Apple has finally released the first public beta version for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. The update comes just a day after the company rolled out the second beta version of iOS 10 to developers.
Those who want to try out the beta version much before the actual release happens sometime in September can follow some quick steps below to install the iOS 10 beta. Remember that this is a beta version so it is unstable and may cause operational issues which are not known at this stage.
Not all iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices are compatible with the latest update. Check out the list of devices that can install the upgraded OS.
- iPhones - iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5Cand iPhone 5
- iPads - iPad Pro 12.9-inch, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2
- iPods - iPod Touch 6th-generation
Steps to install iOS 10 public beta 1
- Make sure your iCloud backup is up to date on your device
- Now use Safari to visit Apple's public beta website from your iOS device
- Click on the sign-up button
- Once you have signed up, sign in to the Apple Beta Program with your newly created Apple ID
- Click on the iOS tab and "enroll your iOS device link"
- Now tap the download profile button
- On the install Profile page click on the Installtab on the upper right-hand corner and enter your passcode
- Now click on install again to consent to the beta agreement. As mentioned, the beta versions have risks, so read everything
- Finally, hit the install button once again at the bottom of the page
- Now reboot your iOS device
- Make sure there is enough charge on your device or you will have to restart
- To ensure that the installation is through, got o Settings >General >Software Update and you should see the message 'Checking for Update'
- Once you see the message it is the same procedure for downloading any iOS OTA update
- After the final installation don't forget to check Settings>About device to see the OS version, which should say iOS 10 beta 1
Those who have successfully installed the update but after a while feel it is causing problems can go back to iOS 9.3.2 which is the current stable version. Click here to know the steps for downgrading from iOS 10.