iOS 17 Public Beta has just been released to eligible iPhones. If you’re someone who prefers to avoid major bugs but still wants to experience the iOS 17 beta, the Public Beta is the perfect choice.
Since Apple has been testing iOS 17 for a month through the developer beta program, the current beta version is significantly more stable compared to the previous three developer betas. Therefore, the iOS 17 Public Beta is an excellent option for users who prefer stable performance.
The iOS 17 Public Beta includes all features that have been part of all developer betas released till now. And with the upcoming public betas, more features and changes are expected until the release of iOS 17 which is set for this Fall.
Talking about the chance to test iOS 17 with almost stable performance, you just need an eligible device too. In case you are not aware of the supported device, here is the list of iOS 17 eligible iPhones.
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Mini
- iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Mini
- iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd Generation or later)
How to Install iOS 17 Public Beta
Since the Public Beta of iOS 17 is now available, anyone with an eligible iPhone can easily get it on their iPhones. Unlike the developer betas, you don’t need to do anything extra like joining the developer program.
As Apple has changed the beta participation process this year, it is now even easier for users to test betas. Users no longer need to install beta profiles to receive beta updates.
As mentioned earlier, iOS 17 Public Beta is better in stability than the developer betas, you still need to know that Public Beta can also have some bugs that might affect your experience. So make sure you try the iOS 17 Public Beta at your own risk.
Take a Backup of your iPhone
Before you try the iOS 17 Public Beta, there is one important step you don’t want to miss. It is backing up your important files. There are always chances that you may lose your data while switching to a beta. Also if you don’t like the iOS 17 beta and decide to rollback, you will need the backup to restore your data.
To back up your data you can use iCloud or you can use iTunes/Finder to take local backup. I recommend local backup as you can make edits on them if there is a need for that.
Download and Install iOS 17 Public Beta
Now it’s time to get iOS 17 experience with the public beta. Here is the process.
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Navigate to General > Software Update.
- Here you will see two options at the top, Automatic Updates and Beta Updates. Tap the Beta Updates option.
- Now select the iOS 17 Public Beta and go back.
- Once you opt for the iOS 17 Public Beta you will see the first public beta right away in the Software Update page.
- Tap on Download and Install to enjoy iOS 17 on your iPhone.
- That’s it.
The public beta is finally available to everyone who wants to test iOS 17 beta without a developer account. And the public beta is less buggy than the developer beta since Apple already waited a month to release the Public Beta.
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