How to Download the iOS 9.3 Beta to Your iPhone or iPad

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Ahead of new software releases for iOS devices, Apple provides early copies to both developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and refine features. Major updates often include exciting new additions that people are eager to try out right away, such as iOS 9.3's Night Shift Mode and all of its other new features.

If you want to get your hands on iOS 9.3 ahead of its prospective spring public launch date, there are two legitimate ways to do it: a developer license or a public beta invitation. We'll outline both ways to get iOS 9.3 below, plus we'll include some instructions on downgrading in case you run into bugs.

Both those who sign up for a developer license and those who test betas through Apple's public beta testing program should use caution when installing beta software. It's called a beta because it's unfinished, and there are often significant issues and problems that can prevent apps and features from working, especially in the early beta testing process.

iOS 9.3, though relatively stable, should not be installed on a main iOS device that's used on a daily basis. Testing should be done on an extra device that can be easily wiped should something go wrong.


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Ahead of new software releases for iOS devices, Apple provides early copies to both developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and refine features. Major updates often include exciting new additions that people are eager to try out right away, such as iOS 9.3's Night Shift Mode and all of its other new features.

If you want to get your hands on iOS 9.3 ahead of its prospective spring public launch date, there are two legitimate ways to do it: a developer license or a public beta invitation. We'll outline both ways to get iOS 9.3 below, plus we'll include some instructions on downgrading in case you run into bugs.

Both those who sign up for a developer license and those who test betas through Apple's public beta testing program should use caution when installing beta software. It's called a beta because it's unfinished, and there are often significant issues and problems that can prevent apps and features from working, especially in the early beta testing process.

iOS 9.3, though relatively stable, should not be installed on a main iOS device that's used on a daily basis. Testing should be done on an extra device that can be easily wiped should something go wrong.


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Done and done !!
 

Nuvi

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There is actually the third way of getting the beta and that is the closed beta testing.
 

sam.walker22

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So I've signed up to the beta program, but when I try download by pressing the 'download profile' button I get this error:

An error occurred while processing your request.

Reference #171.27623f17.1453925496.ea29761
I've tried signing in again, leaving beta and signing back up, resetting network settings on phone, clearing safari data and doing a hard reset??
 

JAK2015

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Unless you want to rely only on the Developer web Site for support, do not install beta software.
Calling Apple for support will often be denied, referring you to the Developer site.
 

joueboy

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I know they always put that disclaimer to install the beta on a separate device not on your main device. I've been installing beta on my main device since even before it was offered to the public beta. Never encountered a serious bug that makes your device unusable. Some minor bug is just little bit annoying but other than that life goes on. Besides iOS 9 feels like beta anyway so I'm installing my beta tester profile when I get home. Some 9.3 features is really promising and hoping to get some good night sleep tonight. Well see how that NightShift really helps and I hope it does.
 

Carlanga

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So I've signed up to the beta program, but when I try download by pressing the 'download profile' button I get this error:



I've tried signing in again, leaving beta and signing back up, resetting network settings on phone, clearing safari data and doing a hard reset??
Mine worked fine. I was part of the beta for Mac before hand. I just went to the iPhone side and choose to download the profile just now. It's currently downloading while I type this.

Unless you want to rely only on the Developer web Site for support, do not install beta software.
Calling Apple for support will often be denied, referring you to the Developer site.
I thought betas had full support lmao ;)
 

btrach144

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Seriously. I did it once. And reverting back is a huge pain if you keep your device on the betas and keep updating to each new beta version.
I'm using 9.3 public beta 2. Once 9.3 GM is released, I'll uninstall the public beta cert and won't have to uninstall/reinstall anything else.
 
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elmateo487

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I'm using 9.3 public beta 2. Once 9.3 GM is released, I'll uninstall the public beta cert and won't have to uninstall/reinstall anything else.
That's what I did. For 9.2. But somehow the profile was removed from my settings and I couldn't unregister the device without a full wipe. My best wishes that that doesn't happen to you.
 
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Ahead of new software releases for iOS devices, Apple provides early copies to both developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and refine features. Major updates often include exciting new additions that people are eager to try out right away, such as iOS 9.3's Night Shift Mode and all of its other new features.

If you want to get your hands on iOS 9.3 ahead of its prospective spring public launch date, there are two legitimate ways to do it: a developer license or a public beta invitation. We'll outline both ways to get iOS 9.3 below, plus we'll include some instructions on downgrading in case you run into bugs.

Both those who sign up for a developer license and those who test betas through Apple's public beta testing program should use caution when installing beta software. It's called a beta because it's unfinished, and there are often significant issues and problems that can prevent apps and features from working, especially in the early beta testing process.

iOS 9.3, though relatively stable, should not be installed on a main iOS device that's used on a daily basis. Testing should be done on an extra device that can be easily wiped should something go wrong.


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Article Link: How to Download the iOS 9.3 Beta to Your iPhone or iPad
[doublepost=1453929841][/doublepost]I've been on the public betas for a while now. It's cool. EverythingApplePro YouTube channel showed me how. It's easy. Never had any problems with the betas.
 

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If you aren't smart enough to figure out how to do it without this guide then you have no business running beta software.

Those that need a guide like this are the same people that complain when they have random bugs in a beta and can't understand why a BETA doesn't have the same stability or compatibility as a release version.
 

Klae17

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If you aren't smart enough to figure out how to do it without this guide then you have no business running beta software.

Those that need a guide like this are the same people that complain when they have random bugs in a beta and can't understand why a BETA doesn't have the same stability or compatibility as a release version.

The guide is helpful. And I forgot about the public beta program so I'm glad they posted it. I am smart enough (but am not going to be snooty about it) to do it without the guide, but having the items out step by step on my mac made it a breeze.
 

flyingember

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I'm using 9.3 public beta 2. Once 9.3 GM is released, I'll uninstall the public beta cert and won't have to uninstall/reinstall anything else.
That's not necessarily true

9.0 GM was followed by a slight update. It had the same version number but was a different build.
 

Zimmy68

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Unless you want to rely only on the Developer web Site for support, do not install beta software.
Calling Apple for support will often be denied, referring you to the Developer site.
First, what else would be expected?

But also... you called Apple Support about a beta issue?
Wow. I wish I had your chutzpah.
 

kingston73

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The instructions say that to archive a backup, right click on the backup and choose archive, but that doesn't work on a PC.

Does anyone know how to archive a backup on a PC? I've posted this to the apple community forum but have not received any replies.
I'd like to know this also, right clicking does nothing at all for me on win 10. I was all set to update to the beta until this, I don't want to update and find out I can't restore.
 

jetsam

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The instructions say that to archive a backup, right click on the backup and choose archive, but that doesn't work on a PC.

Does anyone know how to archive a backup on a PC? I've posted this to the apple community forum but have not received any replies.
On a PC, you'll have to do a manual archive, by saving a copy of the backup directory.
On Vista or newer, go to "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync" and make a copy of the "Backup" directory. For safety (or perhaps out of paranoia ;)) I'd put the copy into a different directory.

If you need to restore, delete the existing Backup directory, and copy over your archived copy.
 

blake.ande

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I've heard iOS 9.3.2 version is going to release to the public within next couple of weeks.
 
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