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Apple WWDC 2023: Should you download iOS 17 Beta or wait for the stable version?

All iPhone users are eyeing the upcoming iOS 17 that is expected to be previewed during the Apple WWDC 2023. Should you download its beta version? Read on.

| Updated on: Jun 02 2023, 12:25 IST
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1/7 There is no need to buy a new iPhone every year. Instead, every year a new iOS update will transform your handset and make it like new. This year, iOS 17 will end up doing that. (Pexels)
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2/7 Sadly, many really old iPhone models will not get the iOS 17 update.  (Unsplash)
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3/7 So, if you own an iPhone 7, 1st-gen iPhone SE, or any earlier devices, it is certain that you won't be able to download iOS 17. (REUTERS)
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4/7 As per a MacWorld report, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14 will be compatible with the iOS 17 update. (Unsplash)
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5/7 Some early leaks suggested that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X may lose support for iOS 17. But, as per a tipster on MacRumors Forums, said all iPhones that support iOS 16 will get iOS 17. (Pexels)
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6/7 That means iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are also on the list of those iPhones which will get the iOS 17. (Pexels)
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7/7 However, it just may be that the older iPhones may not be able to use a wide range of new features due to their old chipset and technology limitations. (Pixabay)
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Apple WWDC 2023: iOS 17 beta version will soon be available after its preview. Should you download it? (Unsplash)

The wait for the next biggest Apple software announcement for iPhones - the iOS 17 - is just about to end! The highly anticipated Apple WWDC 2023 event, commencing on June 5, is set to offer a sneak peek at the upcoming iOS 17. With the arrival of iOS 17, iPhones are in for a refreshing makeover and a bunch of new features. Whether you own the latest iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 11, or even some of the older models, rest assured that iOS 17 will turn your phone into virtually a brand new one without having to spend any money- yes, it is free.

However, you will have to wait for the final stable version of the iOS 17 update, which is expected to be released around the fall with the launch of the flagship iPhone 15 series. You can expect a public beta version soon after the announcement of iOS 17 at the WWDC event. Between June and September, Apple collaborates with developers and public testers to work on the upcoming version. If you're interested in experiencing the new iOS 17, joining the beta program is a simple task. To install the iOS 17 public beta when it is available, just follow these steps:

  • Visit the Apple Beta page at and click on "Sign Up" to register using your Apple ID.
  • After that, log in to the Beta Software Program.
  • Select "Enroll your iOS device."
  • Open the Settings app on your device and go to "General," then tap on "Software Update."
  • In the "Beta Updates" section, choose the iOS Public Beta option.

Should you download the beta version of iOS 17 as soon as it arrives or wait for the stable version? Know here in detail.

iOS 17 Beta or the stable version?

Apple will soon release the iOS 17 Beta, an early version of the software, for developers to test and analyze. Keep in mind that this beta version may have glitches and bugs since it's still in the experimental phase. You might experience stability issues and some apps may not work properly and even your iPhone may be affected for general use purposes.

Now, should you download the iOS 17 beta? If you prefer a stable and optimized experience, it's best to wait for the final version of iOS 17. It will offer a smoother user experience. However, if you're excited to try out all the new features of iOS 17 and can't wait, you can go ahead and download the beta version when it becomes available. Just remember that it might have some issues that need to be fixed before the final release.

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First Published Date: 02 Jun, 12:25 IST