The availability of the iOS beta is a great way for both Apple and iOS device users to test the viability of any new software Apple wants to put on the market. It also gives users the ability to gain all the new features and upgrades on their device before anyone else can. But the beta version of any software is a testing version and as such may come riddled with a number of issues that beta testers are meant to help identify.
If you don’t want to have to face these problems, you can remove the beta version of iOS from your device or better yet, remove the iOS Beta Software Certificate on the device. When you install the iOS beta version on your device, Apple places a Beta Software Certificate on the device which allows the device to receive any new iOS Beta builds in future.
If you don’t want to get any future iOS beta software, you can remove this certificate from the device and essentially opt out of the beta program. In this article, we are going to share with you a simple way to remove your beta profile so you can stop receiving these betas. But before we do that, it is important to note that removing the certificate doesn’t remove the beta version already installed on the device. To do that, you must downgrade to the latest version that is publicly available.
Remove the iOS Beta Profile and Stop Receiving Updates
The following is a simple step by step tutorial to help you remove the Profile certificate from your device. It works on an iOS device and with any beta version installed on the device.
Step 1: On your iPhone or iPad, launch the settings app.
Step 2: From the options provided, tap on “General” and then “Profile”.
Step 3: You will see a list under “Configuration Profile.” Choose “iOS Beta Software Profile- Apple Inc”.
Step 4: You should see an option to delete the profile in the next window. Tap on “Delete Profile” and then enter the device’s passcode to confirm that this is what you want to do.
Step 5: If you have more than one beta certificates and you want to delete them all, follow steps 1 to 4 for all of them. Once done, exit the settings app and your device will not receive any beta software updates in the future.
Note: Doing the above-stated action will prevent the device from getting future iOS beta builds even through the OTA software update process. What this process will not do is remove any iOS beta builds already on the device. Like we already mentioned before, to do this, you will need to downgrade to the latest public version.
If in future you want to receive these beta builds, you will have to reinstall the certificate on your device. The certificates allow anyone to get a beta build but can be quite difficult to get. Also, unless you’re a developer, it is never a good idea to get beta builds. Should you decide you want one though, be sure to create a backup of your device to iTunes and archive the backup. This will come in very handy when you want to downgrade the beta build to something with fewer issues,
That said, we hope you are able to delete the certificates. If you already have a beta build on your device, downgrading it is not as hard as downgrading a public version. Just put the device in recovery mode and then reinstall the latest version via iTunes.