iOS 7 Beta 3 Download is Now Available

Jul 8, 2013 - Leave a Comment

The third beta of iOS 7 has been released by Apple for supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. The beta arrives as build 11A4414e and is expected to include many bug fixes and improvements, as it further pushes iOS 7 to it’s anticipated public release later this year.

iOS 7 Beta 3

Download iOS 7 Beta 3 from OTA

Those running iOS 7 beta 2 can download the new beta directly from Over-The-Air updates:

  • From Settings, visit “General” then go to “Software Update” to find the new version

Tapping “Download and Install” begins the update process. OTA update remains the easiest way to get the latest beta versions of iOS 7, as the update arrives in delta format making it a smaller download that is then installed directly on the device.

Installing through Software Update can sometimes hang for a while on the “Preparing Update…” stage, so don’t be surprised if it takes much longer to prepare the update than it does to download. The iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will reboot itself when the update is completed.

iOS 7 Beta 3 Direct Download Links for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Users who are interested in performing a clean install of iOS 7 beta 3 can download firmware contained on a disk image for compatible devices directly from Apple’s Developer Center (dev login required), then use the IPSW to update directly from iTunes:

iOS 7 beta 3

iOS 7 beta software is intended for use on developer devices and not for everyday usage. Nonetheless, if you wish to experiment with the beta, it remains very simple to downgrade from the beta back to stable iOS 6 builds in the event it’s needed.

Alongside the iOS 7b3 is a new development release of Xcode 5, versioned as Developer Preview 3, which is also accessible from Apple’s developer portal. An update to OS X Mavericks is expected to arrive shortly.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

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