The first public betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 are rolling out now, and if you can’t wait until the official release for great lock screen customization options, you can download them today — at your own risk, of course. Here’s how to install the beta software on your iPhone or iPad once it’s available for your device.
Before we begin, a word of caution: Beta software is inherently incomplete and may contain errors. Although Apple’s public beta versions are generally stable, you should think carefully before installing them on any device you rely on. It may not include all features that will be in the final version. Your experience may differ from others, depending on the apps you use. Finally, if you decide to install, we suggest backing up your device data in case things go wrong.
What new features are coming with iOS 16?
iOS 16 will come with a veritable treasure chest of new features, including the ability to customize your lock screen with new fonts, colors, and widgets; the ability to link the lock screen to the Focus application; Renewed notifications Some major updates to messages, including the ability to edit a text after it has been sent; Live Text for videos, and many other features and updates.
What devices support iOS 16?
iOS 16 beta should work on the following devices:
- iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max
- iPhone X and iPhone XR
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
How to install iOS 16 beta
- Head to the Apple Beta Portal on your phone’s Safari browser and sign up or sign in with your Apple ID.
- Register your iOS device if you haven’t registered it already. This acceptance includes a long set of terms and conditions. Did we mention this was at your own risk?
- Once registered, scroll down to Reminders to make sure you’ve created a backup of your phone’s content in case you ever need to roll back.
- Keep scrolling down until you find a button that says Download Profile, then tap on it. This will cause a warning that the website is trying to download the configuration profile. Choose Allow. A popup will appear saying that you can set the new profile from File Settings apps.
- Open the Settings app. A new section called Profile uploaded It should be added near the top. Select it, and you will have access to the trial software download.
- Choose Installations in the upper right corner. You will have to re-enter your password and agree to the usual very long consent statement by clicking Installations once again.
- You may need to restart your phone for the profile to be activated.
- Once you’re all done, you can update your software just as you normally would: by going to Settings > General > Software Update. You should see iOS 16 update there; Determine Download and install And follow the instructions from there.
What new features are coming with iPadOS 16?
The new version of iPadOS includes a redesigned Home app, a new whiteboard app, support for Passkeys in Safari, and a number of interesting new features. However, one of the biggest deals will only be available if you have an iPad with the M1: Stage Manager chip, which allows apps to be displayed as nested windows and lets you drag and drop windows onto other screens.
What devices does iPadOS 16 support?
Here is the list:
- iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
- iPad (5th generation and later)
- iPad mini (5th generation and later)
How to install iPadOS 16 beta
- Head to Apple’s beta software portal from the iPad’s Safari browser. Sign up or sign in with your Apple ID.
- Click on the text that reads iPadOS. Doing so will reveal a reminder to make a backup first in case you need to roll back the operating system to its previous state.
- Scroll down until you find a button that says Download Profile, then select it. This may cause a warning that the website is trying to download a configuration profile. Choose Allow. A popup will appear saying that you can set a new profile from the Settings app.
- open the Settings The app, a new section called Profile uploaded It should be added near the top. Select it, and you should have access to the beta software download. You may need to restart your iPad first.
- Finally, if nothing prompts you to start the download, open the Settings app, and head to generalthen we find system update To install the trial program.
Update July 11, 2022, 1:45 PM ET: Updated to acknowledge that trial versions are being rolled out and may not be immediately available to everyone.