Don’t Install iOS 9.3.3 Beta If You Only Own One Device
iOS 9.3.3 beta might be tempting but there are some reasons to avoid it. Let’s start with an obvious one.
If you only own one iPhone or iPad, don’t install the iOS 9.3.3 update. This is early software. And while it’s a small update, it still has the potential to cause problems. If you only own one device and you rely on that device for everything, we’d skip the beta.
In Apple’s FAQ for the beta program, it “strongly” recommends installing iOS beta software on secondary devices rather than primary ones.
Yes, you can downgrade from the iOS 9.3.3 beta but only to iOS 9.3.2 or iOS 9.3.1, nothing older. So if you’re on iOS 7, iOS 8 or an older version of iOS 9, and you’re not feeling the need to upgrade, avoid the iOS 9.3.3 beta.
Don’t Install It If You Hate Dealing with Problems
We’re actually hearing some pretty good things about the iOS 9.3.3 beta’s performance but there are still bugs and problems and the potential for more to emerge as we progress through the beta process.
Developers have already found some issues with the iOS 9.3.3 beta and we expect more to emerge as we push away from the release date. There will be bugs and there’s always the potential for it to ruin your battery, connections and more.
If you don’t want to spend time dealing with these problems (some of them will require a fix from Apple itself), avoid the iOS 9.3.3 beta. Or, at the very least, wait for Apple to improve the iOS 9.3.3 update with future beta releases. If there are any.
Don’t Install If You Haven’t Prepared
Don’t install the iOS 9.3.3 beta if you haven’t prepared for the iOS 9.3.3 beta. Simple as that.
You’re going to want to do some prep work before you install the software. That includes making a backup (this could take awhile), learning about the downgrade process, digging into feedback about your particular update, and more.
Don’t Install It If You’re Jailbroken
Developers have teased an iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak but it’s still not available to the public so you’ll want to avoid making the jump to iOS 9.3.3 beta.
You can’t jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 beta and you can’t jailbreak iOS 9.3.1 or iOS 9.3.2 which are the only updates you can downgrade to.
Currently, the only way to jailbreak iOS 9 is if you jailbreak iOS 9.0, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2, or iOS 9.1. That could change in the future but nothing is confirmed.
iOS 9 jailbreak release date details still aren’t clear so you’ll need to remain patient as we push away from the iOS 9.3.3 beta release.