How to Remove Beta Profile From iPhone X and Install Official iOS Release

Apple recently released iOS 11.1.2. The main purpose of this update is to fix unresponsive iPhone X’s touch screen on temperature drop. And, many of you would like to install it to take the full advantage of your iPhone. However, if you have enrolled in Apple Beta Software Program, the odds are that you had already been using the iOS 11.1.2 dev/public beta. Now, if you want to go to the stable non-beta iOS 11.1.2, you have two ways of doing it. One way is to get the official release directly from your iDevice. The other way is to use iTunes on a computer. But first, let’s remove Beta Profile from your iDevice.

How to Remove Beta Profile From iOS Devices

This section is for users who have been enrolled in Apple Beta Software Program only. If you have never used beta versions, you DO NOT need to perform the following steps. And for those of you beta testers out there, here are the steps for removing the beta profile from your iOS Device.

Removing Beta Profile From iOS Devices

  1. Go to Settings on your iDevice and tap on General.
  2. Tap on Profiles & Device Management.
  3. Open iOS Beta Software Profiles and tap on Remove Profile.
  4. Enter your Passcode if required.
  5. Confirm the action by taping on Remove.
  6. Power off your iDevice by holding down the Power button, and then slide to power off.
  7. Power on your device by holding down the Power

How to Install Official iOS Updates Using Your iOS Device

The simplest way to install the official iOS version on your iDevice is the following method.

  1. Go to Settings and tap on General.
  2. Open the section Software Update.
  3. Download and Install the software.

Still Can’t Install Official Updates After Removing Beta Profile From iPhone X?

Some iPhone X owners reported that they were not able to install an official iOS update even after removing their Beta Profile from the devices.

To stay away from this scenario DO NOT restore your iPhone X from a Beta backup. If you do restore from a beta backup, Beta Profile will be put on your device as it is a part of the backup file.

For those of you who have already restored a Beta backup on your iPhone X, or you have enrolled in the Beta Program from your iPhone X, and you are not able to install official iOS releases using the above steps, try performing the following method.

How to Update to an Official iOS Version Using iTunes

Updating your iDevice to official iOS releases is not so straightforward as the one from your iDevice. Here you will need to put your iPhone into Recovery Mode. However, if you removed Beta Profile from your iPhone X and you still cannot install an official iOS update directly on it, this method should help you. Here are the steps.

  1. Launch iTunes. (Make sure you have the latest iTunes version installed)
  2. Put your iDevice in Recovery Mode
    1. Turn off your device.
    2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the lightning cable.
    3. Perform Force Restart (Hard Reset). Check the Force Restart section of this Article for detailed steps for your device.
  3. In iTunes, click on Update to download and install the official non-beta version of iOS. Then, click on Agree.
  4. Now, the latest official iOS version will be downloaded on your iDevice.

If you performed all these steps and you still have a beta iOS version installed on your iPhone X, you would probably need to wait for a new public nonbeta iOS release to come out.

Wrap Up

Being enrolled in Apple Beta Software Program is a great opportunity for trying new additions and features of iOS. However, if stability is in the first place when it comes to iOS characteristics, the official releases are the right choice for you.

Please tell us if this article was helpful for you in the comments section below. Additionally, if you know any other method for removing Beta Profile from iOS, do not be shy to share it with us.


Kevin Arrows

Kevin Arrows is a highly experienced and knowledgeable technology specialist with over a decade of industry experience. He holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification and has a deep passion for staying up-to-date on the latest tech developments. Kevin has written extensively on a wide range of tech-related topics, showcasing his expertise and knowledge in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. His contributions to the tech field have been widely recognized and respected by his peers, and he is highly regarded for his ability to explain complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.
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