Do you love staying up-to-date, including the latest iOS 13 features? Then it makes sense to sign up for the iOS beta program so you can get up to speed with the latest iOS updates before they become available to the rest of the public. Pretty much anyone can sign up to join the beta program and explore iOS 13, as long as you know where to go.
Of course you need a compatible device to use the beta version of iOS 13. You may find that there are no iPad models on the list. This is because Apple has released a new iPad operating system called iPadOS. Here are the devices that you can use.
- iPod Touch (7th generation)
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR [1
How to Sign Up for the iOS Beta Program:
Note: The beta program works with iPhones. However, older products may not be compatible with the latest iOS changes, which may cause problems with old models – more below. In addition, beta programs provide a way to test for errors and problems. Therefore, all common warnings about data loss apply here.
Step 1: Back up your iOS device.
In a perfect world, beta previews never have a problem, but we definitely do not live in this world. There is a chance that the beta version will cause errors on your iPhone, or even possibly delete your data and block your device. To be on the safe side, connect your selected device to a computer and open iTunes. If your iPhone is pending an update, you must complete it before you can proceed.
Select the name of your device in the sidebar as soon as it is detected. You will see a device information screen, including a section labeled Backups . Look for a section labeled Manually Backup and Restore and select the option labeled Save Now .
Typically, you have the option to encrypt your backup, if you want to, the extra protection and an option to back up your apps. Encryption is yours, but you should probably back up your apps if something goes wrong. This may take some time to complete. That's why we do a manual backup on your computer instead of trying to backup in iCloud.
Once the backup is complete, another important step is present. Go to iTunes in the top menu, select it and then select Settings followed by the Devices tab in the newly opened window. Then switch to backing up the device you are using. If you are using iTunes on a Windows PC, select Edit followed by Settings . Right-click the Archive option of your backup, which adds a lock icon to the device name. This is additional insurance that will prevent the iOS beta from overwriting your backup in the future, so you'll always have a copy of your latest information safe.
Step 2: Go to the beta version website on your device.
Disconnect your iOS device from your computer and make sure the device has a stable Internet connection. Visit the Apple Beta Software Program website. Here you can check which devices support iOS 13. Most devices that are compatible with iOS 12 should work fine with iOS 13. However, you can check a list of iOS 13-certified devices to make sure. You can also learn more about some of the new features that iOS 13 brings to the table, getting to know other beta programs, and getting to know how the beta program works.
We recommend that you take a little time here and at least have a look at the FAQs to find out what to expect. When finished, select the Login button to log in to the program.
Step 3: Sign up for the beta!
Initially, the login process is performed Ask for your Apple ID and password. It's important to use the ID associated with your mobile device. You may need to enter your passcode or other additional security code here.
When you're done, read the agreement on the Beta Software Program and select Accept when you're done making your decision. That's it! You are logged in and ready to go.
If you do not have a developer account with Apple, you have to wait for the public beta to actually use the beta. The public beta for iOS 13 will be available in July.
Step 4: Download the beta to your device.
Registration will take you to the Beta Program Guide, which provides more information on the iOS Beta tab. However, if you're on your mobile device, you should also receive a notification that a new software update is available to download the beta version.
Downloading this update is easy: Go to iOS Settings . and select the General tab and then Software Update . You should then be taken to the update window, which will indicate which iOS version you can update to. You can start the upgrade process by selecting Download and install whenever you are ready.
You probably want to connect your device while it is being updated to make sure the battery does not go flat. Just sit back and wait for your beta experience to start!
If you would like to remove the beta at any time, see how to uninstall the iOS beta software from your iPhone.