iOS 10 beta testing is now well under way. Just a short time after beta 2 was seeded to developers, iOS 10 beta 3 is now here. The beta download is available for all registered developers and anyone who is registered on the Public Beta program. iOS 10 is looking likely to be one of the biggest updates for some time, full of new features, updates to existing ones, and plenty of the usual performance enhancement. The public release is expected to be in September 2016 as usual. For more details on what’s coming up with iOS 10 you can check out our post iOS 10 Features .
Download and Install iOS 10 Beta 3 :
The rest of this article will detail how to install iOS 10 onto your iOS device provided it is compatible with the new beta:
iOS 10 Compatible Devices:
- iPhone 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S
- iPad 3, 4, Air, Air 2, Mini, Mini 2, Mini 3, Pro
- iPod Touch 5, 6
Before you make the decision to download iOS 10 beta, do keep in mind that it is likely to be unstable and full of bugs. iOS 10 is still in the early stages of beta testing and you should really only test it out if you have a spare device to do it on. It is not advisable to download it onto your everyday iOS device.
Before you do anything, you should back up your device through iTunes and or iCloud to preserve your data. You should also make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes.
Apple Developers :
If you are not yet registered as an Apple Developer, you can join the program at a cost of $99 per year. To do that, go to this page [ext link], log in with your Apple ID and sign up. Once you have done that, or if you are already registered, you can download the beta .
- Go to the account section [ext link] of the Developer Program and sign in using your Apple ID
Your UDID now needs to be registered with Apple if it isn’t already. This is for the device that you are going to install the beta on – here’s how to find it:
- Connect the iOS device to your computer and open iTunes
- Click on Device Summary for particular device
- Look for the Serial Number in the settings and click on it – your UDID will appear
- Highlight it, right-click and select Copy or use CTRL+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac)
Once you have done that, you can go back to the accounts section and register it:
- On the Accounts page, click Certificates, Identifiers, and Profiles
- Under Devices click on All
- Click on the + on the right-hand side and paste the UDID number of your device
- Once you have done this, go over to Develop > Downloads and download the iOS 10 beta 3 IPSW file that corresponds to your device – remember where it is saved on your computer
- Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes
- If needed, click on Device Summary for the specific device you are using
- Hold down SHIFT (Windows) or ALT (Mac) key on your keyboard and click on Restore in iTunes
- Find the IPSW you downloaded, select it and let iTunes restore your iOS device to iOS 10 beta 3
- This may take a while but when done, your device will reboot to the Hello screen on iOS 10
OTA Method :
If you are already testing out the iOS 10 beta download, you can install the latest one using the OTA method.
- Open Safari on your iOS device
- Go to the Developer Portal [ext link]
- Log in and click on Download – you will find it under iOS 10 beta and beside Configuration Profile
- Let it install onto your iOS device and, if necessary, restart the device
- Once this has been done, open Settings > General > Software Update on the device and wait for the new beta to be detected.
- Tap on Download > Install to get it onto your iOS device
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