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.
Beta Software Program
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.
Once installed, public beta versions of iOS and OS X have a built-in Feedback Assistant app. The Feedback Assistant can be found on the iOS home screen. Simply open the app and follow the instructions to submit comments directly to Apple.