The iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 public betas have been out for a few weeks now, giving early adopters plenty of time to check out the new features. But as the name implies, beta software should be considered a work in progress, with features changing and sometimes breaking as Apple refines iOS 15 in preparation for its official release this fall. Apple typically releases an update every two weeks during the beta cycle; sometimes a release will fix bugs, other times it introduces new ones.
Because it’s unfinished, you’re sure to continue to encounter bugs, poor battery life and other random issues. I’ve been using the developer beta for over a month now, and I can personally attest to horrible battery life — which is normal this early in Apple’s beta release cycle. If you’ve taken the iOS 15 beta plunge only to decide that you can’t live with a beta operating system on your iPhone or iPad, there’s good news: You can go back to iOS 14.