Apple’s new iOS 15 operating system was unleashed last month during the firm’s WWDC Developers Conference. This major software upgrade includes numerous changes including vastly improved FaceTime calls, a new look to the Safari browser and the introduction of something called Focus Mode which will allow users to switch off certain alerts or change the look of the home screen depending on what they are doing during the day.
iOS 15 won’t be officially released until the autumn but there is a way to get it on your iPhone today.
Apple has now launched its public beta programme which means you can download the new version of iOS long before it’s pushed out to millions of iPhone owners across the globe.
“Help make the next releases of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS our best yet. As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can take part in shaping Apple software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think.” Apple confirmed on its site.
It’s exciting news but before you even think about installing it on your iPhone, there are some things to remember about this public beta.
Most importantly, this is not by any means finished software.
In fact, that’s the whole point of Apple making it available early as it means you’ll be tasked with reporting any bugs, incompatibilities, or glitches found in the early software.
This gives the US firm plenty of time to iron out issues before millions of people attempt to download on launch day.
Because it’s not the final build, Apple advises that users should not download the iOS 15 beta on their primary smartphone. Instead, to avoid any phone-crashing nightmares when you really need to use your smartphone, the software should be installed on a secondary iPhone.
If you are happy to proceed then it means you’ll get to play with some big new features months early and those who have signed up for alerts on the public beta release will be the first to hear the release news.
If you want to know more about iOS 15 you can find a full list of features included in the release here.
Author: David Snelling
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