How to Install iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone and iPad

iOS 13

Apple today released the first public beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina. If you are not already running the developer beta of these operating systems on your device and want to join the public beta program, follow this guide.

The first public beta of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina carries the same build number as the second developer beta released by Apple last week.

iPadOS 13 Compatible iPads

  • iPad Air 3
  • 2018 iPad Pro
  • 2017 iPad Pro
  • 6th gen. iPad
  • 5th gen. iPad
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4

How to Install iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 Public Beta

It is highly recommended that you create a backup of your iPhone, iPad, or Mac before installing the public beta.

Step 1: Head over to Apple’s beta program website and click on the Sign Up/Sign in button.

Step 2: From the page that opens, select the OS whose beta program you want to join.

Under the second point of the guide, you will find the link to download the beta profile or the macOS Public Beta utility.

For iPhone and iPad, you will need to visit this website from the device itself. Download the beta profile from the link and proceed to install it.

With the beta profile installed, restart your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Then on your iOS device, head over to Settings -> General -> Software Update and you should see the iOS 13/iPadOS 13 public beta update available for download.

For Macs, go to System Preferences -> Software Update to download the macOS Catalina public beta after installing the public beta utility.

Check out our articles to discover all the new iOS 13 and iPad OS features so you can make the most of the beta:


The public beta builds are going to pack a lot of bugs and stability issues so make sure to report them to Apple using the feedback tool.