When will iOS 7 Beta 6 release? iOS 7 Beta 5 released Tuesday, August 6, 2013 and though the date it's set to expire is still a few weeks away, knowing the exact expiration date is important so you aren't caught off guard.
You might also be wondering how many more iOS 7 Betas remain to be released before the iOS 7 gold master and then public distribution.
For those who are asking these questions, we've answered them all below, as well as provided instructions for how to downgrade iOS 7 beta 5 or 4 to iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 on iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPad, iPad Mini, and other devices capable of running Apple's latest firmware beta.
If you need to know how to downgrade from iOS 7 beta 5 to 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 on your iPad, iPhone, iPod or iPad Mini, scroll down to our simple tutorial and how-to guide below.
When Will iOS 7 Beta 6 Release?
When can we expect an iOS 7 Beta 6 release? That's still unclear, but a delayed release of Beta 4, which occurred due to revamping of the developer site, threw off the normal pattern of releases.
With recent rumors that Apple could be releasing a new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C on September 10, 2013 along with the rumor that the official iOS 7 will arrive on September 12, 2013, we're thinking these betas are gonna have to hurry along. Therefore, we anticipate that iOS 7 Beta 6 will most likely release Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10 a.m. ET or 1 p.m. PT. Keep in mind, though, this is still only a guess.
The last beta released a week ago on Tuesday, and we expect to see a Gold Master (GM) prior to the official public release of iOS 7. Therefore, Monday, August 19, 2013 seems a likely date and time we will see the iOS 7 Beta 6 release.
When Does iOS 7 Beta 5 Expire? When Does iOS 7 Beta 4 Expire?
iOS 7 Beta 5 saw a quick release, arriving just a week behind iOS 7 Beta 4. While Beta 4 is set to expire a few weeks from now, on September 12, 2013, developers have a while longer to work with Beta 5. The most current iOS 7 Beta 5 will not expire until October 5, 2013 by which time we should have already seen a public release of Apple's official iOS 7.
Why are these expiration dates important? If you are a developer and have a beta version of iOS installed on your device and it expires, if you restore your device you will find yourself caught in a restore loop. In addition, downgrading will no longer be possible. Basically you will be stuck until the official iOS 7 public release comes. It is for this reason we urge developers to be diligent in upgrading when new betas arrive or downgrading to iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 before those expiration dates arrive.
How To Download And Install iOS 7 Beta 4, 5 or 6
Both iOS 7 Beta 4 and Beta 5 are still available to download for developers
For instructions to download and install iOS 7 Beta 4 see: iOS 7 Beta 4 Released: Download And Install On iPhone, iPad and iPod [TUTORIAL & DIRECT LINKS]
For instructions to download and install iOS 7 Beta 5 see: iOS 7 Beta 5 Released: Download And Install On iPhone, iPad Mini And iPod [TUTORIAL & DIRECT LINKS]
Once the iOS 7 Beta 6 becomes available, we will be sure to post instructions and direct download links for installing the firmware on your iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPad 2, 3,4, iPad Mini and iPod Touch.
iOS 6 - 6.1.2 Untethered Jailbreak Users Be Warned
If you have an iOS 6 - 6.1.2 untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 5, 4S, iPads, iPad Mini, or iPod Touch installed, you need to keep one thing in mind. By installing the iOS 7 Beta 2, 3 or any upcoming beta, you will lose your jailbreak and there is no downgrading or restoring to iOS 6 - 6.1.2 or below.
For instructions to downgrade your iOS 7 Beta 4 6.1.3 or 6.14, check out our simple how-to guide below along with the helpful video from iDownloadBlog's Jeff Benjam. The same instructions can be used to downgrade the iOS Beta 4 to 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 also.
How To Downgrade iOS 7 Beta 5 to iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (Via iDownloadblog.com)
To downgrade your firmware from iOS 7 Beta 3 to iOS 6.1.3, do the following:
Step 1: Download the iOS 6.1.3 (or 6.1.4 for the iPhone 5) to your desktop from our downloads page.
Step 2: connect your iOS device running iOS 7 beta to your computer.
Step 3: open iTunes, select your device, and option+click (shift+click in Windows) on the Restore button.
Step 4: point to the firmware you downloaded in step 1.
Step 5: watch as your device restores back to iOS 6.1.3 successfully.
Note: Keep in mind that you may only downgrade to the latest publicly available firmware for iOS on an A5 device, even if you have SHSH blobs saved. For older devices like the iPhone 4, you may be able to downgrade to lesser firmware if you happen to have your SHSH blobs saved via Redsn0w. Instructions for downgrading to iOS 6 - 6.1.2 or below via Redsn0w can be found here.
About iOS 7: What's New In Beta 5? What to Expect In Beta 6
iOS 7 was first showcased Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developer's Convention in Cupertino, CA on June 10. Apple's latest upcoming mobile operating system brings with it a number of notable changes including a visually distinct User Interface (UI) with redesigned apps, lock screen, homescreen, Safari and settings features including a new control center favored by power iOS users.
The new iOS is being critiqued and raved about more than any other iOS thus far. The biggest complaints for iOS 7 encompassed the drastic changes to app design (i.e. REALLY flat icons and skinny fonts) , slow transitions and short battery life, though improvements were reported in Beta 2 and 3. iPads and iPad Mini were included in testable device with the Beta 2 and new features were added such as iCloud keychain, Voice Memos, and answer-a-call buttons.
In Beta 3, after many complaints about the font by developers testing the new iOS, Apple's developers changed the font so that it is now thicker across many of the apps. Earlier most of the text was using Helvetica Neue Ultra Light. Now the change incorporates Helvetica Neue Regular instead. Here's a quick list of some other changes in iOS 7 Beta 3. There was also some redesign of the music App, and the Calendar now features grey dots where events are scheduled.
Probably one feature which was raved about the most in the iOS 7 Beta 3 was one we weren't really supposed to know about. A hidden settings menu was found within Beta 3 that showcases some ideas Apple must still be toying with. Features or "tweaks" such as the ability to put app folders inside other app folders, a pinch-to-close feature for folders, a corner or edge swipe gesture for rapidly switching between apps and more. For those who are familiar with the Jailbreak community or have even jailbroken their iPhones, iPad, or iPods, these possible new features probably sound pretty familiar to you as the mimic some popular jailbreak tweaks.
In iOS 7 Beta 4 some notable changes included updates to the reminders which now include a search bar, notifications for when downloads complete, the ability to swipe between notification center screens, improvements to Siri suggestions and redesigned phone buttons.
As to iOS 7 Beta 5, developers noted that you can now use an iOS 7 device to set up an Apple TV after restoring or resetting all settings. (iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are not supported.) In addition, most developers noted iOS 7 Beta 5 was even faster and more stable than every other bet released thus far. One big change was the loss of the panoramic wallpapers, the lock screen saw a few updates as well as the phone app.
As to what to expect in iOS 7 Beta 6, we really don't know, but we hope speed continues to increase, the system is increasingly more stable and that battery life issues might be made less obvious.
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