How to Prepare for iOS 13 Beta for iPhone and iPad Right Now [Checklist]

iOS 13 beta is all set for release next month for iPhone and iPad. Here’s our complete checklist which you should follow right now.

It’s no dark secret that Apple is going to unveil iOS 13 next month in its opening WWDC keynote. There is a ton of stuff which we are expecting, such as a proper dark mode, far better features for iPad and whatnot. But, obviously, you’re reading this because you are an Apple enthusiast and you want to install iOS 13 beta on the first day when it comes out. And we will show you how you can start preparing for the software update right away so that everything goes as smoothly as possible for you come the big day.

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iOS 13 is on its way with new features that require third-party developer input. As such, the company is releasing developer betas so that software engineers can get a head start on making great software for you. iOS13 is very similar design like iOS12

This one is very, very important to consider at this point. Rumor has it that iOS 13 is going to drop support for several devices, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and iPhone SE. On the iPad front, you can expect the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 to bite the dust too. So if you have any of the aforementioned devices, then it’s best to consider an upgrade or choose a device at hand which lies in the ‘latest’ spectrum of devices. An iPhone 6s or up would suffice at this point.

How to make an archived backup of your iPhone or iPad

Before you begin, make sure you back up your iPhone or iPad. While the beta process is fairly straight forward, any time you make any significant change to your device you risk problems. And with your personal data, it’s always — always! — better to be safe than sorry. Even if you back up every night, you’ll want to make sure it’s absolutely up-to-date.

  1. Plug iPhone or iPad into your Mac or Windows PC.
  2. Launch iTunes.
  3. Click on the iPhone or iPad icon in the menu bar when it appears.
  4. Make sure backup is set to This Computer. (And enable Encrypted backup — it’s worth it!)
  5. Click on Back Up Now. (Click on Encrypt Backup and add a password — you want the security.)
  6. Back up Apps, if asked.
  7. Press Command, to open Preferences. (Or go to iTunes in the menu bar and click on Preferences.
  8. Click on the Devices tab.
  9. Control-click on your Backup and choose Archive.

Archiving will prevent your current backup from being overwritten by an iOS 13 backup in the future, should you want to revert for any reason.

What’s new in iOS 13?

A lot! iOS 13 comes with a number of new features, including new capabilities for ARKit, new features for Siri, and new device time management abilities that allow you to better control how you use your devices and do share this article to your friends.