Apple unveiled its latest mobile operating system, iOS 10, at the WWDC 2016 Keynote in San Francisco. iOS 10 brings with itself major new features and improvements including Lock screen widgets, Raise to Wake, smarter Siri, redesigned Apple Music and much more.
Apple has already rolled out the first beta of iOS 10 to registered developers. If you’re a member of Apple’s Developer program then you can head directly to the Apple Developer Center and download iOS 10 beta 1.
However, if you’re not a registered developer, there’s a workaround for installing and updating to iOS 10 beta without a developer account on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Before we show how you can do it, take note of the following things:
- This guide is intended for iOS 10 beta 1.
- Perform a complete backup of your device via iTunes or iCloud.
- You can downgrade later from iOS 10 beta 1 to iOS 9.3.2, however all the new data and media files of iOS 10 beta 1 cannot be restored to iOS 9.3.2. You can only restore from the backup that was associated with iOS 9.3.2 or older.
- iOS 10 is still in beta phase which means that there are chances of experiencing bugs, high battery consumption, apps might crash, performance might suffer and so on. It’s not a stable version and problems are to be expected.
- Make sure that your device is compatible with iOS 10 by taking a look at our list of compatible iOS 10 devices.
How to Install & Update to iOS 10 Beta without Developer Account
Step 1: On your iOS device, launch Safari and head to one of the mirror links below and download the configuration file. Make sure to download it directly from your device and not your PC.
Step 2: Once the file is downloaded, you’ll automatically be taken to Settings to install the configuration profile. Tap on Install button.
Step 3: Once the profile installs, you will be asked to restart your device. Tap on the restart button to reboot your device.
Step 4: Now launch Settings and go to General -> Software Update. You’ll see a software update available for iOS 10 Developer Beta 1. Tap on the Download and Install button to start downloading the software. If you see a message saying ‘Update Requested’, stay patient as it will take several minutes for the download to start.
Step 5: Once the download is completed, tap on the Install Now button to update your device to iOS 10 beta 1. This will take some time so sit back and relax as your device gets updated to iOS 10 beta.
Once the update progress is completed, your device will restart and boot with the latest operating system, iOS 10 beta 1.
Now that you’ve update to the latest iOS beta operating system, make sure to read our roundup of all the new features that were introduced in iOS 10. We will soon write a post on how to downgrade your device from iOS 10 beta back to iOS 9.3.2.
If you faced any problems while following the instructions above, let us know in the comments section below.