The new iOS 16 beta is now available for iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and other eligible iPhone models, allowing developers to get hands-on experience with the new capabilities before updating their apps. Other users, on the other hand, may have loaded the iOS 16 beta update on their primary devices to be among the first to experience the new features. Beta upgrades can be problematic and cause the battery to drain faster than usual. And as we mentioned in or earlier post, installing the beta version on your iPhone is not a wise decision as it can cause a lot of problems. Fortunately, users can uninstall iOS 16 beta even after installing iOS 16 beta 2 or later iOS 16 beta update on your iPhone.
Once you update your iPhone to iOS 16 beta, you will most likely receive all beta updates until the final version of iOS is released. However, it may help to delete iOS 16 Beta profile. Not only does it help you get rid of the beta program, but it also stops the beta updates, which are almost certainly full of bugs.
How to Uninstall iOS 16 Beta on iPhone
If you want to use an easier option to downgrade your iPhone from iOS 16 beta, you can just wipe and restore your iPhone. But there’s a catch, you can’t restore the backup you made while using the iOS 16 beta because the backups created with beta software may not be compatible with earlier versions of iOS. If you have a backup of the previous version of iOS 15, Apple may give you the option to restore it, or you can just set it up as a new iPhone.
How to Remove iOS 16 Beta from iPhone
The method you can follow for uninstalling iOS 16 beta by deactivating the beta profile. This method doesn’t need a Mac or PC, it can be done with your iPhone. But one thing to keep in mind is that this will not allow you to downgrade to iOS 15 version. You will have to wait for the next non-beta version of iOS for the release to download it on your iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management > iOS 16 Beta Profile > Delete Profile and reboot your device.
It is worth noting that even after you delete the profile, your iPhone will remain in beta mode. When the next public version of iOS becomes available, download it and restore your iPhone to the non-beta version of iOS.
How to Uninstall iOS 16 Beta with iTunes
You need to wipe and restore your device to remove iOS 16 developer beta. Without a doubt, removing iOS 16 Beta with iTunes can be a simple process. First and foremost, make sure your PC or Mac is running the most recent version of macOS and iTunes. Once it’s updated, connect your iOS device to your computer and continue with the steps below.
- Connect your iOS device to the PC with a cable and turn it off. You need to boot your device in recovery mode.
- Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC.
- You need to restart your iOS device to put it into a recovery mode.
Press and immediately release the Volume Up button on a iPhone 8 or later† Quickly press and release the volume down button. Then press and hold the side button until the recovery mode screen appears.
For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, simultaneously press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down keys. Do not release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Hold down both buttons until you get the recovery mode screen.
Continue this until you see the Apple logo on your screen.
- When the Apple logo appears on the screen, press and hold the buttons until the recovery mode appears.
- Choose Restore when the Restore/Update option appears on your Mac or PC. This will completely erase your smartphone and install the most recent non-beta version of iOS.
- When you get the message that an update is needed to restore your iPhone, select Install.
- Now click Agree to the terms and conditions and sign in with your Apple ID and password.
This will erase your device and install the most recent non-beta version of iOS on it. Alternatively, you can download and install the official version of iOS 15.
Remember when you were stressed about backing up your iPhone before upgrading to beta. It plays a major role here. You can restore your iPhone from the backup you created before upgrading to iOS 16 beta.
Note: If you have installed watchOS 9 beta on an Apple Watch connected to an iPhone running iOS 16 beta, you will not be able to fully enjoy your wearable after updating to iOS 15 as there is no way to go back. to return to watchOS 8 until you submit your Apple Watch to Apple.
Until next time, with a different topic. Until then, Toodles.