iOS 10 Public Beta: How to download and install on iPhone or iPad

Comprehensive guide to install iOS 10 Public Beta on iPhone or iPad via Apple's Beta Software Program.

Apple has just rolled out the Public Beta releases for both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, following the recent beta 2 rollout of both the operating systems to developers. Members of Apple's Beta Software Program are eligible to download the Public Beta iterations of Apple's latest software for mobile phones and desktop computers.

iOS 10 brings a whole new level of changes including new Spotlight widgets, enhanced notifications and revamped Messages app. As with any beta updates, the Public Beta iterations of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra could harbour untested bugs or broken features.

Consequently, it is not advisable to install either of these beta updates on your primary devices as the test software is likely to be affected with performance issues, poor battery performance and potential overall-system instability.

Interested users can follow the step-by-step guide provided below. Before you proceed, just ensure that your device is listed under the compatibility list given below for iOS 10 Public Beta.

Device Compatibility List


  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5


  • iPad Pro, 12.9-inch
  • iPad Pro, 9.7-inch
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad 4

iPod touch

  • iPod touch 6th-gen

Steps to install iOS 10 Public Beta on iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Ensure that your device is running the latest public version of iOS or iOS 9.3.2.

Step 2: Register and enrol your Apple account in the Apple Beta Software Program by navigating to If your account is already registered just skip to step 3.

Step 3: If you are already a member or you have signed up for the Apple Beta Program, just sign in to using your account credentials.

Step 4: Click on the Accept button to agree with Apple's terms of use and conditions.

Step 5: Now register youriOS device for the beta program by going to the URL: on your iOS device.

Step 6: Sign in to the Apple Beta Software program using your registered Apple ID credentials.

Step 7: Hit the blue Download profile button to get the configuration profile. Assuming that you have already paired your Apple Watch with the iPhone, you must be seeing a pop-up message asking you to select your device as shown in the image below.

Step 8: Wait for the prompt to install the profile and then hit Install. Then enter the device passcode to continue with the installation.

Step 9: Now you need to agree with the special terms and conditions on the Consent form by tapping on the Install button once. You need to hit another Install button to confirm the profile installation.

Step 10: Restart your iPhone when prompted by tapping the Restart button. You can now complete the profile installation process.

Step 11: Wait until your device has restarted. Now open Settings and go to General > Software update to confirm that the latest available public release of iOS software is successfully installed on your device.

[Source: Redmond Pie]