Should I download IOS 15 public beta?
As always, we never recommend downloading a beta version of any software on your primary device due to bugs. In the case of iOS 15, you should only download this public beta if you have a second iPhone that you can use for testing -- not on your main phone. CNETApple's iOS 15 beta is here, but watch out for these bugs
Been testing out the new iPhone and iPad betas? If, for whatever reason, you’re ready to head back to the stable releases, read along for all the details on how to downgrade from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14.
Whether you took the risk to install the iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 beta on your primary iPhone or iPad or you just don’t need to keep testing out the in-progress software on a particular device, it’s relatively easy to downgrade back to iOS 14.
Below, we’ll look at how to immediately downgrade from iOS 15 beta.
If you want to immediately downgrade from the iOS 15 beta, you’ll need to erase and restore your iPhone or iPad. With this option, you won’t be able to restore from a backup done on iOS 15 when going back to iOS 14. But naturally, you can restore from a previous iOS 14 backup.
Luckily, with iCloud saving a lot of data for most apps, that isn’t as much of a hassle as it used to be.
Alternatively, you can head to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management > iOS 15 Beta Profile > Remove Profile. But keep in mind that won’t downgrade you to iOS 14.
After the software restore has completed, you can restore a backup from iOS 14 with your Mac/PC or iCloud (or set up your iPhone or iPad as a new device).
Here’s how this looks on iPhone and a Mac:
Read more about how to downgrade from iOS 15 beta in Apple’s support document here.
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iOS is Apple's mobile operating system that runs on iPhone and iPod touch. Historically, Apple releases a new iOS version once a year, the current version is iOS 13.
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WatchOS 8 is expected to get a full, stable release this fall. It brings a handful of new features, including more workout types in the Fitness app, a new Mindfulness app, a watchface that works with Portrait Mode photos taken on an iPhone, as well as improved weather and smart home apps, among other things. It’s compatible with the Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, and SE Apple Watch models.
Before we go through how to install the beta, there are some important things you should know:
If those don’t scare you away, here’s how to install the watchOS 8 beta on an Apple Watch:
Once the beta software is installed, the watch will reboot itself and you’ll be all set to use it. In our experience, some complications and third-party apps did not function until they were opened manually on the watch or the watch was rebooted a second time.
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02 July, 2021 - 10:42pm