The iOS 10.2.1 beta might be tempting but most of you are probably better off skipping the iOS 10.2.1 beta for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Apple’s iOS 10.2.1 update is confirmed for all iOS 10-powered iPhones and iPads.
The iOS 10.2.1 update release date is a mystery but you can try the update ahead the official release thanks to the iOS 10.2.1 beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The company’s iOS 10.2.1 beta is available for developers (not free) and to the general public (free) via the company’s Beta Software Program in the future.
While most of you will want to wait for the final iOS 10.2.1 release, some of you might want to give the iOS 10.2.1 beta a go right now.
Installing early software like the iOS 10.2.1 beta has its benefits but there are also some downsides you’ll want to be aware of. We touch on both here in this updated roundup.
If you’re on the fence about the iOS 10.2.1 beta for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, take a look at our list of reasons to install and skip the latest version of iOS 10. It should help you onto one side of the fence or the other ahead of the official release later this year.
Install It If You Want to Improve the iOS 10.2.1 Update
If you want to help Apple improve the overall quality of the final iOS 10.2.1 release you might want to download the iOS 10.2.1 beta on your device ahead of the official release.
Apple's beta process allows developers and those in the public Beta Software Program to relay feedback about the update's performance. One of the main goals of the iOS 10.2.1 beta is to weed out major problems before the update lands for millions of devices around the world.
If you've encountered a problem with an iOS update in the past and you're tired of dealing with issues (or hearing complaints from other users), think about helping Apple out today or at some point before the final iOS 10.2.1 release.
Your efforts could prevent a nasty surprise from appearing in the final version of the iOS 10.2.1 update for your device.