Apple fans will always want to be able to test the new iOS operating system on their iPhones. While the official version for the public will take a while to arrive, now you are on time to test the iOS 14.6 Developer Beta (in case you are).
When will iOS 14.6 beta be available?
If you are an app developer, you can join Apple’s beta program and try it out.
There will also be a series of public beta releases, allowing avid Apple fans to try the Software and help report any bugs before general release.
The public beta typically begins a few weeks after the development version is released, giving Apple some time to fix any OS-breaking bugs that developers and Apple connoisseurs can find in the game. initial version.
Here’s how to join one of Apple’s beta programs.
The risks of installing a beta version of iOS
Before you read further, we would like to warn you about the risks of installing a beta version on your iPhone or iPad, as it can damage your devices if you do not do it correctly.
In addition, by joining the public beta iOS program, you agree to install a version that is not yet official, that is, it may contain bugs and Bugs that, in addition, you agree to report to Apple so that they can fix them before releasing the official version of iOS 14.6.
We strongly recommend that you back up everything you have on your iPhone or iPad before installing the iOS 14.6 beta. This way, you make sure that you don’t lose any important files or data if something goes wrong.
Although installing the beta version of iOS 14.6 seems like a risky activity, most Apple fans will appreciate it since they will be able to try it out before everyone else and decide if this new version convinces them or not. .
How to get iOS 14.6 beta from Apple
Previously, only Apple developers could test beta versions of iOS for a few months before officially releasing the new software.
However, since the release of iOS 9, the public is also allowed to test beta versions.
As we explained above, beta versions are versions that are still unpolished. They will have the same tools and features as the final versions, albeit with some cosmetic differences and, surely, other flaws.
In other words: don’t expect a perfect iOS 14.6 when installing the beta. For example, when the beta of iOS 8 was released, many users had to report that the popular WhatsApp app was not working.
Now, as we explained, there are two programs that allow you to get the beta version of iOS 14.6. The first is the version specific for developers, and the second is the public program (for when it arrives).
How to get iOS 14.6 beta for developers
If you’ve already made the decision to be part of the Apple User Beta Team, you need to sign up as an Apple Developer. Joining the iOS Developer Program costs $ 99 per year (around $ 83).
- To go to the Apple Developer Program official page and sign in using your Apple ID.
- Once you’ve signed up, enter your Apple ID and password on this other page.
- Record the UDID of your Apple device (the easiest way to find the UDID is to open iTunes, click on your device icon in the upper right corner, go to the “ Summary ” tab and click on the serial number).
- You will also need to select the exact model of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that you are going to use.
- Unzip the file that will be downloaded to your Mac (it will be an .IPSW file). Connect your device to iTunes. Press “Alt” if you are using a Mac, if you are using a Windows PC, then press “Shift.” Click on the button ‘Restore iPhone’ in the tab ‘Summary’, right next to “Check for updates”.
- Select the .IPSW file and the beta version of iOS will be installed on your iPad or iPhone within minutes.
How to get iOS 14.6 beta for the public
Apple’s iOS 14.6 beta will be available to the general public, although it has not yet arrived. If you are interested, you should follow the steps below when this is the case:
- Click on the ‘Register’ button that you will find in this link.
- Log in to the beta software program.
- Click “Register” to register your iOS device.
- From your iOS device, go to beta.apple.com/profile
- Download and install the configuration profile.
- The beta version will be available in “Settings”, under “General” in “Software updates”.
How to get iOS 14.6 beta for developers without being a developer or developer
The iOS public beta will not be the last version used by developers. If you want to have the latest version, but you’re not a developer, you still have an option available.
Before we start, we want you to know that none of the personal data accumulated during the test can be restored if you later want to revert to previous versions.
Step 1: Download the latest beta. You can do this from the Apple Developer Portal which you can access by paying a subscription of $ 99 per year.
You will see that there are many beta versions available, it is important that you download the corresponding version for your device. If you download the wrong version, iTunes will first erase the old version of your iOS and then notify you that it was not possible to install the selected version. (It will be difficult to fix later).
Step 2: Download the latest version of iTunes. It is important that you are using the latest version of iTunes. You can download it by clicking on this link.
Step 3: Register the UDID of your iOS device. The UDID or unique device identifier (the unique identifier of your device, in Spanish), will need to be registered before you can install the beta version of iOS on it.
You may not need it, but we believe it is best to do everything safely to avoid possible future issues due to the lack of UDID.
If you are not lucky enough to have a friend or developer friend who can register the UDID of your devices, you will need to pay via this link.
Step 4: Take a backup of your iOS device. As we have warned, it seems very necessary to make a backup before installing the beta version of iOS. The reasons are very simple:
- If something is wrong while installing the beta version of iOS 14, you will have a version with everything saved so you can reinstall it as if nothing happened.
- You will not be able to make a backup with the new iOS version installed, so if you wanted to revert to the previous version, you will have to start over as if the iPhone had been completely restored to its factory settings.
To make a backup, you can connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes, select the iPhone or iPad icon that appears in the menu and choose the option to make a backup.
Step 5: Restore your iOS device. Once you have completed the above four steps, you will need to restore your iPhone to its factory settings. If you need more info on how to format your iPhone or iPad Click on this link.
Although the vast majority of online publications recommend restoring devices before installing the beta, we can say that at igamesnews.com we have performed the process on multiple iOS devices without formatting and we have not encountered any type of problem.
Step 6: Install the beta version of iOS 14. Before installing the beta version of iOS on your device, make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to your computer with iTunes open. Then, while holding the Option key ‘Alt’ on Mac / Shift on Mac, click on the ‘Check for updates’ button.
A window will open allowing you to view the .IPSW beta iOS file that you downloaded earlier. Select it and click “Open”. ITunes may warn you by saying that you are installing a new iOS version, just accept and the installation will begin.
Step 7: Wait. The installation process can take a long time. It is important not to disconnect the device during installation
Step 8: Swipe your finger to the right. When the installation process is complete and your iPhone or iPad has restarted, you will see a screen with the phrase “Slide to upgrade”. Swipe your finger so that it turns green and your phone will restart (normal, don’t worry).
When it turns back on, you will be greeted by the welcome screen. Follow the instructions and in a few minutes you’ll be using the beta version of iOS 14.6 on your iPhone or iPad.