How to enable developer mode on iOS 16

The Developer Mode feature introduced in iOS 16 is one of the newest features from Apple in this regard. Majority of people are interested in the obvious visual changes of iOS 16 such as lock screen customization, widgets, focus mode, message editing, wallpapers, and much more.

Apple introduced a new developer mode in iOS 16 that allows app developers to run locally installed apps. Even if you’re on a developer beta of the latest iOS 16, the option is disabled by default, but you can easily enable it in Settings without having to connect to a Mac or other device.

When you enable developer mode in Settings on iOS 16 beta, you can install an .ipa file and do a Build and Run in Xcode to install and run apps directly with Xcode. This prevents Xcode from asking you repeatedly when installing or running development-signed software.

How to enable developer mode on ios 16

Developer mode reduces the security of your device. Since it gives access to some internal functions, the security risk is understandable.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Make sure you have updated your iPhone device to iOS 16.
  3. Go to Privacy & Security.
  4. Scroll down and find Developer Mode.
  5. Click Developer Mode.
  6. Enable the developer mode option.
  7. You will get a pop-up on the screen. “When developer mode is enabled, your device’s security is reduced. Reboot your device to enable developer mode”.
  8. Restart your device to activate developer mode.
  9. Make sure to tap Restart in the popup for the changes to take effect.

Developer mode will be enabled once your iPhone restarts. You can now access the necessary features for app development or testing specific features.

Note: In the final version of iOS 16, which was released to the public on September 12, Apple removed the ability to enable Developer Mode via the Settings app.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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