For the first time Apple has today allowed anyone in the world that is an iOS user to test the next software update ahead of its launch.

Launching a sign-up page for people to register for a beta, Apple is preparing a set of consumers to test the iOS 8.3 update later this year, as of yet however it is unclear as to whether everyone who signs up will get access to the beta, or just a select few.

Apple does have a pretty nifty FAQ section on their sign-up page about what you can expect from the beta, and what will be included.

“The iOS 8.3 Beta includes improved performance, increased stability, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. This release also supports additional language and country support for Siri: English (India, New Zealand), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (turkey). This is beta software that is still in development, which means some applications and services may not work as expected. Follow the instructions below to enroll any iOS devices to receive beta updates.”

You should probably take note of that last part in particular, as once the beta has been released an iOS 8.3 is on your device you may not be able to roll your phone back, and as the software is still in development you may find that some things that you are used to using are no longer working how they should.

As such Apple recommends that you make a back up of your device before doing anything, that said you do have till later this year to do so.

You can find out more about the beta program at the source link below.

Source: Apple

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