As expected, at Apple today released the first public betas of iOS16 (compilation
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For the first timewe also have a public beta of The software makes HomePod.
To make all beta versions (developer and public) available on an equal footing, Apple has also released revised versions of the third betas made available to developers last week – which are based on the same versions described above.
So those who were eager to test the new stuff but aren’t developers can now venture out to try out – and test, of course – the new systems.
As always, it’s important to remember that although available to everyone, we’re still talking about test builds — usually with a host of bugs, glitches, etc. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid installing these builds on your primary devices.
Find out below what to do to properly install the trial versions and avoid headaches! 🙂
How to prepare
First of all, you must be part of the Apple Beta Software Program — a completely free program that gives access to trial versions of Apple systems. After registration, make sure your device is compatible with the iOS 16, iPadOS 16oh Mac OS Ventura 13oh watchOS 9 and/or tvOS 15.
Before starting the installation itself, it is strongly recommended to make a security backup of your device. Indeed, if something goes wrong with the installation (or if you simply regret it), your data will not be lost.
On iOS/iPadOS, it is possible to make a backup via iCloud and a computer. It is always worth remembering that Mac/PC backups can be encrypted and therefore include health, activity and Chaves does iCloud.
On macOS, the most convenient and fastest way to make a backup is to Time Machineas we explain in this video.
How to install betas
With all that done, it’s time to move on to the most critical part of this whole process: installation. Once you’ve successfully enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program, go to this page directly from the iPhone, iPad or Mac where the beta will be installed and follow the steps indicated. In the case of the Apple Watch, this process must be done by the iPhone the watch is paired with.
On iOS/iPadOS, you will be prompted to install a test profile on your device. Once that’s done, just go to Settings » General » Software Update and install the update normally.
On macOS, after following the steps mentioned above, you will have downloaded the installer macOS Public Beta Access Utility. From there, launch it and follow the instructions that will appear on the screen and the public beta should now appear.
Once done, go to System Preferences » Software Update, install the new version and… that’s it! As with the other systems mentioned above, you will also be able to test the following betas until the systems are officially released, which should be September/October.
To do this in watchOS, you have to go (still on the iPhone) to Settings » General » Profiles and device management, tap the profile and select “Install”. Finally, follow the on-screen steps to complete the installation.
On tvOS, go to Settings » Accounts, select the “Apple ID” option and sign at least one of the accounts used (such as iCloud, iTunes and the App Store or Game Center) with the same Apple ID used to register for the beta program. then go to Settings » System » Software Update and enable public beta updates.
Good tests! 👨💻