way to touching the reply/forward icon. (Seems under iOS13 screens are now “proximity touch” in that in many cases you don’t actually have to physically touch the screen to activate something just get your finger very close to the screen.) Then there’s the hassle of navigating to that particular account’s trash and moving the email back to the inbox where it belongs.

    Personal opinion: The person who pushed for that design implementation and the person who approved it should both be fired on the spot and walked out the door immediately.

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