Download iOS 16 Beta on iPhone With or Without Developer Account

August 09, 2019Nicole Jones

The Apple Beta Software Program lets Apple users try out the pre-release software and then get feedback on quality and usability to help the company identify issues, fix them and make Apple software even better. There are two types of beta software program, one is Apple Developer Program, the other is Apple Beta Software Program (which is known as public beta). Participants in Apple Developer Program are allowed to test and build Apple applications, and participants in Apple Beta Software Program can test the public beta version and provide feedback for Apple to report bugs and advice. Here we will provide a complete guide on how to download iOS beta on your iPhone whether you want developer beta or public beta.

Download iOS 16 Beta on iPhone

Download iOS 16 Beta on iPhone

Part 1. How to Download iOS 16 Developer Beta

Apple releases iOS 16 to developers on September 12, 2022, which is the latest beta version. If you want to download iOS 16 beta, remember to make an archived backup of your iPhone before you begin to download the iOS beta. Since the beta version may still have many bugs to work out, so we don't recommend installing any beta on your daily device. Moreover, before you download iOS 16 beta, you need to make sure that your device is compatible with the new firmware. Here is the official list of devices that are compatible with iOS 16 beta.

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS and XS Max
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

1. Download iOS Beta with Developer Account

If you have a developer account with Apple, you can follow the guide below to download iOS 16 developer beta easily. Without a paid developer account (Apple App Developer Program memberships cost $99 per year), you won't be able to download any non-Xcode betas. Installing iOS 16 requires Xcode 11 beta already installed and macOS 10.15 beta already installed. While installing iOS 12 via iTunes requires Xcode 10 beta already installed.

Step 1.
Download the configuration profile from the download page.
It's suggested that you download the configuration profile directly onto your iOS device.
Step 2.
Click on the "Discover" tab.
Step 3.
Click on the operating system buttons in the bar near the top of the screen.
Step 4.
Tap Download.
Step 5.
Log into your developer account.
Step 6.
Go to the iOS beta 14 section according to your need and tap the download.
Step 7.
After the profile is downloaded successfully, connect your device to a power cord and connect to a stable Wi-Fi.
Step 8.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update.
Step 9.
Tap Download and Install.
Step 10.
To update now, tap Install. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you choose Install Tonight, you'd better connect your device to a power cord at night and your device will update automatically by morning.
Step 11.
If prompted, enter your passcode.

2. Download iOS Beta without Developer Account

If you do not have a developer account but still want to try the iOS developer beta, it's also possible. However, developer beta may be more unreliable and with more bugs than public beta, so we recommend you to use a public beta if you don't want to pay for a developer account. But if you don't mind taking a risk and you have a secondary device, here is the guide to download iOS 16 beta without a developer account.

Step 1.
Click here and get the iOS 16 beta profile on your iOS device. If you want to download iOS 14 beta, launch Safari on your iPhone and copy the link below to the search box.
Step 2.
Tap on Allow in Popup and then tap on "iPhone".
Step 3.
Then you will be taken to "iOS Beta Software Profile" screen, tap Install on the top right and enter your iPhone passcode.
Step 4.
Restart your iPhone and then go to Settings > General > Software Update to check out the iOS developer beta profile. Hit the Download and Install button to get the iOS 14 developer beta installed on your iPhone.

Part 2. How to Download iOS 16 Public Beta

Unlike iOS developer beta, the iOS public beta is open to anyone with a valid Apple ID who accepts the Apple Beta Software Program Agreement during the sign-up progress. Besides, both the program and software are free. Before you download iOS public beta, the first thing you need to do is to back up your iPhone with iTunes. Then follow the steps below to download and install iOS 16 public beta.

Step 1.
Open Safari on your iPhone and navigate to the Apple Beta Software Program.
Step 2.
Tap the Sign Up button, or sign in directly if you are already a member.
Step 3.
Agree to the Apple Beta Software Program terms and conditions if necessary.
Step 4.
A Guide for Public Betas screen will appear. Select the iOS tab, scroll down to the Get Started section and tap enroll your iOS Device.
Step 5.
Now you can download the configuration profile of iOS 16 beta on your iPhone, or if you are not ready for iOS 15, you are still able to download iOS 14 beta.
Get Started
Step 6.
Tap "iPhone" or "iPad" when prompted to choose a device.
Step 7.
Then tap Allow > Install and follow the instructions to install the iOS public beta configuration profile.
Step 8.
Restart your device after installing the profile by tapping the restart popup.
Step 9.
After your iPhone is restarted, go to Settings > General > Software Update and tap Download and Install to install the iOS 16 public beta.

Part 3. How to Fix The Potential Problems During iOS Beta Update

As we have mentioned before that the iOS beta may bring you with some enhancements along with bugs and defects, you may come across different problems during update, such as iPhone stuck on loading screen, iPhone screen flashing, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, etc. If you meet with such kind of problems when downloading and installing iOS beta, you can use the third-party Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery to fix your iPhone. It can help you fix iPhone/iPad from DFU mode, recovery mode, Apple logo, headphone mode, etc. to normal state. It's also able to upgrade or downgrade iOS version for you.

Step 1.
Download and install iOS System Recovery on your Windows or Mac computer.
Step 2.
Run this iOS system repair tool on your computer and connect your device to computer with USB cable.
Step 3.
After your device is detected by iOS System Recovery, select the Fix Mode in the iOS System Recovery interface according to your iPhone problem.
Step 4.
Confirm your device information and download the firmware package.
Step 5.
Click "Repair" button to download the firmware package and begin to fix your iPhone.


In this article, we have introduced the detailed methods to download iOS 16 beta, whether you want to download developer beta or public beta, whether you have a developer account or not, you can find a solution here.

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