iOS 13 releases in a few months.
Apple has officially unveiled iOS 13 in a keynote event earlier this month. iOS 13 introduces a bunch of new that should make your iOS device look brand new. One of our new favorite features is the introduction of dark mode will be perfect for the newer iPhones that support an OLED display.
iOS 13 is compatible with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPod touch (7th generation). It is scheduled to be released sometime around September right after the announcement of the new iPhones (as per Apple’s annual schedule).
But interested users can actually give iOS 13 a go since Apple has already made a public beta available. You can test drive the new OS yourself and see if you like the new features. But since its a beta, know that the OS is still not bug-free, so expect a few bugs here and there when you’re using it.
If you have any of the above devices, here’s how you can install iOS 13 on your device:
- The first step is you have to make a backup of your existing device, especially if it’s your daily driver. You can backup locally using iTunes (which I prefer) or through iCloud (which works best if you have a fast internet connection).
- Once that is done, head on to beta.apple.com and login with your Apple ID – it should be the same Apple ID that you use on the device where you will be installing iOS 13.
- Head on to the Enroll Your Devices tab and select iOS. This is where the available public betas are accessed, which includes iPadOS and MacOS Catalina.
- After making your choice – iOS in this case – scroll down and look for the Download profile link. Press that and you will be asked to install a profile that will let you download the beta. Select Allow when prompted and enter your device passcode to install it. It will then ask you to restart your device.
- Once that is done you can head on to Settings, General then Software Update where you will then see a prompt to install iOS 13. Download the update and let it install.
- If for some reason you would want to go back to iOS 12, simply use iTunes to restore your device – and remember the backup you made earlier? You can use that to bring back your old files. Easy peasy.
Opting in for the public beta lets you experience new iOS features for yourself, but you can always wait for a few more months before the public release happens.
What do you think about iOS 13? Will you be upgrading once it is out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!