I’m updating my iPhone to iOS 15 today and here’s how you can update yours too (iPad and iPod Touch included!)
- This article detailed the steps to get and install iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on all compatible devices.
- Although on the steps are mentioning iPhone or iOS 15, but the same steps are applicable for iPod Touch, iPad and iPadOS 15.
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I have just installed iOS 15 on my iPhone ahead of pretty much everyone else – and since you are here, perhaps ahead of you as well 🙂
Finally the long-awaited day has come. Apple has just officially released the iOS 15 to everyone who would like to give iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 a try by becoming a public beta tester. I have detailed the steps below so in case you are interested, now you can do the same – installing iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 ahead of everyone else. It’s legal, most importantly it’s official from Apple and totally FREE. All you need to do is just compatible device, spare time and good will!
Here’s how you can get iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 today
So these are steps required to get iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 today on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Get ready to be the first few among the masses who can try, test and experience Apple iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
Depends on your Internet speed and the iOS & iPadOS devices you plan to update, but the steps mentioned here take approximately 45 minutes to 2 hours, so ensure to spare your time when doing the steps mentioned here.
1) Ensure you have iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 compatible devices.
Ensure you have Apple mobile devices that compatibles with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 – that includes iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Full device list, refer to the table below.
|iPod touch (7th generation)||iPhone 12|
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE (1st generation)
iPhone SE (2nd generation)
|iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation)|
iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad mini 4
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Air 2
2) Free storage space for the new OS.
Downloading iOS 15 requires about 5.8GB storage space, installing it will take another storage space. Make sure your iOS device has enough room for the new iOS to install. Although since iOS 11, Apple has a way to install new iOS with limited space, but do spare whenever possible at minimum 12GB (that’s coming from 5.8 GB times 2, one is used for storing the iOS before installation, one is used during installation) to speed up the whole installation process. To backup without a computer and to overcome iCloud storage limit, you may want to consider the option here: Clean and Clear Up iPhone Space – FREE Alternative to Paid iCloud Photo Library at JILAXZONE.
3) Backup your device.
Back up your iOS device and back up your photos, videos. Before backing-up your iOS device, it’s always good to delete any unused or rarely used app. If you think you may need the app data/game save in the future, use offloading method to preserve their app data/game save. Check the Offloading method here at JILAXZONE to see how you can do it. If you found out that your iCloud doesn’t have enough space to backup your whole photos and videos collection, do check out the alternative here: Apple One vs Google One: Differences and Recommendations at JILAXZONE.
4) Register yourself as Apple Public Beta Tester.
This is to enable you to install the new iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 right before everyone else. The link shared below is a registration process will enroll you as a public beta tester. Good thing is that, it’s cost nothing a.k.a FREE! Registering as Public Beta Tester entitles you to install the public beta version of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 where you can feel, test and experience everything related to the new OS. You can use your existing Apple ID to register.
|Link to register||beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/|
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5) Enroll your iOS device.
Once Registered/logged in, go to respective tab (iOS or iPadOS), then scroll down until you find Get Started. Under Get Started, tap on “enroll your iOS device”.
6) Download Profile.
On the next page, Apple will tell you to backup your device, if you haven’t done it, do backup your device – instruction given on step 3) above. Scroll down to Install Profile section. Tap on “Download Profile” to download iOS 15 Public Beta profile to your device. When prompted, tap “Allow” to allow the profile to be downloaded to your iOS device. If you can’t see the “Download Profile” button, that’s because you are not opening the page via iOS device, repeat from step 5 above from your iOS device.
7) Install Profile.
Go back to iOS Home screen. Go to Settings > Profile Downloaded. In case you can’t find the menu under Settings, go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management > iOS 15 & iPadOS 15 Beta Software Profile Beta Tester instead. On Install Profile window, tap on “Install”. Key in your device passcode when prompted, then on Consent window, after reading and if you are ok with the consent stated, tap on “Install” to proceed installing the profile.
8) Restart iOS device.
iOS will prompt you to restart the device. Tap on “Restart”. In case you don’t get the prompt, restart manually your device. Check out the link here for alternative way to restart device: Restart iOS device without using Power button at JILAXZONE.
9) Download iOS 15 / iPadOS 15.
Once restarted, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Now you should be able to see the iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 Public Beta X. X refers to the iteration number. As of when this article is written, it’s the second iteration (iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 Public Beta 2). Tap on “Download and Install”. On my case, this is the step where it took so long to complete. While downloading was fast, but preparing the device took forever to complete.
10) Install iOS 15 / iPadOS 15.
Once downloaded and internally iOS has completed the preparation steps, now it’s the time for you to install it. Tap “Install” to start installing the new OS. Key in your passcode in case prompted.
That’s it. The rest is to just follow the on-screen instruction. Downloading the iOS 15 takes about 10-30 minutes (highly depending on your Internet speed) and another 30-40 minutes to prepare update, installing takes another 10-20 minutes.
What are you waiting for?
Don’t wait get it now.
Try out those fancy new iOS 15 features before everyone else: SharePlay, Focus, spatial audio, Live Text feature on Camera and photos, FaceTime Grid view & Portrait mode, redesign notification, enhanced Apple Maps, enhanced Wallet to store your IDs, redesign and more enhanced Safari, new Memoji, and so much more! Starting today after you do the update, you can show off to everyone else that your iPhone or iPad is different from them!
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