Want to be iOS 16 & iPadOS 16 Public Beta testers? Here’s the list on what you need to do and prepare.
- This article share how you can get early access to Apple new OS, the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
- This guide is applicable for all compatibles iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – check out the list of compatible devices on the article below.
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At the time this article is written, Apple WWDC22 has just happened. And like previous WWDC event held each year, Apple has just announced the new iOS, this time is iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
Depending on when you read this article, but in a matter of week or two since the first announcement of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 in WWDC22, a public beta is going to be released for whomever like to give iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 a try. This public beta of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are totally free and doesn’t require you to spend a dime to get it. However, you need some prerequisites before you can get your hands on the public beta of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
So if you are interested to give iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 a try before Apple releases them to the masses, here on this article, I’ll share with you the steps and prerequisites you need to do to get ready for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. Don’t worry, it’s totally legit and official steps from Apple, summarized here for you. For other news, articles, tips and tricks related and around iOS 16 and iPad OS 16, feel free to check more iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 articles at JILAXZONE.
Getting ready for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 – Here’s what you need and need to do
So these are things you need to do to enable your device – be it iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch – ready to be the first few among the masses who can try, test and experience Apple iOS 16 and iPadOS 16.
At the time this article is written, Apple has just announced iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to the audience of WWDC22. Apple has not given the release date of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public beta. However, you can still proceed to do the steps shared below to prepare your devices and get notified here / at Apple when iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 public beta is released, likely in a one-to-two weeks time.
(Public beta is the version Apple release officially through official channel for the masses who would like to give new iOS and iPadOS a try before Apple release the actual one sometime later.)
1) To have iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 compatible devices.
Ensure you have Apple mobile devices that are compatible with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 – that includes iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, since Apple discontinued iPod Touch earlier this year, this time iPod Touch doesn’t get the new iOS 16. Full device list, refer to the table below.
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
iPhone SE (3rd generation)
|iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)|
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad (9th generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad mini (6th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad Air (5th generation)
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
Device that runs on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 but doesn’t support iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are: iPhone 6S families, iPhone 7 families, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 and of course iPod Touch (7th generation).
2) To free storage space for the new OS.
Make sure your iOS device has enough room for the new iOS to install. Although since iOS 11, Apple has a way to install new iOS with limited space, but do spare whenever possible at minimum 4-5 GB to speed up the whole installation process. To backup without a computer and to overcome iCloud storage limit, you may want to consider this option mentioned here: Clean and clear up iPhone storage space at JILAXZONE.
3) To backup your device.
Back up your iOS device and back up your photos, videos. Before backing-up your iOS device, it’s always good to delete any unused or rarely used app. If you think you may need the app data/game save in the future, use offloading method to preserve their app data/game save. Check “Offload – free iPhone storage without losing saved data at JILAXZONE” to see how you can do it. If you found out that your iCloud doesn’t have enough space to backup your whole photos and videos collection, do check this as the alternative: Apple One vs Google One at JILAXZONE.
4) To Register yourself as Apple Public Beta Tester.
This is to enable you to install the new iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 right before everyone else. The link shared below is a registration process will enroll you as a public beta tester (don’t worry, it’s cost nothing a.k.a FREE!) that entitle you to install the public beta version of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 where you can feel, test and experience everything related to the new OS. However, depends on when you click the registration link, if you register just right after WWDC 2022 event, you may still see all the writing is for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, instead of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, but that’s ok, you are opening the correct URL anyway. Typically after a week or two after WWDC event, Apple will then officially release iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Public beta for the masses to try. Register early to avoid the crowds!
|Link to register||https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/|
5) Register now!
While Apple has not officially released the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Public Beta, but do not wait to register yourself using the link above to avoid crowds later and to ensure your Apple ID is ready when Apple release the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Public beta. Do check here regularly as I will update once Apple release the OS to public beta tester.
That’s it. Enjoy your new iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 ahead of everyone else!
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