Apple releases iOS 7 Beta 3 to developers


We’ve just got the news that Apple has seeded the third version of iOS 7 beta to developers of iOS Developer Program.

Apple unveiled iOS 7 at WWDC 2013 Keynote address on June 10th. It features a completely redesigned interface and new features such as Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, smarter multitasking and iTunes Radio.

Apple had seeded the first beta version of iOS 7 immediately after the WWDC 2013 Keynote on June 10th, and iOS 7 beta 2 on June 24th.

iOS 7 beta 3 seems to be available via OTA update currently. It is available for the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G

Update 1:

We’re getting reports that users who installed iOS 7 beta without a developer account have been able to update to iOS 7 beta 3 without an issue. Please do let us know if it works for you.

Update 2:

iOS 7 beta 3 is also available for download in iOS Dev Center. Direct download links for iOS 7 beta 3 (please note you need to be a registered developer)

So if you’re a developer, then head over to iOS Dev Center to download the latest beta or launch the Settings app and navigate to General -> Software Update to install the OTA update. If you need help check out our step-by-step guide on how to install iOS 7 beta.

Update 3:

Apple has also released Xcode 5 Developer Preview 3.

Update 4:

We’re tracking all the changes in iOS 7 beta 3 here.

Update 5:

iOS 7 beta 3 expires on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

As always, let us know how it goes. If you find anything new then please send us an email to

We’ll let you know if we get information on any interesting new features in the new beta, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us to your circles on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Thanks @Danger0us_Dave for the tip!

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  • MyFlammingSkull


  • Sako

    Downloading right now by OTA. Let’s see how it goes.


    Anyone notice if any of the MAJOR bugs in the previous beta are gone? Beta two was super buggy.

  • Sako

    Apple unveiled iOS 7 at today’s WWDC 2013 Keynote address. I think is extra in this sentence.

  • dfwdwdw

    someone updated OTA for non dev account and it works for him?

    • Sako

      I will tell you after 5min :) whether working or not.

      • Duston Foster

        Mines good!!

        • Duston Foster

          I just downloaded and installed successfully, ( Not a registered dev ) . :)

  • Chris Jones

    OTA not working for nondev… gives “Unable to check for update” an error occured while checking for a software update.

    • Sako

      It works. ( non dev acct. ) Try again.

    • Charles Richard

      Works for me

  • Stan

    1. The Fonts seems to have gone back to the thicker font like iOS 6 in Settings and etc.
    2. There are finally dots in the calendar indicating events!

    Just so far the changes that I have found in beta 3.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Screenshots :)

      • Duston Foster


      • Duston Foster

        Slightly different font.

  • DigitalXtreme

    Seems to be a little less buggy, and sluggish. Certain Apps still having issues such as Google+ as it will only open 1 time after update, and then crashes on launch every time after that.

  • Stan

    3. There’s no more ‘LTE’, but is instead replaced with ‘4G’.

    • Sako


  • Sako

    Loading is different. Check out bottom app.

    • Sako

      It goes like clockwise.

  • Stan

    Updating Apps or Installing apps has got a new animation!

  • bwamitan

    in the photo apps, “photos, shared and albums” are not icons vs just lines

    • bwamitan

      mean to put “now” typo

  • Neyugnyrrah

    Keeps giving me error message while checking for update. Anyone experiencing the same thing? And is there a way to fix that?

    • amit

      did u gt any fix?

  • rye

    Anyone know if you can still install ios 7 beta 3 without a developer account like previous betas.

  • amit

    Keeps giving me error message while checking for update. Anyone experiencing the same thing? And is there a way to fix that?

  • icebreaker

    device just switches off.happened 2x now… anyone experiencing the same issue?

  • Mahogany

    Its giving me a runtime err.

  • Muhammad sahil

    In camera new mode is there diffret diffrent effect of pic thats gud but pleasa give there click buttons so we can take 12 pic of diffrent effects

  • Muhammad Sahil

    In camera apps the effect mode is gud but put capture button because if we want diffrent look pic we can take 12 pic at a time thast why

  • Michelle

    Does the 7 beta 3 have the same file name as the first ios 7??