The latest versions of Apple’s new operating system for the iPhone and Mac are available to download today – if you are prepared to put up with possible bugs and the occasional glitch.
After months of developer testing, iOS 10, the latest version of its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad is now available for anyone to try out.
However, it hasn’t officially been released yet and the current version is only through Apple’s beta program so there will probably be plenty of bugs and other glitches which will need to be ironed out but it is released later this year.
iOS 10 is said to be a complete overhaul of Apple’s mobile operating system and brings with it a host of new features and major changes to the Messages app including new emojis.
The Music app is also being redesigned with a bold new look and more simplified menus which are said to be easier to use.
Follow the steps below if you want to download iOS 10.
Be warned though, the beta version is likely to be full of bugs so some users may just be better waiting until the official version is released.
- First of all, you should back up all the data on your phone. You can do this by connecting your iPhone or iPad to your computer opening iTunes and running a backup.
- Next you will need to register with Apple’s Beta Software Program.
- Using the Safari browser on your iPhone visit beta.apple.com/profile and follow the on screen instructions
- Restart your device when prompted, then go to Settings > General > Software Update
- You should now see an option to download the beta version of iOS 10
Apple has also released the beta version of its new operating system for Mac and MacBook called MacOS Sierra.
The highlight is that Apple brings its virtual assistant Siri to desktop for the first time. There are also improvements to iCloud syncing meaning it will be easier to share files across multiple devices.
Users are also given more options to optimise disk space which should be very beneficial for those with smaller hard drives.
However, before downloading the beta version of Sierra, Apple warns that some applications and services may not work properly and advises that people only install it on a secondary machine and take full back before they do.
Jonathan is our Google Nexus and Android enthusiast. He is also fanatical about football which makes it all the more strange that he should support Stockport County. In addition to writing about tech, Jonathan has a passion for fitness and nutrition and has previously written for one the UK’s leading watch and horology websites.