We’re still a couple of months away from the official release of iOS 10, but Apple has been making iOS 10 Beta available for testing. After Developers Preview version were made available earlier this year, it is now time for an open beta. This means users like you and I can test the upcoming iOS 10 on our devices.
The latest version available is iOS 10 Beta 2. This updated version of iOS 10 Beta features a few bug fixes and improvement. Keep in mind that this is still not a version you should use on your main device, since there are still a few possible bugs and problems within the iOS 10. That said, you can be one of the first to try iOS 10 features through this public beta program.
Supported Apple’s Devices :
iOS 10 supports a number of devices, including iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the recently released iPhone SE, both versions of iPad Pro and of course the 6th generation iPod Touch. To install iOS 10 Beta on these supported Apple devices, you must first download the correct software for your device.
- iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5.
- iPad: 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.
- iPod: iPod touch 6th generation
Procedure To Install iOS 10 Public Beta:
Open the above URLs using Safari on your iOS device. You’re required to sign up for the Public Beta program first; if you already signed up before, you can skip this step and log in using your account.
Next, register your iOS device for the Public Beta program. Tap on the Enroll your iOS Device anchor to continue. Next, scroll all the way down until you find the Download Profile button. This will install a profile on your device, which allows iOS 10 to be installed later. Hit the Install button on the top-right part of the screen.
You now need to restart your device. After the restart, go to Settings > General > Software Update and you should see iOS 10 Public Beta there. All you have to do next is hit the Download and Install option.
The rest of the process is very similar to regular software updates. Your iOS device will handle the download and installation process automatically. Make sure you have a good internet connection before you begin the download to avoid possible problems.
iOS 10 Beta Features:
In my case, downloading iOS 10 Public Beta on an iPhone SE took around 20 to 25 minutes to complete from start to finish. After the download process is completed, you can install iOS 10 Public Beta on your device.
iOS 10 comes with a number of new features, most of which you can try on this Public Beta version. Better notifications, improved lock screen and of course the new multitasking mechanism are now available to use. You can also try the new 3D Touch features on supported devices.
I personally love the overall feel of iOS 10. Everything seems cleaner and more refined. Although this version of iOS is still in its Beta stage, everything runs smoothly. The improved Control Center is more useful than ever. One improvement I also find very useful is AirDrop now works with Mac OSX ElCapitan.
Let’s not forget Night Shift. This new iOS feature allows users to enjoy better experience when using the device at night by removing blue light from the screen.
So, what are you waiting for? Follow the steps and be among the first to try iOS 10 Beta Version.