As of this week, the public betas of macOS 14 Sonoma, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, watchOS 10 and HomePod Software 17 are available. If you want to equip your own devices with such a pre-version before the official upgrade of the operating system, you should rely on Apple's Info page on the topic inform. There you can register for the beta program or log in with your account. Once this is done and your device is linked, you should update to the current one Beta version find in settings.
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Don't forget: Make a backup of the current system beforehand
Before you install a beta version, you should make a copy of the system you are currently using, your files and the installed apps. This works on a Mac, for example. B. via Time Machine. You can create, manage and restore iPhone and iPad backups on a Mac or PC. So if something goes wrong when trying out the new beta version or if a function you absolutely need is missing, you can quickly return to the previous system with all your files, programs and settings thanks to the backup.
Install a beta version of an Apple operating system
How to keep your current macOS version on the Mac and the Sonoma Beta parallel to it installed on a new APFS volume, I have already shown you this using the developer beta: Install macOS Sonoma Beta (side by side with existing system). Unlike in mid-June, in System Settings -> General -> Software update under macOS is coming given the option to install Sonoma's developer or public beta.
Even when using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Co. you have to register first if you want to install a beta version and always receive the latest edition as an update. This can be done on the Apple info page mentioned at the beginning. If you have stored your Apple ID there for the beta test, you can use it on devices that you use with this Apple ID at Settings -> General -> software update find the corresponding beta update.
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