Earlier at present, Apple launched the third developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina. Whereas new betas are often centered totally on efficiency enhancements and bug fixes, it’s not unusual for new features to be found.
Whereas trying into the code modifications between iOS 13 beta 2 and iOS 13 beta 3, we noticed some new assets in the Setup app – which runs when you set up a new device for the first time or after a reset. These new assets may suggest that Apple is working on a new approach to transfer data between devices.
At present, when you set up a new iOS device, you may restore it from an iTunes backup or from an iCloud backup. The second possibility could be sped up by having another iOS device next to the new one, logged in to your Apple ID account. This allows your data to be transferred wirelessly.
New assets and strings found in iOS 13 beta 3 suggest Apple is working on a strategy to transfer data from another iOS device directly, using a cable. One of the assets reveals a picture of two iPhones related to each other using a cable. It’s unclear how this might be achieved exactly provided that current iPhones feature a Lightning port and Apple doesn’t offer a Lightning-to-Lightning cable.
We tried to make the new transfer options seem on a device operating iOS 13 developer beta 3 by resetting the device and doing the setup process manually, however, no new options showed up. It’s attainable that the new data transfer methods aren’t ready but or are being worked on for unreleased devices.