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4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 17 Beta & 11 Reasons You Should



Don't Install iOS 17 Beta If You Can't Stand Bugs

Don't Install iOS 17 Beta If You Can't Stand Bugs

If you can't stand dealing with bugs, performance issues or potential security issues, you should probably avoid the iOS 17 beta for now. 

While iOS betas can be used on a primary device, we highly recommend using the software on a secondary device if you have one. Apple agrees. 

In its Beta FAQ Apple "strongly" recommends installing iOS beta software on secondary devices rather than primary ones. 

The current list of iOS 17 beta problems include broken apps and services, issues with Bluetooth/GPS/cellular data, and more. 

Apple will refine the software with new beta releases but, again, future betas will come with problems of their own. 

And while you might be able to fix some problems yourself, others will require a fix from Apple. Some problems might even stick around in the final iOS 17 release. 

Again, you can downgrade back to iOS 16, but only to iOS 16.6.1 or iOS 16.6. The downgrade path to other versions of iOS is closed.

If you depend on your device to get through the day, you'll probably want to stay put on iOS 16. 

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  1. JohnIL

    09/13/2023 at 7:13 am

    I would never install a beta on any primary use device. I would also wait for at least a couple revisions of a final release to eliminate the bugs found after a public release. Sometimes bugs just are not found until more devices start running the new OS.

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