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9 Things to Do Before Installing iOS 10.3.3 Beta

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Make a Backup

Make a Backup

This is extremely important. 

Before you install the iOS 10.3.3 beta, you'll want to make sure all of your data is backed up. The installation process can be unpredictable so you'll want to be safe. We've heard some horror stories over the years and we don't want to hear one from you. Fortunately, we've got you covered

If you aren't sure where to start, know that we've put together a guide that will take you through the backup process via iTunes.

If you don't want to make a backup through iTunes, you can also use the backup process provided by Apple's iCloud service. 

Again, this is an extremely important step and one that you should make before you proceed with the download process. 

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  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
    (https://www.winxdvd.com/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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