How to Download iOS 7

A little over 2 weeks ago iOS 7 was previewed to the world, followed by the first Beta version for developers to look at. Yesterday Apple released iOS 7 Beta 2 for the iPhone and the iPad to registered developers. There are 3 ways of downloading the Beta onto these supported devices:

Method 1 : OTA 

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This is the most straightforward way of upgrading your device however it does tend to have an effect on jailbreaking.  This shouldn’t make any difference at this stage though as there will be no jailbreak until the public release of iOS 7. To download in this manner:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Software Update
  4. Tap to download the update

Method 2 : iTunes Update

This is the second most popular way of updating your device:

  1. Launch iTunes from your desktop
  2. Make sure your iPhone or iPad is connected to your PC
  3. A list of devices will appear on the left of your screen, locate and select your one
  4. Click on Navigation menu, select Help > Check for Updates iphone-5-itunes-update-search
  5. iTunes will download and install the iOS Beta 2 update

Method 3 : iOS 7 IPSW

  1. Download iOS 7 Beta 2 IPSW for your specific device
  2. Connect your device to your PC and open up iTunes
  3. Select your device from the list that will appear on the screen
  4. Hold down the SHIFT key (OPTION for Mac users) and click on Update on the iTunes screen simultaneously itunes-updates-iOS-7
  5. Point to the IPSW you downloaded previously
  6. iTunes will update your iPhone or iPad with the selected IPSW




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