10 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 10 Beta
The iOS 10 release date is confirmed for the fall but you can try Apple’s new update long before that thanks to a beta. If you decide to give Apple’s early software a shot, this guide will help you prepare your iPhone and/or iPad for the iOS 10 beta.
The iOS 10 update made its debut on stage at WWDC 2016 and it’s coming to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch later this year with a host of new features and tweaks.
Apple’s iOS 10 release date for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is still weeks away but the company is giving developers, and the general public, a chance to try out the iOS 10 update and its changes ahead of time.
The iOS 10 beta is available for all devices capable of running iOS 10. The list includes the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPad mini 3, iPad 2, and others. The iOS 10 beta is not available for the aging iPhone 4s.
The changes on board the iOS 10 beta make it a tempting proposition for developers and those looking to test new features and gauge performance ahead of the iOS 10 release date this fall.
If you decide to give the iOS 10 beta a try before the public release, you need to be careful. Early software is extremely unpredictable and it can (and probably will) cause problems on your device. This is precisely why you’ll want to prepare yourself, and your device, for the iOS 10 beta.
Our guide outlines some of the things we think you should do before you install the iOS 10 beta on your iPhone or iPad. This is aimed at new users but some of these tips might come in handy for veteran beta users as well.
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These are the steps that we usually take before we install iOS beta software but know that you do not need to follow every single one of these before you download
and install iOS 10 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
If you decide you want to download
the iOS 10 beta for your device, you’ll want to first go over the rules and regulations for Apple’s iOS beta software process.
Getting the iOS 10 beta on board your iPhone or iPad is actually very easy but there are some guidelines that you’ll need to follow once you commit to doing so.
If you’re thinking about download
ing and installing the paid iOS 10 developer beta you’ll want to take a look at Apple’s beta website for developers. It will take you through the most important info related to the developer version of the beta.
If you want to download
the iOS 10 beta for free, you’ll need to join the Beta Software Program. And like the developer beta, Apple’s Beta Software Progam has some rules that you’ll want to follow.
Before you download
and install iOS 10 beta, read Apple’s FAQ on the Beta Software Program because it will answer many of your burning questions and help you understand some of the important do’s and don’ts.