# ** Reasons not to install iOS 17 Beta on iPhone** It’s tempting to install the iOS beta and start enjoying the latest Apple features early. But here’s why you should keep the current iOS version. Apple rolled out the first beta of iOS 17 shortly after announcing it at WWDC 2023, and you might be wondering if it’s safe to install it on your iPhone? Actually not everyone can access that version at the moment, but if you can, it’s a good idea to wait a little longer. There are many reasons why Apple doesn’t offer early beta builds to the public, instead restricting them to developers and beta testers. So let’s see why you shouldn’t install iOS 17 beta on your iPhone right now. ## **What is a developer beta?** An iOS update’s developer beta is an initial test build of the software, intended primarily for use by developers. The primary purpose of developer builds is to ensure app developers can access the latest software and optimize their apps before final public release. It also serves as a way for Apple to fix bugs and glitches to ensure a smooth and stable rollout. **Here’s how Apple implements its software:** The first release of any version of iOS is made available exclusively to developers for testing. After one or more developer beta builds, Apple will release a new public beta build to users participating in the Apple Beta Software program. After weeks of public beta testing, Apple will begin rolling out the final stable build of iOS. Apple released the developer beta for iOS 17 on June 5, 2023, at WWDC 2023, the public beta is expected to release in July, and the official version of the device will be available in the summer. collect. So here are all the reasons you should skip the beta entirely and wait until the final release. ## **Stability and performance issues** If you want to try iOS 17 as soon as possible, you need to understand that the current iOS 17 beta is not suitable for use on your primary device. Sure it can work well for the most part, but that doesn’t mean you won’t notice performance and stability issues on the device in day-to-day use. Problems you may encounter can range from fast battery drain to slow running when switching between apps and many more. Among them, phone battery drain is one of the most common problems with beta builds. You should therefore not install an early beta build on your primary iPhone. Some users may report that they do not experience any performance or battery related issues but please note that these stability issues are highly dependent on the iPhone model you are using. . If new iPhones have fewer problems, older iPhones tend to have more problems. ## **Unsupported apps** When you update your iPhone to the latest beta software that has been provided for a few days, you may experience compatibility issues with certain apps. For example, familiar applications that you often use such as banking applications, calculation applications, camera applications may have compatibility issues. If that’s the case, you’ll have no choice but to wait until the final release for app developers to update their apps. While popular apps may work fine, some apps that aren’t updated regularly may have problems launching or experience stability issues. Of course, you wouldn’t want any of your frequently used apps to be affected by this. This is exactly the purpose of developer beta builds, as mentioned earlier. Application developers can use the latest software and check if their application is working as intended. Otherwise, they can take their time and fix the bug without worrying about the App Store rating. This helps them avoid similar problems after Apple makes the software available to the public. ## **May lose all my data** Although this issue is not only with beta builds, it is more common in beta updates. When you are updating your iPhone to a new software version, especially beta software, there is always a small risk that you will brick your device and lose all your data in the process. . Every year, a small number of users report that their iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo screen for hours while updating. Unfortunately, the only way out of this situation is to reset iPhone in recovery mode and restore using a computer. This means you will lose all the data stored on your device. On the plus side, this potential data loss can be avoided by backing up your iPhone before updating. You can restore your deleted iPhone from local or iCloud backup to restore data within minutes. ## **Developer Beta is not even Beta testers** Apple only wants developers to install iOS 17 developer beta. This is why you’re required to have an Apple paid developer account, which costs $99 annually, to access. Apple changed the way it rolls out beta updates for iOS and iPadOS devices in 2023. Previously anyone with the beta profile profile could access the developer firmware, but this that is no longer possible as of iOS 16.4. But this doesn’t stop the average user from paying this fee and signing up for Apple’s developer program to access the beta update on their iPhone. But anyone who does so is likely to experience an even less stable version of iOS than they’ll get with a later public beta. Really, the beta is for developers to update their apps, not for beta testers to see how it all works. ## **When can iOS 17 Beta be installed?** Any kind of beta software is never completely safe and this also applies to iOS 17. The safest time to install iOS 17 is when Apple rolls out the final stable build to everyone in the fall or even a few weeks later. By that time, Apple had completed extensive testing of the software with developers and beta testers. If you don’t have the patience to wait months for a final release this fall, the next safest option would be to wait for the public beta of iOS 17 to launch in July. Apple could solve the problem. resolve any major issues affecting developers’ current builds before public beta testers can get their hands on the software. ## **Don’t update your iPhone to iOS 17 too soon** It’s always wise to take a calculated approach rather than rush into trying the latest software, whatever it is. You’ll avoid a lot of potential problems just by waiting a few weeks, if not months, especially if you use one of the older iPhones that support iOS 17.