Since the evening of June 6, developers have been given the green light to test future software updates that will arrive in the fall for the Apple Watch, Macs and Apple TV. After ensuring that there was no major instability that could hinder daily use, Apple is now opening the doors of these three betas to public testers who can discover several new features.
Public testers, start!
Apple authorizes access this evening for its beta program of watchOS 9, macOS 13 Ventura and tvOS 16 to public testers. The good news is that everyone can now install the trial versions of the next two updates, the only thing required is to have a device compatible with these updates.
As for developers, Apple reminds that installing a beta does not just mean taking advantage of new software, but also to participate to the various reports of bugs, crashes and untimely restarts of the iPhone or iPad.
For this, there is the Feedback application which will be preinstalled as soon as you install the beta.
How do I sign up for upcoming public betas?
Apple needs help, precious support throughout the summer period to track, detect and eradicate the bugs that are in the updates that were showcased at the WWDC 2022 Apple Event.
If many developers make feedback, it is clearly not enough to be effective. This is where public testers come in, curious and very often impatient Apple users who want to test upcoming software innovations!
Whether it’s iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, watchOS 9 and HomePod Software 16, you can to register and register your devices on the dedicated Apple website.
As soon as you join the program, you will automatically receive new betas in your device settings until the final version, which will arrive in September.
A few rules to know…
On its public beta program page, Apple insists that you should not:
- Install a public beta on an Apple device you share with someone else
- Sharing information on sites
- Don’t post screenshots on social media
- Do not show the public beta to people who are not part of the program
Obviously, these strict rules are not respected by most people registered in the beta program whether they are developers or public testers. Apple does not express any sanction or exclusion from the program if you do not obey any of these rules.