How to Install the iOS 15 Public Beta?

Like every year, a major update to the Apple operating systems including iOS and iPadOS is released. This year, we have got ourselves the all-new and exciting iOS 15 — the next major release of the iOS operating system. With iOS 15 comes a ton of new features that have got iPhone users really excited. This includes the new Focus mode, FaceTime’s SharePlay, a brand new Safari as well as a visual overhaul to the Notifications area and much more. September is right here which means so is the iPhone 13 accompanied by the iOS 15.

iOS 15

However, if you can’t wait for the official release of the iOS 15 which is right around the corner, you are in luck as after several updates to the developer beta, Apple has allowed users to test out the iOS 15 by releasing the public beta. Even though it has been around for a while, now is as good a time as any to try out the new operating system for yourself and see how you like it. Keep in mind, however, that this is still the beta version of the operating system and not a stable release which means there are going to be bugs and issues here and there no matter how minor they might be. If you are fine with juggling the minor issues here and there, then just follow along and we’ll show you how to install the iOS 15 Public Beta on your iPhone device.

Can My iPhone Run iOS 15?

This is a question that’s always up there whenever a newer major update is released to the operating system. As it turns out, the new iOS 15 can be run on all the devices that are running iOS 14. Therefore, if you are currently running iOS 14, then you have nothing to worry about and you will be able to enjoy the new iOS 15. In addition, following is the list of iPhone models that are compatible with the iOS 15:

  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • Phone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)

Create a Backup

Before we get into downloading and installing iOS 15, it is important for you to create a backup of your data. This is important because iOS 15 is still in beta which means there are going to be rough edges and if you decide, in the near future, that the operating system isn’t stable enough, you can easily downgrade from iOS 15 to 14 without losing your data. This backup will act as a restore point. It is also important to note here that the iCloud backups that you create on iOS 15 can’t be used if you wish to restore your device.

With that said, follow the steps given down below to create a backup of your iPhone:

  1. First of all, connect your iPhone to your Mac.
  2. Once you have connected your iPhone to your Mac, go ahead and open up a Finder window by clicking the Finder icon located on the dock.
  3. On the Finder window, under Locations, you will be able to see your iPhone device.
    MacOS Finder
  4. Click on your iPhone device. If this is the first time you have connected your device to your Mac, you will be asked whether you trust the device. Click the Trust button. You will be prompted to enter your password, do so.
    Trusting iPhone Device
  5. After that, under General, choose the Back up all the data on your iPhone to this Mac option.
  6. Once you have done that, click on the Back Up Now button to start the backup process.
    Creating a Backup
  7. Wait for it to finish.

Note: You can also use iTunes to create a backup of your iPhone if you prefer that. For that, you can follow this detailed guide that takes you through the step-by-step process on our website.

Download and Install iOS 15 Public Beta on Your iPhone

At this point, we hope that you have successfully created a backup of your iPhone data. If you haven’t, it is highly recommended that you do so as it will help you in restoring your device. In case you device otherwise and wish to live on the edge, then that is fine and entirely up to you.

With that said, let us get started and show you how to download and install the iOS 15 Public Beta. The process is rather simple and straightforward. To install the public beta, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, on your iPhone, make your way to the Apple Beta Software Program website by clicking here.
  2. Once you are on the website, tap the arrow located in the top-right corner and then tap the Sign In button. Go ahead and sign in to your Apple account that’s linked to your iPhone.
    Apple Beta Software Program
  3. After you have signed in, make sure you are on the iOS tab of the Guide for Public Betas page.
    Downloading iOS 15 Beta
  4. Then, swipe down until you see the Get Started heading. Under Get Started, tap the enroll your iOS device option.
    Enrolling into Beta
  5. Once you have done that, swipe down again and under Install Profile, tap the Download profile button. On the pop up, simply tap Allow to allow the download. Once it has downloaded, tap Close.
    Downloading Beta Profile
  6. After that, make your way to the Settings app.
  7. In Settings, tap the Profile Downloaded option.
    Downloaded Profile iOS Settings
  8. Then, tap the Install option located at the top-right corner.
    Installing Beta Profile
  9. You will be shown the consent agreement. Tap the Install option again and then follow it up by tapping the Install option at the bottom.
  10. At this point, you will be prompted to restart your iPhone. Tap the Restart option.
    Restarting iPhone
  11. After your iPhone powers on again, make your way to Settings > General > Software Update.
  12. On the Software Update screen, you should be able to see the iOS 15 Public Beta option.
  13. Tap the Download and Install option to begin downloading the beta. Wait for it to finish.
    Installing iOS 15 Public Beta
  14. That’s it, once your iPhone completes the installation and reboots, you will be running the iOS 15 Public Beta.

Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.