What’s new in iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4 in its second betas

What’s new in beta 2 of iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4?

If you currently have the first beta of iOS 13.4 or iPadOS 13.4 installed, you can go to Settings> General> Software update to download the second one, in the same way as if it were a version for the public. In case you do not have this beta installed and want to try it, we recommend you take a look at the tutorial in which we explain how to install an iOS or iPadOS beta.

In these second betas we meet again with bug fixes and internal improvements accompanied by the same news already detected in the past beta. We remind you that some of the most prominent are:

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  • Arrival of the shared folders in iCloud, a novelty already advanced in WWDC 2019 and it has taken more than half a year to see the light.
  • Universal app purchases, that is, if you buy an app on iOS that is also available on macOS or vice versa, you will no longer have to pay twice.
  • Improvements in Carplay with third-party apps and arrival of Carkey, system that will allow to start a vehicle carrying the Apple Watch or iPhone.
  • New Memoji with those who continue to personalize your own avatar.

In addition to these, other developments such as new keyboard shortcuts for iPad, some visual improvements in the native Mail app and other adjustments as far as our location is concerned. All of them are also still present in these second betas. What may still be present in these betas are the references to new products which were already detected in the first, such as the new Apple TV 4K or the possible change of processors on the Mac.

When will the final versions arrive?

Several lines ago we indicated the way in which to download the betas, although we want to emphasize that we do not recommend installing them as a general rule. In this case we understand that there are interesting developments that can attract attention, but we must bear in mind that these versions are somewhat unstable and can lead to certain bugs such as app malfunctions or unexpected device reboots.

Therefore, we recommend waiting for the final versions of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4 and company. These will possibly come to light end of March. It is not that there are clear indications that this is going to be like that, but taking into account the rhythm of betas that Apple usually throws for each version it is understandable that it was so. In addition it could also coincide with the launch or presentation of new products such as the aforementioned Apple TV or the rumored iPhone 9 and iPad Pro fourth generation.

In any case we will be attentive to all the news that these betas throw, as well as to the exact release date of these versions for all users.

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