Less than an hour after the end of the presentation, which took place as part of the first day of WWDC 2021, Apple released the first beta version of iOS 15. Traditionally, only owners of all compatible devices with developer accounts will be able to install it in the first place. Let’s figure out who belongs to them and how to get around the update restriction that Apple installed, if you are not a developer yourself and you do not have a corresponding account.
In terms of new features, iOS 15 is hardly a major update. The same iOS 14.5 was clearly more interesting in terms of the number of new features. However, it is possible that Apple simply did not have time to tell about all the innovations within the framework of the presentation, leaving their search and familiarization with the users themselves.
New features in iOS 15
For example, after the presentation, it became known about such chips as:
- Support for security updates;
- Support for web extensions for Safari;
- 2FA code generator built into iOS;
- Offline mode for quick Siri replies.
You can read more about the innovations in iOS 15, which Apple nevertheless announced at the official event, in the corresponding article. It describes in some detail all the functions that the company’s developers have prepared for the upcoming update. Although there are not many of them, it is nevertheless rather difficult to overestimate them.
Which devices will get iOS 15
All iPhone and iPad models that supported iOS 14 will be able to install iOS 15 and iPadOS 15:
- iPhone 12 (all series)
- iPhone 11 (all series)
- iPhone XS, XS Max, XR
- iPhone SE 2020
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s, 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPod Touch 7
- iPad Pro 2021 (all series)
- iPad Pro 2020 (all series)
- iPad Air 4
- iPad 2020
- iPad Pro 2018 (all series)
- iPad 2019
- iPad 2018
- iPad 2017
- iPad Air 3
- iPad mini 5
- iPad Air 2
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Pro 9.7″
- iPad Pro 12.9″ (1st & 2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5″
How to install the iOS 15 beta
Installing iOS 15 is pretty straightforward, even if you’re not a developer. Here’s how to do it:
- Save a backup just in case;
- Follow the link and download the beta profile;
- Go to “Settings” – “Profile loaded”;
- Confirm its installation and restart your iPhone;
- Go to “Software Update” and find iOS 15;
- Download the iOS 15 beta and confirm the installation.
Saving a backup copy, in this case, is a strictly mandatory procedure. The fact is that before you is the first beta version of iOS 15, which is unlikely to have a high level of stability. Therefore, it is highly likely that during the update or after you may encounter any problems. And in order not to lose all the data, it is better to save it to the cloud and then easily restore it.