iOS 10 Public Beta

Apple has released the golden master of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to public beta testers on Thursday.

The iOS 10 golden master is the version of iOS 10 that will most-closely resemble the final public release on September 13th. In many cases, where no last-minute bugs have been found, the golden master is often the exact same build.

It was originally released to developers yesterday, but now all public beta testers can download it on their iOS devices ahead of the official public release.

iOS 10 includes a lengthy list of new features for Apple’s mobile operating system, including:

  • New visual effects for iMessages
  • A sticker system for the Messages app
  • Tap to replace Emoji
  • Improvements to Siri functionality
  • A more informative Maps app
  • A dedicated Home app for Homekit accessories
  • Raise to wake
  • A new Apple Music experience
  • More 3D Touch gestures
  • Contextual predictions
  • Improvements to search in the Photos app
  • Apple Pay on the web
  • Multilingual typing
  • All-new SDKs
  • And more…

If you’re a public beta tester, then the update should appear for you under the Settings > General > Software Update section as an OTA download on your registered OS device(s).

iOS 10 runs on all of the following devices:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation

Are you installing the golden master ahead of the official public release? Share in the comments!