Apple on Wednesday seeded iOS 10.1 beta 1 to developers, but anyone could install it with the help of the same trick that worked during the regular iOS 10 beta period. But true Apple fans know that a public beta release follows one day after developers get theirs. And, sure enough, Apple delivered. iOS 10.1 public beta 1 is available to download right away.
If you own an iPhone 7 Plus and want to try out the new bokeh portrait mode that Apple did not include in the final iOS 10 release, you should definitely go get the beta.
If you’re already registered for iOS beta access, then you can update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 10 public beta 1 over-the-air (OTA). The process is similar to any other public beta update or regular iOS update. Beware, though, on the iPhone 6s the update measures 1.8GB, so you’ll need to make sure you have enough battery juice, a decent Wi-Fi connection, and enough storage to handle it.
iPhone 7 owners should first go to beta.apple.com to sign up for the beta program, install the required profile, and then update their devices. The process is very simple, and if you’re not happy with the beta release, you can always roll back to iOS 10, regardless of what device you’re using.