How to prepare iPhone or iPad for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta

How to prepare iPhone and iPad for new iOS 15

Apple has released the beta version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, and now is the perfect time to prepare our iPhone or iPad for it. Killing all the rumors and spoiler alerts, iOS 15 has packed in many new features and enhancements. Therefore, it would indeed be great to put our hands on the update.

But before jumping on the bandwagon, it’s wise to get battle-ready and fully equip your iOS devices. Things like the terrible battery drain, app crashing, and freezing have been part and parcel of new updates. So, move ahead with the needed planning. Read on to understand how you can prepare your iPhone or iPad for the beta.

Check for compatibility

Your device needs a powerful CPU and enough RAM to scrutinize iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to their full capabilities. Sadly, a lot of old variants do not offer that. Here’re the iPhone and iPad models that support the new update:

  • iPhone 6S and later.
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 4th generation and later
  • All iPad Pro models
  • iPad Air 2nd generation and later

Clear the clutter and backup your iPhone or iPad 

While working on beta versions, the primary concern is losing vital data due to the unstable update. Hence, one must ensure to make a data backup and store it in an encrypted format so that if any unfortunate events gatecrash your party, you will have the safety measure to fall back on.

Before you back up your data, you should get rid of clutter like unnecessary photos and apps so that your device has enough space to accommodate the operating system. 

Once done, you can use iCloud or use iTunes alternatives to back up your iPhone or iPad data.

Note: Ensure your data is encrypted, else you will be on the receiving end of leaking your private information.

Use a secondary device for the update

While iOS 15 offers you a great chance to have a go at the latest features, it can turn out to be really annoying not only for your iPhone but also for you.

From what I’ve experienced, I would recommend you avoid installing the operating system on your daily driver. If you have a secondary device, use it for experimentation. It would ensure your primary usage isn’t affected.

Carrier updates

While iOS updates improve the performance of your device, carrier updates positively influence the network and cellular performance on your iPhone or iPad. Your carrier will send you fresh updates once you update your device to the latest iOS. You can check these updates here: SettingsGeneralAboutCarrier.

Download and install the iOS 15 beta

If you have taken all the above measures, you can download and install the iOS 15 beta and iPadOS 15 beta updates. Since it’s a beta version, you may come across a few bugs.

What to do if your iOS update fails?

Even after following every precaution that we have mentioned on the list, chances are you may not be able to install the latest update. It may be stuck on the update requested. Check out our guide on the same to resolve it.

Alternatively, you can also choose to downgrade iOS 15 beta to iOS 14 and wait until the stable update is launched.

I hope this brief guide helped prepare your iPhone or iPad for the beta of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Have more questions? Share them in the comments below.

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