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How to install the iOS 13 and iPadOS Public Beta on iPhone and iPad

Yesterday Apple published the first public betas for iOS 13 and iPadOS, the versions of its new operating systems that will be officially available next fall . Although the company commented that they would not be available until July, it seems that it has decided that this is a good time for everyone to try them out on their devices.

Precautions and things to keep in mind

This first public beta corresponds to the second developer beta launched last week. Several people comment that this second update in the testing phase is generating some annoying problems, so if you want to test it is recommended to do it in a secondary device , not in the main use, and after having made a backup through iCloud or iTunes.

How to install the iOS 13 and iPadOS Public Beta on iPhone and iPad
How to install the iOS 13 and iPadOS Public Beta on iPhone and iPad

Apple “loaded” several devices with this new version of its mobile operating system presented at WWDC 2019, so this is the list of products that can update .

Supported iPhone

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone XR

Supported iPod and iPad

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

After checking that our iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device is compatible, we must register with the Apple Beta Software Program .

How to Register for the Apple Beta Software Program

  1. From our iOS device we have to open Safari and go to the Apple Public Betas Program page.
  2. Click on the “Sign up” button and enter your Apple ID credentials.
  3. We accept the terms and conditions of the program.
  4. Click on the iOS tab and click on ‘Download profile’.
  5. A pop-up window will open asking for the type of device. We select either iPhone or iPad depending on which we are using.
  6. When the settings are opened, we install the newly downloaded profile.
  7. We reboot the device.

After completing these steps, it is now time to install the iOS Public Beta 13 . This is done as with any other iOS update, so it will appear in Settings> General and Software Update.

At AppleHow to downgrade from iOS 13iPadOS to iOS 12 on your iPhone or iPad

If we find a bug or think it’s still too green (remember it’s the first public beta) we can always go back to the latest official version of iOS 12 available at that time.