Like iPhones, Apple is releasing a new version of iOS every year. Apple’s efforts should be worth it, considering that it is one of the most popular mobile operating systems in the world.

The latest version, iOS 16, has been officially unveiled and will be available on a number of iPhone models later this year. But if you’re interested in checking it out early, there’s one way to do so.

Like its previous releases, the iOS 16 public beta has already been available months before the final version comes out.


There are a couple of reasons for public beta testing. For one, it gives users and fans a preview of the new version before its official rollout. It also helps Apple iron out some quirks to make sure it doesn’t have major bugs and issues on the final version.


That said, we’ll show you how to download and install the iOS 16 public beta, and the other things you should do before doing so. Let’s begin.

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How to get iOS public beta on your iPhone

Step 1: First things first, you want to make sure you have already performed a backup of your smartphone. In case you didn’t know, beta versions could come with issues that could harm your files, so it is best to create a backup before starting the process.

We have a detailed guide on backing up your iOS device, which you can check out in a separate section below.

Step : On your iPhone, open Safari and open this link:


Step 2: Scroll down and tap “Sign Up” if you’re a new Beta Program member. But if you are already a member, click “Sign in.”


Step 3: In the iOS section, tap “enroll your iOS device” to get started.


Step 4: Tap “Download profile” in the Install Profile section.


Step 5: Click “Allow” if Safari asks for permission to download.


Step 6: Go to Settings and tap “Profile Downloaded”.


Step 7: Click “Install” in the top right corner.


Step 8: Key in your passcode. Read the content page then click “Install” in the top right corner. Once done, it will ask you to restart your iPhone.


Step 9: After your phone restarts, you can now download the iOS public beta update like how you wouldd download a normal and official update. To do so, go to Settings > General > Software Update.


Tap “Download and Install”, key in your passcode, and wait for the process to finish.

What to do before installing an iOS public beta version?

  • Make sure you have a good internet connection.
  • Check if you have at least 80% of battery life.
  • Back up your iPhone using a Lightning cable with data transfer capabilities.

How to backup iPhone before installing iOS public beta

For this tutorial, we’ll be using a MacBook that runs on Apple’s macOS. For those who are using Windows laptops or desktops, the process should be the same via the iTunes app that you can download from the Apple website.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a Lightning cable with data transfer support. On the Finder (File Manager), look for your iPhone in the Locations section on the left.


Step 2: Click Trust.


Step 3: In the General section, choose “Back, andup all the data on your iPhone to this Mac” then click “Back up now”. Wait for the process to finish and you’re done.


To restore the backup to your iPhone, simply repeat the process and click “Restore backup” instead.

Is my iPhone compatible with the iOS public beta?

You can check the full iOS 16 compatible devices list below:

  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone SE 3rd Gen
  • iPhone SE 2nd Gen

What are the new features of iOS 16?

The new iOS 16 boasts a completely revamped and now heavily customizable lock screen, improved Messages app with unsend feature, new Focus settings, Fitness for iPhone, and more. You can check out the best features here.

That’s it. These are everything you should know about downloading and installing the iOS 16 public beta, as well as other versions coming in the future.

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section and we’ll try our best to help you out.

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