Install and test iOS 16 Beta on iPhone (2022).
We have provided the complete list and basic requirements for installing the update on compatible iOS 16 devices in this article. The same steps can be used to install the iPadOS 16 public betas. Let’s get started.
iOS 16 Beta Supported Devices
iOS 16 is compatible with 19 iPhone models. These range from the iPhone 13 series up to the iPhone 8 Plus, which was released in 2017, and all the way down to the iPhone 8. The iOS 16 update will not be available for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The iOS 16 update will not work on the 7th-generation iPod Touch.
Backup your iPhone data before you download iOS 16
Two important points should be noted before you begin the installation. First, make sure to use a second iPhone or iPad if you can, because beta builds may have bugs that could disrupt your daily use. You should also back up your iPhone data to iCloud so that you can retrieve your data in the event of an update failure. Two methods are available to backup your iPhone data into iCloud:
- Method 1 – Back up data from iPhone Settings
Apple makes it easy to backup your data to iCloud using your iPhone, on which you intend to install the iOS 16 public beta. These are the steps to follow:
1. Go to Settings -> Your Profile (Apple ID) -> iCloud.
2. Tap on “iCloud Backup” to make sure that the “Back up this iPhone” toggle has been enabled. To enable it, tap on “iCloud Backup” and then click the “Back up now” button. That’s it.
You can manually backup your data by connecting your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC with a USB-A/USB–C to Lightning cable. Open the Finder, locate your iPhone in the left sidebar, and then, for macOS Mojave users, click the “Back Up Now” button. Click on it, then click the “Back up now” button in the right pane.
To sync your iPhone data with iCloud, you must be a Windows user.
How to download iOS 16 Public Beta Profile
Similar to the developer betas, to access the new features you will need to enrol in the beta program and install the iOS 16 beta profile. This is how you do it:
1. Open Safari on your iPhone and navigate to beta.apple.com. Scroll down and tap ” Sign In” beside “Already a Member?”Advertisement