The iOS 10 is a new major update that should bring a whole bunch of improvements for iPhone and iPad – many of them could change the way you use your device every day. And if you cannot wait a few more months that Apple brings the final touch to the official version, you can get it right now. Apple began deploying the first public beta version of iOS 10 after some testing with developer versions.

Obviously, it’s still developing software, so you might encounter some bugs and crashes, or even end up with a non-functional device for a while. It is recommended that you do not install it on your primary device, whatever it is. But if you have boldness or you have a secondary iPhone or iPad, do not deprive yourself of turning it into a test subject. Here’s what you need to know.

How To Get The Beta?

It’s pretty easy: head over to the Apple Beta Software Program website and registers with your Apple account. Then you will need to register your Apple device and receive an email when the update is ready. This is not necessarily immediate, especially since the beta is just beginning to be deployed to the enrollees.

Go to the Apple Beta Software Program website and you’ll be able to add a profile- from there you can install iOS 10 on your compatible smartphone, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. In addition to the warning that it is an unfinished version, you should make sure you have backed up all your data before proceeding with the installation. This is valid for any iOS update, and especially for a developing version.

Which Devices Are Compatible?

If Apple was able to release the iOS 9 version by leaving no device on the tile, it will not be the case for iOS 10: some iPhones and iPads are not compatible, which means they will not be able to abandon the iOS 9, OS of last year.

If you have an iPhone 5 or higher, you can download the iOS 10 public beta version iOS 10. This is also the case if you have a 4th generation iPad, an iPad mini 2 or newer, and all iPad Air and IPad Pro meet these criteria. At the same time, the iPod touch of 6th generation is the only one to do the business in its category.