iOS 15 is coming later this year with new features that require third-party developer input. As such, the company is releasing developer betas(iOS 15 beta) so that software engineers can get a head start on making great software for you.
But since the beta software is out publically, we get to experience the software update for ourselves— at least if you’re willing to download the beta software onto your iPhone.
If you do, a lot of changes await you in iOS 15. Some of the biggest new features include SharePlay, which lets you share content with friends over FaceTime calls, much improved notifications, a new design in Safari, and even the ability to store your driver’s license in Apple Wallet.
Start by enrolling your iPhone or iPad in the public beta program. You’ll need to use Safari on your iPhone or iPad to visit this page. If you’ve previously taken part in the public beta, sign in using the same Apple ID you use. Otherwise, click the Sign-Up button and follow the prompts. You’ll need to sign in with the same Apple ID you’re using on your iPhone or iPad.
Now that you’re signed in, click on the appropriate OS for your device. For example, click on iOS if you’re enrolling your iPhone, or iPadOS if you’re enrolling your iPad. In the Get Started section will be a link titled Enroll your device; click it. Read through Apple’s instructions, which include the same advice I just offered — creating a backup before going any further. With your device backed up, install the beta profile by tapping on the blue Download profile button.
Next, open the Settings app, tap the beta profile that’s near the top of your screen. You’ll be asked to approve its installation, and then prompted to restart your device. After your iPhone or iPad reboots, you can install the beta as you would a regular software update by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
It’s a fairly big download, so make sure you have a reliable Wi-Fi or data connection to speed up the process. It’s also a good idea to plug your phone into a charger to ensure your device doesn’t run out of power during the upgrade
Apple published a list of devices that will receive the update when it officially launches later this year. It’s easy to figure out if your iPhone or iPad will run iOS 15. If it’s running iOS 14 right now, then you’ll be able to install the update when it’s released later this year. Here’s the list