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iOS 16 Beta: What You Need To Know Before You Install

Written by Moosa

How To Proceed Before Clicking The Download Button.

Anyone with a compatible iPhone may now download and test out the iOS 16 public beta on their device. It is also free and quite easy to install. The wait is gone if you’re eager to check out any of iOS 16’s new features, like Lockdown Mode and customisable lock screens.

Apple launched the iOS 16 developer beta in June in conjunction with their developer conference, but only a small number of users were permitted to download and install the programme. Unless you’re a developer testing out software, using developer betas is not advised for everyday use because they can be extremely problematic and make using your phone more challenging. An Apple Developer Program membership costs $100 per year.

The public beta of iOS 16 has now been made available by Apple, and it ought to be a little bit more stable. To download iOS 16 beta on your smartphone, all you have to do is join up for the Apple Beta Software programme, enrol your device, and install a configuration profile. How? Read on.

Here’s a look at some of the new Apple Maps features as well as the revamped and customisable lock screen on iOS 16.

Back Up Your iPhone Before You Begin.

It might be exciting to get your hands on beta software, but there are safety measures you should take before updating. You should back up your smartphone in case you choose to change back to iOS 15 since all pre-release software, including iOS 16 beta, may include bugs and other problems that make your device more challenging to operate.

Every time your iPhone is plugged in to power and Wi-Fi during your typical sleeping hours, it should automatically do a backup. If this backup option is disabled, you may still back up your smartphone by going to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > iCloud Backup and then selecting Back Up Now.

Additionally, you may use Finder on your Mac to backup your iPhone. Connect the device to the computer, launch Finder, select the device, and then create a backup. Apple also advises archiving your backup to prevent additional backups from overwriting it.

Join Apple’s Beta Software Programme.

Once your device has been backed up, it’s time to enrol in the Apple Beta Software Program, which enables anybody to test out upcoming software for free and give input on its usability and overall quality to Apple. Currently, any supported Apple device may test out iOS 16 beta (iPhone 8 and later).

The Apple Beta Software Program can be joined here:

1. On your iPhone, visit the webpage for the Apple Beta Software Program.

2. Click the blue “Sign Up” button at the page’s bottom.

3. To sign in to the Apple ID associated with your iPhone, use Face ID or Touch ID.

4. Read the Apple Beta Software Program Agreement, then agree to it.

Scroll down to Enroll Your iOS Device, which should be hyperlinked in the text that appears, on the page that follows, and then click it. You will then be sent to a different website where Apple will explain how to download and install the iOS 16 beta on your iPhone.

Install The Configuration Profile For iOS 16 Beta.

You may find the Install Profile section by scrolling down this page. You must now install a configuration profile on your iPhone in order to download and install the iOS 16 beta on your device.

In essence, a configuration profile gives a third party—in this example, Apple—the ability to control your device. You might be worried about whether or not this is a privacy violation, but you can relax knowing that this configuration profile only gives Apple access to your device to deploy and administer the iOS 16 beta.

Click the blue Download profile button, then choose Allow from the pop-up menu to install the configuration profile. Next, close your browser, open the Settings app, and choose Profile Download from the page’s top navigation. A popup displaying the iOS 16 public beta config profile should then appear. Enter your passcode, choose Install, and then select Install two more times. To receive the over-the-air iOS 16 beta update, simply hit Restart.

Obtain And Set Up The iOS 16 Beta.

Go to Settings > General > Software Update, select Download and Install, and then input your passcode to start the process of updating to iOS 16 beta once your iPhone has restarted.

If the Download and Install option isn’t visible for any reason, you might need to wait a little while or free up some memory. Clear your memory by eliminating big files and unloading weighty programmes if you don’t have enough space to download iOS 16. A loading indicator and an approximate time estimate for the download process have to be visible. Restart your smartphone when the download is finished, then wait for iOS 16 beta to install. You should notice iOS 16 beta downloaded on your iPhone when it first powers up.

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