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10 Common iOS 13 Beta Problems & How to Fix Them

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Apple’s iOS 13 beta is plagued with bugs and performance issues. And while some issues will require a fix from Apple in a future beta, others you can fix on your own.

The iOS 13 beta brings a long list of exciting changes including Dark Mode, a new swipe-based keyboard, performance enhancements, and a whole lot more. It’s also brought problems along with it.

iOS 13 beta testers are reporting all kinds of issues with the early version of the new operating system ranging from small bugs to major performance issues.

If you decide to install iOS 13 beta on your phone, there’s a very good chance you’ll run into one of these problems.

If you don’t want to wait for Apple to fix these issues in an upcoming beta, you can try and fix them on your own. You can also downgrade back to iOS 12 if you can’t find a fix.

In this guide we’ll take you through some of the more common iOS 13 beta issues and provide some fixes that could help you avoid a downgrade.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Installation Problems

A lot of people are having trouble installing the iOS 13 beta on their iPhone.

If this is your first time installing beta software, please take a look at our installation instructions. They will hold your hand through the entire process and help you get the beta installed with, or without, a developer account.

If the installation suddenly gets stuck, try hard resetting your device and installing again. You can also try entering recovery mode and restore to a recent version of iOS 12.

After your device revert’s back to an older version of iOS, you can try installing the iOS 13 beta again.

If those steps don’t work for you, you can also try removing the SIM card. This method has worked for a few people, but you should only do this if you’re installing the iOS 13 beta on a secondary device.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Battery Life Issues

Abnormal battery loss is a common problem with Apple’s betas and some iOS 13 beta users are complaining about severe battery drain.

If you run into this problem, please take a look at our full length guide to fixing them. In most cases, it’s probably a rogue app causing the issue.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Performance Issues

Some iOS 13 beta users are reporting UI lag, crashes, stuttering, and random reboots. These can be a bit tricky to fix, but we’ve got some potential solutions for you.

If you’re dealing with a general performance problem, please take a look at our full length guide. It goes over some fixes that have worked for us, and many others, in the past.

Sometimes, all it takes is a simple restart.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Wi-Fi Problems

We’re seeing complaints about slow Wi-Fi speeds and dropped connections. Wi-Fi problems are notoriously hard to fix, but here are a few things you can try if you start encountering problems.

Before you start messing with your settings, try unplugging your router for a minute or two. If you don’t see a change, make sure there isn’t an outage in your area. You can use Down Detector to find your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

If you’re positive the issues are unrelated to your router or ISP, head into phone’s Settings and forget the Wi-Fi connection that’s giving you a hard time. Here’s how to do that:

  • Go into Settings.
  • Tap Wi-Fi.
  • Select your connection.
  • Tap Forget this Network at the top of the screen.
  • Type in your password and reconnect.

If the issues persist you should head into your device’s Settings and Reset your Network Settings. Make sure you have your Wi-Fi passwords handy because you’ll need to re-enter them. Here’s how to do this:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll to Reset.
  • Tap Reset Network Settings on the next screen.
  • Type in your password and see if it reconnects.

If none of these work, Apple’s also got its own guide to Wi-Fi problems and you might find a fix that works for you and your connection there.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Bluetooth Problems

If your Bluetooth connectivity starts acting up on iOS 13 beta, there are a few things you can do before downgrading.

First, open up your Settings app and head to your Bluetooth connections. Tap on the blue i in the circle next to the Bluetooth connection that’s struggling and tap Forget This Device on the next screen. Once your device forgets the device, try reconnecting to the device.

If that doesn’t alleviate the issue, you can also try resetting your device’s Network Settings. Here’s how to do this:

  • Go into Settings.
  • Go to General.
  • Scroll down to Reset.
  • Tap Reset Network Settings.

This process will take a few seconds to complete. It’ll also cause your device to forget known connections including Wi-Fi connections so make sure you have all of your passwords handy.

If this still doesn’t help, you can try resetting all of your settings, reverting them back to their factory defaults. This is how you do that:

  • Go into Settings.
  • Go to General.
  • Scroll down to Reset.
  • Tap Reset All Settings.

This will also cause your device to forget known connections so, again, have those passwords at the ready.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Cellular Data Problems

If your cellular connection suddenly becomes unstable, here are a few things you can do.

First, check in with your carrier and determine if there is an outage in your area. Follow these links to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon and see if there are widespread issues in your area.

If you think there might be an outage, you should contact their customer service lines. Their customer service reps could provide you with more info.

If you’re confident the issue has nothing to do with a service outage, try restarting your phone and see if that solves the issue.

If you’re still experiencing problems, head into your Settings, tap About, and check for a carrier update. If there is an update, download it and see if that fixes the problem.

You can also try toggling Cellular Data off and on. To do this, go into Settings, tap, Cellular, and Toggle it off. You also might try enabling Airplane Mode on your device for a minute or two in Settings or via Control Center and then check your connection again.

If none of that works, try resetting your Network Settings. Here’s how to do that:

  • Go into Settings.
  • Go to General.
  • Scroll down to Reset.
  • Tap Reset Network Settings.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta App Problems

Developers won’t roll out their iOS 13 support upgrades until we get much closer to the official iOS 13 release date this fall. And that means apps can, and probably will, act up on your phone. If that happens, here’s what you can do.

If one of your apps suddenly stops working normally, make sure you’re running the latest version of the app. If an update doesn’t solve the issue, try reinstalling the app.

If neither of those fixes the problem, you might have to downgrade and wait for the developer to release an iOS 13 support update.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Face ID Problems

In its iOS 13 beta release notes, Apple states that Face ID might not work properly. If it starts acting up, the company recommends restarting your device.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta Touch ID Problems

If you have a device that uses Touch ID instead of Face ID and your fingerprint sensor starts acting up, here are a few fixes you can try.

First, make sure there isn’t any dirt or sweat on the Touch ID sensor. You’ll also want to make sure you don’t have any oil on your hands because this could cause the sensor to misread your fingerprints.

If you’ve done that and it still isn’t working, try a simple restart. Power your phone down and try Touch ID again. There’s a good chance it’ll work.

If none of these solutions work for you, you’ll want to try retraining your fingerprints on your device. To do that:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Touch ID & Passcode.
  • Enter your Passcode if you have one.
  • On the next screen tap on each print and select Delete Fingerprint.
  • After you do this tap on Add a Fingerprint… to re-train your Touch ID.

How to Fix iOS 13 Beta CarPlay Problems

Apple acknowledges a several CarPlay issues in its iOS 13 release notes and provides temporary solutions for the issues.

If you want to return to the Home screen from the Maps widgets screen, you need to tap the button located in the lower left corner of the screen.

If you want to ask Siri for directions, you might need to launch the Maps app before doing so.

And if your iPhone displays a blank screen after using CarPlay features, you’ll need to pull down Notification Center then swipe up to unlock your device.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 13 Beta & 12 Reasons You Should

Install the Beta to Help Improve Apple Improve iOS 13

Install the Beta to Help Improve Apple Improve iOS 13

While trying new features is certainly exciting, remember that you're also helping Apple squash issues before they reach millions of iOS users around the world. 

Your testing could help the company discover a nasty bug or performance problem ahead of the final release later this year. 

If you're sick of dealing with issues or sick of hearing friends and family complain about problems, think about giving the iOS 13 beta a try. 

If you decide to download the iOS 13 beta and find an issue on board, make sure you report it to Apple. This way, engineers can work on a permanent fix. 

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. dstrauss

    06/07/2019 at 10:32 am

    The best fix – just wait at leaast for the public beta, if not the final baked goods…

  2. Adrian

    06/11/2019 at 1:57 am

    My FaceID is not working at all. Any fixes?

  3. Preben Dale

    06/25/2019 at 11:54 am

    My settings app keeps crashing

  4. Jeff

    07/08/2019 at 8:19 am

    I lost my iPhone 8 plus but it was on ios 12.3.2 which isn’t available on the 10xr so I downloaded the Beta. Notes, Music, and Maps don’t work at all. Missing a lot of key notes I have with password and sensitive info. I tried to go back and download to 12.4 beta but I could only switch the profile not the app installed. Any ideas. Very annoying that iPhone 8 plus had an update that doesn’t allow it to restore to a brand new iPhone.

  5. tori . ‍♀️♥️

    07/12/2019 at 1:38 pm

    mine wont let me allow camera acess.

  6. Smw

    07/18/2019 at 1:52 pm

    The parent Screen Time accounts are not working on our phones, but are able to work with our tweens’ devices. So frustrating!

  7. John kingsly

    07/26/2019 at 5:40 am

    I’m face Quick battery drain and device get so hot while watching video like YouTube / Facebook
    How to fix it

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