Apple today launched the fifth beta of iOS 13 to developers, bringing new bug fixes and including and refining various iOS 13 and iPadOS features.
In the fifth beta, changes and updates are getting more minor than changes made in earlier betas. However, beta 5 still has some notable additions and have removals worth highlighting. There is a new feature in the Settings menu that permits you to customize the Home display screen. You’ll be able to set the app grid to be 4×5 or 6×5, which leads to larger or smaller icons. The “More” setting reveals up to 30 smaller app icons, while the “Bigger” setting shows as much as 20 larger app icons. The Share Sheet in iPadOS and iOS 13 has been updated, including sections to your Favorite shortcuts, the current app that is open, and “Other Actions.” Every section is grouped together, making it simpler to navigate the various options within the Share Sheet. As noted by MacStories’ Federico Vittici, Shortcuts are actually capable of being added to the Favorites record within the Share Sheet. There are new backgrounds that you can use within the Home app on iOS devices. The Automations section has been removed from the Shortcuts app temporarily. It will be re-added in a later beta. After putting in this beta, Apple will ask you if you wish to allow Gentle Mode or Darkish Mode. That is presumably one thing new customers will see when installing iOS 13 for the first time as soon as it launches. There’s also a smoother, more streamlined animation when swapping between Light and Dark Mode in the Settings app.