Excited about the new iOS 10 beta download? We’re looking forward to seeing all iOS has to offer.
The new lock-screen feature allows you to interact with your device even without unlocking it, and automatically displays the time when you pick up your phone (an update taken from the Apple iWatch). You can now wake up in a better mood, as expansions to the Clock app allow several different Bedtime Sounds options, including Early Riser, Birdsong, and Droplets. Additions to your Voicemail feature include an automatic transcription, meaning you can check your messages even when in a business meeting. One new app even allows your phone to keep track of where you parked your car!
But you may want to hold off before you download iOS 10 Beta. While downloading a beta version allows you early access, it also has the downside of possibly hurting your mobile device. Because betas aren’t fully tested, they come with bugs or other problems, and removing the beta from your device could be a hassle.
According to The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern, you have to delete the beta from your phone and then restore a backup of your phone from iTunes. In addition, beta versions are often unstable, can crash unexpectedly, or keep your phone from working. In addition, not all apps are compatible with the new version. New Pokémon GO users won’t be able to access the special “AR mode,” hindering the augmented reality feature of the game. Other users of the beta have complained of being locked out of their Apple account due to security reasons, with Apple Support claiming it might take a few days to get your new password.
However, Apple welcomes advice from beta testers, as feedback can help the company improve for the planned September release. If you do, we suggest downloading the beta on an older model. The beta is downloadable on the following devices: iPhone 6, 6S, SE, 5s, 5c, 5, iPad 4 and over, and the iPod touch 6-generation. Find out more about the download here.
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