While many of us install iOS public betas just to use all of the new features before the official launch, Apple's Beta Program is intended to help them discover and fix issues with the new operating system. Putting it in the public's hands is a powerful tool to help identify issues. If you have installed the public beta (if you haven't here's how) and are noticing bugs that should be reported, or just want to make suggestions, there is a Feedback app that will allow you to do so. Here's how to use it:
Beta Software Program
The first iOS 10 public beta has arrived. Anyone enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program can now download and install the latest and greatest version of iOS to test out on their devices. The release comes hot on the heels of iOS 10 beta 2, which was recently seeded to developers. Alongside iOS 10, Apple has launched the public beta of macOS Sierra.
Apple will launch a public beta of iOS 10 starting in July. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users interested in giving iOS 10 a try before the official release this fall can join the Apple Beta Software Program.
To get the iOS 10 beta navigate to https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ and sign up.
Apple released its first iOS 9.3 beta to developers in mid January, and it became available to the general public shortly after. The upgrade packs quite a bit more than the typical minor release, including Night Shift which, like f.lux, shifts your display colors to the warmer end of the spectrum at night.
Participation in the Apple Beta Software Program is voluntary, and does not cost any money. Apple also offers no compensation to users for feedback regarding pre-release software installations.
An Apple ID is required to join the Apple Beta Software Program, however creating an Apple ID does not require payment.