iOS 15 Beta Download. iOS 15 beta profile was introduced, but will not be released as a software update until autumn. If you don’t want to wait for the public beta, you can instead download the beta for developers and install it on your iPhone or iPad under certain conditions. We clarify how it works.
iOS 15 Beta Release Date: July 7
On June 7, 2021, Apple presented iOS 15 with some new features and improvements at WWDC 2021. If you don’t want to wait until the release in autumn, you can probably use the public beta sometime in July – or install the iOS 15 developer beta on your iPhone now. Important: Since the beta of iOS 15 is still very error-prone and far from a stable status, you should first create an iCloud backup. So you back up all important data and are on the safe side in case of software problems.
There are basically two ways to install the developer beta on the iPhone or iPad. It is uncomplicated if you already have a paid (99 euros per year) developer account and install the latest version on your device via iTunes. The other method works through a configuration iOS 15 beta profile that allows you to install the iOS 15 beta directly from the iPhone. First we describe the first way.
Install iOS 15 beta with developer account in iTunes
If you already have developer access, installing the iOS 15 beta is comparatively easy. To get access to the developer beta, you either have to have access to it yourself or be part of an organization that has corresponding accounts. If both options are out of the question for you, look for someone with such an account in your circle of acquaintances – and ask them to add you to their developer account. Your Apple ID remains unchanged. You will then receive an invitation by email and can log in with your Apple ID in the developer area of the Apple website.
Adding a UDID Account
The next step is to add your device’s UDID to the developer account. The UDID is a unique identification number of your model, which is primarily of importance for app developers. To find out, connect your device to iTunes and select your iPhone or the model you want. The serial number of the device appears here, a click on it displays the UDID. Then copy this number. Now select “Certificates, IDs and Profiles” in the developer sidebar in iTunes and select the iPhone or iPad. Then click on the “+” sign and paste the previously copied UDID into the text field.
Then visit the download section on Apple’s developer page at developer.apple.com/download/ and select the appropriate iOS firmware for your model. After downloading this IPSW file, you have to install it via iTunes. To do this, open the iTunes software, select your device and click on Update while holding the Shift key. Now you have to select and confirm the IPSW file you just downloaded – the installation of the iOS 15 beta starts. Your device will be installed from scratch. If you want to have your data, media and apps back, you have to import them via backup.
Installation of the iOS 15 beta with a configuration profile
If you see yourself as a beginner, the installation directly via the device should be more interesting. If you have added the UDID to your developer access, you have to go to the following page: developer.apple.com/download/. There is a section called Configuration Profile, with a click on “Download” the configuration profile for iOS 15 is downloaded. Proceed as follows on your iPhone or iPad: “Settings> General> Software update”. If you are in the WLAN, you will now be offered the developer beta as an update.
iOS 15 Beta Profile Download
- Installation of the iOS15 beta is currently only possible with a developer account
- Important: Be sure to create an iCloud backup beforehand
- Add the UDID of the device to the developer account and enter it in the iTunes sidebar
- Go to the download page at developer.apple.com/download/ and download firmware
- Select iPhone or iPad in iTunes, hold down the Shift key and click on Update
- Select and confirm the downloaded IPSW file
- Alternatively, download the configuration profile from developer.apple.com/download/
- On the iPhone: Select “Settings> General> Software update”
- Download and install iOS 15beta directly from your iPhone or iPad