If you are tempted to install a beta version of an Apple, iOS 15, or iPadOS 15 operating system, don’t give in to the temptation to install it too quickly. Here are some tips and information to read before you begin.
IOS 15 is here! Well almost. The iPhone update unveiled at WWDC 2021 is available from June 30 in public beta for various iPhones and iPods, as well as for iPad with iPadOS 15. If you want to download and install an iOS beta, the process to follow will be explained to you.
How do I install the public beta version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15?
The public beta is launching. If you are having trouble accessing the Apple site, keep trying. Apple’s servers are currently overloaded.
Start by registering your iPhone or iPad at public beta program. You will need to use Safari on your iPhone or iPad to visit this page. If you’ve participated in the public beta before, sign in with the same Apple ID that you used previously. Otherwise, click the Register button and follow the instructions. Obviously, you will need to sign in with the same Apple ID that you use on your iPhone or iPad.
Now that you are logged in, click on the appropriate system version for your device. For example, click iOS if you are registering your iPhone, or click iPadOS if you are registering your iPad. In the section Begin, there will be a link titled Register your device ; you just have to click on it. Read Apple’s instructions, which include the same basic but important tips: create a backup before continuing, charge your device enough … Once your device has been saved, install the beta profile by pressing the blue button Download the profile.
Once the iOS 15 beta profile is installed on your iPhone, you will be prompted to restart your iPhone. Do it, then go to your iPhone settings again, in the General tab, then Software Update. You can then download the beta version of iOS 15 as a simple OTA update (over the air).
It’s a pretty big download, so make sure you have a reliable Wi-Fi connection. We also recommend that you connect your phone to a charger to ensure that your device does not run out of power.
What’s new for iOS 15?
iOS 15 introduces new features for FaceTime calling, tools to reduce distractions, a new notification experience, added privacy features, complete redesigns for Safari, Weather, and Maps, and more.
This “Focus” mode is accompanied by a new notification design, with slightly different bubbles. For example, the faces of your contacts are displayed instead of the application icon, as in Android. Every morning, your iPhone or iPad will also take care of giving you a quick summary of all your pending notifications, eliminating the alerts that it deems essential.
Safari features a completely new design. The controls are now easier to reach with one hand and put more emphasis on the content of a web page. As you will see, there is a new compact tab bar that floats at the bottom of the screen so users can easily switch between tabs. New tab groups allow users to easily save and access tabs anytime, on any device. Finally, there is a new customizable home page and you can install web extensions for the first time.
The Maps application now offers a new 3D view in cities with significantly improved details, be it buildings, pedestrian crossings, cycle lanes … There is also a new city driving experience with additional road details and improved public transport functions such as pinned favorite lines, subway exit notifications and augmented reality pedestrian routes.
Live Text is a new feature that uses device intelligence recognize text from a photo that users can search, highlight and copy. In fact, Spotlight’s internal search engine can now search for photos by location, people, scenes, objects, and text. Spotlight also offers richer web image search and results for actors, musicians, TV shows, and movies.
iOS 15 also introduces new privacy measures, such as process Siri requests directly on iPhone, which also has the advantage of providing better responsiveness, email privacy protection to prevent senders from knowing if an email has been opened and detecting a recipient’s IP address, and a new screen to show how often which applications use their assigned permissions.
There is also the possibility ofinvite your friends on Android and Windows to your FaceTime calls. We have also tested this function. For iMessages, Apple’s messaging app getting better to better enable you to find the links one sends you, based on the “For You” sections and a pinning system. New Memoji are also available, while people who send many photos at once will appreciate the ability to send several at once, with a folder taking the form of a stack.
SharePlay is a new feature that allows users to share experiences with each other during FaceTime calls., including content such as music on Apple Music, TV shows or movies on Apple TV. The benefit is that the media is played in sync for all participants and there are shared playback controls so that anyone in a SharePlay session can play, pause, or skip content, as well as add it to a shared queue. SharePlay also offers users the option to share their screens to view applications together during a FaceTime call.
What’s new for iPadOS 15?
iPadOS 15 also comes with your list of novelties. For example, Apple has added widgets to home pages, just like on iPhones. Apple is also adding its “app library” to the iPad. But unlike the iPhone, where you have to swipe right multiple times to access it, Apple adds the “app library” to the bottom dock.
Apple is also revamping the way multitasking works. With iPadOS 15, Apple added a “shelves” feature that displays open windows in an application. So in an email app, the shelves can be your open emails or your draft messages.
The rest, iPad 15 looking at macOS and its Finder to improve the Files app. The file manageriPad therefore, it takes advantage of some features directly from Macs. For example, the Files application now supports NTFS-formatted devices.
Will iOS 15 and iPad 15 work with my iPhone and iPad?
All iPhones and iPod Touches that are already compatible with iOS 14, the version released in 2020, can initially benefit from the update to iOS 15. This is a preliminary list that may change between now and the system launch, although this is unlikely at this point.
- iPod Touch (7th generation)
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (second generation)
- iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X, XR, XS and XS Max
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro et 12 Pro Max
As for the supported iPads, here is the list:
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st to 5th generation)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (1st to 3rd generation)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad (5th to 8th generation)
- iPad Mini (fourth and fifth generation)
- iPad Air (2nd to 4th generation)