Only two weeks have passed since Apple releasedand . Developers have the second beta build for testing. Note that there are now two different versions of iOS? One for the and the other is dedicated to the and brings new multitasking capabilities and a .
Both software updates include a long list of new features, from an official system-wide dark mode, to new privacy features, to improved Apple Maps. Apple also announcedduring its keynote address to the Worldwide Developers Conference.
Once again, Apple is offering a beta program that will allow you to test the upcoming software updates before they are released this fall. Currently, the beta version of iOS 13 is only available for developers with a paid account. The free public beta release is scheduled to start in July. Installing the beta is a simple process that takes very little time. However, you need to make sure that you have a backup and are aware that things are not always working.
But first a warning
Over the years, the beta program for an upcoming iOS version has become more stable. However, the software has not been released yet, except for a reason as a beta version – it's not finished yet. Apps will break, the battery life will be terrible and frequent random reboots are not uncommon.
You do not have to take our word, Apple's own developer portal has the following warning:
Important Note for Thrill Seekers : If you are interested in living on the edge of the world and trying out the world we strongly advise to wait for the many bug fixes and improvements that will appear in the public beta next month.
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 simply return. It's possible, but you can not recover from a backup made with your device on iOS 13.
That's why 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
You currently require a paid Apple Developer account to access the profiles and files required to install iOS 13. A paid developer account costs $ 99 per year and also gives you access to publishing an app for sale on the App Store.
Paid developers can visit this page on the Apple Developer Site to download the beta profile. Unlike the first beta for which macOS 10.15 Catalina or a beta version of Xcode had to be installed on a Mac, the second developer preview can be installed via an OTA profile. You will need to download the installation profile on your iPhone or iPad from the Download section of the developer website, approve the installation of the profile, restart your device, and then install the operating system update.
What about public beta?
After launch, the public beta program will be available here. You need to register your device and install the update over the wireless network (OTA). We will update this post with more detailed instructions once the beta program is open.
Originally published on 3 June.
Update, June 17: Updated with developer beta 2 information.
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