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iOS 14 beta version is now up for everyone to download

Couple weeks earlier, Apple, one of the pioneers of smartphone technology, announced a handful updates for iOS 14 at its annual Worldwide Developers conference. Now the beta version of Apple iOS 14 is available to the public for download. The company plans to release the final version of iOS and iPadOS 14.0 this fall as per schedule.

The beta version lets you access all the updates of iOS 14. Launching a beta version before the actual update itself is a good strategy to gauge public response. It is a good way to fix as many bugs as possible and gather data from a large group of users. In addition to this, users can get a glimpse of what the actual version will look like. The sole purpose of the beta version is to run tests and fix any errors before the original version is launched. However, users are warned at the time of sign up that the version may cause some problems.

Easily install the iOS beta version on your phone

1. Visit Apple’s Beta Software Program website on your device. 

2. Select the Sign up button. 

3. Sign in using your Apple ID and agree to the beta program terms. 

4. Select iOS or iPadOS from the list of available programs. 

5. Tap on Download Profile, but first read through the rest of the information provided, paying attention to the section on backing up the device. 

6.  You’ll be guided through installing a beta profile, which you’ll need to approve in Settings after it is downloaded.

7. Restart the device when asked. 

8. With the beta profile installed, follow the usual update process by going to Settings > General > Software Update to download and install the beta version.

Your beta version is now ready to use. Enjoy the new home screen, selfie camera, widgets and other cool updates.

But proceed with caution

As easy as it may sound, this is still the beta version built for testing purposes. This version can slow down your device and mess with other working apps. If, after downloading the version you want to revert back to your previous iOS version, make a backup of all your data because going back to the previous version will reset your entire phone. “Install the beta software only on non-production devices that are not business critical. We strongly recommend installing on a secondary system or device, or on a secondary partition on your Mac,” the beta site warns. It is also likely that the beta version may crash your entire existing software. Therefore, it is now safe to say, you have been warned.

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