Apple gives access to Beta software to the developer who has the developer account and also those who join the Apple Beta Software Program can install the Public beta version when available. These beta software versions are not very much stable. iOS and iPadOS at the stage of beta version might have bugs too.
So, people install these beta versions to have early access to the new versions of iOS and iPadOS. After testing the beta version your might decided to go back to publicly released builds of iOS and iPadOS. In this guide, you will learn how to uninstall the iOS beta software from your iPhone.
How to uninstall iOS beta software
In this guide, you will see how to remove the developer and public beta iOS version from your device, and after that how to install the current public release version.
Remove Public Beta Software Profile
If you install the beta version using your computer then you need to restore the iOS to remove the beta version
When we install the beta iOS or iPadOS on the device we need to download and install a Profile on the device so we can see the available beta updated in the “Software Update” section in the Settings. So, to stop getting beta updates, simply remove that profile from the device, and here is how to do that.
- Open up the Settings on your Device and then tap General.
- Tap the “VPN & Device Management” or “Profiles & Device Management” option
- On the next screen, tap the installed Profile under the CONFIGURATION PROFILE section.
- Next, simply tap the Remove Profile button to uninstall the beta profile from your device. You need to restart the device to make changes effective.
From now you will start receiving the non-beta publicly available iOS or iPadOS updates. To check the currently available update, go to Settings > General > Software Update and check for the updates. If a non-beta update is not available and you want to remove the beta version right now, then you can restore the iOS.
Remove Developer Beta Software by Restoring
You can quickly remove a developer beta version from your iPhone or iPad by restoring your device. You can choose to erase and restore using Finder or the latest version of iTunes, and then restore an archived backup that you took before updating to the beta version.
Note: all the backups that were created while using the beta versions, may not be compatible with the older versions of iOS. You might no be able to restore your device with the most recent backup if you don’t have an older backup that was created using the current version of iOS.
To start restoring you must have the latest version of macOS and iTunes on your computer.
- First, connect your device using a data cable with the computer
- Put your device in recovery mode, follow the steps in this guide to get your device in recovery mode.
- Now, click the Restore option when you see it on the screen. This will start downloading the non-beta version of iOS. Downloading will take some time and if it takes more than 15 minutes then your device will exit the recovery mode screen. Don’t worry just let the downloaded finished and repeat the above step to put your device in recovery mode and then restore.
- Restoring will erase your device and install the current version on your iPhone or iPad. Once restoring is finished you can set up your device from the archived backup that was taken from an earlier version of iOS.
New iOS update alert
When a beta version is expired, you might see an alert “A new iOS update is now available. Please update…” Simply go to Settings > General > Software Update and install the newly available update on your device.
If you have any questions about removing or installing the beta version on your iPhone or iPad, please leave a comment below.