Apple has just released its iOS 13 beta for developers after its announcement at WWDC19. The new operating system comes along with new beta versions of WatchOS 6, tvOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina. If you want to install the iOS 13 Beta or the iPadOS Beta on your test devices, we wrote a few instructions below on how to do it.
First of all, you will need an Apple Developer account. This account costs $88 per year, and it gives you access to all the beta downloads and other developer instruments to release apps for the App Store. Neither iOS 13 Beta one nor iPadOS Beta has an over-the-air structure file to install on the device from Safari. This means that you will have to manually download the operating systems IPSW files and use iTunes to install them. We will guide you.
How to Install iOS 13 beta or iPadOS beta on your device
After you acquired the developer account, have access to beta downloads, and also have a test device and not your primary iPhone or iPad, follow the instructions below.
- Download Xcode 11 beta from here. You will need it for the install to work
- Tap on one of the links below to download iOS 13 beta for your device. iOS 13 for iPad is now named iPadOS:
- iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS17A5492t
- iPhone XR17A5492t
- iPhone X17A5492t
- iPhone 8, iPhone 717A5492t
- iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus17A5492t
- iPhone SE17A5492t
- iPhone 6s17A5492t
- iPhone 6s Plus17A5492t
- iPod touch (7th generation)17A5492t
- iPad Pro (11 inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch)(3rd generation)17A5492t
- iPad Pro (10.5 inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch)(2nd generation)17A5492t
- iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation)17A5492t
- iPad mini (5th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation)17A5492t
- iPad mini 4, iPad Air 217A5492t
- iPad Pro (9.7?inch)17A5492t
- iPad Pro (12.9?inch)17A5492t
- Connect your device to your Mac and open iTunes.
- Click on the phone icon to access your iPhone. You might need to type your passcode on your device to enable the device access.
- Press and hold the ‘Option’ button on your keyboard, then click on ‘Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch’
- Now select the location of the IPSW file you saved in Step 2, and tap on ‘Open
- iTunes will now start restoring your device and then install the operating system you downloaded. Your device will reboot, and the operating system will be installed
If you don’t own an Apple Developer account and don’t want to purchase one, Apple stated that the public beta version of the operating systems would be released in July. You might want to wait as various bugs and issues that now exist within the iOS 13 Beta and iPadOS Beta will be reduced by the July beta releases.
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