How to Install iOS 16 Beta on iPhone Without Developer Account

After unveiling iOS 16 alongside iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and macOS 13 at WWDC 2022, Apple has rolled out the iOS 16 developer beta for users eager to try out the new features. So, if you have a registered Apple developer account ($99/year), you can easily download and install the iOS 16 developer beta. But what if you don’t have a paid Apple developer account? ? Carefree! You have come to the right place, because we will tell you how to download and install iOS 16 beta on your iPhone without a developer account. So get started!

Download and Install iOS 16 Beta on iPhone without Developer Account

A word of warning before installing iOS 16 Developer Beta

Since iOS 16 is still under development, there might be hidden bugs and frustrating issues that might not only dampen your excitement but also impact your device’s performance. Common issues like fast battery drain, black screen of death, unexpected slowness, and overheating are a regular part of most beta builds. Therefore, proceed with caution while installing the iOS 16 developer beta.

The best way to troubleshoot is to install the pre-release software on a secondary device. This way, you can explore new features without affecting your daily use. Additionally, you should also fully backup your device before starting the installation process. If something goes wrong, the recent backup can help you regain access to personal data. Also, it will come in handy when you downgrade to iOS 15 from iOS 16. That said, here are two methods you can use to back up your iPhone data.

Backup your iPhone with iCloud

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap your profile.
Settings app on iPhone
  • Now press “iCloud» and choose «iCloud backup“.
Backup iPhone to iCloud
  • Then press “Back up now” and let the backup complete without any interference.
Use iCloud to backup your iPhone

Backup your iPhone using Finder/iTunes

  • Connect your iPhone to your Mac or Windows computer using a USB cable and launch Finder/iTunes.
  • Now select your device and click on the “Back up now” button.
Back up your iPhone

iOS 16 Supported iPhone Models

Since Apple has removed older iPhone models from the iOS 16 device compatibility list, be sure to check whether your device is supported or not before proceeding. Here is a list of devices compatible with iOS 16:

  • iPhone 14 series (ready to use)
  • iPhone SE 2 and SE 3
  • iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Download and Install iOS 16 Software Beta Profile

1. First, open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to

2. Next, select the iOS 16 Option and press the “Install profile” button.

iOS 16 Beta Profile

3. Then a popup will appear on the screen saying, “This website is trying to download a configuration profile. Do you want to allow this?” Here, press Allow -> Close.

Install iOS 16 beta

3. Next, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap the “Profile uploaded” option.

Tap Profile downloaded

4. Then press “Install” and enter your device’s passcode (if requested).

Install iOS 16 beta

5. Next you will have to press “Install” several times and agree to Apple’s terms and conditions. Once done, you will receive a prompt to restart your device. Be sure to press “To restart” to let the beta profile apply the changes.

Restart your device

Download and Install iOS 16 Developer Beta on iPhone

Once you have successfully downloaded the iOS 16 Software Beta Profile, follow the steps below to install the iOS 16 Developer Beta on your device. Make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and the internet connection is strong before proceeding. Also, make sure your device has at least 50% battery. Here’s what to do next:

1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and tap “General“.

Open Settings app on iPhone

2. Then press “Software update” so what “Download and installto start installing the iOS 16 developer beta.

Download and Install iOS 16 Beta

3. Next, agree to Apple’s beta terms and conditions.

Agree to install iOS 16 beta

4. And then, it’s time to sit back and allow the iOS 16 developer beta to settle in peacefully. Once your device restarts, you can experience iOS 16 in all its glory.

How to Install iOS 16 Beta on iPhone Without Developer Account

How long does it take to install iOS 16 Developer Beta?

Provided you have a strong and stable internet connection, downloading iOS 16 should take around 5-10 minutes. And the installation process usually takes about 10-20 minutes. With the typical setup time of 5-10 minutes, the whole process should take no more than 20-45 minutes.

iOS 16 update process Time
iOS 16 download time 5 to 15 minutes
iOS 16 install time 10 20 minutes
Configure iOS 16 5 to 10 minutes
Total update time 20 to 45 minutes

Download and Install iPadOS 16 Beta Without a Developer Account

Are you an iPad user who wants to install the iPadOS 16 developer beta even if you don’t have a developer account? This guide has you covered in that department as well. However, before proceeding, back up your device using iCloud (Settings -> your profile -> iCloud -> iCloud Backup) or iTunes/Finder. Then follow these steps to download and install iPadOS 16 on your supported device.

1. To get started, run Safari on your iPad and go to the website.

2. Now click on the iPadOS 16 option and click on “Install profile” to download the iPadOS beta profile.

How to Install iOS 16 Beta on iPhone Without Developer Account

3. Next, navigate to Settings -> Profile uploadedand follow the same instructions as above to install the iPadOS 16 developer beta on your device.

4. After installing the software beta profile, you can download and install the iPadOS 16 developer beta, just like any other update. Just open the Settings app -> General -> Software Update and download the software update.

Try the iOS 16 beta without a developer account

That is just about everything. Hope you have successfully downloaded and installed iOS 16 on your device. Now that you’re running the latest version of iOS, share your first impressions with us in the comments below. We’re also testing the new iOS 16 beta and will share more details about new features and hidden tips and tricks over the next few days. So stay tuned for more iOS-related coverage.