iOS 10 Beta 7 Released for Testing
Apple has released yet another beta release of iOS 10. The new build arrives as Developer Beta 7 and iOS 10 Public Beta 6, and as usual is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices which support the iOS 10 release.
Users running an existing beta version of iOS can update to the latest iOS 10 beta 7 / public beta 6 release by going to the Settings app and choosing “Software Update”. The Over the Air delta update is rather small and should install quickly.
Anyone can choose to install the public beta version of iOS 10, but the experience is buggier and less stable than a typical final release and is thus not recommended for primary devices or novice users. Downgrading from iOS 10 is possible, but most users are better off keeping on the stable iOS 9 release cycle until later in the year when the completed version is widely available for all users.
It is not known when exactly the final version of iOS 10 will be released, but Apple typically goes through a variety of beta builds before pushing the last version to the general public. iOS 10 is scheduled for release sometime this fall, likely alongside the release of new iPhone models.
Whether or not we’ll see a new beta build of macOS Sierra, tvOS, or watchOS today alongside the latest iOS 10 beta remains to be seen. Apple has kept on a fairly reliable schedule with beta system software updates this season, unveiling new builds for each Apple OS concurrently.