4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.1 Beta & 4 Reasons You Should

The iOS 10.1 beta and its collection of features make it a tempting install ahead of its official release later this year. While there are certainly some reasons to consider installing the early version of Apple’s latest iOS 10 update, there are also some reasons to skip the iOS 10.1 beta.

Apple’s iOS 10.1 update is confirmed and it’s slated to arrive for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches later this year. The company hasn’t confirmed a specific iOS 10.1 release date.

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The iOS 10.1 release date should arrive later this year but you can try Apple’s new operating system long before that thanks to the iOS 10.1 beta.

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Apple’s iOS 10.1 beta is available for developers and to the general public via the company’s Beta Software Program.

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While most people will want to wait for the final iOS 10.1 release later this year, others might want to give the iOS 10.1 beta a go right now.

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Installing early software like the iOS 10.1 beta has its benefits but there’s also a downside to installing Apple’s early iOS software. We want to touch on both here.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to install the iOS 10.1 beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, take a look at our list of reasons to install and skip the new version of iOS 10. It should help you onto one side of the fence or the other.

Install iOS 10.1 Beta If You Want New iPhone 7 Plus Features

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Install iOS 10.1 Beta If You Want New iPhone 7 Plus Features

The first iOS 10.1 beta seed doesn't bring a ton of new features to the iPhone and iPad. The change log is short but there is one exciting feature on board for the iPhone 7 Plus.

Earlier this year, Apple promised new depth of field features for the iPhone 7 Plus' camera. iOS 10.1 delivers those features.

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iOS 10.1 includes the Portrait bokeh feature for Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone. The bokeh feature allows you to create a portrait with a depth effect that keeps the subject of the photo sharp while also creating a gorgeous blurred background. 

The feature only works with people and objects at a certain distance (about 8 feet away) so the app will tell you to move the object away from the device's camera.

It's a cool feature but the only way to get it right now is with the iOS 10.1 beta. 

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