A few years ago Apple surprised us with iPadOS, an operating system exclusively designed for iPad, since, as you may well remember, previously the iPad made use of iOS, the same operating system that gives life to the iPhone.
At the last Apple developer event, WWDC in 2021, we were able to learn about the news of the new version of this operating system, that is, iPadOS 15. If you wish, you can also read all the news that you will see on your iPad thanks to iPadOS 15.
Want to try what’s new in iPadOS 15? As you may well know, the official version is not yet available (it won’t be until next fall). However, there are beta versions, that is, trial versions, thanks to which you can start using the new operating system.
It is important to note that these trial versions are not perfect. In fact, they exist to be able to detect bugs and errors before releasing the official version to the public.
There are also two beta versions: the first is launched exclusively for developers and developers, and the second, the public beta version, usually arrives a few weeks later.
When will the beta version of iPadOS 15 be available?
The answer to this question is it depends. It depends on which of the two you refer to: the one intended for developers, or the one that Apple makes available to anyone (as long as it is part of the Apple Beta Software Program.
In its announcement on June 7, Apple confirmed that the developer version of iPadOS 15 was going to be available on the same day (the fifth version has arrived this August 10). For the first public beta version, we will still have to wait a few days. And for the official version, until autumn.
Risks of installing an iPadOS beta version
Now, before you get down to work and install the new beta version on your iPad, you have to keep in mind the risks of installing a non-final version of the operating system.
For one thing, if you don’t install iPadOS beta correctly, you could damage your device. On the other hand, when you agree to join the public beta program, you agree to install a buggy version and bugs, which you must report so that Apple can fix them in the official version.
It is important that before carrying out this process you make a backup copy of everything you have stored on your iPad. In this way, you can recover everything in case the beta version installation does not go well.
And the last thing: despite all the risks, we are aware that a true fan of Apple and technology will enjoy testing the version of a new operating system before anyone else, even if it has bugs. So if you want to move on, read on to find out how you can install iPadOS beta on your iPad.
Steps to install iPadOS 15 beta on your iPad
As we have explained above, there are two beta versions, one of them is designed exclusively for developers and the other is a public beta version for anyone who wants to try it. We tell you how to install both versions.
How to install iPadOS beta for developers
The first thing you will have to do is be a developer or developer. To do this, you will have to join Apple’s developer program. You can do it through this link. Keep in mind that it is not free, you will have to pay approximately 85 euros for a year of subscription.
Then you will have to go to this link and enter your Apple ID to access the download page. You may need to register the UDID of the device on which you are installing the beta version, as well as select the exact model of the device.
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You will have to choose the appropriate file for iPadOS 15, download it and unzip it on a computer or Mac. Connect the device to the computer and open iTunes to start the installation process. Select the .IPSW file.
How to install iPadOS public beta
The iPadOS public beta version is not yet available. By the time it is this July, you’ll have to go to this link and click on the ‘Enroll’ button. Then log into ‘Beta software program’.
You will need to register your Apple device with iPadOS. From that same device, go to beta.apple.com/profile and Download and install the configuration profile. The beta version will be available in ‘Settings’, under’ General ‘in’ Updates to software‘.