Apple kicks off one of the biggest events of the year, WWDC on June 5. And unsurprisingly, the tech giant released a number of products, including iOS 17. Yes, iOS 17 has been announced for eligible iPhones.
Shortly after the announcement, iOS 17 Developer Beta was also released. Yes, the first build of iOS 17 is available to registered developers. If you are interested in trying out iOS 17 on your phone, this guide will show you how to join the iOS 17 Developer beta and how to download iOS 17 beta on your iPhone.
iOS 17 comes with a lot of new features, you can check the full list of features by browsing here. Before moving on to the steps, here is a list of iPhones that are compatible with iOS 17.
- iPhone 14
- iphone 14 plus
- iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Mini
- iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Mini
- iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
How to Get iOS 17 Developer Beta
This year, with one of the iOS 16 builds, Apple removed the installation process for developer profiles that were used to receive beta updates. And now users just need to make sure they are signed in with their account and depending on the account, users will have the option to choose either the beta update or the public build.
Create developer account
Many users used to download beta profiles from third-party sites and install them on their iPhones, giving them access to the Developer Beta for free. But since Apple no longer uses the Beta profile, it is no longer possible.
Therefore, you must have a registered developer account to get the Developer Beta. If you don’t have a developer account, you can create one by following the instructions on the official Apple website.
Sign in with developer account
Once you have the developer account, you need to sign in with the same account on your eligible iPhone. You can sign in to Settings using the usual method.
How to Download and Install iOS 17 Beta
Now is the time to experience iOS 17 with the first developer beta. Here is the process.
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Go to General > Software Update.
- Here you will see two options at the top, Automatic Updates and Beta Updates. Tap the Beta Updates option.
- Now select iOS 17 Developer Beta and go back.
- Once you opt into the iOS 17 Developer Beta, you’ll see the first developer beta right away on the software update page.
- Tap Download and Install to enjoy iOS 17 on your iPhone.
- That’s all.
As of now, only the beta version is available for developers. The public beta version will be released next month. So if you don’t have a developer account that requires a subscription fee, you can wait for the public beta.