Apple published yesterday the first public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS, the versions of its new operating systems that will be officially available next autumn. Although the company commented that they will not be available until July, it seems that it has decided that it is a good time for everyone interested to try them on their devices.
Precautions and things to consider
This first public beta corresponds to the second developer beta released last week. Several people comment that this second update in the testing phase is generating some annoying problems, so if you want to test it is recommended to do it on a secondary device, not for main use, and after having made a backup using iCloud or iTunes.
Apple "loaded" several devices with this new version of its operating system for mobile devices presented at WWDC 2019, so this is the list of products that can update.
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone XR
iPod and iPad compatible
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air (3 generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini (5 generation)
- iPad (5 generation)
- iPad (6 generation
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- 10.5 inch iPad Pro
- 11-inch iPad Pro
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro
- iPod touch (7 generation)
After checking that our iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device is compatible, we must sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program.
How to register for the Apple Beta Software Program
- From our iOS device we have to open Safari and go to the page of the Apple Public Betas Program.
- Click on the "Sign up" button and enter our Apple ID credentials.
- We accept the terms and conditions of the program.
- Press the iOS tab, click on 'Download profile'.
- A pop-up window will open asking us for the type of device. We select iPhone or iPad depending on what we are using.
- When the settings are opened, we install the newly downloaded profile.
- We restart the device.
After performing these steps, now touch install the public beta of iOS 13. It is done as with any other iOS update, so it appears in Settings> General and Software Update.
If we find some error or believe that it is still very green (remember that it is the first public beta) we can always go back to the last official version of iOS 12 available at that time.
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