A matter of a few hours ago, against all the rumors, Apple released iOS 7 Beta 4. It was thought that, due to the recent security breach and the closure of the Development Center, that it would be delayed for some time, with the possibility that it would push back the public release in September. However, it looks as though Apple is doing everything in their power to keep things on as tight a schedule as they can. You can read iOS 7 beta 4 features to know more .
If you are a registered developer you will be able to update in the normal manner of OTA (Over The Air) Update . However, if you are not a developer and you still want the beta you will have to download the IPSW first and then update using iTunes. If this is your first Beta please be aware that, one downloaded you cannot restore back and you will lose any jailbreak that is on your device.
First Method – OTA
- Switch on your device and open your Settings
- Navigate to General
- Select Software Update
- As soon your device locates the new beta download it will display a message
- Choose Download and Install
- When it has finished your device will restart on the
Method 2 – IPSW using iTunes
- Download the IPSW for iOS 7 Beta 4
- Make sure your device is connected to your PC and then launch iTunes.
- Select your device from the list
- Hold the SHIFT key and click Update simultaneously
- Point to the iOS 7 beta 4 IPSW you downloaded and let iTunes restore your device to the new firmware. Your iOS device will restart and take few minutes , around 15 or so and boot up in iOS 7 beta 4 . Activate your phone and use .
Following on from several tweets from non-developers who complained about how slow iOS 7 was and how bad it is for the battery – beta versions are full of glitches and bugs and are not optimized for speed, nor for battery life or graphics performance. They are meant for developers to test out and discover the problems, so that Apple can produce the fixes, in the shape of the next beta version. They are not meant for the general public to get their hands on before the firmware is fully optimized and ready for the public release. Download is entirely at your own risk.