Over the Air Updates

Over-the-air updates are the easiest, fastest, most reliable way to install iOS betas.

Over-the-Air Software Updates
  1. Download the iOS Beta Software Profile using Safari or the default Mail app.
  2. Open the Settings app. Tap the new option:
    Settings app  Profile Downloaded 
  3. Verify that the profile is secure and signed by Apple Inc. Verified 
  4. Install the profile. (Your device will restart.)
  5. Tap: Settings app General Software Update
  6. After installing the beta, your device will require a network connection to complete the activation process.

Configuration Profiles

Downloads for Mac and PC

While we only recommend over-the-air updates, you can also download and install iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 with a Mac or PC:

  View all steps for Mac and PC

Install iOS 13 on a Mac:
 

  1. Download the .ipsw file for your device (see lists below).
  2. Download and install MobileDevice.pkg on your Mac. (required)
  3. Restart your Mac.
  4. Launch iTunes and connect your device.
  5. Mac: Hold the option key down and select the Update button.
  6. Select the .ipsw file you downloaded for your device.
  7. After installing the beta, your device will reboot and will require a network connection to complete the activation process.

Install iOS 13 on a Windows PC:
 

  1. You must use iTunes downloaded from Apple, not the version from the Microsoft Store. (Yes, this step is required.)
    1. Uninstall iTunes on your PC. (required)
    2. Download iTunes from Apple.com: apple.com/itunes/download/win64
    3. Install iTunes from Apple.com
    4. Restart your PC.
  2. Download the .ipsw file for your device (see lists below).
  3. Download and unzip libimobile2019 on your PC.
  4. PC: Launch the Command Prompt app:
    search bar, type “cmd”, right-click Command Prompt, Run as Administrator
  5. Drag idevicerestore.exe from the libimobile2019 folder onto the Command Prompt window; type “ -d ” (space dash d space); drag the .ipsw file onto the window. Example:
    • "C:\Users\Name\Downloads\libimobile2019\idevicerestore.exe" -d "C:\Users\Name\Downloads\iP_#_Restore.ipsw"
  6. Hit enter to run the command.
  7. Always hit Cancle when asked by iTunes (to update or restore).
  8. If you receive an error message (“Unable to send… Unable to find the device”):
    1. Do not disconnect the device; keep it connected to the PC.
    2. Open the Windows Device Manager.
    3. look for and expand: Universal Serial Bus devices
    4. right-click and uninstall: Apple Recovery (iBoot) USB Composite Device
    5. In the confirmation message, select this checkbox: Delete the driver software for this device
    6. Unplug your device; reconnect your device; wait 1 minute.
    7. Reenter the previous command in the Command Prompt window
  9. After the process is “Complete” in Command Prompt, your device will reboot several times. Wait. Keep your device connected. Allow your device to reboot and process. Your device will require a network connection to complete the activation process.

Required Downloads

Downloads

  • iOS 13 developer beta 4, build 17A5534f (July 17)
  • iPadOS 13 developer beta 4, build 17A5534f (July 17)
  • watchOS 6 developer beta 4, build 17R5532f (July 17)

iOS 13 beta 4

iPadOS 13 beta 4

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