OS is something that can’t see its downfall so easily, especially iOS and Android. Every now and then, there is some kind of update announcements to fix the bugs or the release of new OS version. Whatever it may be, anything new related to OS is always exciting because it promises to bring new goodies with it and who doesn't want it. But are you one of the first user of any such OS development? If you are nodding your head in horizontal line then you need to learn it.
To be particular, any Apple user can get his hands on the new updates and versions through a simple trick. This will let you experience the new Apple features on your handset before it goes public. The catch for you over here is “Beta Version” of the app. It is the app that Apple releases well before launching it in public. By doing so, Apple gets their new program tested by the developers. Those enrolled in this program get access to iOS public beta versions a bit earlier than the rest. You just need to have an Apple ID to get the iOS 11 beta supports for iPhone 5s or later, iPod touch (6th generation), iPad mini 2, and iPad Air or later.
Take a look at the steps you need to follow for joining the Apple’s Beta program.
Step 1: Download the Configuration Profile from the Apple Developer download page. Visit https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/welcome and sign in to your account.
Step 2: Keep a backup of all the data before installing the beta software. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state and necessitate an out of warranty repair.
Step 3: Go to beta.apple.com/profile website to download the configuration profile for your device.
Step 4: Right after the download, your Apple device will initiate an automatic installation. Simply follow the instruction which will get displayed on the screen.
Step 5: Your device will get an OTA update of the latest iOS.
Step 6: Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
Step 7: Tap Download and Install.
Step 8: To update now, tap Install and you are good to go.
Make a note over here, don’t take these versions as the final one. They are just for testing purpose and offers an insight into the upcoming release. These programs are rolled out usually to collect the feedback from users (generally developers) about any bug or other issues through the Feedback Assistant app. The whole process helps the company to refine the final release.
As we know, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 is scheduled to take place on June 4–8 in San Jose, California, the release of iOS is widely expected. The current (running) version of Apple iOS 11.3 update was recently released on March 29, 2018, and it aptly fits into the latest version of Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system. The update was finally made available to the public after six grueling beta tests. However, the update brought a lot of desired features in the Apple devices.
Below are the new features that you need to know about iOS 11.3 update:
- Enhanced battery performance
- New Animoji
- Updated Business Chat
- Health records in the Health app
- Introduction of "Privacy" icon
- Augmented reality with ARKit 1.5
- Business chat and more.
I expect the iOS 12 to bring on some more features that should rightly compliment the true caliber of iPhone X and Apple has always surprised us with its top of the line features. Keep your fingers crossed and watch out for the hidden iOS features in the upcoming updates.