Apple has released the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 public betas, allowing iPhone and iPad users to sample the new features revealed at WWDC in June. Since the WWDC 2021, there has been a wave of excitement among users, though there is still time before the official rollout of the next OS, those eager can try early versions of these new features can check them out starting today.
The first public beta version of watchOS 8 for the Apple Watch is also part of today’s release schedule ahead of this autumn’s releases. The tvOS 15 beta is also available today. Apple has warned the users that the update is beta and not fully stable right now. Those wishing to download the update will need to registered for the Public Beta Program and install profiles on their devices before they can download and install the operating systems. From there, they’ll have access to regular beta versions throughout the summer.
It is highly recommended that users don’t install the beta versions on their primary devices, since many of the features and apps will be incomplete or experiencing teething problems. However, if doing so on your primary iPhone, you should back it up first.
iOS 15 will be compatible with iPhone 6S and later (including both generations of the iPhone SE), as well as the 7th-generation iPod Touch. To test the watchOS 8, you will also need an Apple Watch Series 3, 4, 5, or 6 running the iOS 15 beta.
While your devices are tried out the beta program, you’ll get updates automatically when they’re available. In the event that you’ve messed with the review and choose you’ve had enough, you can return to the older version by simply unenrolling.
Apple is indeed focusing on compatibility with the current year’s updates, ensuring that even devices older than half a decade will be able to work on with the new update. All final versions of the OS will arrive in autumn, likely in October close to new iPhones and the Apple Watch Series 7.