Apple on Thursday seeded a new beta of iOS 13.1, designed to be used with the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max handsets.
Beta builds are available to developers over the air on the devices with the proper configuration installed. Developers can also download the new betas from the Apple Developer Center.
The new iOS 13.1 beta will allow owners of the new iPhones to update their devices to iOS 13.1. This will allow beta testers that had upgraded their previous devices to iOS 13.1 to restore their new devices from a iCloud backup by doing a data transfer.
iPhone backups performed on a handset running iOS 13.1 cannot be restored to a device running iOS 13. This means users that were running iOS 13.1 on their previous iPhone will be required to install the new beta on their new iPhone to allow for restoring from a backup.
In the iOS 13.1 beta, Apple restored a number of features it had previously removed from the “13” betas, such as the ability to share an ETA while in Maps, the Shortcuts Automation tab, and Conversational Shortcuts. Also making an appearance in 13.1 were new HomeKit device icons and accessory animations within HomeKit, updated dynamic wallpapers, new device icons in AirDrop, and a Family Sharing option for Personal Hotspot.