Like clockwork, Apple has been dropping fresh betas of iOS 7 and two weeks after the release of iOS 7 beta 2, the third we released earlier this week by the Cupertino company. Here, we’re going to show you how you can get started with the new release whether you’re already rocking a previous beta or indeed just starting out from an official iOS release.
The interest in iOS 7 has been unprecedented, and this is largely attributable to the big changes Apple has made this time around. With Jony Ive now at the helm of interface design, the fruit company has gone off in a whole different direction, and it’s fair to say that not everybody has been impressed by the alterations made so far.
How to download iOS 7 Beta 3 via OTA:
If you’re already running a beta of iOS 7, getting started with iOS 7 beta 3 is a piece of cake, so before we get onto the steps for new starters, here’s how you can upgrade your firmware if you’re already running iOS 7 beta 1 or iOS 7 beta 2:
Step 1: On your device, navigate through Settings > General > Software Update. You will be prompted of the new beta release and subsequently be able to download.
Step 2: Let the device work its magic, and before long, you’ll be running iOS 7 beta 3 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Download and update to iOS 7 Beta 3 via IPSW file from Dev Center:
If you’re still running a variation of iOS 6 or any other official version of Apple’s mobile firmware, your steps are a little bit different. We’ve outlined how you can add your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a ‘whitelist’ of devices in the iOS Provisioning Portal, and although it was written for a previous iOS 7 beta release, the same rules apply once again here.
The tutorial in question can be found here which guides you through on how to download iOS 7 beta and install on iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPod touch and iPad, and all of the necessary IPSW links for the latest build are listed below. It does require you to pony up the $99 fee for developer access, and while there are other, shall we say less expensive ways of getting the iOS 7 beta up and running on your iOS device, the legitimate option will ensure you don’t encounter any problems later on down the line.
Note: The official direct download links from Apple’s iOS Dev Center are linked below for your convenience. You will need to sign in to developer’s portal for the downloads to begin:
- iPad 4 (A1458)
- iPad 4 (A1459)
- iPad 4 (A1460)
- iPad mini (A1432)
- iPad mini (A1454)
- iPad mini (A1455)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (ATT)
- iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (A1428)
- iPhone 5 (A1429)
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch 5
Be sure to let us know how you get on with iOS 7 beta 3 by leaving your comments and opinions below.
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