Every June, Apple announces and displays the next version of iOS for your iPhone, but the update won’t actually launch until the fall (usually around September). At WWDC this year, Apple announced iOS 16, which is full of exciting new features like customizable lock screen.
But what if you don’t want to wait so long to try out the new features? You need to install Beta!
In this article we walk you through the steps required to get iOS 16 Beta. We explain how to join Apple’s beta program and how to install and run an iOS beta on your iPhone.
If you want to install the full public version of iOS 16 on your iPhone (not the beta version) then we will explain in a separate article how to get iOS 16 on your iPhone. But as mentioned earlier, you have to wait until autumn.
Updated 06/22/22: iOS 16 Developer Beta 2 is now available for registered developers Historically, the first public beta came about a week after the second developer beta, although this year it seems unlikely. Apple has only said that the public beta will come in July – Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that it will probably come in the week of July 11.
What’s new in the latest beta release?
The first iOS 16 developer beta gave us a fairly complete look at the new features, only a few minor things were missing, but it was quite a bet (as is often the case with first developer releases). We will update this article with more details about the content of the second developer Beta when we learn more about what has changed.
How to install iOS 16 Developer Beta
Each phase of the iOS 16 development cycle will be taken first to the developers and then to the universal beta testers. If you’re a developer and want to test your apps with the most up-to-date version of the possible OS, this is the running version.
First check that your device is compatible. Quickly read which iPhones can get iOS 16? (This is the iPhone 8 and later, basically.)
You must be registered as an Apple Developer. It costs $ 99 a year to join the Apple Developer Program.
All set? All right! Here’s how to install iOS 16 Developer Beta in eight easy steps:
- On Safari on your iPhone, go to developer.apple.com and log in using your Apple ID.
- Go Download Category (you will find it in the left menu), Scroll to iOS 16 Beta and tap Install profileThen Accept.
- Open Settings App You will see the downloaded profile at the top of the main screen – tap it. If you can’t see it, go General > VPN and Device Management And tap on the iOS 16 beta profile there.
- Tap Install Top right to install iOS 16 beta profile.
- Read the developer consent form and give your consent (assuming you are happy with the terms).
- Restart your iPhone.
- Go now Settings > General > Software updatesWhere you can see iOS 16 beta is available. Tap Download and install.
- Wait until the update download on your iPhone is finished, then tap Install When requested.
And if all goes well, your iPhone will now run iOS 16 beta.
How to install iOS 16 public beta
This is the version of iOS 16 that most of us run before launch, since the developer beta, as the name implies, is for developers only. But the public beta always lags behind the developers and starts significantly later: the first public beta has not yet been released, and is not scheduled to do so until July 2022.
When the public beta of iOS 16 arrives, you will be able to install it using the following instructions.
- Click Sign Up on the Apple Beta page and register with your Apple ID.
- Log in to the beta software program.
- Click Register your iOS device. (If you signed up for the beta of the previous version last year, you will need to uninstall the profile for this and then re-register for the new one.)
- Go to beta.apple.com/profile on your iOS device.
- Download and install the configuration profile.
- You may need to go to settings to enable the profile Go General > VPN and Device Management And tap on the iOS 16 beta profile there.
- It will be available in beta version Settings App, under General > Software updates.
Can I get developer beta if I am not a developer?
If you’re not a developer, this is possible if you want to install Developer Beta anyway. Just be warned that this goes against Apple’s terms and conditions and if anything goes wrong it will void any warranty support completely.
You need to find and download a copy of the iOS 16 beta profile on a non-Apple site. Google your friends here.
Once you’ve downloaded the profile, install the beta using the same method listed above. You can go through 3 steps.
What is a beta?
Beta is a pre-release testing version. Every iOS update goes through the beta phase before it officially launches, from minor changes like 15.5.1 to full-version game-changers like iOS 16.
There are developer betas (for registered software developers only), and public beta (for anyone interested). Both types go through multiple versions — probably half a dozen আগে before a big launch.
Risks and warnings
First of all, keep in mind that betas are trial versions of upcoming software. These are unfinished by definition, and when they include most or all of the features of the finished product, there will be cosmetic differences and inevitably, there will be some errors and problems that need to be fixed. Errors and Problems Why Apple Annoys Beta-Test iOS in the First Place
In other words, don’t expect a perfect user experience. In particular, don’t expect existing apps (which you can rely on) to work perfectly with the new version. In extreme cases you may even see that your device is bricked by beta, and cannot be used until the next beta arrives and hopefully fixes the issue. It is not uncommon for early beta software to display issues such as excess battery drain.
At the time of writing, we Extremely Early in the beta cycle. Apple has just released the first developer beta for iOS 16, and there is no public beta. (These will start to rise in July 2022, the company says.) The software is very likely to be unreliable, and you may want to wait a while before sinking.
The closer we get to the final launch of iOS 16, the more polished and feature-complete we can expect the beta to be. Conversely, of course, there will be less time left to wait for the official launch, so you can’t make as much profit by installing a beta.
Assuming you decide to go ahead, we can’t stress enough how important it is to back up your iPhone before you install an iOS beta, or use a secondary device instead of your main iPhone. If you make a mistake while installing the beta, you will not lose everything, and if you find that you do not like the new software, or it is too buggy, then you will be able to go back to the last version.