How to Download First Public Beta of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina

How to Download First Public Beta of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina

Today Apple released a first public beta for iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and its newly launched os for iPads iPadOS. Announcement of these three operating systems was made on company’s Annual Developer Conference earlier this month. After the announcement, many developer previews are public, and Apple now launched Public Beta so users could try out. Anyone who has public beta program joined can download and install these new Operating Systems on their iPhone, iPad and Mac Systems.

How to Download First Public Beta of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina

To Download iOS 13 public beta, you need to enrol in Apple beta program with your Apple ID, and Apple will send you an email including details for installation. You will then keep receiving the latest public beta updates into your devices.

The latest iOS 13 beta is available earlier than it was expected; it was supposed to be in public in July. It seems Apple is worked hard on its stable release to get it to roll out a week earlier. However, as it is the first public beta for the mentioned software, so there could be performance issues, bugs, and miserable battery life. Not just that, you may also have compatibility issues with few apps. If you are not an enthusiast who loves to try out new tech stuff; I’d suggest you wait for the stable release of iOS 13, iPadOS and MacOS. Meanwhile, I am downloading this software in devices to try them; so let’s see how far Apple is gone this time. Here’s how to download the latest public beta of new Operating System in your iPhone, iPad and Mac Systems.

HOW TO INSTALL THE MACOS CATALINA BETA

  • Head to Apple’s beta software portal
  • Click “Enroll Your Devices” at the top right corner of the webpage
  • Click “macOS,” the left-most option on the next page. This will reveal a reminder to make sure you have a Time Machine backup before proceeding.
  • Scroll down until you find a button that says “Download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility.” If you haven’t yet enrolled your Mac in the Beta Program, then click on it to download a .DMG file, which will enrol your computer. Otherwise, you can skip this step.
  • Lastly, head to “Software Update” from the System Preferences app to install the beta. It might not be available to you immediately. You’ll receive a notification once it is.

Devices that support macOS Catalina

  • MacBook (2015 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2012 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2012 and later)
  • Mac mini (2012 and later)
  • iMac (2012 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2013 and later)

HOW TO INSTALL THE IOS 13 BETA in iPhone

  • Head to Apple’s beta software portal from Safari (this process won’t work with Chrome or any other browser)
  • Click “Enroll Your Devices” at the top of the webpage (you may need to scroll horizontally to find it)
  • Click “iOS,” which is the middle option on the next page. Doing so will reveal a reminder to make sure that you’ve sent a backup of your phone’s content to your macOS computer, in case you need to revert to a previous state.
  • Scroll down until you find a button that says “Download profile,” then tap on it. This will bring up a warning that means the website is trying to download a configuration profile. Select “Allow.” You will get a pop-up window that means you can set the new pattern from the Settings app.
  • Open the Settings app. A new section called “Profile Downloaded” should be added near the top. Select it, and you’ll have access to the beta software download.

Devices that support iOS 13

  • iPhone XS, XS Max
  • iPhone X, XR
  • iPhone 8, 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7, 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S, 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod touch (seventh generation only)

HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE IPAD OS BETA

  • Head to Apple’s beta software portal from your iPad’s browser
  • Click “Enroll Your Devices” at the top of the webpage (you may need to scroll horizontally to find it)
  • Click “iPadOS,” which is the right-most option on the next page. Doing so will reveal a reminder to first make a backup on your macOS computer, in case you need to revert your OS to a previous state.
  • Scroll down until you find a button that says “Download profile,” then select it. This will bring up a warning that says the website is trying to download a configuration profile. Select “Allow.” You’ll get a pop-up window that says you can set the new profile from the Settings app.
  • Open the Settings app, and a new section called “Profile Downloaded” should be added near the top. Select it, and you should have access to the beta software download.

Devices that support iPadOS

  • iPad Pro (includes all 12.9-inch, 11-inch, 10.5-inch, and 9.7-inch models)
  • iPad (fifth generation and newer)
  • iPad mini (fourth generation and newer)
  • iPad Air (second generation and newer)