Remember when Apple opened up an “OS X Beta Seed Program” that lets non-developers test out its prerelease software for free? Thanks to great response, Apple has decided to update its seed program to include iOS as well.
You don’t have to be a developer or pay any money to be part of the program. Just sign up to be a public beta tester, and you will get beta versions of Apple’s OS X and iOS update before everyone else. There are terms and conditions of course, and as its name suggest, it is to help the company test out its software for bugs and such before it goes live. Apple is currently seeding iOS 8.3 Beta version to testers.
Apple is currently rolling out the iOS beta testing program, so if you don’t see it in its Apple Seed website, just wait a while. It sounds great but before you jump in, there are a few things you need to take note of. As a beta tester, you will need to report any issues you encounter back to the company via a built-in Feedback Assistant application. It’s a beta version of an update, so you might run into bugs and such, so make sure your device is backed up. Apple even recommends that you install its beta program on a secondary system or device.
Interested? Visit Apple Beta Software Program page to register, you’ll need an Apple ID for this of course.