The last versions of ($ 1000 on Amazon) and iPads ($ 249 at Walmart) come your way this fall, but you can get a jump start now on everything that the operating systems offer. The public beta is open to anyone who wants to help test early buildings of the operating system that will run on iPhones ($ 1000 on Amazon) and iPads ($ 249 at Walmart) later this year. That's right, this year we have two different versions of iOS. One, , is for iPhone and iPod Touch, the other, iPadOS 13, is dedicated to the iPad and includes the new multitasking features and a desktop class version of Safari.& # 39; s and software for your iPhones
Both software updates include a long list of new features, such as an official, new and improved . Apple also announced during that time .
While the public beets, as I said, are open to anyone who wants to give them a spin, there are some things to be aware of.
Remember that it is beta
Over the years, the beta program for an upcoming iOS release has become more stable. However, it is called a beta version for one reason – it is not finished. Apps will break, battery life will be terrible and frequent random restarts are not unmatched.
If you want to test iOS 13, go to it and know you are testing beta software and do yourself – and Apple – a service by giving feedback through the Feedback app.
You can't (easily) go back
In addition to dealing with errors and random problems, you must know that you can, but you cannot restore from a backup made with your device on iOS 13.
So with that in mind, it's a good idea to create a backup of your device as it is before switching to beta. The best way to do that is toand .
Which devices are supported?
According to Apple, the following devices may participate in iOS 13 or iPadOS beta:
Devices that will support iOS 13, iPadOS 13
12.9-inch iPad Pro
iPhone XS Max
11-inch iPad Pro
10.5-inch iPad Pro
9.7-inch iPad Pro
iPad (Sixth Generation)
iPhone 8 Plus
iPad (5th generation)
iPad Mini (5th generation)
iPhone 7 Plus
iPad Mini 4
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPhone 6S Plus
iPad Air 2
iPod Touch (7th generation)
Ready? How to install iOS 13
Visit the Apple Beta Software Program on your computer. You must log in with your Apple ID and then choose iOS or iPadOS. The program runs you by creating a backup of your iPhone or iPad – don't just look over this and continue, create a backup right now – and then you need to download and install the beta profile. You can visit this link on your iPhone or iPad to download the profile.
When the profile is downloaded, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. The profile will appear just below your name. Press the profile and then approve the installation. Your device will restart after the profile is added, after which you can go to Settings > General > software Update to download and install iOS 13.
If you have a paid developer account, you can of course find suitable installation profiles on the developer's website.
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Originally published June 3.
Update, June 27 at 7:06 pm PT: Adds information on how to download and install Apple's public beta software.
Update, June 29, June 30.
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