iOS 5 beta 3 available for download; how to match the iOS 5 and iTunes version numbers

Apple has released iOS 5 beta 3. If you are a registered Apple developer, you can download it from the Developer member Center.

The installation process is exactly the same as for previous beta releases:

  1. Backup your iPhone/iPad/iPodTouch/Apple TV before you install iTunes 10.5beta 3.
  2. Download and install iTunes 10.5 beta 3 and download the appropriate disk image for your device.
  3. Open iTunes 10.5 beta 3 and hold down the option key while clicking Restore.
  4. Restore from the most recent backup.

A more detailed step-by-step guide to installing iOS 5 beta is available.

Remember, the iOS version needs to match the version of iTunes, otherwise you won't be able to sync/backup. For those who have lost track of which version is which, the table below will help you match your version of iOS to iTunes.

iOSiTunes
iOS 5 Beta 19A5220piTunes 10.5 Beta 110.5b27 (27)
iOS 5 Beta 29A5248diTunes 10.5 Beta 210.5b43 (43)
iOS 5 Beta 39A5259fiTunes 10.5 Beta 310.5b48 (48)
iOS 5 Beta 49A5274diTunes 10.5 Beta 4

Let me know how you go and what new functions you discover in iOS 5 beta 3.