Back in June, Apple held its 2016 developer conference, and among other things, unveiled a future major software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods called iOS 10. Fast-forward several weeks later, and the company today released the update for public beta testing, following a similar trial run with users who have developer accounts with Apple.

That means anyone can try it out for free, before it becomes available to all supported devices.

iOS 10 brings an assortment of fresh features and cosmetic changes, including a number of new ways to chat over its Messages platform and a redesigned lock screen and Command Center. We already have the beta version installed on our phones, and we think it’s one of the most meaningful upgrades to hit iOS devices in recent memory.

The preview software can be downloaded from Apple’s website after signing up for the beta trial. Do keep in mind, though, that this is pre-release software we’re talking about here so bugs and other such issues are bound to pop up from time to time. Not that that has stopped iOS users from installing beta versions of the operating system in the past.

The final version of iOS 10 is slated to be available sometime in September. For the full list of devices eligible for the update, refer to the image below.


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