Apple recently unveiled iOS 17 at WWDC in June, which has caught everyone’s attention. The stable update might be available by the end of this fall. However, to experience it prior requires access to Beta versions limited to users with Apple Developers accounts.
Through this article, we will provide a detailed guide on how to install iOS 17 Beta without Apple Developer account. Before you begin, remember that the approaches considered are not official, and we’re not responsible for data loss or bricked iPhones.
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iOS 17 highlights
With every newer version of iOS/iPad OS, Apple introduces new and unique features. These features enhance the usability of the devices and make them extremely reliable and exciting to use.
Here are some new major updates that are being released with iOS 17;
- Stand-by Mode
- Interactive Widgets
- Enhancements with shared AirTags and AirPods
- Unique Mood Tracking and Journaling
- Animated stickers generation from Live Photos
- No more ‘Hey’ for Siri activation
- Updates to Messages, Phone, and FaceTime
- FaceTime on Apple TV with Continuity Camera
In addition to the above, many minor updates collectively play a great role in enhancing the user experience.
How to install iOS 17 beta without developer account?
Installing iOS 17 Beta without the developer account is arguably impossible. However, using the loopholes mentioned in the below steps, you can get your hands on iOS 17 Beta and experience it before the stable version releases.
The first and foremost thing to perform before making major changes to the iOS, like upgrading, resetting, or restoring, is backup. With a backup, the data lost due to an unsuccessful action or accidental deletion can be recovered without issues.
There are two ways (iCloud and iTunes) to back up an iPhone. You can perform a backup using any of the two approaches, and for the installation of iOS 17 Beta, we have considered backing up iPhone through iTunes.
Here are steps to back up an iPhone using iTunes:
- Start by downloading and installing iTunes on your desired platform.
- Once iTunes is installed successfully, connect your iPhone to your PC via a USB cable.
- After iTunes recognizes the device and the sync is complete, you can see the “Back Up Now” option under the section – Backups on the home screen.
- Click the “Back Up Now” option and select the files you want to back up.
- Now, wait for the backup to finish, and do not disconnect the device until it is completely done.
- Cross-verify the backup completion by checking the “Latest Backup” status on the home screen. If it isn’t updated, try restarting the device, and if there are no changes, you might have to repeat all steps.
Option 1: via betaprofiles.com
Before working with betaprofiles.com, it is necessary to understand configuration profiles and their installation steps. For beginners, the configuration profiles are special profiles generated by Apple to roll out Beta updates to their users.
To receive the beta updates, you need a Developer or Public beta profile. Considering many people have enrolled in the public beta to test the beta releases, it is full and closed.
On the other hand, the developer beta profile is paid, and you can get a few additional perks. In this scenario, betaprofiles.com comes to the save by providing configuration profiles, and with it installed, you can get the beta updates without an Apple Developer Account.
Here are steps to install iOS 17 Beta using betaprofiles.com:
- If you have any existing configuration profiles, uninstall them.
- To download the new configuration file, navigate to dev on your browser and look for the “Developer” tab. Under this tab, you will see the previous beta profiles for all Apple OS.
- From the list of profiles, choose the “iOS 16.6 Beta 3” configuration profile. Even though it is meant for iOS 16, it is compatible with iOS 17.
- After successfully downloading the configuration profile, install it by opening settings on your iPhone.
- Now tap “Profile Downloaded” or “Enroll in” from the settings to proceed with the installation.
- Follow the on-screen instructions and install the profile. After successfully installing it, restart the device for the changes to load.
- After the phone reboots, wait a while and open Settings >> General options >> Software updates.
- In the software updates section, select the “Beta Updates” option. Doing so lists all the available Beta updates, and from the list, tap on “iOS 17 Developer Beta.”
- After the update is displayed, tap on “Download and Install” and agree to the terms and conditions. The download starts, and the iOS 17 Developer Beta will be installed shortly.
Option 2: via Tenorshare Reiboot
Installing iOS 17 Developer Beta using the configuration profile isn’t preferred by many as it keeps getting removed, and working with it isn’t very clear.
For this purpose, you can rely on the Tenorshare Reiboot as it doesn’t ask for a developer account, and you don’t need to go through the long and confusing process of installing the beta profiles on your iPhone.
Here are steps to install iOS 17 Beta using Tenorshare Reiboot:
- Start by downloading and installing Tenorshare Reiboot on your desired platform.
- Once the installation is finished, connect your iPhone to your PC and wait until it’s recognized. If there’s a “Trust this Computer” prompt, tap on Trust to establish a connection.
- Now launch Tenorshare Reiboot and click on the “iOS Upgrade/Downgrade” option from the bottom of the screen.
- Doing so loads an interface featuring two options – “Upgrade” and “Downgrade.” Select the Upgrade option, then click the Upgrade button to proceed.
- The best part about Tenorshare Reiboot is that it automates the process for you and suggests the latest software updates for your model. As iOS 17 Beta is the latest one, you can see it selected by default. Now, manage the path and click on download to download the iOS 17 Beta firmware package.
- After the firmware package of iOS 17 Beta is successfully downloaded, you can install it by clicking on the “Initiating Upgrade” button.
- Once the installation starts, do not disconnect the iPhone from the PC until you’re displayed with an interface featuring a “Done” message. If your iPhone doesn’t reboot automatically after the “Done” message has been shown, it is mandatory to do it manually.
- After your iPhone reboots, it updates for a while, and once it returns to normal, the iOS 17 Beta is successfully installed and ready to use.
Bonus tip: how to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode after iOS 17 beta update
If you have disconnected your iPhone during the installation of iOS 17 Beta or if the flash isn’t performed properly, the iPhone gets stuck in recovery mode. Sometimes, even when all are done properly, the iPhone stays in recovery mode, and button combinations don’t work either.
For this purpose, many ways exist to fix it and boot the iPhone normally. However, we suggest using Tenorshare Reiboot as it does everything, and you don’t have to go through the hard, long, and confusing approaches.
Here are steps to exit recovery mode using Tenorshare Reiboot:
- Launch Tenorshare Reiboot and connect your iPhone to your PC. The best part of ReiBoot is it can detect your device when it is in Recovery Mode.
- From the bottom of the screen, look for the section “Recovery Mode” and click on the option “Exit” under it.
- Wait for the process to finish, and once done, your iPhone will be out of recovery mode and reboot to its normal state.
You can successfully install iOS 17 Beta without an Apple developer account through the above approaches. Before proceeding with any approach, back up your iPhone and update it to the latest version for a seamless installation of iOS 17 Beta. Also, keep in mind that the Beta version features a lot of bugs, and if you are not comfortable with it, wait for the stable version to release.
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