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Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today

Two days after releasing the second developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for testing, Apple today is launching its public beta program for the forthcoming updates, allowing a broader cross section of users to test out the new features and report bugs to Apple (via The Verge and CNET).

Update: Public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are now available.

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Users interested in testing out iOS 10 and macOS Sierra should visit Apple's Beta Software Program website for more details and to register for the program. There is no charge for participating in the public beta program, but Apple strongly recommends users install the betas on secondary devices as bugs and other issues can cause problems for users during the testing process.


As the public beta marks the first opportunity for many users to try out the new operating systems, make sure to check out our iOS 10 and macOS Sierra roundups for summaries of the changes and new features and discuss with others in our iOS 10 and macOS Sierra forums. Also make sure to check out our video overviews of individual features to see what's new:

- WWDC 2016 Overview in Seven Minutes
- iOS 10's Overhauled Lockscreen
- The New iOS 10 Photos App
- The New iOS 10 Messages App
- See What It's Like Using Siri on a Mac in macOS Sierra
- iOS 10 Hidden Features
- iOS 10's Redesigned Apple Music Experience
- 3D Touch in iOS 10
- The New Home App for Controlling HomeKit Devices
- iOS 10's Revamped News App
- Hands-On With Apple's Redesigned Maps App in iOS 10



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40 months ago
Bring on all those that don't understand what "beta" means and begin complaining when it doesn't function as properly as the final public release.
Rating: 31 Votes
40 months ago
For the 1800th time, Apple doesn't put out WatchOS public betas!
Rating: 17 Votes
40 months ago
Unwise in my opinion.

Beta 2 is not ready for the masses.
Rating: 12 Votes
40 months ago
learned my lesson from the last time I signed up for this... never again.
Rating: 11 Votes
40 months ago
WARNING: If you plan to install this on any device (primary or secondary) ensure that Two-Factor authentication is DISABLED and for the mean time use Two-Step authentication as some users are reporting that they have been locked out of their Apple account and Apple themselves can do nothing about it.

The security methods above are different and NOT the same!

LINK: http://9to5mac.com/2016/07/07/ios-10-beta-2-apple-id-locked/
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago
I guess I shall wait till September for the official release, no rush. :)

Watch OS 3 was the only one I truly desired right away!
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago
All these people trying to install it already...what part of WILL BE RELEASED reads as HAS BEEN RELEASED to you people?
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago

WOW... I dont think iOS 10 Beta 2 is ready for public testing... Its going to be a nice upgrade but when facebook crashes pretty consistently and it seems like battery life is taking a hit. Im guessing the average "public" tester isnt going to handle that very well. Im not complaining its a beta its all part of the process. But I know friends who would try this beta because its public beta. Must be good enough... Im thinking they should wait for beta 4.


I'd call that a feature.
Rating: 5 Votes
40 months ago
The real question we need answered is if Pokémon Go is compatible with iOS 10 or not. I'm running the latest PB 9.3.3 and it works fine, but if I have to choose between the two, it is Pokémon FTW.
Rating: 5 Votes
40 months ago
so tempted!
Rating: 4 Votes

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