How to install iOS 16, watchOS 9, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura public beta

Deepak Gupta July 12, 2022
Updated 2022/07/12 at 5:18 PM

After 3 beta versions of the new Apple operating systems, the company now makes the new versions available for those who want to test and give their feedback. For this, there are procedures to do and you will be enabled, by Apple, to download and install the new operating systems. The public beta, however, is not a final version, it will still have development bugs. Keep this in mind.

If you really want to test and are curious, today, what we bring you is nothing more than an indication of how to proceed to be a “tester” of these new versions.

How to install the public beta on your supported Apple device

Yesterday, as shown here, Apple released the first public beta version of iOS 16, as well as the new versions of iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 13 Ventura and tvOS 16. In this way, anyone can test the new features that are reach the devices of the Cupertino company.

There is a new system on the iPhone to customize the lock screen, a tool to safeguard your iPhone and iPad against spyware attacks (Lockdown Mode), there are new options in the Messages app, such as editing already sent messages or reporting SPAM directly to the operator (if supported by the operator), there are also new features in the Photography app, including the possibility of having a folder with hidden photos, only accessible via Face ID or Touch ID. But there is more, much more, there are at least 100 good news.

As with iOS 16, the operating system for the iPad and Apple Watch, as well as the Mac and Apple TV, also has a lot to show for it. And there are more than enough reasons to install the new beta versions.

How to install iOS 16, watchOS 9, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura public beta 3

To test the new public versions made available by Apple, you must be part of the Apple Beta Software Program. This is a completely free program that gives access to test versions of the Cupertino company's systems.

After registering, check if your device is compatible with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura 13, watchOS 9 and/or tvOS 15. In this list below you will have all the devices compatible with the new operating systems .

compatible devices

iPhone:

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)

iPad:

  • iPad Air 3 and later
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad 5th generation and later
  • iPad mini 5 and later

Apple Watch:

  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 4

Macs:

  • iMac (2017 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2018 and later)
  • Mac Studio (2022)
  • MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
  • MacBook Air (2018 and later)
  • MacBook (2017 and later)

Apple TV/HomePod

  • Apple TV HD
  • Apple TV 4k (both generations)
  • HomePod (original)
  • HomePod mini

To install iOS 16 public beta 3 or iPadOs 16 beta 3 on iPhone or iPad, do the following:

  1. Go to the Apple website Beta Software Program;
  2. Log in with your Apple ID;
  3. Register the devices associated with the ID — if you have more than one, you don't need to select them all;
  4. Once your device is set up, simply select the desired platform (iOS or iPadOS);
  5. Finally, you will receive a notification on your device to download.

To install the macOS Ventura public beta on Mac, do the following:

  1. After verifying that your Mac is compatible, go to the Apple website Beta Software Program;
  2. After that, you should download the macOS Public Beta Access Utility installer;
  3. Follow the installation instructions that will appear on the screen.
  4. After performing this procedure, go to Preferences System » Software updateinstall the new version.

To install the public beta of watchOS 9 on your Apple Watch, do the following:

If you have an Apple Watch Series 4 onwards, then you are ready to test it and see that the news is many.

As you may know, the watchOS installation process needs the Watch app on the iPhone. So, inside the app on the iPhone go to Definitions » General » profiles, then tap the profile and select “Install”. Finally, follow the steps you will be prompted to complete the installation.

To install the public beta of tvOS 9 on Apple TV, do the following:

On tvOS, go to Definitions » Bills, select the “Apple ID” option and sign at least one of the accounts used (such as iCloud, iTunes and App Store or Game Center) with the same Apple ID used to sign up for the beta program. then go to Definitions » System » Software update and enable public beta updates.

To install the public beta version 16 on HomePods, do the following:

To have the HomePod operating system 16 public beta 3 version you must have iOS 16 beta 3 version installed on your iPhone.

  1. First of all, you'll have to install the profile, just like you did on the Apple Watch.
  2. Once you do, you can go to Definitions and you will see right at the top the option to install the profile.
  3. Then open the Home application on the iPhone and make a long click on the HomePod icon to get the menu with the Accessory Details option.
  4. Click on this option and the details management menu will open where the option to download
  5. Once downloaded and installed, HomePod is ready to work with the new version

Therefore, following these steps, the user will be able to have their devices ready to test a new generation of operating systems. There are many good news. You will definitely like it.

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