Apple releases betas of its next operating system developer for the next generation for testing.

iOS 17
Last updated 9 hours agoApple is now testing its third round current-gen betas. This includes new builds of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, watchOS 10, macOS Sonoma and visionOS 1.3. Apple’s beta testers can download the latest builds via the Apple Developer Center or by updating their iPhones and iPads that are already running the betas through the Settings app. The public beta versions are usually released shortly after the developer versions. The second round of current-gen betas was released on July 1, while the first-gen betas came out on June 17th. The new build numbers for iOS 17.6 and iPadOS beta 3 are: 21G5066d
macOS 14.6 beta 3 – 23G5066c
macOS 13.6.8 Release Candidate 3 – 22G813
macOS 12.7.6 Release Candidate 3 – 21H1313
tvOS 17.6 beta 3 – 21M5059b
visionOS 1.3 beta 3 21O5761a
Apple is running two beta testing cycles at the same time. Apple is testing the fall builds as well, including iOS 18, iPadOS 18, WatchOS 11, tvOS 18 and macOS Sequoia. Subscribe to AppleInsider YouTubeThis late in the lifecycle of a product, it’s unlikely that major feature changes will occur, as they will be focused on the next-gen version. AppleInsider recommends that users do not install beta or RC versions of software or test operating systems on “mission critical” or primary devices. There is a small chance that data could be lost. Instead, testers should use secondary or non essential hardware and make sure they have enough backups of critical data. You can find any changes in these new builds. Contact us via Twitter @AppleInsider, @Andrew_OSU or by emailing Andrew at [emailprotected].


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