Apple has finally released the beta version of the upcoming software upgrade of iOS 15. ipadOS 15 and watchOS 8. Every Apple users are capable of using this next version of the operating system, however, it is a beta version so bugs and glitches are expected. Apple has scheduled for the stable version to be released this fall, until then Apple is going to be releasing new updates for the version weekly. Beta version is a good alternative for developers to get their hand on bugs and solving them before the final release.
Though it seems to excite many Apple users, you must refrain from installing the beta version on your primary device. Beta versions are prone to bugs and glitches which you might not welcome while using your device on daily basis.
Is Your Device Compatible for new OS ??
Though it is a beta version, it is not compatible with all the devices out there. Below is the list of devices that are compatible with the beta version.
FOR iOS 15
- iPhone 6s, 6S Plus, SE (1st and 2nd gen) , 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X ,XS, XS MAX, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max
- iPod touch ( 7th gen)
For iPads – iPadOS 15
- iPad mini 4, iPad mini (5th gen), iPad Air 2, iPad Air (3rd gen and 4th gen), iPad (5th – 8th gen), iPad Pro 11-inch ( 1st – 3rd gen), iPad Pro 9.7 inch, iPad Pro 10.5 inch, iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st – 5th gen)
Apple Watches for watchOS 8
- Apple Watch Series 3,4,5, SE,6
** However, for apple watchOS 8, the minimum version of iOS should be 15 on the iPhone device which is going to be paired with the watch.
NB: If you are eager to be the first one to get a hand on the new version of these OS, then please back up all of your crucial data and refrain from installing the OS on your main device.
How to install the beta version on your Apple Device?
In order to install the beta version, you have to enroll yourself in Apple Beta Software Program and choose the device of your choice. After a login process with your Apple ID followed by 2FA, you are ready to download the configuration profile on your device. Once the download is completed, you can install the software through the Software Update button.