Apple introduced the Public Beta Software Program with the release of iOS 9. This was a change in the company’s stance as it provided the means to users along with developers to test and report the newly released iOS versions. You can use this feature to test new features and give feedbacks to Apple.
Enlisting in the public beta program is much easier as the only thing required from your part is installing the beta version of the software in your iOS device. This has several advantages for you as well, as it provides firsthand access to many of the new features developed by Apple. However, installing the beta version of the software in your device requires considering many aspects such as the stability of the operating system. Below is how to setup iOS 9 Public Beta in your iPad.
Enlisting your iPad in Beta Software Program
By installing the beta version of iOS 9.3 on your device, you will enter into a legal agreement with Apple. Before enlisting in this program, read the Beta Software agreement given on the website. It is recommended not to install the beta version, especially if your device is prone to frequent crashes and any other software issues.
Enrolling your iPad into the beta software program is the first step in installing iOS 9.3 public beta. This will provide you with access to the various updates, which will be notified via the Settings app in your device. Before installing your iPad with iOS beta version, you must first consider backing up the device.
Backing Up and Archiving Via iTunes
It is recommended to take a backup and archive of your device before installing iOS beta versions. This will enable you to restore the previous version of the iOS in your iPad. For this, make sure that the latest version of iTunes is installed on your computer. Then connect your iPad to the computer and open the iTunes program. Click on the Back Up Now option to backup the data on your device.
After this, archive the backup created by going to iTunes > Preferences > Devices. This will display the backups made. Press CTRL then select the Archive option if you are using a Mac. If you use a Windows computer, locate your backup, which can be found by going to Users > Username > AppData > Roaming > Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup. Copy the backup that you have made and save it to another location.
Downloading Profile and Updating
After the backup and archive are made in iTunes, go to beta.apple.com/profile to download the configuration profile into the device. Install them by carefully following the instructions displayed. When this is done, go to Settings > General > Software Update to install any of the available beta iOS software.