10 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 9.2.1 Beta

In December, Apple pushed an iOS 9.2.1 beta 1. Today, it pushed an iOS 9.2.1 beta 2. With a new iOS 9.2.1 beta now available, we take a look at a few things prospective users should do before installing Apple’s latest update.

Apple recently released an iOS 9.2 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The iOS 9.2 is a milestone update for those devices as it brings bug fixes, enhancements, numerous security patches, and some new features with it.

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Last year, Apple confirmed the iOS 9.2 update’s successor and it won’t be iOS 9.3. Instead, it looks like it will be an incremental iOS 9.2.1 update that rolls out next for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Apple’s released an iOS 9.2.1 beta for developers. Those with a paid developer account can download the iOS 9.2.1 update, an early version of it, for any device capable of running Apple’s iOS 9 operating system. Same goes for those who sign up for the free, and public, Beta Software Program.

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Prepping for an iOS beta is a little bit like preparing for a public iOS update though there are some key differences. And today we want to tell you about those differences and share some strategies to keep in mind if and when you decide to install the iOS 9.2.1 update early, ahead of its release date for the public.

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Get Familiar with iOS 9.2

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Get Familiar with iOS 9.2

You don't need to follow every single one of these steps but these are the steps we take before we install early software. At the very least, you'll want to learn about the iOS 9.2 downgrade process and make a backup of your data. First things first. 

The first thing to do before installing the iOS 9.2.1 beta is to get familiar with the iOS 9.2 update. If you're going to be jumping from something other than iOS 9.2, you'll want to know what you're getting yourself into before you make the move.

We've put together an iOS 9.2 vs. iOS 9 guide that will take you through all of the changes you can expect when you push to Apple's latest version of iOS 9.

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