Are you having beta-related regrets? Upgrade to the current stable release in just a couple of easy steps.
It’s official! iOS 16 beta for developers is available to the public, causing significant waves and the public beta hot right behind it. When Apple presented iOS 16 at WWDC this year, a lot of users were eager to have it. The only solution to this issue would be to install iOS 16 beta iOS 16 beta on your iPhone because iOS 16 won’t be available to the public until the end of this year.
Beta testing is always an exciting, but also risky endeavor. On the other side, you can have access to the most recent features ahead of other people. It’s not just a chance to try out all the amazing features and features, but it also gives you a lot of bragging rights before your peers. However beta versions are with errors. This is why the software is currently in beta testing.
This is also the reason the majority of users install beta versions on the spare iPhones. Being plagued by bugs on your primary phone isn’t just frustrating, but it could be a complete disaster. Bugs can lead to massive data loss, app crashes, battery and connectivity issues with your phone. Certain apps may not be compatible with the latest beta version.
If you’re still considering whether or not to install iOS 16 beta on your iPhone the main choice is, it’s a good idea to keep in mind. If it’s an unlocked iPhone then do it. It’s not necessary to think about it.
If you did decide to install iOS 16 beta iOS 16 beta version on your primary iPhone to avoid being left out, and you’ve now regretted your choice, it’s possible to uninstall the beta version and go it back i.e. you can downgrade to the stable version. However, it’s not an easy task. The process of downgrading the version of your iOS isn’t as simple as updating your software. it requires additional actions to take. However, it is possible to do.
NOTE: Before you install the beta profile, Apple suggests backups of your iPhone. Although it’s an advice, it is important to consider it a necessity. It also plays an important function when you need to upgrade the version of your iOS version.
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Remove iOS 16 Beta Profile
iOS 16 will release to the general public in the autumn of this year. If you’re able to be patient and wait for an official stable iOS version of iOS, uninstalling the beta version is a simple task. Simply delete the beta profile in order to not receive any further beta updates, and then download iOS 16 stable version. iOS 16.4 stable edition of your iPhone as soon as it is released.
However, there’s a caveat. If you’re running the beta version, for instance 16.1 and you’re not capable of installing iOS 16.1 as soon as it launches. It will take a while until iOS 16.1 to be released because you aren’t able to update to a version that’s more than the version you’re currently using whether it’s beta or not. This is why it’s crucial to remove your beta profile to ensure that you don’t have to update your beta version.
To remove your beta account, you need to open your Settings app. Go to the General section.
Within in the General Settings, scroll down and select the VPN & Device Management’ option. It will display all the configuration profiles that are installed in your iPhone.
In the “Configuration Profiles In the section ‘Configuration Profiles You’ll find the downloaded profiles on your iPhone If there’s multiple profiles. Click on the ‘iOS 16 Beta Software Profile’ option to continue.
After that, you can tap the “Remove Profile option to remove your iOS 16 beta profiles on your iPhone. Restart your iPhone after deleting it.
After you’ve removed your Beta profile from your device, you’ll be notified of the update to iOS 16 under the section ‘Software Update’ of General settings once it’s available, as you would normally. Install and download the application to switch back to a stable, non-beta iOS version.
Downgrading to iOS 15
If you aren’t waiting to see iOS 16 to release and would like to return to a stable version right now, you’ll need to restore your iPhone to restore it to the most recent non-beta version, i.e., iOS 15. If you’re running iOS 15 developer beta installed, you’ll need to do so. iOS 16 developer beta installed There’s no other option other than to restore your iPhone to switch to an un-beta version.
NOTE: If you also installed watchOS 9 beta on your Apple Watch that was connected to your iPhone running iOS 16 beta, you will not be able to fully utilize it once you upgrade to iOS 15. There’s no way to upgrade from beta version of watchOS to a stable version.
Did we mention that it was crucial to back up your iPhone prior to upgrading to beta? That’s where this all comes in. If you have a backup prior to installing iOS 16 beta version, you can restore your iPhone from the backup.
You may be thinking you could create an immediate backup and then recover your phone. This won’t work since backups made using beta software will not be compatible with previous iOS versions. Therefore you’ll find that your iCloud backup created using the iOS 16 beta will not be compatible with iOS 15 and will leave you without any of your information. Therefore, you’ll require an archived backup in order to restore your phone following the downgrade. If you’re not afraid of starting with a clean slate, you can downgrade.
Begin by removing the beta profiles from your iPhone as described in the previous paragraph. Connect the iPhone with the Mac or Windows system and then put the iPhone in recovery mode. Before you do that, ensure that your device is running the most recent version of iTunes or macOS.
To switch your iPhone in recovery mode Follow these steps that are based on the iPhone model. Make sure you attach the iPhone with the computer PC or Mac prior to completing these steps.
- for iPhone 8 or later:Press and release the Volume Up button swiftly. After that, hold and release the volume down button. Then, hold and press the Wakeor Sleep button until your phone enters recovery mode. If the phone does begin to reboot, hold your button till you can see the screen in recovery mode. You’ll be able to tell it’s in the recovery state since the iPhone screen will display the USB connecting to a computer on it.
- for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:Press and hold the Volume Down buttons simultaneously. The phone will then restart. Do not release the buttons until the phone enters recovery mode.
- for iPhone 6S and earlier: Hold and press the Wake/Sleep as well as Home button. Hold them until you can see the screen in recovery mode.
A message will be displayed on iTunes telling you that there’s an issue in your iPhone. There are options to “Cancel”, ‘Restore’ or ‘Update’ on the screen of your computer. Select ‘Restore’ to erase off the iOS 16 beta , and then downgrade to the most recent version of iOS 15.
The download process for the most recent version of iOS 15 complete. If the download takes longer than fifteen minutes your device may quit in the screen of recovery. Don’t be in a panic. Allow the download to complete and then go into the recovery mode once more following the steps outlined in the previous paragraphs.
After the restoration process is complete it is possible that you will require entering the details of your Apple ID and password. Input them in order to complete the downgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 15. Your iPhone will leave the recovery mode screen after it is restored to iOS 15. Then, you can make use of the archived backup to configure the iPhone and all of your information.
There’s probably no more exciting time for an aspiring tech enthusiast right now than to test all the new features of iOS 16 that Apple showcased at WWDC this year. If you decide that beta testing isn’t your thing It’s simple to upgrade back to iOS 15.