How to Uninstall iOS 16/17 Beta and iPadOS 16/17 Beta Quickly

Want to know how to uninstall iOS 16/17 beta or iPadOS 16/17 beta? Read this guide to learn the detailed steps to downgrade iOS 16/17 beta to iOS 15/16 without losing data.

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By Lena / Updated on June 17, 2024

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The other day you just installed the iOS 16/17 or iPadOS 16/17 public beta to try the new features. However, the truth is that it brings you new features along with various bugs that prevent you from using your phone normally. So you decide to uninstall iOS 16/17 beta or iPadOS 16/17 beta to get rid of those annoying issues.

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Can You Remove iOS 16/17 Beta or iPadOS 16/17 Beta without Computer?

If you have no computer at hand, you may wonder whether it is possible to uninstall iOS 16/17 without computer. However, at present, it is impossible to remove iOS 16/17 beta without computer. Indeed you can upgrade iOS to higher version on device but the opposite is not supported.

There are two ways to remove iOS 16/17 beta or iPadOS 16 beta. You can delete iOS 16/17 beta profile from device and wait for the official release. Or if you can’t stand iOS 16/17 anymore and want to downgrade iOS 16/17 beta to iOS 15/16 at once, you should restore your device through iTunes. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Remove iOS 16/17 Beta or iPadOS 16/17 Beta Profile?

Removing iOS beta profile will prevent you from getting a future beta software no matter you are on the public beta or developer beta. When the official release is available, you can simply update to iOS 16/17 or iPadOS 16/17 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

- If you used a computer to install the iOS 16/17 beta, you will need to restore your iPhone to remove the beta version.
- It will not actually uninstall iOS 16/17 beta or iPadOS 16/17 beta. If you do not want to wait for the software update this fall, please refer to the next part to downgrade to iOS 15/16 or iPadOS 15/16 immediately.

Steps on how to remove beta iOS/ iPadOS 17/16

1. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management.

2. Tap iOS Beta Software Profile > Tap Remove Profile.

3. Enter your passcode if asked and tap Delete.

4. Restart your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Uninstall iOS 16/17 Beta or iPadOS Beta without Losing Data?

To delete iOS 16/17 beta or iPadOS 16/17 beta immediately, you need to erase and restore your device with iTunes. It will wipe all data on device. If you have backed up your device with iTunes/iCloud before the update, you can set up your device from that backup.

Note that although you can backup your device using iCloud or iTunes now, the backup made on iOS 16/17 or iPadOS 16/17 cannot be restored to iOS 15/16 or iPadOS 15/16 devices.

Backup Your iPhone Before the Restore

Did not back up your device before installing iOS 16/17 or iPad OS 16/17 beta? Also want to access the pictures you take when running on iOS 16 beta after downgrading to iOS 15/16? One free iOS data manager named FoneTool is here to help you protect important data.

● It supports backing up the most important data like contacts, messages, photos, videos, songs, etc.
● It lets you preview and select the files before the backup and restore.
● What’s more, the backup files can be restored to any iDevices. The backup made on your iOS 16/17 device can be restored to iOS 15/16 device.

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Steps to Uninstall iOS 16/17 Beta or iPadOS 16/17 Beta

Also note that if you have installed watchOS 7 on your Apple Watch, you will not be able to use it with your iPhone after downgrading to iOS 15/16.

Before we start to see how to get rid of iOS 16/17 beta or iPadOS 16/17 beta, please make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or Windows computer.

1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone/iPad to computer.

2. Put your device in Recovery Mode. (The steps are different based on the device, check the list below to find your model to make it.)

3. A message will appear and ask if you want to Restore or Update your device. Please click Restore.

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4. It will start download and install the latest iOS 15/16 or iPadOS 15/16 on your device. Just wait for the restore to finish. If asked, enter your Apple ID and password.

5. When the restore process is done, you will get the Hello screen and start the setup process. You can choose to restore from a previous iCloud or iTunes backup. Or restore backup with FoneTool when the setup process is complete.

How to Put Your iPhone/iPad in Recovery Mode?

- For iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad with Home button: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time > Keep holding the buttons when you see the Apple logo > Continue to hold both buttons until the recovery screen shows up.

- For iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPod touch (7th gen): Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at the same time > Keep holding the buttons when you see the Apple logo > Continue to hold both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.

- For iPhone 8 and later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

- For iPad with Face ID: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button > Press and quickly release the Volume Down button > Press and hold the Top button until your device begins to restart > Continue holding the Top button until your device goes into recovery mode.

Conclusion

That’s all about how to uninstall iOS 16/17 beta and iPadOS 16/17 beta. To remove iOS 16/17 or iPadOS 16/17 beta, you should erase and restore your device with iTunes. It will help you downgrade iOS 16/17 beta and iPadOS 16/17 beta to iOS 15/16 or iPadOS 15/16 right away.

Lena
Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of FoneTool, she covers backup & restore, and phone data management and so on. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.