iOS 7 is now 2 months old. Our first look at it came on 10th June when Apple revealed the newly designed firmware during their WWDC keynote speech. Since then they have regularly seeded betas out to developers for testing, each one fixing a number of bugs and including new features. We are currently on iOS 7 beta 5, one of the smallest betas due to the fact that there are few new features to add in.
Image : iOS 7 beta 6 upcoming release
Mostly the betas are about fixing issues and refining the firmware for public use now, although beta 5 has kicked up its own fair share of problems. However, it is expected that beta 6 will be released somewhere between 19th and 26th August and this will probably be followed by the Gold Master version – the final one before public release, which is expected mid to late September. If you have not yet downloaded any of the iOS 7 betas yet, here’s how .
First Method: IPSW
- Download the iOS 7 beta you want to install – these must be downloaded in order [provided they have not expired by the time you downloaded it] :
- Connect your device and computer together and open iTunes
- Go to Device Summary
- Hold SHIFT (Option for Mac) Key and click on UPDATE on iTunes at the same time
- Point to the IPSW you downloaded and iTunes will update your device accordingly
Second Method: OTA
- Open Settings on your device
- Tap on General > Software Update
- Tap on Download and Install on the pop-up that will appear
- Your device will be updated to the latest firmware beta
Third Method: Unofficial
This is for those who are not registered developers but you download at your own risk. If you are faced with an Activation Error, follow this guide.
- Download from these unofficial links:
Follow the guide for method 2 above.