How to Download and Install iOS 16 Public Beta on iPhone

Install iOS 16 Public Beta on iPhone

The newest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 16, was unveiled at WWDC 2022 in June of this year. Apple has officially made the iOS 16 public beta available for everyone to test and use, following the release of three developer beta builds during a month.

Customizable lock screens, lockdown mode, enhanced iMessage and SharePlay, and other interesting features are all part of iOS 16. You've come to the correct place if you enjoy being on the cutting edge and want to test out new features before they are made public. We have put a thorough step-by-step tutorial on how to download and install the iOS 16 public betas on your iPhone.

How to Install iOS 16 Beta on iPhone (2022)

Here, in this article, we have mentioned all devices that are compatible with iOS 16, the basic requirements to install the update, and more. You must follow up the steps step-by-step to install the iPadOS 16 public Beta on your iPad. So, let's get started.

iOS 16 Beta Supported Devices

iOS 16 is supported by 19 iPhone models all over from iPhone 13 series to the iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus which was actually released back in 2017. This directly means that you won't get the new iOS 16 updates onto your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7 and 7Plus, and the first-gen iPhone SE. Apple didn't even make this update available to the 7th gen iPod Touch for iOS 16.

If you want to look at those fortunate iPhone models that will support the iOS16 update, here you can check yourself.

And if you want to install iPadOS 16 on your iPad, here are the iPadOS 16 compatible devices as well.

Backup Your iPhone Data Before Downloading iOS 16

Backing up data is the most important thing to do before installing the iOS 16 public beta program on your compatible iPhone model.

As it is a beta version, it may have some issues and bugs and if you would unfortunate enough, all your data may get deleted.

Before updating your iPhone to the iOS 16 public beta version, you must perform one out of these two steps at least:

First, you need to take a backup on a secondary iPhone device (if possible) as the beta version of iOS 16 can have annoying bugs that might disrupt your daily usage.

Second, remember to back up your iPhone data into iCloud so you can recover your data if the update gets failed due to any reason.

How to Backup iPhone Data:

  • Backup iPhone Data into Cloud (opens in new tab)
  • Backup iPhone Data to Another iPhone (opens in new tab)

How to Download iOS 16 Public Beta Profile

You must sign up for the beta software program and install the iOS 16 beta profile on your iPhone in order to access the newly additional functionality, much like with developer betas. Here is how to approach this procedure:

1. On your iPhone, launch Safari and navigate to Tap "Sign in" next to "Already a member?" as you scroll down.

Apple Beta Software Program Download

2. Sign in to your Apple account and agree to the terms of the beta software program. On the following screen, click the "enroll your iOS device" link after scrolling down to the "Get Started" section.

Enroll your iOS device in Beta Program to get started

3. Next, scroll down and select "Download profile" from the menu.

Download Beta Profile iOS 16

4. Now, you will see a pop-up reading, “This website is trying to download a configuration profile. Do you want to allow this?” Here, click on “Allow” to proceed further. Tap on “Close” once you see the “Profile Downloaded” pop-up prompt.

iOS 16 Beta Profile Downloaded

Install iOS 16 Public Beta on Your iPhone

Now that you have successfully downloaded the beta profile, follow the steps below to install the iOS 16 public betas on your device: 

 1. On your iPhone, go to the Settings app and tap the "Uploaded profile" option at the top. 

 2. Next, on the next screen, tap "Settings" in the top right corner. You may need to tap "Install" several times to get to the settings page. 

 3. You will then be asked to restart your iPhone. Click "Restart" on the prompt that pops up. 

 4. Now go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to find the installed iOS 16 Public Beta profile. Here, tap the "Download and Install" button and you'll be ready to try the latest iOS update in no time.