Let8217;s get one thing out of the way first 8211; we DO NOT recommend you install a beta operating system on your main iPhone or iPad. With a public beta it is unlikely there will be any major issues, but there will still be bugs and you don8217;t want to discover there8217;s an issue with your phone when you rely on it.
If you8217;ve joined Apple8217;s free beta program previously, you8217;ll receive the updates as an over-the-air update.
With the iOS 13 public beta program, you can download and install iOS 13 to your iPhone, or iPod Touch yourself or iPadOS 13 on your iPad.
It doesn8217;t require a developers account or involve the hassle of registering your device’s UDID (a code that identifies your device). Apple8217;s iOS public betas, as well as subsequent updates, are automatically pushed to your device over the air.
- Back up your device (see this Apple support page)
- Visit the Apple Beta Program website and click the sign up button.
- Sign in with your Apple ID login.
- From there, read and accept Apple8217;s agreement.
- From your iOS device, visit beta.apple.com/profile.
- Download the iOS Beta Configuration Profile (follow the on-screen steps: tap the iOS tab, then tap Download Profile, and tap Install).
- You may need to enter your passcode and tap Restart to reboot your device.
- Once downloaded, go to General > Software Update in the Settings app on your device and wait for the iOS 13 public beta prompt to appear. Tap it to download and install the beta.
- iPadOS system requirements: Will the new iPad OS run on your iPad?
- iOS 13 system requirements: Will iOS 13 run on your iPhone or iPod touch?
Why? Because Apple wants to more laptop-like functions to iPad as it takes aim at the laptop market (yes, including itself bizarrely). There8217;s a new home screen and a way to handle multiple documents from the same app.