Software upgrade from BETAs

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by PalacePlayers, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. PalacePlayers macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    So I was watching the keynote, and as many of you I couldn't wait for october 12th, and I went for the iOS 5 GM. I have an iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iMac 27".

    To get it I had to download the iOS 5 GM (obviously), iTunes 10.7 beta 9 and Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta (11C73) for iCloud to work properly with my Mac. I also downloaded the iWork for iOS beta 4 to make iCloud work with those apps.

    So loads of beta-stuff in here for a guy who is NOT an Apple Developer.

    My question is, since I'm not a developer, and these beta versions are download through megaupload and such, will my software still get updated automatically? I meam, will I recieve a message that Mac OS X 10.7.2 is ready from software update? Will my iTunes be updated when the official version is out next week?

    And since I installed the iWork for iOS via megaupload and then drag and drop to iTunes then sync iOS devices, will they be upgraded? I actually didn't even pay for Numbers since I didn't have a older version from earlier. The horror scenario would be me losing all my valuable documents in a attempt to get out of my BETA versions.

    So, bottom line is: am I still a part of Apples automatic software upgrade programme even though I am using a lot of BETAs and I'm not a developer. Especially worried about iWork for iOS since I have so many documents there.
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Umm, I'd be worried. Especially with Numbers.

    I would never install OSX Beta's but that's just me. So I'm not sure if it would prompt an update but I would imagine so.

    As for iTunes, that you can just re-download if it doesn't show up in Software Update.
  3. PalacePlayers thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    I see. Guess it's time to backup my Pages-files to my old iDisc then. Just to be on the safe side. How ironic.
  4. PalacePlayers thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
    Today I learned that if I go into the Purchased section of App Store, the iWork iOS apps appears as downloadable even though I have them on my iDevices. The other apps appears as installed if they are on my device. So when I pressed the download button, it downloaded the official version, without iCloud support, and overlayed the BETA. Luckily no document was lost during the process. So I guess all I have to do is to repeat this process on october 12th. (I installed the BETA versions back on again through iTunes)
  5. Ashwood11, Oct 6, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011

    Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    It would seem logical, as a non-developer, to just wait for the software to be officially released like the majority of us do.

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