How to Apply for Beta Updates on iPhone running iOS 16.4 or later

iOS 16.4 is a major incremental software upgrade for iPhone. The new software comes out with several new features as well as changes. One change that has been particularly exciting for Apple enthusiasts is the ability to participate in beta testing for future updates. Whether a developer or a public beta tester, you can easily try the latest beta by changing one setting. Here’s how you can apply for iOS beta updates on your iPhone.

Apple will prevent users from installing free developer beta profiles, the new change vanishes the older beta configuration profiles. The developer beta profile is not available for free, instead, you need to opt-in to the Apple Developer Program and then change the settings.

Obviously, the public beta updates are freely available to everyone as before, but the way to get access to the public beta updates has been changed completely after the iOS 16.4 update.

Here’s how Apple describes the big beta updates change on the iOS:

“Beginning with iOS & iPadOS 16.4 beta, members of the Apple Developer Program will see a new option to enable developer betas directly from Software Update in Settings. This new option will be automatically enabled on devices already enrolled in the program that update to the latest beta release. Your iPhone or iPad must be signed in with the same Apple ID you used to enroll in the Apple Developer Program in order to see this option in Settings. In future iOS and iPadOS releases, this new setting will be the way to enable developer betas and configuration profiles will no longer grant access.”

If your iPhone is running on the iOS 16.4 or newer version and you want to try out the new beta, then you are in the right place, here’s how you can get access to iOS beta updates on your iPhone.

How to Change Beta Updates Settings on iPhone with iOS 16.4 and Later

This change makes things simpler and easier, there’s no need to download beta profiles and then install them, you can now easily apply for the beta updates right in the settings of your iPhone. You can also change the Apple ID if you want, Apple added this option with the public release of the update, which wasn’t available earlier. So, if you want to get the beta updates on your iPhone with iOS 16.4 or later, then you can follow these steps.

How to Apply for Beta Updates on iPhone running iOS 16.4 or later
  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Swipe down and select General.
  3. Tap Software Update, it will start checking for new updates.
  4. Once done, the Beta Updates option will appear.
  5. Tap the Beta Updates button.
  6. Select between Developer Beta or Public Beta.
  7. You can change the Apple ID associated with your developer account by tapping the below Apple ID option.
  8. That’s it.

Apple is currently testing iOS 16.5, the iPhone maker has already released the first beta and the public beta build is out. If you want to try out the new changes, then you can get access to the new updates by changing the beta updates settings on your device.

The process is the same for both iPhone and iPad users. Yes, if you own an iPad running on iPadOS 16.4 or newer, then you can follow the above-mentioned settings and then install the beta on your iPad.

If you still have any query on how to apply for iOS beta updates on iPhone, then leave a comment in the comment box. Also, share this article with your friends.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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