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How to Update iPhone/iPod Touch to iOS 15 Beta?

Have you ever looked at your iPhone and feel a little bored with its features? You won’t be bored anymore if your iPhone is capable of running iOS 15.

Apple introduced the iOS 15 on its WWDC, there are a lot of new features ready for you: more natural FaceTime calls, new notifications, much better mapping, new privacy features, and more.

Although all these features will be officially brought to you in September, you can still try the update your iPhone to iOS 15 beta if you’re not the patient type.

Can My iPhone Be Updated to iOS 15?

For iPhone:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)

For iPod Touch

  • iPod touch (7th generation)

As you can see, iPhone SE and above models can be updated to iOS 15. For iPod Touch, iOS 15 will only be compatible with the 7th generation. If you’re using one of those devices, read on to learn how to update.

How to Update iPhone/iPod Touch to iOS 15 Beta?

To update your iPhone to iOS 15 beta, you’ll have to register for the Apple Developer Program, then get the public beta and finally download & install the update.

Here is the detailed instruction.

1Join Apple Developer Program

Apple usually release a developer beta for iOS immediately during its WWDC conference in June. If you want to try out the iOS 15 beta, join the Apple Developer Program.

Apple Developer Program is specially designed for individuals and companies who develop apps for Apple devices. Anyone can join it for $99 per year.

Note that there are more bugs in iOS 15 beta than iOS 14. You need to make sure you’re comfortable with that before registering for it.

Here is how to join the Apple Developer Program:

Step 1. Visit Apple Developer Program enroll page.

Step 2. Scroll down to find and click Start Your Enrollment.

Step 3. Login in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 4. Finish the payment.

That’s it! You’re now a member of the Apple Developer Program, the next step for you is to sign up for the public beta.

2Register for the Public Beta

You need to sign up for the public beta, then download and activate the beta profile before downloading the iOS 15 beta.

ios15 beta software profile

Step 1. Head to Apple Beta Software Program

Step 2. Click on Sign Up. And sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3. Download the beta profile.

Step 4. On your iPhone, open Settings, navigate to General > Profile.

Step 5. Tap the iOS 15 beta to activate it.

3Download & Install the iOS 15 Beta

Once the beta profile is activated, you’ll be able to download the iOS 15 Beta to your iPhone.

ios15 developer beta

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Navigate to General > Software Update.

Step 3. You should see the iOS 15 beta is now available for download. It usually takes a few minutes for the beta to appear after activating. If you don’t see it, make sure you’ve downloaded and activated the beta profile.

Step 4. Tap on Download and Install to update your iPhone to the iOS 15 Developer Beta. If your iPhone uses a passcode, enter it to proceed.

Step 5. Your iPhone should reboot now, be patient to wait for the process to complete.

Now your iPhone is updated to iOS 15, enjoy it!

How to Downgrade iOS 15 to iOS 14?

The iOS 15 beta is bound to be buggy. If you can bear with it, downgrade it to iOS 14 is a wise decision and it’s very easy for you to do that. All you need to do is to put your device into recovery mode, download the iOS 14 to your computer and restore it with iTunes. Here are the details:

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone isn’t connected to computer.

Step 2. Put your iPhone into recovery mode. Find how from Apple’s official guide.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 4. There will be a pop-up message that require you to update or restore your device. Click on Restore.

itunes recovery mode

Step 5. iTunes will start to download the latest iOS 14 and automatically downgrade your iPhone from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14.


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