How to safely run the public beta of iOS 15 on your iPhone
The public beta of iOS 15 has been released, and this is the time when people get cautious and start taking big risks with their data and inviting frustration into their lives by running beta software on their iPhone. daily pilot.
Let’s start with what Apple has to say. Read this carefully because Apple didn’t write it for the sake of writing something. While many people get away with installing a beta without any issues, I hear from people who find themselves in a world hurt by data loss or having issues running certain apps. I know a few people whose iPhone was bricked by the developers’ earlier versions of iOS 15, as well as a few who ended up erasing their phones without having a new backup.
While installing a beta on your device will not void your warranty, you are also on your own when it comes to data loss.
Here is Apple’s warning:
“Please note that since the public beta software has not yet been released by Apple, it may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not perform as well as the released software. Be sure to back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod. touch and your Mac using Time Machine before installing the beta software. Since Apple TV purchases and data are stored in the cloud, there is no need to back up your Apple TV. Install the beta software only on non-production devices that are not business critical. We strongly recommend that you install on a secondary system or device, or on a secondary partition on your Mac. “
OK, with that out of the way, here’s what I recommend.
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For starters, do you know that old iPhone you have in the bedroom drawer? Yes, that one. Maybe now is the right time to put it back in service. It’s what Apple calls “a secondary system” and it’s the safest way to try a beta.
OK, this all seems like too much effort.
Reality check time. While large shutdown events such as crashes, freezes, or bricks are the worst that can happen while running a beta, what’s much more likely to happen is you have an app – you know, that app that you use all the time, or worse yet, that app that you use occasionally but is vital – that isn’t working or behaving badly in a way that causes you frustration.
For example, some banking apps can be frustrating.
Then you either wait for an update to fix the bug (but remember, apps that don’t perform well on a beta don’t technically count as a bug) or you end up in the position you need to revert to. to iOS 14.
Still determined to install the iOS 15 public beta on your daily driver despite all of this?
Now is the time to make a backup.
I know, I know, it takes time. But think of every minute you spend making a backup like a tear or a tuft of hair saved if things go wrong. If you don’t now and come to me with lost data, my response will be a single emoji:
The next thing you need to do is visit Apple Beta Home Page in Safari on iPhone, you want to upgrade to beta and register or log in.
Beta versions are available here for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.
From there, you can enroll the device and then download a profile to your iPhone. Once it’s done (it takes a few seconds), head over to Settings, tap the profile and follow the onscreen instructions to install the profile.
Once done, go to Settings> General> Software update to download the beta version. This is a full download, so it will take some time.
Are you having problems or no longer wanting to launch the beta? To exit the beta you will need to unsubscribe your device then perform a software update to download the latest version of iOS. It’s a simple process, but as with any major change, there is again a risk of encountering issues or losing data.