Don't Even Try: If You Update Your iPhone to iOS 18 Developer Beta, You Won't Be Able to Use Apple Intelligence Yet

Don't Even Try: If You Update Your iPhone to iOS 18 Developer Beta, You Won't Be Able to Use Apple Intelligence Yet

If you're thinking about updating your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the latest developer betas of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, or macOS Sequoia, you might want to hold off if you're eager to try out Apple's new artificial intelligence system, Apple Intelligence. Here's why.

Apple has introduced its AI system to revolutionize user interaction with its devices. However, it's important to note that Apple Intelligence won't be immediately available in these beta versions.

What is Apple Intelligence?

Apple Intelligence is designed to enhance user experience through advanced capabilities in text and image creation, as well as making Siri more intuitive and context-aware. This system is integrated into iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia. Some of the key features include:

  1. Advanced Writing Tools: These tools help users rewrite, revise, and summarize texts within apps like Mail, Notes, Pages, and even third-party applications.
  2. Image Playground: This feature allows users to create custom images in various styles such as animation, illustration, and sketch.
  3. Enhanced Siri: Siri becomes more contextual and personal, improving its efficiency in handling daily tasks.

Availability of Apple Intelligence

Despite the promising features, Apple Intelligence will not be accessible for those updating to the developer betas starting from June 10. The system is expected to be launched in its own beta form towards the end of the year.

When Apple Intelligence does become available, it will initially support:

  • iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPad and Mac models with M1 or later processors
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Think Twice Before Updating to Beta Versions

Installing a beta version of any operating system comes with its risks, as these versions are still in the testing phase and might not be as stable as the final releases. Some of the potential issues you might encounter include:

  • System instability
  • Incompatibility with certain apps
  • Reduced performance
  • Lower battery life
  • Device overheating
  • Unexpected reboots

If you decide to revert to a previous version of the operating system, you'll need a computer to perform a complete wipe of the device, which means you'll lose all your data unless you have a backup.