With the iOS 10 beta finally out, users enrolled into the Apple Developer program are sure to be clamoring to get their hands on the latest operating system. Who doesn’t want to find out what surprises Apple has in store for us? Did they include the rumored features that have circulated the last few months, including animated emojis for iMessage? What bugs will beta testers encounter?
Without a doubt, testers would make a list of bugs, and see if Apple will fix them accordingly. This will definitely help improve iOS 10 in its final and official release.
Don’t you wish you could test the beta OS yourself too?
The good news is you can!
Yes, you can install iOS 10 beta even without a developer ID or account. All you need to do is to trigger an OTA update to your device’s beta firmware using a verified Apple configuration profile.
How to install the latest iOS 10 beta without a developer ID
- Backup all your files to iCloud, iTunes or external drive before you install anything. If anything happens, your files will remain intact.
- Check if your device is compatible with the latest iOS 10 beta. The list of devices compatible with the latest operating system includes iPhone 5 to iPhone 6s, iPad Mini 2 to iPad Pro 12.9-inch, and iPod Touch 6th gen. If your Apple device is compatible with iOS 10, continue to the next step.
- On your Apple device launch Safari, and then search and download iOS_10_beta_Configuration_Profile.mobileconfig.
- Select iPhone when asked “on which device would you like to install this profile?” Hit install.
- Wait for the profile to be installed, and for your device to reboot.
- Launch the settings app after reboot and go to General > Software Update. It should show iOS 10 Developer Beta OTA.
- Scroll down to the bottom part, and then click Download and Install.
- Wait for the installation to complete and for your device to reboot.
A reboot usually means your device is done updating to the latest beta OS. You can then start testing the new operating system, and check for features and bugs.
Not a fan of iOS 10? You can always downgrade to iOS 9.