There is nothing more upsetting for a smartphone user than seeing your iPhone become deactivated. Unfortunately, this has become the norm for some iOS 7 beta users in recent days, according to Read Write.
According to the report, many are taking to Twitter to complain that their iOS device has suddenly stopped working. Initially, some worried that this was Apple’s way of “catching up with those who have downloaded (a beta) through alternative means.” In other words, non-developers.
Luckily, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Better still, there is an easy fix for this.
hmm so apparently my iOS7 beta expired. I have been checking for new versions but iOS and iTunes both said it was up-to-date. #thecakeisalie
— Captain Eric Willis (@superic) August 29, 2013
To make sure your iPhone or iPad doesn’t become deactivated, upgrade to iOS 7 beta 6 over the air (OTA) or by visiting the Apple Developer Center.
With Sept. 10 rumored to be the date for Apple’s iPhone event, we expect a new iOS 7 beta to drop at any time. It is also possible that the gold master (GM), or final version could arrive in its place.
For additional information, see: Apple May Publicly Release iOS 7 On Sept. 10, According To Nuance Developer Email, and Op-Ed: What’s Going On With iOS 7?