At its WWDC 2016 keynote, Apple announced the availability of iOS 10 Developer Preview, the latest version of its operating system software for iPads and iPhones.
It’s pre-beta, which means that it’s a very early form of the software, so there could be bugs and other problems that (hopefully) won’t be in the final version.
So, the Developer Preview, and the iOS 10 beta that will follow, won’t be for everyone – and we wouldn’t recommend downloading it if you rely on your iPhone or iPad every day. You’ll be much better off waiting for the final release of iOS 10.
If you’ve got a Mac as well, then you can download macOS Sierra beta right now, which is the latest operating system for desktop Apple devices, and has been designed to work exceptionally well with iOS 10.
At the moment the iOS 10 beta is only available for developers. If you’re not a developer then you can join the Apple Developer Program, which includes a signup fee of $100 (about £69, AU$140).
That’s quite a steep price to pay if you want to try out the early version of iOS 10. If you don’t want to spend any money, then Apple also announced the public beta of iOS 10 will go live in July – and that will be free.
However, if you want to try out the latest features for your iPhone or iPad, then read on to find out how to download iOS 10 beta right now in its Developer Preview form.
How to enroll in the Apple Developer Program
If you’re desperate to try out the iOS 10 beta while it’s in the Developer Preview and don’t mind spending money then you’ll need to sign up to the Apple Developer Program.
Head over to the Apple Developer Program enrollment webpage, which will show you everything you need to sign up.
If you’re signing up as an individual you’ll need an Apple ID, and provide your basic personal information. Click the ‘Start Your Enrollment’ to begin and then follow the instructions. Remember, you’ll need to pay $100 (about £69, AU$140) to enroll.
Downloading the iOS 10 beta
To download the beta version of iOS 10, go to the Apple Beta signup website. Click Sign up, then enter in your Apple ID email address and password, sign in and tap ‘Accept’.
Now on your iPhone or iPad go back to the Apple Beta website at beta.apple.com, tap the iOS tab and tap on “Download profile”, then “Install”. You may need to enter in your passcode and then tap “Restart” to reboot your device.