Apple has today surprisingly released the first public beta version of iOS 13 after just three weeks of beta testing for developers. Apple had originally announced that the public beta would be available in July, but here it is. Instructions for Installing iOS 13 Public Beta
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Should you install the public beta of iOS 13?
In its current form, the public beta of iOS 13 is hard to recommend. iOS 13 still has many bugs and performance issues, especially in audio playback, HomePods, and AirPods. There are also incompatibilities with third-party apps, as developers have not yet updated iOS 13.
However, if you want to try out the new features of iOS 13, public beta is your best bet. How to install it on your iPhone or iPod touch.
To update your iPhone on iOS 13:
First, you need to make sure that your iPhone can run iOS 13 List:
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPod touch (7th generation)
If your device is not on this list, you can not run iOS 13 in public beta, or if it's released in September.
If your device is supported by iOS 13, you can install the public beta of iOS 13 as follows:
- Visit Apple's Beta Software Program the Web site about Safari on your iPhone.
- If you are already a member, click Sign In. If not, select Sign In, enter your Apple ID information, and agree to the terms of service.
- Tap the "Register devices" link and make sure you're in the iOS tab of the interface.
- Apple recommends making a backup using iTunes. This is not required but strongly recommended.
- Scroll to the "Install profile" section of the website and select "Download profile".
- After authorizing the download, open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- At the top, you should see the message that you have a profile ready to install; Tap on it and install the profile as shown in the screenshots above.
- Your iPhone should now be restarted to complete the profile installation.
- After restarting your iPhone, go to Settings> General> Software Update. Now the iOS 13 update should be ready for installation.
Once you've completed the initial beta beta installation of iOS 13, you'll receive updates like any other iOS version over the wireless network. By September, updates are expected to be released every two weeks. Did you install the public beta for iOS 13? Let us know in the comments.
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