Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 beta might be tempting but most of you are probably better off skipping the early version of Apple’s next iOS 10 update.
Apple will replace its iOS 10.3.2 update with an iOS 10.3.3 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in the near future. The company hasn’t confirmed a release date but one should be close now that the company’s moved on to the sixth (and perhaps final) beta.
While the official iOS 10.3.3 release date is still a mystery, you can try the new update ahead the official release thanks to the iOS 10.3.3 beta.
The iOS 10.3.3 beta is out for developers and those signed up for Apple’s Beta Software Program. The Beta Software Program is free to anyone with a working Apple ID.
While most of you will want to wait for the final iOS 10.3.3 release, some of you might want to give the pre-release version of the iOS 10.3.3 update a go right now.
Installing early software has its benefits but there are also some downsides you’ll want to be aware of. We’ll touch on both in this walkthrough.
If you’re on the fence about the beta for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, take a look at our list of reasons to install and skip this early version of iOS 10.
This guide should help you onto one side of the fence or the other ahead of the official iOS 10.3.3 release date.
Install It If You Want to Improve the iOS 10.3.3 Update
If you want to help Apple improve the overall quality of the final iOS 10.3.3 update you might want to think about downloading the iOS 10.3.3 beta onto your device.
Apple's beta process allows developers and average users in the public Beta Software Program to relay feedback about the update's performance. One of the main goals of the iOS 10.3.3 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 10.3.3 release date.
Your efforts could prevent a nasty surprise from appearing in the final version of the iOS 10.3.3 update for your iPhone, iPad or iPad touch.
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