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9 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 10.3.3 Beta



You shouldn’t install Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 beta until you’ve prepared.

Apple’s confirmed a new iOS 10.3.3 update and put it into its beta program for developers and testers in the Beta Software Program.

While most of you will want to wait for the official version of iOS 10.3.3 to roll out, some of you might want to give the iOS 10.3.3 update a try right now.

The iOS 10.3.3 beta is available for devices capable of running iOS 10. The list includes the iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, and many others.

The iOS 10.3.3 update appears to be a small maintenance upgrade but you shouldn’t take the beta lightly.

If you decide to give the iOS 10.3.3 beta a try before the official release, you need to be careful. Early software is extremely unpredictable and it can (and probably will) cause problems on your device. This is why you’ll want to prepare yourself, and your device, before you update.

Our iOS 10.3.3 beta installation guide outlines some of the things we think you should do before you install the iOS 10.3.3 beta on your iPhone or iPad.

This guide is aimed at new iOS beta users but some of these tips might come in handy for veteran beta users as well.

Read Apple's Beta Rules & Conditions

Read Apple's Beta Rules & Conditions

If you decide you want to download the iOS 10.3.3 beta onto your device, you'll want to first go over the rules and regulations for Apple's iOS beta software process.

Getting the iOS 10.3.3 beta on board your iPhone or iPad is actually very easy but there are some guidelines that you'll need to follow once you commit to doing so. 

If you're thinking about downloading and installing the paid iOS 10.3.3 developer beta you'll want to take a look at Apple's beta website for developers

If you want to download the iOS 10.3.3 beta when it arrives, you'll need to join the Beta Software Program. Like the developer beta, Apple's Beta Software Program has some rules that you'll want to follow. 

Before you download and install iOS 10.3.3 beta, read Apple's FAQ on the Beta Software Program because it will answer many of your burning questions and help you understand some of the important do's and don'ts. 



  1. Chris

    08/04/2016 at 11:43 pm

    You should note that doing a backup through the cloud will not be of any use. If you encounter some major hiccups and/or can’t use iOS 10, you will need to roll back your operating system to the latest public iOS from Apple (iOS 9.3.4). You CANNOT role back from iOS 10 to iOS 9 using your backups stored in the cloud. You need to make an “archived backup” before proceeding to upgrade to the iOS 10 Beta. This is really easy and I will name the steps here:

    How to make an Archived Backup on iTunes:
    1. Connect your phone to whichever computer is running your iTunes.
    2. Under “Backups” choose “This Computer”
    3. Underneath that, click “Encrypted” (Note: this is essential if you want to save all your passwords, HomeKit and Health info. Not selecting this will wipe all of this data)
    4. Click “Backup Now” and wait for it to finish
    5. Once finished, click on iTunes menu and then “Preferences”
    6. Go to the “Devices” tab and highlight the backup you just completed
    7. Right click that backup and choose “Archive” and you are all done!
    Note: To know whether you have successfully archived a backup, it will have the date and time next to it of when this archive took place. And remember, you cannot simply archive a backup through an “iCloud Backup.”

    Hopefully not, but if for some reason you need to restore to previous version, simply google how to downgrade and restore iOS on whichever device you are using. You will have to do this is “recovery” mode and is fairly simple if you follow those instructions correctly. Hope this helps! :)

  2. Aditya

    08/10/2016 at 12:13 am

    My iphone is in warranty if i will download beta software and updated in ios 10 warranty is left or there is issue in warranty

  3. Von Don

    08/14/2016 at 9:30 pm

    “Early software is extremely unpredictable and it can (and probably will) cause problems on your device.”

    I’ve already transfer my photos, podcast, music, video to my PC in case I lost them when updating with WinX MediaTrans

    Thank you, Adam, very useful. But I need to know what other problems it is likely to cause on my iPhone…

  4. Chris

    08/15/2016 at 1:05 am

    I have had iOS 10 Beta for two weeks and it is VERY stable. I’m actually really impressed by how stable and compatible with my apps it’s being.

    ADITYA: Downloading any Apple beta software from Apple does NOT void your warranty. It says it right on their website.

  5. baljeet

    09/01/2016 at 11:49 pm

    Wow! I simply want to give a huge thumbs up for the good data you may have right here on this post.

  6. gabriel

    09/07/2016 at 1:46 pm

    Will downloading the beta allow to upgrade when the actual update comes out? or will I have to restore my device

    • Chris

      09/07/2016 at 4:27 pm

      Why would you need to download what you already have? When IOS 10 comes out for everyone you will not even notice. You will already have iOS 10 and won’t have to do anything.

  7. Tom

    10/13/2016 at 5:02 pm

    Most worthless post from the most worthless website on the entire internet. This entire site is one giant native ad.

    • Chris

      10/13/2016 at 5:10 pm

      Haha so true, yet we find ourselves here for some reason? I think my first comment above (Chris) has more useful information than this entire “article.”

  8. Aria

    04/01/2017 at 10:05 am

    What a shit article

  9. Jarod Weaver

    04/03/2017 at 12:01 pm

    Does anyone have iOS 10.3.2 Beta 2 on their device? It won’t show up on my iPhone 6s

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