Should I install iOS beta on my iPhone?


iPhone are solid smartphones that receive software updates for many years. Apple tries to bring as many new features and security fixes to its older phones as possible. As a result, many users don’t often feel the need to upgrade to newer iPhones. This is because major software updates can refresh the look and experience of an older device. It feels like we’ve upgraded to a new model, even though the hardware is still the same. This makes it tempting to install beta versions of iOS, especially given how simple the process is. With betas, users can quickly try out new features. The cost is an unstable experience and bugs that vary in severity. So is giving up that stability worth it? Should you install beta versions of iOS on your iPhone? Here’s what you need to know.

Generally speaking, iOS betas tend to be more stable than Android betas. So if you’ve survived living with the latter, it’s safe to assume you won’t experience any major issues with the former. The great thing about iPhones is that you can easily roll back to a stable version if the beta is too buggy for your liking. So, unlike the Apple Watch, you’re not stuck with very limited options.

Still, it’s probably a bad idea to install an early beta of an upcoming iOS release on your daily driver. Some banking apps might stop working, not to mention that major phone features might break down. So if you depend on your phone on a daily basis, expect inconveniences and obstacles here and there.

Personally, I have never encountered intolerable glitches that forced me to back down. I’ve been running all beta versions of iOS for years now, and it’s certainly doable. However, different people have different standards and expectations when it comes to these issues. Some people might disagree with some of the bugs I ignore and vice versa. Ultimately, if you know what you’re doing, there’s no harm in trying the beta route.

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Are you going to install the beta version of iOS? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below.


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