Itching to try out iOS 10? The public beta is now available. Here's what you need to know!
The new iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 10, won't be officially out until the fall. But you can take it for a test drive right now thanks to Apple's public beta program.
But should you? What can you do if you don't like it and want to go back? What if you finds bugs or glitches? How are you even supposed to know what's in iOS 10? That's where iMore comes in!
- How to install the iOS 10 public beta
- iOS 10 first impressions: Cleaner, clearer, and more convenient
- iOS 10 FAQ: What you need to know!
- How to downgrade from iOS 10 back to iOS 9
- How to update from an iOS beta to the official release
- How to report bugs and feedback on the iOS 10 public beta
- iOS 10 help and discussion forums
How to install the iOS 10 public beta
There are many great new features jam-packed into iOS 10, included revamped messaging, third-party Siri improvements, and more. If you want to take the plunge and download the iOS 10 public beta, here's what you need to know about going through the registration process.
iOS 10 first impressions: Cleaner, clearer, and more convenient
iOS 7 was a complete redesign, wiping away rich textures and putting physics-based interactions in its place. iOS 8 was a functional revolution, decoupling features and activities from apps and letting them extend into other interfaces and continue across devices. iOS 9 introduced intelligence and proactivity, making the system and apps smarter from server to search. Now, iOS 10 takes the next step, using all of the advances that came before to make messaging more fun and flexible, Siri more open and accessible, notifications more persistent and convenient, and the entire experience cleaner and clearer.
Here's an in-depth walkthrough of everything you need to know about it.
iOS 10 FAQ: What you need to know!
iOS 10 was unveiled at WWDC 2016 and is currently in developer preview and public beta. It won't ship until this fall, but we're already fielding tons of questions about it. So, we're collecting all those questions and, better still, providing answers right here in our iOS 10 FAQ!
How to downgrade from iOS 10 back to iOS 9.3
The iOS 10 public beta is an easy way for users to try out the next generation of iPhone and iPad software. But if you need to downgrade your device back to the current version, iOS 9.3, that's fine. What's more, downgrading is easy: All you need is an archived backup of your device pre-beta, iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, and to follow the steps below!
How to update from an iOS beta to the official release
If you have been running a developer or public beta of iOS, you can officially move to the public release at any point once it's available. Apple may push the update to your device automatically, but you can manually download it if you prefer.
How to send iOS 10 public beta feedback
No amount of planning or internal quality assurance in the world can equal the kind of road test that happens when millions of customers hitting your software. That's why companies large and small have betas — so that real people can help find real problems before the software officially debuts. Apple's doing just that with the iOS 10 public beta — and they're including a special Feedback app to make reporting problems easier than ever.
Other questions about the iOS 10 public beta?
Pop your questions below, or chat with one of our awesome moderators in our iOS 10 forums!
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