iOS 7 beta for iPhone available to developers today, iPad in coming weeks, everyone else in the fall

iOS 7 beta for iPhone available to developers today, iPad in coming weeks, everyone else in the fall

During WWDC 2013, Apple announced the completely redesigned iOS 7 and the beta will be available on the iPhone to developers beginning today. The beta for iPad will be available in the coming weeks. For the rest of us, we must wait until fall for the official release.

iOS 7 will be available on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, and 5th generation iPod touch.

Fall can't come soon enough!

Have something to say about this story? Leave a comment! Need help with something else? Ask in our forums!

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

More Posts



← Previously

Camera and Photos for iOS 7 have better sharing, Moments, photo filters

Next up →

iOS In the Car tightens Siri integration, iPhone in-car display

Reader comments

iOS 7 beta for iPhone available to developers today, iPad in coming weeks, everyone else in the fall


Once it becomes available to developers, is there any way us regular users can install it? Is the beta signed for certain devices/and or Apple IDs?

Most likely not. You have to register your device UDID w/ an Apple developer account. If you install a beta version of iOS on an un-registered device, it'll basically brick it until you re-install a public release.

As far as I know, it's for all Apple developers (I'm in the US so I can't say for sure).

I'd caution you though, since the iOS Betas can be extremely buggy sometimes.

Just sign up for a developer account (free one)
Then buy UDID registration, google it 8-10 dollars.
I used the one at appledrunk
Got response after 20mins (yesterday)
Then download the beta 1 img (google it)
Install new version of itunes, put phone in DFU mode, (alt) restore in itunes and choose the file :)


Just to say, iOS 7 could be downloaded, for absolutely no cost whatsoever and without the need of being a developer with a subscription of $99/month. There is this website with the download links for the ipsws. For the convenience I will even post it here. Links below this: (Make sure to put the link together when you copy it because it becomes spam when I post it if I dont put any spaces at all)

iPhone 5 (Model A1428) [Mirror] nz/#!HwRW3Bqb!U_PBaVaYun-i3v1AM5e-rWpAQkYeI2Xdnxcksm_ZmT4
iPhone 5 (Model A1429) [Mirror] nz/#!kANRQCLA!QfScRhDM8mgkN6leI6tW3D7eEYs0bhfaF53L1yf-RtY
iPhone 4S [Mirror] nz/#!1Y0jlQ5B!Z5iu61VRwnZGaYiFDVQHxi1I4E8oHHPdBE3mUx6EEnU
iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A) [Mirror] nz/#!xZtxXbBJ!MgwEX2jNfNc9C-450SwrqnAXPvYdIuDeKQ1AOun8fTE
iPhone 4 (GSM) [Mirror] nz/#!4Z1yBJ7B!NloFjUSjaPh7y-DUcVj3PR1coyoemggdfNctxyIVIzE
iPhone 4 (CDMA) [Mirror] nz/#!GhYRwARb!YvRWUEVLB7BbeumyT0shQHnVphQwuVPjHk8EgFi08n8
iPod touch (5th generation) [Mirror] nz/#!IV1hwCKT!HUmA8hV3LEBNN3KmKUsuMDB2bWheholUBeBhkRr2NiU

All for you non-developers out there ^^^^
The way to get iOS7 beta installed is by updating your iPhone or iPod to iOS7 not restoring. To update your iDevice manually on iTunes in Windows [SHIFT] + [LEFT-CLICK] in Mac [OPTION] + [LEFT-CLICK]. Once updated your done. Enjoy!

Yes you can, wait for some rednecks to upload the IPSW file to their website, should be around early hours tonight im in UK btw, or tomorrow morning, you download the file then follow instructions for installing the iOS 6 dev version, involves restoring phone and shift clicking on restore to restore using a different IPSW file, iOS 7 as opposed to iOS 6 in this case. YES there is a chance it will brick your phone, YES there is bugs. But its probably all worth it and working as a deterant, because as I saw in the other reply the deterant and words alone moved you away from the unregistered use and onto paying $99 for developers. I used iOS 6 the day it came out for developers, I am not a developer. My iPhone 4s is still very happy and not a brick. Have fun!

No you have to be a developer. There are many sites that will let you get it for a small cost of around $8 when they get a hold of it. Im currently waiting for my Dev licence to renew. I could help you out if you like :)

This freaking sucks!! In FALL!! Are you kidding? is not even Summer officially yet! . We are talking about 4-5 months easy! .

They have been developing this for a time. I am surprised so long a wait useless it will be a new product to go with it, or may be it still is in very early stages, and needs bug testing by developers. Fall still seems too far away.

if you think it's too long to wait, then just pay the 100$ to be developer and you will be able to install it! I'm thinking about it myself hehe

Where do you register to become a apple developer so I can get the beta version of ios 7?

Sent from the iMore App

Where do you register to become a apple developer so I can get the beta version of ios 7?

Sent from the iMore App

Yeah but unfortunately it has already been dropped on the feature list. Airdrop will not work on a 4S, and that's a pretty cool feature. I'm almost scared to see what isn't going to make the cut when the OS is actually released along with the new hardware.

has anyone been able to login to their developer account? seems like the server has been smashed!

Looking forward to hearing of what "major" bugs there are in the beta. I obviously expect to hear some apps don't work as they need to be upgraded for iOS 7 but I'm hoping there are no issues with making/receiving calls, texts and data. And no major wifi issues.

Sent from the iMore App

i have the iOS 7 i just downloaded it and i also have apple developer account if interested make an offer

I love my apple devices, and i love to read about what people think about them. Sure apple devices are not perfect and have many faults. I would love to get my hands on an android device but dont have the money for it, so i have to settle for my apple devices. I downloaded ios 7 today, and so far i have mixed reactions. I am the type of person who likes trying new things especially when it comes to my apple devices. So far I like it and not like it. Since I dont work for apple or have any say in what goes and what doesnt, there isnt much I can do but just accept it and move on. If you have ios 6, you will notice the difference right away, it has a different feel to it. And yes it will take some time to get used to it. For example, in the setup, i was trying to slide to the next page, but instead of sliding right to left, i had to slide left to right. There is new stuff i also wanted to try, like the control center, which you get from sliding up. Right now, i basically am just trying out the new ios 7, and seeing how it is, and not sure if it is me or the device of the ios system, but some things doesnt work or doesnt work as you expect it to work. I am trying to get siri to work but cant get it work. But i do like how the weather app is and how interactive the screen is. It is currently raining in NY and i like how it shows the rain. I like how the screen pops out and how the multitasking is like. So far it seems ok and just another ios i will get used to.

Apple now require your UDID to be activated FIRST, so register yours here:
We're currently offering 50% off iOS 7 UDID registrations!
Head over to NOW!
**--**-- ACTIVATEMYiPHONE.COM --**--**