With Apple having revealed iOS 10 in all its glory at WWDC kickoff, and as is the custom, having released the beta for users enrolled into the Apple Developer Program, it is likely many are itching to get their hands on the latest iteration of the company’s mobile OS. Those who aren’t registered with the Apple Developer Program, however, will have to wait a little longer.
As Apple has announced already, while developer betas for both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are already out and about, their public variants will be released some time in July, which shouldn’t be too long away from now.
If, however, you just can’t have your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch stay out of date for a second longer, read on for a way you can get your hands on iOS 10 beta without having to sign up for a developer account. And yes, you don’t have to have your UDID registered either!
This method involves the installation of a verified Apple Configuration Profile that triggers an OTA update to the beta firmware. As is the wise thing to do before any and all beta build installations, backup your device to iCloud or iTunes before starting. I can’t stress this enough. Make sure you have secured your data in case something goes wrong or you decide to go for a fresh restore later on. Also, you might want to check if your device is compatible with iOS 10.
This is what you need to do.
Step 1: On your iOS device, launch Safari, and open this link: bit.ly/29kVIjk.
Step 2: Download the profile to your device by tapping the Download Now button.
Step 3: If asked “on which device would you like to install this profile?” select iPhone.
Step 4: In the screen that follows, hit Install. After the profile is installed, your device will be rebooted.
Step 5: Once your device is done rebooting, launch the Settings app, navigate to General > Software Update and you should find the iOS 10 Developer Beta OTA update waiting for you there.
Step 6: Hit Download and Install, sit back and relax.
Once your device is done updating, it should reboot into the first beta of iOS 10. Test away!
Update x1: iOS 10 beta 2 is out. The above method is still confirmed to be working!
[Thanks to Abhinab for the tip!]
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