With WWDC 2019 already knocking on the door, time seems to be ripe to prepare our iPhone or iPad for iOS 13 beta testing right away. Going by endless rumors and spoiler alerts; the upcoming iOS version has reportedly packed in a bunch of all new features and enhancements. Therefore, it would indeed be great to put our hands on the iOS beta well in advance.
But before jumping on the bandwagon, it’s wise to get battle ready and fully equip our iOS devices to run the beta version of iOS 13. Things like the terrible battery drain, app crashing, and freezing have been the part and parcel of beta testing. So, it’s better to move ahead with the needed planning. That being said; let’s get into the planning mode!
Tips to Smartly Prepare for iOS 13 Beta Testing
#1. Keep Compatibility In Mind As Well
In what could be hugely disappointing news for many iPhone and iPad users, iOS 13 won’t support many devices that were compatible with iOS 12. To find out whether or not your iPhone will be able to run the latest iOS version, make sure to check out our post.
#2. Register for A Developer Account
Unless you have a developer account, you won’t be able to officially install iOS 13-developer beta on your device. Currently, Apple charges $99/yearly for a developer account. Whether you are an aspiring dev or a normal joe who wants to try out the yet-to-be-released iOS features, you can easily get registered for a developer account.
One thing worth mentioning is that there are several websites that allow iPhone users to download and install the iOS developer beta even without a dev account. Do note that such profiles might not be secure. So, you should proceed cautiously.
Besides, if you have a friend who has registered for this program, you can request him/her to share the Configuration Profile with you. Comparatively, it’d be a much safer way to go.
#3. Enroll Your iOS Device for Apple Beta Software Program
At WWDC, Apple rolls out the developer beta of its new operating systems like iOS, macOS, and tvOS. And within 2-4 weeks, the tech giant releases the public beta of the OS to let general users try out the new add-ons.
As compared to the developer beta, the public beta is supposed to run a bit more smoothly or for that matter less buggy. So, if you can wait for about a month patiently, you can sign up and enroll your device for the Apple Beta Software Program. And as soon as the public beta will be out of the bloke, you will be able to download and install it just like any other software update.
#4. Never Forget to Back Up Your Device Via iTunes or iCloud
Before venturing into beta testing, never forget to back up your device thoroughly. As yet-to-be-released OS is still a work in progress, unexpected issues could cause a hell of trouble. And you might even lose your sensitive data and have to downgrade to the previous iOS version.
So, ensure that your entire data has been safeguarded so that if any unfortunate events gatecrash your party, you will have the safety measure to fall back on.
Moreover, get rid of all the clutters by wiping out the redundant files so that your device has enough space to accommodate the operating system. To kickstart the mission clean up, follow this complete hands-on guide.
A Piece of Advice: Install the iOS 13 Beta On Your Secondary Device
While beta testing offers you a great chance to have a go at the upcoming features, it can turn out to be really annoying not just for your iPhone but also for your patience. That’s why it’s mostly considered for either pro developers or tech nerds.
From what I’ve experienced, I would recommend you to avoid installing the operating system on your daily driver. If it’s possible, find a secondary device and use it for experimentation. It would ensure your main usage won’t be affected.
Stay Tuned In With Us For More…
As I’m all set to board the train of the forthcoming iOS version, I’ll keep sharing the hidden features and all the exciting new add-ons that are likely to arrive. So, remain in touch.
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