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How to Download Apple’s iOS 16 Beta to Your iPhone

How to Download Apple’s iOS 16 Beta to Your iPhone

After being revealed at WWDC 2022, Apple’s iOS 16 is now in the developer beta phase. The next mobile operating system from the iPhone maker is only available to Apple Developer Program members, but you may download it right now if you want.

A redesigned iPhone lock screen, the option to unsend or modify text messages, and upgrades to Apple Maps are among the new iOS 16 features disclosed thus far. Even though iOS 16 isn’t set to be released to the public until September, we’ll show you how to get your hands on it now, before it reaches its public beta phase.

Although downloading and installing iOS 16 is simple, keep in mind that this prerelease isn’t meant for general usage, especially because, like all developer beta releases, iOS 16 may have unfinished functionality. Developers will benefit from these early beta releases, which will help them keep their apps up to date while also giving them early access to new features.


This is all to say that if you really want to test out iOS 16, you should definitely install it on a spare iPhone that is new enough to function with iOS 16 rather than your primary device (the iPhone 8 or later). If you do decide to follow these measures, we’ll also show you what to do if something goes wrong.

If you want to learn more about iOS 16, check out the iOS 16 announcement at WWDC, as well as how iOS 16 is giving the iPhone lock screen a major makeover and Apple Maps’ new style, both of which will debut in iOS 16.

Because iOS 16 is a prerelease version, it will be riddled with bugs and other flaws.

If you’re considering installing iOS 16, do so on a backup or alternative phone if one is available. The bugs in the iOS 16 beta version could render your phone unusable, preventing you from making phone calls or sending text messages, or making it excessively sluggish. If you only have access to your main phone or tablet, make a backup of your device on iOS 15 before updating to iOS 16. You’ll be able to roll back to iOS 15 if the new OS causes you too many problems.

Additionally, iOS 16 requires an iPhone 8 or later. The iPhone SE (2016), iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus will not receive the next mobile software upgrade.

1. Download the Apple Developer app from the App Store.

2. Launch the app, go to Account and tap Enroll Now.

3. Sign in with your Apple ID credentials.

4. Read through the various benefits and instructions, enter your personal information and scan your ID to verify your identity.

5. Once this information is submitted, you must choose your entity (individual for most people) and agree to the program license agreement.

6. Finally, pay the Apple Developer membership fee (with Apple Pay), which is $99 (about £80 or AU$140) a year.

You’ll be routed to your Account page in the Apple Developer app after successfully making the payment. You can check here to see if you’ve been enrolled, as well as the date your membership will expire next year.

Download iOS 16 with an over-the-air update on your iPhone or iPad

The simplest approach to get iOS 16 is to upgrade your iPhone over-the-air, just like you would with any other new software version. Here’s how to do it:

1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the Apple Developer Program download page, tap Install Profile for iOS 16 beta (iPhone) or iPadOS 16 beta (iPad) and hit Allow.

2. Next, open the Settings app, tap on Profile Downloaded and hit Install on the top right when it appears. Enter your passcode if prompted and then tap Install two more times. Your phone will need to restart.

3. Once your phone boots back up, connect it to power, make sure you’re on Wi-Fi and go to Settings > General > Software Update. If you don’t instantly see an update available, wait a few minutes and check again.

4. Finally, hit Download and Install > Install and enter your passcode to update your device.

After your phone finishes rebooting, you should have access to the latest iOS 16 developer beta.

You can also download iOS 16 using your Mac

Over-the-air upgrades demand a certain amount of capacity, and if you don’t have that, the only option to update to iOS 16 without manually freeing off space is to use your computer.

1. On your Mac, go to the Apple Developer Program download page, find iOS 16 beta or iPadOS 16 beta and click Download Restore Images.

2. Download the iOS beta software restore image for your specific device.

3. Next, connect your device to your computer and enter your device passcode or hit Trust This Computer if prompted.

4. Open Finder and click your device in the sidebar under Locations.

5. In General, next to Software, you’ll see the latest software your device is running.

6. Hold down the Option key, click Check for Update and choose the iOS 16 beta software restore image you just downloaded from the Apple Developer page.

The iOS 16 beta software will install on your device. Wait for a few minutes and when your phone reboots, you should have access to iOS 16.

RELATED: Apple’s iOS 16 will have a redesigned lockscreen with widgets, new wallpapers, and other improvements

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Tariq Ahad is Editor Technology at Pakistan Lounge and joined in May 2021. Formerly Sub editor technology at a news website

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