How To Install iOS 10 Beta OTA Update Without Developer Account

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How To Install iOS 10 Beta OTA Update Without Developer Account
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The wait is over, Apple yesterday revealed the much-anticipated iOS 10 as soon as the WWDC kicked off. And as Apple always does, it went on to release the first beta version for users enrolled on its Developer program. And as you would expect, it is likely that many people are itching to give iOS 10, the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system a try.

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How To Install iOS 10 Beta OTA Update Without Developer Account

So, those who are not registered with the Apple Developer program will have to wait longer to get their hands on iOS 10. How long will those people have to wait? Well, Apple has said that while its betas are already available for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, the widely available public versions will not be available until July.

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Can’t Wait for iOS 10

However, if you’re impatient like me and don’t want to wait to upgrade your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, read the rest of this article and I will show you how you can get your hands on to iOS 10 beta without being a member of the Apple Developer program. Oh, and you don’t have to have your UDID registered too!

How to Upgrade Early to iOS 10

Before I start, there something I need to explain to you. This method requires that you install a verified Apple configuration profile, which triggers an OTA update to the iOS 10 beta firmware.

Also, I would advise you to backup all of your data prior to upgrading to any version of iOS, but I think it is even more important to do so with a beta build of iOS 10. You can backup your data via iCloud or iTunes, if you don’t you could end up in a world of pain! Oh, and lastly you should check to see if your device is compatible with the new OS, you can do that here.

So, let’s begin, just make sure you follow all of the instructions to the letter.

1. You need to launch the Safari browser on your iOS device and open this link: sendspace.com/file/wr8sv0.

2. Download the available profile to your iOS device, you can do this by tapping on the Download as a free member button.

3. Next, you are going to be asked, on which device would you like to install this profile? You should choose iPhone.

4. In the following screen that pops up, select install, and once this is done your device will be rebooted.

5. Now that your iOS device has finished rebooting, you need to launch the settings app and navigate to General > Software Update and this is where you will find the iOS 10 Developer beta OTA update.

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6. Next, tap Download and Install, and wait for iOS 10 beta to be installed onto your compatible device.

And once your iPhone, iPad or iPos Touch is finished updating to the first beta of iOS 10 you are free to give it a try and test it out!

Words of caution, this is a beta and is the earliest stage beta you could have hoped to install on your device. So there is the chance that you could come across some instability issues or even bugs on your device. If you do find you have issues, I’ve also written a how-to downgrade an iOS 10 beta device to iOS 9.3.2 article, you can chack that out here.

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Darren is a proud father of two and a dedicated mobile technology writer from the UK. He's been writing about all things mobile, wearable, apps and anything else tech related for many years now for various sites all over the world.
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