Apple releases first public beta of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17: who can install and how


Previously platforms were tested among developers

Apple has released the first beta versions of its new iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 mobile platforms. Thus, everyone can install and try out iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on their iPhones and iPads, without being tied to a developer account. 


Apple announced iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Until now, there has been testing of early builds among developers, in total three such versions have been released. 

Now you can test new platforms by simply signing up for the Apple Beta Software Program. The first public beta offers the same content as the third developer beta. Before installation, it is recommended to back up important information on your devices. 

After enrolling , installing a custom profile , and rebooting the device, program members can download iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 updates by opening the Settings app, going to General, and enabling the iOS 17 Public Beta option under Software Update. 

Apple releases first public beta of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17: who can install and how

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 are supported by the following Apple devices:

  • iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max;
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max;
  • iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max;
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max;
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max;
  • iPhone XR;
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation and above);
  • iPad Pro (2nd generation and later);
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later);
  • iPad (6th generation and later);
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later).
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