Apple had showcased the first previews of its latest software for all its products at WWDC, early this month. The previews included — iOS 13, New iPadOS, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina. Apple had already released the first developer beta builds of iOS 13 and iPadOS to registered developers to build their apps for full releases this fall. During the keynote, Apple had stated that the public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS would be released in July. Surprisingly, Apple had now rolled out first public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS a month early.
While the developer previews are for registered developers who are subscribed to the program, the public beta is technically free — any average consumer can install it on their iPhone or iPad. If you have an iPhone, which is iPhone SE or above, you are eligible to install the new iOS 13 public beta. Unfortunately, if your iPhone is released before iPhone SE, then you won’t get the new iOS 13 in the future as well. Similarly, if you have an iPad released after iPad 5th-gen and above, iPad mini 4 and above and lastly, iPad Air 2 and above, then you can install the latest iPadOS public beta as well.
How to install the first public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS
Bear in mind, even though this is the new and latest software from Apple, it is still in beta, so bugs are widespread, and there are high chances of third-party apps crashing often. Hence we would not recommend you to install it on your daily driver. Nonetheless, this is still public beta, and it would be quite stable when compared to developers beta out there. If you can’t wait to see the anticipated ‘Dark Mode’ — a few months early than the official release then install it ‘on your own risk.’
That being said, installing the public beta is pretty simple on the iPhone and the iPad. If you are an Apple product owner, you would be having your respective AppleID. Head over to Apple Beta Software Program here, and use your AppleID credentials to Sign Up to the beta software program. Once you’re logged in, you are greeted with macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS beta programs. Select your respective OS segment, which is iOS or iPadOS. After which it takes you to the guide to install and also you will have to enroll your device to the public beta program. Doing that will further take you to the steps before installing the public beta which includes —
— Backing up your current iPhone or iPadOS
Needless to say, this is beta software, and there’s a significant risk of losing data while installing; therefore, it’s safe to have a full back up of your device, which can be retrieved if the installation goes haywire; however, chances are low though.
— Installing the beta profile
After backing up, iPhone or iPad users will have to install the public beta profile of iOS 13 or iPadOS respectively, which navigates to your device’s profile settings, wherein users need to hit install, which prompts to restart the device after installation. Once the device reboots, iPhone and iPad users can navigate to device’s Settings-> General-> Software update, wherein they get the latest iOS 13, or iPadOS build OTA update, tapping it will download the update and installs the most recent public beta builds of iOS 13 and iPadOS respectively. Everything should go fine in this process since this is a pretty straightforward installation for an average user.
Here you need to know before flashing the latest iOS 13 and the iPadOS public beta
With iOS 13 and iPadOS, Apple device owners can get a chance to experience the highly anticipated and requested ‘Dark Mode’ with the new public betas. Reminders and Apple Maps get a new design and overhaul. Photos and cameras get improvements too. New Privacy enhancements were previewed at WWDC, wherein users can get a new way to sign in to their party apps or services that typically use your Facebook or Google credentials. This isn’t available in the public or developer beta yet, but we can expect it to be rolled out in future builds or the official release in the fall.
For what other new features and improvements that iOS 13 and iPadOS brings to your Apple product you can check our full report of what Apple’s latest software brings your iPhone with iOS 13 and iPads with iPadOS. Stay connected to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.