Enroll Your Devices

To Get Apple Beta Software

Enroll your devices in the Apple Beta Software Program or Apple Developer Program to get the latest betas from Software Update.

With iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, watchOS 9.5, and macOS 13.4 or later, individuals who have signed in with their Apple ID to the Apple Developer Program or Apple Beta Software Program can activate the latest beta updates from the Software Update section within the Settings app without the need for installing beta profiles anymore.

Because there is no need to install beta profiles anymore, Apple has switched to using Apple IDs to manage devices using beta software (including both Developer Beta and Public Beta).

If you haven't joined the Apple Beta Software Program or Apple Developer Program, please join before following the steps below. Learn how to join.

If you have already joined in either of the above programs, follow the steps below to enable beta software updates in the Settings app.

Open Settings app

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone running iOS 16.4 or later. Then tap General > Software Update.

turn on iOS beta updates in Settings

Configure beta updates on your device

Choose the new Beta Updates button (it may take a moment to appear) and then choose the Developer Beta or Public Beta.

Note: Your device must be signed in with the same Apple ID you used to enroll in the Apple Beta Software Program in order to access the beta software. If you need to change your Apple ID associated with the beta, you can tap that at the bottom.

turn on iOS beta updates in Settings

You can always change this setting to "Off" at any time if you want to stop receiving beta updates.

However, if you want to roll back to the previous stable version, you'll need to do this through your PC or Mac. There's also a Restore guide if you're interested.

Provide Feedback

Once the beta is installed, it will come with a built-in Feedback Assistant app, which can be launched from the second page of your Home screen. When you come across an issue that needs addressing, send your feedback to Apple with Feedback Assistant.

Open Settings app

Launch the Settings app on your iPad running iPadOS 16.4 or later. Then tap General > Software Update.

turn on ipados beta updates in Settings

Configure beta updates on your device

Choose the new Beta Updates button (it may take a moment to appear) and then choose the Developer Beta or Public Beta.

Note: Your device must be signed in with the same Apple ID you used to enroll in the Apple Beta Software Program in order to access the beta software. If you need to change your Apple ID associated with the beta, you can tap that at the bottom.

turn on ipados beta updates in Settings

You can always change this setting to "Off" at any time if you want to stop receiving beta updates.

However, if you want to roll back to the previous stable version, you'll need to do this through your PC or Mac. There's also a Restore guide if you're interested.

Provide Feedback

Once the beta is installed, it will come with a built-in Feedback Assistant app, which can be launched from the second page of your Home screen. When you come across an issue that needs addressing, send your feedback to Apple with Feedback Assistant.