Apple rolled out the first public beta for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to test new software months before the release. In June, Apple unveiled iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will be available on compatible iPhones and iPads this fall, including updates to FaceTime, iMessage, Safari, and Wallet.
The reason behind the public beta is to provide the ability to the users to test an early version of the software and assist Apple in finding bugs or issues before the official release. The final version of iOS 15 will be released this fall.
Steps to Install the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Public Betas
The public beta can now be downloaded. However, ensure that this is pre-release software with bugs; therefore, it’s best to use the public beta version on a secondary iPhone or iPad.
- Visit Apple’s beta software site on your iPhone or iPad and sign up or sign in with your Apple account.
- Sign up by selecting “enroll your devices” and agreeing to Apple’s conditions.
- Select the software you want to try. If you have a spare iPad, you might also try out testing iPadOS 15.
- Select the “Download profile” option.
- Go to Settings, select the profile, and hit install.
- Your phone will restart automatically.
- Choose Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install from the drop-down menu.
List of compatible iPhones and iPads with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 public beta
Apple has provided a list of devices that will receive the latest update. It’s simple to check if your iPhone is compatible with iOS 15. You can download the public beta on your iPhone if it is running iOS 14.
If you have one of the mentioned iPhones or iPads, your device is compatible with iOS 15/iPadOS 15.
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone SE (2020)
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (first generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad Mini (5th generation)
iPad Mini 4
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Air 2
iPod Touch (7th generation)
Top elements of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15
Later this year, both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will be released, bringing a slew of new features to iPhones and iPads. iOS 15 allows users to join a FaceTime call from their iPhone, Android, or Windows device. Users can also use video conferencing to watch shows on Disney or other supported applications with the new FaceTime SharePlay feature.
Apple is adding Spatial Audio to FaceTime. Apple’s Messages app will design a “Shared With You” list that will track content shared across several apps within message conversation threads. The Weather app has a fresh look, and Maps has a lot more route information in cities.
The Photos app is also getting updated. Your iPhone will be able to recognize and tell you more about a specific animal, landmark, plant, or object. It will also enable the users to copy text from a whiteboard or a photograph. This feature is similar to that of Google Lens.
For the time being, on iPhone, Safari will see the search bar moving to the bottom of the page. Apple’s iPadOS 15, the most recent version of its operating system for the iPad, adds widgets to the home screen and improves multitasking.