How can I beta test?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by wildonrio, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    I want to beta test iOS 6 but I don't want to pay the $99 for a developer account. Can someone give me some ideas as to how I can do it?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
  3. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Wait a couple month (Sep/Oct) for Apple to release it to everyone.
  4. macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Learn how to use XCode and make an app to test on the platform? Or pay a hundred bucks to have an unstable OS to show off to your friends.
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    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
  6. macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Why would you do that? So you can tell your friends "hey look, I'm testing a new OS even though it's perfectly useless to test an unstable release without having app development reasons behind it"? Or maybe you think it's cool to have the latest thing? Or you really like pretending your life will become better with such a silly idea?
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    if you really, really want to do it, you'll want to follow these steps:

    1. Sign up for a dev account at $99/year. This lets you install the beta.
    2. Buy a 2nd iphone to run it on, because it's an unfinished, unstable piece of software and you really, REALLY don't want this on a phone you actually use and rely on.

    I'll run it on my 3GS and iPad 2 as I don't use them for anything other than testing. And only because I need to test apps with it.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2011
  9. macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    This. End this thread with this. Please just kill this thread now, cause by the end of the day we'll have a million threads along the lines of "Why does my phone keep crashing on iOS 6?" or "X app doesn't work well with iOS 6". It should also be noted that once you restore to the beta of iOS 6 you won't be able to downgrade back to 5.1.1.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    this is like last year when there were millions on top of millions of people asking to get signed up to test it. They even made it a rule where you couldnt ask because so many were
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2012
    I'm sure you will be able to downgrade. This was said with the 4/5 betas and both could downgrade. You should STILL only run on a non production device(don't put it on day to day devices) or at least don't submit app ratings that complain about your app not working with iOS 6 because no apps are ios 6 optimized yet.
  13. macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX

    maybe itll have some cool features he wants?

    either way i know when i had the ios 5 beta i didnt have any issues with it being unstable. only apps that didnt work were netflix and a skype.
  14. macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2007
    Not the point... and even still I'm sure you'd have to put it in DFU mode beforehand to try and curb any of the errors that can go on. These are the types of things that the majority of iOS users aren't familiar with. While I'm not gonna make a huge stink about it like many have done in the past when it comes to beta releases of anything, this seems like a huge case being the first on the block to have something... even if it's not completely stable.

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