Less than a month after ($ 1,000 at Amazon) and iPads ($ 249 at Walmart) should . This year we have two different versions of iOS . One, iOS 13, is for the iPhone and iPod Touch ($ 200 at Walmart) the other, iPadOS 13, is dedicated to the iPad and brings new multitasking features and a desktop version of Safari.unveiled the first and the company has opened its public beta program. The public beta is open to anyone wishing to test earlier versions of the operating system running later this year on iPhones
Both software updates include a long list of new features, such as: For example, an officialnew and improved . Apple also announced during its keynote address to the .
Before Monday, anyone who wanted to test iOS 13 needed a paid developer account. With the public beta program now open, anyone can install the pre-release versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.
But first a warning
Over the years, the beta program became more stable for an upcoming iOS release. However, for a reason, it's called a beta version – it's not finished yet. Apps will break, the battery life will be terrible and frequent random reboots are not uncommon.
If you want to test iOS 13, you should know that you are testing beta software, and you and Apple are doing a favor by providing feedback through the Feedback app.
They can not (easily) return.
In addition to the willingness to deal with errors and random issues, you must know that you can not easily return. It's possible, but you can not recover from a backup made with your device on iOS 13.
For that reason, it's a good idea to back up your device before switching to beta. Best Useand .
Which devices are supported?
According to Apple, the following devices may participate in the beta version of iOS 13 or iPadOS:
Devices that support iOS 13, iPadOS 13
|iPhone XS||iPad Pro with 12.9 inches|
|iPhone XS max||iPad Pro with 11 inches|
|iPhone XR||iPad Pro with 10.5 inches|
|iPhone X||iPad Pro with 9.7 inches|
|iPhone 8||iPad (6th generation)|
|iPhone 8 Plus||iPad (5th generation)|
|iPhone 7||iPad mini (5th generation)|
|iPhone 7 Plus||iPad Mini 4|
|iPhone 6S||iPad Air (3rd generation)|
|iPhone 6S Plus||iPad Air 2|
|iPod Touch (7th generation)|
Ready? To install iOS 13
Visit Apple's beta software program on your computer. You will need to sign in with your Apple ID and then select iOS or iPadOS. The program will guide you through creating a backup of your iPhone or iPad. Do not look at it and continue. Make a backup now. Then you need to download and install the beta profile. You can visit this link on your iPhone or iPad to download the profile.
After the profile has been downloaded, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. The profile will be displayed directly under your name. Tap the profile and approve the installation. Your device will restart after the profile has been added. Then you can download and install Settings > General > Software Update iOS 13 under .
Of course, if you have a paid developer account, you will still find the install profiles on the developer page.
Originally published on 3 June.
Updated June 24 at 12:36. PT: Adds information to download and install the Apple Public Beta program.
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