You can now install iOS 13 on your iPhone

Friday, 28 Jun, 2019

Earlier this month, at its annual developer conference, WWDC 2019, Apple announced new versions for all its operating systems, including iOS 13. If you'd like to try it you'll need to sign up at Apple's beta software program site.

Apple's customer service reps have told Rock that there's nothing that they can do to fix his problem, and technically speaking, from a support perspective, they're sadly correct. The point of beta testing is to find the bugs and squash them.

It's part of Apple's Beta Software Program, created to give regular users an advance look on upcoming releases, while also broadening the pool of people who might spot - and report - bugs. Once done, you should access beta.apple.com/profile from your iOS device. That's it, you're now running iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

What happens when you switch to dark mode? Do so, if you haven't already and continue. The new dark mode greatly complements the OLED displays found on iPhone X/iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and should be easier on the eyes when using your smartphone in darker environments (or at night). The iPhone will discover the iOS 13 public preview and will download it. There's better editing tools in the Photos app, for example, including handy editing features for video.

Press on Sign up to get started.

Catalina's advantages don't end there.

For macOS Catalina, meanwhile, it's mostly about the apps.

The flip side to all this new functionality is a whole host of new potential bugs to go with it. Apple makes no guarantees that its beta software won't be glitch-free. So a few years ago Apple chose to throw a spanner in those works by releasing a public beta of iOS 9. Since Apple TV purchases and data are stored in the cloud, there's no need to back up your Apple TV. This is, after all, software that just isn't finished.

Before you go ahead and try iOS 13 for the first time, you should make sure your device can handle the upgrade. Face ID should be faster to operate, too. Multi-window support has been improved, allowing you to control multiple apps on-screen at once.

Click Get Beta Updates to turn it off.

While Apple could also simply choose to ignore very minor version numbers in the future, the potential for unforeseen consequences means that its unlikely to take that approach.