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How to sign up for the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas

Roman Loyola | June 14, 2016
Not a developer? You can try out early versions of Apple newest operating systems when the betas are available in July.

Apple revealed a lot of new features from iOS 10 and macOS Sierra at Monday’s WWDC keynote. The final versions of each operating system won’t be available until the fall, and developers are the only folks who can try out them out right now.

But in July, Apple will release betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to the general public. If you’re game for running a beta operating system, you can get your hands on the software by joining the Apple Beta Software Program.

Since this is software that’s still being worked on, don’t be surprised if you encounter a few problems. This is where Apple needs your help; the betas include Apple’s Feedback Assistant app, where you can report problems to the company. Apple updates the betas the same way it updates final OS software, so you can keep checking for problems and give feedback.

Before installing a beta OS, always back up your data.

Go to the Apple Beta Software Program site and sign up.

 

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