What You Need To Know Before Proceeding With The iOS 13 Beta

An Apple Store employee takes an iPhone product out of a drawer during the grand opening and media preview of the new Apple Carnegie Library store in Washington
An Apple Store employee takes an iPhone product out of a drawer during the grand opening and media preview of the new Apple Carnegie Library store in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne)

Wondering whether you should install iOS beta on iPhone or iPad on day one or not? Let's clear up some questions that's been bothering you. 

A few days from now is Apple's annual WWDC 2019 and the keynote says that fans will be getting the full rundown of iOS 13 beta, the next huge iPhone OS update. iOS 13 is rumored to sport a native dark mode, which seems to be all the rage these days - Google's added just that in the latest Android Q beta. Before updating your device, however, there are a few things to consider. 

Let's start with the fact that iOS 13 beta for iPhone is the earliest build software update, which means it's still pretty much in development. Knowing this fact, expect some performance issues and bugs, which goes standard in all of Apple's beta versions. Chances are there may be features not available yet and will be installed later on when the software is much more stable. 

You should also consider the fact the beta versions of any OS won't work properly until a new update is released with bug fixes. So, installing iOS 13 beta on day one means that your favorite apps may not work properly. Not all will be affected, but expect some issues one way or another. You might end up uninstalling iOS 13 beta from your iPhone and wait till the final build of the OS gets its official green light by the end of the year. 

You may also encounter issues with the built-in apps of the OS as well. System apps such as Contacts, Notes, Messages, Photos, and others may be buggy. But that's the point of the whole thing. This is your chance to test what Apple has up on its sleeves and help them improve the software for users like you. 

If you're not the type of person who likes testing out apps and such, we wouldn't recommend installing iOS 13 beta on day one. It's best you wait for some days and read what fellow Apple fans have to say about the status of OS. If you have a spare iOS device that you don't regularly use, then there's your chance of testing the iOS 13 beta.  

Last year there were no hardware announcements at WWDC, and since the company has just refreshed its MacBook Pro laptops, it would seem it's going to be the same this time around. 

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