iPadOS 17 Beta 3 Download Available Now

Jul 5, 2023 - Leave a Comment

iPadOS 17 beta 3 is available to download and install now

Apple has released iPadOS 17 beta 3 to download for all users participating in the developer beta testing programs for iPad system software.

Separately, Apple has also released iOS 17 beta 3 for iPhone, MacOS Sonoma beta 3 for Mac, along with beta updates to tvOS 17 beta and watchOS 10 beta.

Any user can install iPadOS 17 beta on iPad now if they are interested in doing so by enrolling in the free Apple developer beta program. A public beta is expected to debut soon as well.

iPadOS 17 features a customizable Lock Screen, updates to Stage Manager, Health app for iPad, interactive widgets on the Home Screen, NameDrop contact exchange feature, FaceTime Video Voicemail, Safari Profiles, and many other small features and changes.

How to Download iPadOS 17 Beta 3

Downloading the latest beta update is just a matter of going to Settings on a device that is already enrolled and running in the beta program. If you would like to learn more about installing iPadOS 17 beta, go here.

  1. Open the “Settings” app on iPad
  2. Go to “General”, and then go to “Software Update”
  3. Choose “Download and Install” for iPadOS 17 Beta 3

How to install iPadOS 17 developer beta on iPad

As usual, the iPad will restart to complete installation.

Beta system software is much buggier and less stable than final versions of system software, so if you’re a casual user that is interested in running iPadOS 17 beta, it’d be better to do so on a secondary device, or a device that is not mission critical. You can expect apps to crash, battery life to be worse, and other quirky behaviors that are typical with beta system software.

The final version of iPadOS 17 for iPad will be released to all users this fall as a free software update.

Aside from new iPadOS beta, new beta releases are also available for iOS 17, MacOS Sonoma, tvOS, and watchOS.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, News

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