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How to install the iPadOS 17 Public Beta on your iPad

After announcing it during the first reveal at WWDC in June, Apple has now released the first Public Beta of iPadOS 17.

This beta will allow anyone with a supported iPad to get a taste of the new software before it is released to everyone later this year, however as with any piece of beta software there will be bugs and unfinished features so proceed with caution.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Unlock Your iPad
  • Open Settings
  • Hit General
  • Tap Software Update
  • Go into Beta Updates
  • Select Public Beta
  • Download and Install
  1. Step

    Unlock the iPad

    First off, unlock your iPad and navigate to the Home Screen.add widget ipados17

  2. Step

    Open Settings

    Next, find the Settings app. This is signified by the grey cog icon. Open it up.ipad home screen

  3. Step

    Hit General

    Once in Settings, scroll down to the General option and tap it.Settings, General

  4. Step

    Tap Software Update

    Hit the option called Software update ipad

  5. Step

    Go into Beta Updates

    Once you’re in the Software Update tab, tap the option called Beta public beta ipad off

  6. Step

    Select Public Beta

    All the betas you’re enrolled in will show up here, but you’ll want to choose the Public Beta option. Once selected, go back to the Software Update public beta ipad

  7. Step

    Download and Install

    The beta update should now appear, click Download and Install. You might be asked to input your passcode, and you’ll need to agree to the terms and conditions of the download. download and install ipad


Is installing the beta a risk?

There is a risk with any beta software. We wouldn’t recommend not installing this on an iPad that is important for everyday use. There will be bugs, issues not yet fixed out and features that aren’t ready yet.

Which iPads are compatible?

The following iPads work with IOS 17: iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd gen and newer), iPad Pro 10.5, iPad Pro 11-inch (1st gen and newer), iPad Air (3rd gen or newer), iPad (6th gen and newer), iPad Mini (5th gen and newer).

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