At its WWDC 2016 keynote, Apple announced the availability of iOS 10 public beta, the latest version of its operating system software for iPads and iPhones.
The iOS 10 public beta is now out, and it’s just been updated to its second version, which means it’s a bit closer to the final release of iOS 10. If you paid and signed up for the developer preview, then you’ll be getting an iOS 10 third developer beta in the next few days as well.
The second public beta includes a new keyboard sound, an Accessibility option to implement Touch ID as it appeared in iOS 9, haptic feedback when locking the iPhone and a number of bugs and fixes.
It’s beta, which means that it’s a very early form of the software, so there could be bugs and other problems that (hopefully) won’t be in the final version.
So, the iOS 10 beta won’t be for everyone – and we wouldn’t recommend downloading it if you rely on your iPhone or iPad every day. You’ll be much better off waiting for the final release of iOS 10.
The second iOS 10 public beta is now available to download. If you can’t see the iOS 10 Public Beta download in your region, hold tight – you’ll soon have your hands on it.
If you’ve got a Mac as well, then you can download macOS Sierra public beta right now, which is the latest operating system for desktop Apple devices, and has been designed to work exceptionally well with iOS 10.
How to sign up to the iOS 10 public beta
The iOS 10 public beta is now available for anyone to sign up for, so head over toApple’s Beta Program website.
At the bottom of the page you’ll see a button labelled ‘Sign up’. Click it and then sign in with your Apple ID.
You’ll see an Apple Beta Software Program Agreement page – here tap on ‘Accept’. Once you have signed up you’ll get an email inviting you to download the iOS 10 public beta software.
Downloading the iOS 10 public beta
On your iPhone or iPad go back to the Apple Beta website at beta.apple.com, tap the iOS tab and tap on “Download profile”, then “Install”. You may need to enter in your passcode and then tap “Restart” to reboot your device.
You will also get an email inviting you to download the software.