3 Reasons to Install the Developer Betas (And 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t)
Almost instantly, after the end of the Worldwide Developer's Conference, Apple released the developer betas for all the operating systems it announced.
This year, every software update looks incredible, and most of us can't wait to try it out for ourselves. Unfortunately, the developer beta isn't available for everyone. With that said, it doesn't mean you couldn't download it right away if you wanted to.
Regular folks like you or me can still find ways to access the developer beta and install it on our Apple devices. But that raises the question, should you do it? Spoiler alert: it would be best if you waited a little longer. However, if you decide to do it, you should always back up all your data before you even consider it.
Read on for the three reasons why you should consider installing the developer betas on your devices (and five reasons why you shouldn't).
? You Have a Device to Spare
This should be the first thing you consider. If you have an extra iPhone or iPad that supports iOS 16 or iPadOS 16, you can definitely give the developer betas a go.
That way, even if the beta doesn't work as planned—which is highly likely to happen—your main device will be safe. Not only that but that way, you can try every new feature out without many risks.
Keep in mind that even Appl suggests that you don't install beta updates on your main device, so take this into consideration before even trying it.
? You'll Get to Try All the New Features First
One of the biggest reasons people install iOS 16, or other developer beta updates is because of every awesome new feature that's coming.
Some of us just can't wait to try out the new Lock screen on iPhone or put Stage Manager on Mac to the test, and you could be one of the first people to try it out and even share it with the world. How cool would that be?
? You Can Get Ahead of the Competition
If you're a beginner software developer, you need all the help you can get, and installing the developer beta early can get you ahead of the pack in no time.
Whether it's to build your own apps or offer your clients the options to build their apps for iOS 16, getting to know the ins and outs of the developer betas might be a game-changer for you.
The same goes for aspiring content creators. If you want to make a video or write an article about what's great (or not so great) about the developer betas, this would be the perfect chance to do so. Granted, a lot of YouTube channels and websites already have access to the developer betas, but you can still create a lot of content around it.