Recently Apple has gifted it’s developers a new version of iOS 7 and everywhere the discussion is on about this fresh beta version for it’s new look and functions. Though you can discover many pop ups in the web space, don’t blindly follow it as Apple itself are  known for clamping down this kind of behavior. Therefore, it’s better to allow only legal iOS beta running in your device. Remember that this beta update is currently not available for iOS 7 beta 1 for iPad and iPad mini.

Right now it’s available only for iPod Touch, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. You should have the latest version of iTunes installed on your device. If you wish to install this test version of iOS 7 on your iPod Touch, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 then you can follow these instructions given below:

iOS 7 beta

Step 1:  You can sign up at iOS Dev Center by pasting the following URL into your

You need to pay an annual fee of $99 when you sign up.  The signing up process is quite simple. You can start by entering your account info, then select a program type, review and submit your program, agree to the terms and conditions, purchase the program type that you have selected. Lastly activate your program.

Step 2: After you complete step 1, you can go back to the sign in page and login using your new Apple ID.

Step 3: After signing in, you should find and register your device’s UDID on the developer’s portal. You can find UDID of your device by connecting your device to iTunes, selecting it, and then clicking on the serial number to reveal the UDID. You can copy it by ctrl+c on Windows, or command+C on Mac. When you get the UDID, you can copy this link to your web browser and give any Name for your device.  Insert the UDID and click Continue to register your device.

Step 4: To download iOS 7 beta, select iOS 7 SDK beta on the developer’s portal and the click on Downloads. Download the IPSW file tailored for your device.

Step 5: You will discover the downloaded file to be in .dmg format. If you’re running on a Mac, extract the .IPSW from the .dmg file natively, and if you’re on Windows, you may require a program like 7-Zip for performing it.

Step 6:  When you extract the  .IPSW then you can restore your device to it via iTunes.

Step 7: Connect your device to your Mac or PC, and on OS X, hold the Alt key (on Windows, this will be the Shift key), and click Restore. iTunes will then allow you to select the .IPSW you extracted in the previous steps. Select it.

Step 8: Allow iTunes to do it for you and after a few minutes, your device will be ready to go on iOS 7.

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Yogitha, loves to write, on just about anything. Realising her passion not too late in life, she managed to complete her Masters in Communication from Women's Christian College, Chennai. Currently, she works as a Technical Writer with Cognizant. A complete 'sitcom buff'', her current must see list has 'The Big Bang Theory' right on top!

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