So, you have run the iOS beta and now you want to quit the beta program? Here’s how to get back on track!
If you are running an iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 developer beta, you must be automatically updated to the public release when it is available. If your iPhone or iPad is still set to continue updating the beta, but you want to keep using the official version, you can delete your beta profile and return to normal Joe.
Of course, you won’t be able to update to the official iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 versions until they are released later this year, but when you can, this is how you will be able to do it.
How to update to the official iOS or iPadOS release via beta directly on your iPhone or iPad
If you are ready to update iOS on your iPhone or iPad, you don’t even need to be connected to a computer.
- Launch the Settings apps on your iPhone or iPad
- Tap General
- Tap Profile.
- Tap iOS Beta Software Profile.
- Tap Delete Profile.
- Enter your passcode if prompted and tap Delete again.
- Turn off your iPhone or iPad by holding the On / Off button and using the Slide slider to turn off.
- Restart your iPhone or iPad by holding the On / Off button until you see the Apple logo.
After you delete the beta profile from your device, you can safely follow the update process as usual for over-the-air updates.
How to update to the official iOS or iPadOS release via beta using your Mac
If you feel more comfortable returning to the public launch of iOS or iPadOS on your iPhone or iPad by using Finder on your Mac, this is a bit more complex, but there are still tricks. Keep in mind that if you have ever used this process in the upcoming Big Sur macOS or one of its beta versions, this process works the same way, it just looks a little different.
- Plug the USB into the Lightning cable into your computer.
- Connect your USB to the Lightning cable to your iPhone.
- On iPhone 8 or newer, press and release the Volume Up button and then the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen. If you have an iPhone older than iPhone 8, follow these instructions to enter Recovery mode. Once in Recovery mode, a Finder window for your device will automatically appear on your Mac.
- Click Update when the options appear on their own.
- Click Update.
- Click Next.
- Click Agree.
Your iPhone or iPad will then download the public version of iOS or iPadOS.
Make sure you choose Update and not Restore. This update will retain your settings, applications and data. Restoring will erase your device (but you have a backup, anyway?).