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    Default Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Because so many articles appear on these pages re iOS 10 and how to use it, I wonder if it would be beneficial (and safe) now to download Public Beta 7 without suffering too many annoying bugs on my device. I fear that by the time iOS is finally released, since so many articles have already been written about it here, there'll be no more iMore instructions available on how to use it for those of us who waited. How to use the new OS will no longer be current. Maybe I'm in a minority and most of your readers are already Public Beta members.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    I wouldn't do it quite yet...but that's me.. I used to be a registered Dev and do betas all the time on daily driver and go back if it was too bad... I used iCloud contacts and calendar and never had an issue.. I recently started using iCloud Photo Library and don't want to take any chances with my pics!.. I won't touch betas anymore.. I'll wait for 10.1 or so..
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Yep! It's already quite stable. I have it on my Daily Driver (Dev Beta, but same build number) and there's nothing wrong to be said.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Yup you will be fine.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    It's a solid build. Enjoy!
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    It's still a beta. So I won't say "Absolutely go for it. No problems" simply because everyones mileage may vary. Some aren't having a single issue (such as me) but I have seen others having issues with WiFi or bluetooth. I will say overall it is a very solid build and my personal experience is so positive that I have no regrets. Just go into it understanding that it is still a beta, bugs are a part of the game and there is no guarantee that you won't experience a single issue. Do go into it expecting perfection. Then you won't be disappointed.

    If you do make the jump, enjoy. I am!
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quis89 View Post
    It's still a beta. So I won't say "Absolutely go for it. No problems" simply because everyones mileage may vary. Some aren't having a single issue (such as me) but I have seen others having issues with WiFi or bluetooth. I will say overall it is a very solid build and my personal experience is so positive that I have no regrets. Just go into it understanding that it is still a beta, bugs are a part of the game and there is no guarantee that you won't experience a single issue. Do go into it expecting perfection. Then you won't be disappointed.

    If you do make the jump, enjoy. I am!
    What he said... plus - it's not that hard to revert back to the last version of iOS9 as long as you do a backup before you make the jump to iOS10 beta.
    Last edited by kch50428; 08-23-2016 at 03:27 PM.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    I'd say it's pretty safe at this point to use the beta as a daily driver, but as always make a backup of your device before installing the beta just in case. I haven't had a single issue with the latest beta, which is a first with iOS 10.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Kerrigan View Post
    I'd say it's pretty safe at this point to use the beta as a daily driver, but as always make a backup of your device before installing the beta just in case. I haven't had a single issue with the latest beta, which is a first with iOS 10.
    I agree. It's stable but a iTunes backup is always the first thing to do before this.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    What is the build for pb7? I'm at v14A5345a and I'm not getting a SU indication for pb7. I think I'm at pb6.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    PB6 is the newest beta and you have it. There's a developer beta 7 but it's the same as PB6.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Quote Originally Posted by apbthe3 View Post
    PB6 is the newest beta and you have it. There's a developer beta 7 but it's the same as PB6.
    Is that how it works? I thought that PB6 was the public release of DB6 after developers sent in the most critical issues and they got fixed?
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    I agree with the others... it's a solid build and you'll be fine.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    This has been my first year downloading a BETA and since PB1 it's been quite stable. Couple annoyances here and there but pretty stable, now with PB6 its running smooth on my primary device (iPhone 6s Plus). go for it, you should be fine.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigati View Post
    Is that how it works? I thought that PB6 was the public release of DB6 after developers sent in the most critical issues and they got fixed?
    Not necessarily. But the dev beta began before the public beta. When dev 2 hit, then public 1 hit. So dev will continue to be 1 ahead this time. But they are the same build.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Thanks so much for all of the responses. I made the switch to PB6 (not DB7, my mistake), and it is just fine. Thank you all so much for your support. Now if I could just muster the courage to try OS Sierra. Nah, I think I'll wait till it's released to the general public.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Mac OS Sierra is solid for me.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    I say go for it
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    It's solid, go for it. Battery life is great and I really haven't had any issues on the latest beta. Everything is working great for me.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    I use it on my daily driver and smooth sailing for me
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    I just downloaded it to my iPad today. Things seem to be going fine.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Continuing to run well here on two phones (6 and 6s)
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Mine has been running like a champ on my 6S since PB 1. No showstoppers whatsoever.
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    How is it running on the 6s models?
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    Default Re: Can I safely download iOS Public Beta 7 now ( 8/23/16) on my primary device?

    Quote Originally Posted by trparky View Post
    How is it running on the 6s models?
    It's running like a dream on my 6s Plus.
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