As is tradition, every year at WWDC, Apple unveils its newest software to its developers and the public. WWDC 2021 was no different. During the keynotes on the first day, Apple showed off the newest iPhone operating system, iOS 15.
iOS 15 will officially be available in the fall. For those eager to try out the new features, the Apple Beta Software Program can help.
Apple typically releases its beta software to developers on the first day of WWDC. The public beta usually follows in a week or two.
Normally you will want to caution against putting a beta operating system on your main daily driver. However, Apple’s iOS betas in the last couple of years have been quite stable.
To access the iOS 15 public beta, first sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program.
Installing iOS 15 Public Beta
- Once you’ve signed up, open the Apple Beta Software Program page on your iPhone to enroll the device. iOS 15 supports iPhone 6s and newer models including iPhone SE both generations.
- The enrollment process will first ask you to archive a backup of your device.
- You will then download and install a configuration profile. Your device will restart once the profile installation finishes.
- Finally, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to install any available beta software.