How to Uninstall iOS 16 Beta

Many users are currently running their iPhone device on iOS 16 beta software. There is no denying that there are many issues in the beta version. Beta versions were created for trial and bug fixes, so it’s understandable that your device may react differently when the software is installed. You may not have a good experience with iOS 16 beta software, it can cause software issues, battery drain issues, applications not working properly and many more. There is always an option available to get rid of iOS 16 beta software.

There are 2 methods to do this. Either you can remove the beta software from your device and wait for Apple to release the official software version of iOS 16, or you can downgrade your iPhone to the previous software ieIOS 15, but this can only be done using a computer/mac/laptop with the help of iTunes.

How to Uninstall iOS 16 Beta

Method 1: Remove iOS 16 beta software from iPhone.

  1. Go to Settings App on your iPhone.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Find VPN & Device Manager and click on it.
  4. Under the configuration profiles section, you will see the list of all downloaded profiles.
  5. Click on iOS 16 Beta Software Profile.
  6. Click on Remove Profile option to remove iOS 16 beta software from your iPhone.
  7. Enter your access code when prompted.’
  8. You will get a confirmation pop-up on your screen, click on Uninstall.
  9. After uninstalling the iOS 16 beta software, restart your iPhone device.

Method 2: Downgrade from iOS 16 beta to iOS 15 software:

  1. Open iTunes on your computer/laptop, if you are using Mac, make sure the current version of MacOS is running.
  2. Connect iPhone to your computer/Mac with a USB cable.
  3. Put your iPhone device into recovery mode.

On an iPhone 8 or later, press and immediately release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. When the recovery mode screen appears, press and hold the side button.

While using an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down keys. Continue to hold the buttons even if you see the Apple logo. Press and hold both buttons until the recovery mode screen appears.

  • Select Restore when the Restore/Update menu appears on your Mac or PC.
  • The most recent non-beta version of iOS will be installed after your device is wiped.
  • You need to wait a few minutes for the restore to complete.
  • if prompted, enter your Apple ID and password.
  • When prompted that an update is needed to complete your iPhone restore process, select Install.

You can now restore the backup on your iPhone using iTunes after your device restarts. You have to keep in mind that all your data from the beta version is gone. Only the data you backed up while the iOS 15 version was running will be restored. If you haven’t backed up while using iOS 15, no data will be retrieved. So make sure to backup your device first in case of emergency before updating to another version.

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

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