[Completed] How to Download iPadOS 16 Beta

The new operating system is always attractive. Since iPadOS 16 is coming, how can you download iPadOS 16 beta and be the first to experience the new features it brings? Find answer in this guide.


By Demi / Updated on May 31, 2024

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On June 6, Apple's significant WWDC 2022 keynote unveiled iPadOS 16. With the upgrade, the tablet should feel more like a laptop thanks to a number of new multitasking tools like Stage Manager. Although iPadOS 16 won't likely be released officially until later this fall, you can test it out right now via the beta version.

iPadOS 16 Beta

Keep reading this guide, and you will be given detailed steps about how to downlaod iPadOS 16 on iPad without data loss. Besides, this guide also provides you with an overview of the new features the iPadOS 16 brings.

How to download iPadOS 16 beta on iPad

There are a few things you should be aware of because this is a developer beta. The general iPadOS 16 public beta won’t be able to try out until July, and the developer version is riskier. Besides, if you don’t have an Apple Developer account, you need to go to Apple to buy so that you can download iPadOS 16 beta. Or, you can wait for the public iPadOS 16 beta to released, which should be out next month. It is more safer and completely free.

Besides, iPad OS 16 is just compatible with iPad Pro, iPad Air (3rd generation and later), iPad (5th generation and later), iPad mini (5th generation and later).

You are about to install beta software, so kindly be aware that always create a backup of your files and data before installing an iPadOS beta. You can skip to the third part to get the best solution.

If you are OK with the iPadOS 16 developer beta and have the recent iPad backup, then, follow the steps below to get iPadOS 16 beta downloaded on your iPad.

Step 1. Go to developer.apple.com on your iPad > Sing in with your Apple Developer account > Click the two lines on the left hand side > Locate and click Downloads.

Download iPadOS 16 Beta

Step 2. Click Install Profile next to iPadOS 16 beta > Click Allow to download it to your iPad > Finally, click Close to close the window, and the download is finished.

iPadOS Download Finish

Step 3. Go to the Settings app on your iPad > Tap Profile Downloaded under your profile.

Profile Downloaded

Step 4. Choose iPadOS 16 beta profile and tap Install three times and follow the onscreen instruction until it asks you to restart your iPad.

Step 5. Finally, go to Settings > General > Software Update > Tap Download and Install to get iPadOS 16 developer beta installed.

Install iPadOS 16 Beta

What’s new in iPadOS 16?

Why you can’t wait to download iPadOS 16 beta? Are you attracted to any of the new features in iPad OS 16? In this part, let’s take an overview about some of the new features and updates in iPadOS 16.

? Stage Manager
A feature called Stage Manger will arrive with iPadOS 16, allowing you to have overlapping windows in a single view - like a computer - for the first time on iPad. At the same time, the new feature also enables you to resize windows and switch between apps with one tap. You can have up to four apps open at once.

iPad OS Stage Manager

? Security
A few changes have been made to security and privacy in iPadOS 16. Instead of needing to remember a different password, you will be able to lock a note with Face ID, Touch ID, or your password. The hidden photos and recently deleted photo albums will also be protected by default.

? Safari
Passkeys, a new feature coming to Safari with iPadOS 16, provides a more convenient and secure method to sign in. Shared Tab Groups will also soon be available, enabling you to share tabs and bookmarks, send messages, and launch FaceTime directly from Safari.

iPadOS 16 Safari

? Live Text and Visual Look Up
There are some updates in the Live Text function, one of which will allow users to pause a movie on any frame that contains text in order to copy, translate, look up, and share it. Additionally, there are quick actions that make it simpler to surf websites, make phone calls, convert currencies, and translate languages.

For Visual Look Up - which is a great feature - you will be able to lift the subject from an image, or isolate a subject by removing the background.

How to backup iPad before downloading iPadOS 16 beta

If you don’t want to backup iPad using iCloud or iTunes because of their demerits, you can try the iOS data backup tool - FoneTool, which is an excellent free iPad backup software. It helps you backup all files and settings on your iPad to computer.

Free download the backup tool on your computer, and fully backup your iPad in three simpler steps.

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Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer and launch FoneTool. Click Phone Backup and locate Full Backup, click Get Started.

Full Backup

Step 2. Optionally, you can enable Backup encryption to protect your private data like Keychain.

Backup Encryption

Step 3. Choose a backup path as you like, then you can click Start Backup to begin the task.

Start Backup

After downloading and installing iPadOS 16, you can connect your iPad to computer again to restore the backup by visiting Backup History > Locate the backup file and click the three-dot icon > Click Restore to make it.

Full Restore


That’s all about how to download iPadOS 16 beta. It is necessary to backup your iPad before following this guide to download iPad OS 16 beta. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.