Use of Apple software in beta version – Assistance – Apple Developer, Apple Beta – Questions and answers

Questions and answers

The apps created using XCODE beta versions or designed for beta versions of an operating system will not be accepted on the App Store. The apps you submit must be developed with the most up -to -date version of Xcode available on the Mac App Store. They must also be designed to operate with public versions of iOS, iPados, MacOS, Watchos or Tvos, unless candidate versions are available. When a candidate version of Xcode becomes available, use it to develop your app before submitting it. When a candidate version of iOS, iPados, MacOS, Watchos and Tvos becomes available, develop your app for this version.

Use of Apple Beta software

Beta software encompasses the preliminary versions and test versions and refers to preversion software which is not public and is always in development. As a developer or developer, you can use the software in beta to start integrating the latest Apple technologies into your apps so that they are up to date once the software will be made available to the public.

Download

Xcode

XCODE beta versions include the latest sets of tools and SDK (software development kits) for the creation of apps intended to be executed on future versions of an operating system. XCODE beta versions are available for all developers on the download page . The Apple Developer Program subscription is not required.

Operating systems

The latest versions of operating systems for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV are available for all developers on the download page or through software update on a device. The Apple Developer Program subscription is not required. Find out how to install software in beta version

Safari

Anyone can download the latest version of Safari Technology Preview and get an overview of web technologies to come in iOS, iPados and MacOS.

Backup

iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Before installing software in beta, save your device in iTunes, then archive the backup. If you must return to the current version of an operating system, you will not be able to use an iCloud backup or a backup that you have not archived. To obtain a public version on a device, simply install the final version of the software you test when it appears in software update. If you need to reinstall a previously published version, you can restore your device from the iTunes backup that you have previously done. How to uninstall beta iOS software

Mac

Always save your Mac before installing software in beta version. To obtain a public version of MacOS on your Mac, simply install the final version of the software you test when it appears in the Mac App Store. If you have to go back to a previously published version, you must first erase the software in beta version, then reinstall the latest public version of MacOS before restoring your Time Machine backup. How to reinstall macOS via macOS recovery functionality save your mac with time machine

Facility

The beta version of operating system software must only be installed on the devices and systems used for development and testing purposes. The installation of unauthorized beta software breaks the policy of Apple and can make your device unusable. Make sure it on devices and systems that you can erase if necessary. Find out more about the installation of Apple’s beta software

Development and test

Development mode

If you are developing apps for iOS 16, iPados 16 or Watchos 9 or a later version, make sure you activate development mode. It will allow you to authorize the execution of apps installed locally on these platforms, for example when you compile and run an app in Xcode or install a file .IPA with Apple Configurator. Learn more

Documentation

The documentation provided by Apple may contain preliminary information concerning the beta version of an API or a development technology. This information may be subject to changes. Likewise, your software configured according to this documentation must be tested with the final operating system. For the most up -to -date information, be sure to consult the version notes corresponding to the software version you use.

Technical assistance

Technical assistance for developers can help you determine whether a problem you encounter when using a software preversion is due to your code or software. Start by testing and checking that the problem is reproduced with the latest beta version of the software. If this is the case, send the results of your tests via the evaluation assistant. Then send a TSI to the Code – Level Support (Coding Assistance) section of your account and indicate the feedback identification number. Please note that software preversions quickly evolve. Technical advice can become obsolete in the following versions, as well as between preversion and final version. It is important that you test each preversion of your app in order to be able to identify any impact and be able to send feedback on the problems you encounter. How to request assistance

Apple Developer Forums

You can also find information on Apple Developer Forums and publish messages concerning any problems you encounter with the code of your app. Consult the forums

Testflight

In App Store Connect, Testflight allows you to invite users and users to test your app on a beta version of iOS, iPados, Watchos and TVOS. Testflight allows you to easily invite testers and testors by simply using their email address. TESTFLIGHT also gives the possibility of providing a useful feedback directly from the APP TESTFLIGHT. Know good practices to carry out tests with software in beta version

Sending feedback

Evaluation assistant

If you encounter the slightest problem with software in beta version or if you want to request improvements for frameworks or APIs, please send a report through the evaluation assistant. Be sure to include the build number in the title and in the description of the bug so that your problem can be treated quickly. Consult the evaluation assistant

Apple beta software program

The public beta versions of iOS, iPados and macOS available through the Apple beta software program are provided with the Apps Assistant for an assessment of evaluation. If you run the public beta version of Tvos, you can send your feedback via the assessment assistant app from an iOS or iPados registered device. If you are having a problem or something does not work as you hoped, send your FEEDBACK to Apple directly using the assessment assistant. Find out more about Apple’s beta software program

Submission of apps

The apps created using XCODE beta versions or designed for beta versions of an operating system will not be accepted on the App Store. The apps you submit must be developed with the most up -to -date version of Xcode available on the Mac App Store. They must also be designed to operate with public versions of iOS, iPados, MacOS, Watchos or Tvos, unless candidate versions are available. When a candidate version of Xcode becomes available, use it to develop your app before submitting it. When a candidate version of iOS, iPados, MacOS, Watchos and Tvos becomes available, develop your app for this version.

Questions and answers

Apple’s beta software program allows users to try software pre-vessels. The assessments that you provide on quality and use help us identify problems and solve them, and improve Apple software. Note that given that the beta versions of software have not yet been published and marketed by Apple, they can contain errors or inaccuracies, and may not work as well as the marketed versions. Make sure to save your iPhone or iPad and Mac using Time Machine, before installing the beta version of the software. Purchases and data from Apple TV, Homepod Mini and Homepod (2nd generation) being stored in the cloud, it is not necessary to save your device. Do not install beta software on devices used for production or critical activities. We strongly recommend installing it on a secondary system or device, or on a secondary partition of your Mac.

How can I get beta versions ?

As a member of the Apple beta software program, you can register your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, HomePod Mini, Homepod (2nd generation) or Apple Watch to access the latest beta versions and future updates.

How can I send my assessments to Apple ?

The beta versions of iOS, iPados and MacOS include the assessment assistant app, which can be opened from your home screen on your iPhone or iPad, or from dock on your Mac. The assessment assistant app is also available from the Apps help menu by selecting send an assessment. If you use the beta version of Tvos, Watchos or HomePod software, you can send your assessment through the App Assistant Assistant on an iPhone, iPad or Mac registered. If you encounter a problem or if something does not work as planned, send your assessments directly to Apple thanks to assessment assistant.

Eligible ?

The Apple beta software program is open to anyone with a valid Apple identifier and having accepted the agreement of the Apple beta software program during the registration process. If you have an iCloud account, this is an Apple identifier that we recommend using. If you do not have an iCloud account or other Apple identifier, you can create one now.