Beta testing an upcoming iOS version is fun to do, especially for those who want to be the first to test out the new and trendy iPhone operating system.
Apple seeds iOS beta versions months before their final release, so registered users can test them out and help them iron out any possible bugs and quirks, as well as hear customer feedback on new features.
If you’re interested in participating in Apple’s iOS beta program, you can do so by following these steps. It is really easy and can be done within minutes with just your phone.
But once the official version comes out, it is best to remove the iOS beta profile from your device before getting the complete and final one. Here’s a guide to doing just that.
How to remove iOS 16 developer beta profile
Remove by deleting iOS beta profile
Here’s a quick way to remove the beta profile on your iOS device. After this step, all you have to do is wait for the next software update.
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Tap General.
Step 3: Tap VPN & Device Management.
Step 4: Click the iOS Beta Software Profile then tap Remove Profile and restart your iPhone.
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Remove public beta by restoring your device
Here’s another way you can remove the iOS public beta on your iPhone.
Step 1: First, you need a couple of things: a Mac with the latest macOS version or a Windows computer with the latest version of iTunes, and a lightning cable with data transfer capabilities.
Step 2: Restoring your iPhone means that all your files and data will be deleted. For the second step, make sure you’ve created a backup of your device if you haven’t already when you installed the beta version.
Creating a backup can be done via iCloud on your phone or through the backup feature on macOS or iTunes (for Windows) when you plug in your iPhone on your computer.
Step 3: To start the restoration, plug your iPhone into your Mac or Windows computer. Then, put your device in recovery by pressing and quickly releasing the volume up button > press and quickly release the volume down button > and press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
Step 4: On your computer, click on the Restore option once it appears. This will erase your device and will install the current non-beta version of iOS. There might be a download involved, so this process may take some time depending on your internet speed.
Once done, your iPhone shall restart and ask you to set it up again.
These are the steps you can do to remove the iOS public beta profile on your iPhone. It is relatively easy to do and lets you update to the final and official version with a clean slate.