Apple unveiled the first developer preview of iOS 10 during the WWDC 2016 event. After recently following it up with a second developer preview, the iPhone maker has finally unveiled the first public beta of the 10th version of iOS.
What this means is that iOS 10 can now be downloaded onto any iPhone or iPad, but keep in mind that the version is still unstable. Apple has a beta program that allows users to take part in testing unreleased software. This is what you should sign up for if you wish to try out this beta OS before its final release this coming fall. Signing up for the same beta program will also enable you to access the public beta version of macOS Sierra for your Mac.
Unlike iOS 10 developer preview which is only available to those who are members of Apple Developer Program, the latest release can be accessed by anyone who has a compatible device.
iOS 10 public beta is unstable
Being a beta version, just like any other, iOS 10 public beta is not yet stable. You will possibly come across bugs and errors that might at times rethink about your choice. Be informed that this is normal with any beta software. With this in mind, it is not recommended to install the new iOS 10 beta on a device that you use on a day-to-day basis. Instead, you can install it on an iPhone or iPad that you don’t use regularly.
While some might already be scared with the fact that iOS 10 public beta is unstable, enthusiasts will enjoy having an early look at this OS. In addition to being able to provide Apple with some needed feedback with respect to what changes, improvements or tweaks you would like to see implemented, users will also be able to come across some really new features.
The most notable one, perhaps, is the change made to iMessage app. From now henceforth, those using iOS 10 will be able to see emoji suggestions, send animations, handwritten notes as well as invisible messages. With the latter case, it is where a received message can only be visible when tapped, otherwise, it remains invisible. The updated iMessage also supports rich links where users can now view photos and videos right from the app.