How Developers can Download and Install iOS 7 Beta

How Developers can Download and Install iOS 7 Beta

iOS is one of the leading hand held computing device operating systems in the world. It is developed by Apple Inc. and is used for Apple devices like iPads and iPhones all over the world. The latest version of the iOS is iOS 7, which was announced by Apple Inc. this year in the WWDC conference in June 2013.  The iOS 7 however will be available to the public only later in the year. But the Apple developers can access this amazing new version of the operating system immediately. The developers can be among the first lucky ones to install and download the iOS version on their Apple devices and use the latest version of iOS. This iOS 7 Beta version is available for download and installation for Apple developers.

What you will need before starting the installation process:


The iOS 7 Beta version is only available to the iOS developers so you need to get a iOS developer account which will cost you $99 U.S. Also this version of iOS is only supported by iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and the iPod touch 5th Generation. Also an identifier is required to detect suitability of the device and a unique identifier is required to authenticate your developer device. Upgrade the iTunes to its latest version and keep battery more than 80% charged.

Download and Installation of iOS 7 Beta

  • The first part of this process is to download the latest iOS 7 Beta version of the operating system. For this the developers will need to use their MAC computers and go to the iOS development center. Find the right iOS 7 Beta version there and download it. Open the .dmg file and then the next step is to find the .ipsw file.
  • The next step is to take your Apple developer device and connect it to your MAC. After this the developer needs to open the latest upgraded version of the Apple iTunes on the MAC and click the iPhone button.
  • Backing up the iPhone data on the iPhone in the iTunes is very important at this stage as the iOS 7 is a Beta version and can have bugs and is prone to crashes. By backing up the device data, information in the iPhone will not be lost.
  • The next step is to restore in iTunes. Now press the “option” button which will open a window. In this window to download the iOS 7 Beta just select the iOS 7 beta .ipsw file and download it. Downloading of this latest version may take few minutes after which the download is complete.

Once downloaded and installed on the iPhone the developers are free to test the performance and features of this new iOS 7 Beta version of the operating system. It is not easy to go back to the old OS so the developers should be sure before they want the latest Beta version of iOS. This is an easy way to download the latest version of iOS called iOS 7 Beta.


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