Before you begin, make sure you back up your i Phone or i Pad. Even if you back up every night, you'll want to make sure it's absolutely up-to-date.While the beta process is fairly straight forward, any time you make any significant change to your device you risk problems. Archiving will prevent your current backup from being overwritten by an i OS 10 backup in the future, should you want to revert for any reason.

If you're running a the developer or public beta, Apple might push you an update if the build numbers are different (we're still checking on that).

i OS 10 beta 5 download links are now available to install on i Phone 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE, 5s, 5c, 5, i Pad 4 and over, and i Pod touch 6th-generation.

It’s available to both who are registered on Apple Developer Program as well as those who are registered on Apple Public Beta Program.

Announced at WWDC 2016, i OS 10 is Apple’s latest major update for i Phone, i Pad and i Pod touch devices, brining in a number of new features to one of the world’s most popular mobile platform.

Final version of i OS 10 is set for release for all consumers this coming fall.

For a full list of features on what’s new in i OS 10, you can check out our separate detailed post on it here: i OS 10 Announced: Features, Release Date And More.

The following guide will help you download and install i OS 10 beta on your compatible i Phone, i Pad or i Pod touch device the right way.

(You can still install i OS 10 on your i Phone or i Pad by connecting your device to i Tunes, but you'll need to be running the Xcode beta first.

The method listed below is generally a lot faster, with fewer wires.) Your i Phone or i Pad will reboot to install i OS 10. We've written a bunch about the new operating system, including a detailed FAQ and sections on its new user interface, Lock screen, Messages app, and lots more.

There will be a couple progress bars going across the screen. Once your i Phone or i Pad reboots, it'll be running i OS 10.

There's a brief bit of setup you'll need to go through, however, as the system will have changed enough that it'll need your login to complete the update.