Yesterday Apple released its first beta version of iOS 7.1; first major update after the mega iOS 7 release! Inherently, iOS 7.1 Beta is only available for developers to download. However, if you wish to check out the features of this latest iOS 7.1 Beta update [Read: Features Introduced in iOS 7.1 Beta], you can also manually download iOS 7.1 Beta and update to this release even if you are not a developer.
This method also works even if you do not have UDID registered. You can easily download to this latest update and also downgrade [Read: Downgrade from the latest iOS 7.0.4 – How to] if you find any bugs.
Note: It is not though recommended for non developers to try this latest update. Unlike iOS 7 this is not a major beta release and carries only a few new features poised with many beta bugs.
Download iOS 7.1 Beta:
To install iOS 7.1 beta, download firmware file for your device and follow these steps:
- Connect your Apple device to iTunes using USB cable.
- Hold Option key (Shift on Windows) button and press Check for updates.
- Locate the downloaded iOS 7.1 beta file and install it.
Again, make sure to realize it is a beta update and certainly carries many bugs. Only download iOS 7.1 Beta if you are feeling too adventurous!