Latest version of operating systems, whether you are using an Android-based device or the one that runs on iOS, is tempting. One cannot wait to get their hands upon the new features and incredible performance that it brings along.
However, if the latest version is still in its testing stage, beware that glitches might ruin the experience for you. Similarly, when you are planning to sign up for the Public Beta Program by Apple for iOS 13, you can face problems with Face ID, Touch ID, installing and running third-party apps, Security settings of the iPhone, abnormal battery drain, etc.
Therefore, we have put together this guide to help you prepare your phone before upgrading it to iOS Beta 13.1. Backup Your Data
Even though losing system data and multimedia is rare these days, there are chances that you might end up losing all of it if you have not created a backup beforehand. If you need assistance for creating a backup for your iPhone, you can use an iOS system recovery tool that will allow you to store the backup on a computer. Also, there are software that will let you preview the data for selective restore.2. Go through the Apple’s Beta Rules
The Beta Program for Developers as well as for Public is launched on a voluntary basis. Apple doesn’t bind its users to install it.
However, if you feel excited about being the first one in the group to get your hands upon the version before its official release, you should first go through the terms and conditions stated on the Apple’s official website.
The FAQ contains everything you need to know before the installation, and what you need to do for joining the Beta Software Program as well.3. Read About Beta iOS 13
Before you take a plunge into Beta program, make sure that you go through the online and offline feedbacks about the upgrade. For this, you can take help from online bloggers, V-loggers, and discussion forums.
Yes, there are various official and unofficial forums online that have queries and solutions by other users enrolled in the Beta Software Program.
Weigh the troubles well in comparison to the new and enhanced features to make a balanced decision.4. Have your Credentials in Place
When you are about to install the beta version of iOS 13, make sure that you have all your app credentials as well as Apple ID in hand. This is because there are chances that after the upgrade, you might be logged out of some applications.
Losing the passwords and IDs can be especially annoying when you use an app regularly and have not logged into it for a while now. Therefore, make sure that you figure out the right credentials while you have access to the app or service rather than regretting later.5. Discover Fixes Beforehand
Since you are downloading the beta version, you should be aware that the upgrade will come with a lot of glitches. When moving from iOS 12 to iOS 13, the beta version also contains glitches like lose security measures, quicker battery drain, problem recognizing face and touch and so on.
While Apple might fix some of the crucial errors such as faulty Security Settings well during the process of development, there are others which will only be fixed when the final version is release in fall.
Therefore, we would advise you to have fixes for common glitches handy so that you can make your iPhone work well even when it is running on an operating system at beta stage.6. Be Open to Downgrade
There are chances that the iOS 13 beta upgrade gets the better of you and you want to go back to the previous iOS version. Apple is completely in board with the downgrade iOS process and is completely on board with downgrading to iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1, and iOS 12.3.2 (if you own an iPhone 8, 8 Plus). It allows you to follow the required process for the downgrade.
If you don’t feel like you are comfortable with all the work that downgrade will take you should stick to the official software and wait for the official release of official iOS 13 in September this year.7. Create Some Space
If you frequently run low on space in your iPhone, you might want to clear up some for downloading and installing the upgrade.
The beta version of iOS requires as much as 4 GB of free space for installation. If it doesn’t find enough space, some of the downloadable parts of the storage are left out, which can leave your experience incomplete.
Now that you are familiar with everything that you need to take care of before installation of iOS Beta 13, all that is left is- installation process and learning how to report the bugs. After all, the reason why Apple is providing you the beta version is to test the bugs so that they can be fixed before the official release.