iPadOS 15 is coming with new refinements and features that will need to be tested thoroughly before the software is released to the public in the fall. While there is normally a developer beta, Apple also wants regular users to test things out before it’s released to the masses.
Are you one of those users who likes to take some risks and get the latest and greatest before it reaches the general public? Here’s how to get set up with the iPadOS 15 public beta on your best iPad (make sure to check device compatibility first).
What’s new in iPadOS 15?
July 16, 2021: Apple launches updated version of iOS 15 public beta 2
Apple has released an updated version of the second public beta of iPadOS 15. Even if you already have the first version of this beta installed, you can download this as an over-the-air update just like any other beta version.
How to make an archived backup of your iPad
Before you get the beta, you’ll want to make sure that your iPad is backed up. Downloading and installing the beta is a straightforward process, but it’s not without risk. Since your iPad probably has all of your personal data, you should always — always! — make a backup, just in case. And yes, even if you do an automatic backup every night, you’ll still want to make another one right before putting the beta on to make sure everything is up-to-date.
- Connect your device to your Mac using the cable it came with.
- Launch a Finder window.
- Select your connected device under Locations in the sidebar of the Finder window.
- Click Pair to pair the device to your Mac.
- Tap Trust on the device to confirm that you want to pair it.
- Enter your passcode on your device.
- If you don’t already have a backup on your Mac, click Back Up Now to make a backup.
- Click Manage Backups after you’ve made a recent backup.
- Right or Control click on your device backup.
- Click Archive.
- Click OK.
Archiving will prevent your current backup from being overwritten by an iPadOS 15 backup in the future, should you want to revert for any reason.
How to register your account for the iPadOS 15 public beta
If you’ve already joined an Apple public beta in the past, you shouldn’t need to register again for iPadOS 15 — just sign in with the same Apple ID. If you’ve never joined a public beta before, you’ll start by signing up with your Apple ID. ReadMore
Source : imore