Fix: iOS 16 Beta Update Not Showing Up

ios 16 update not showing up
ios 16 update not showing up

With the release of iOS 16 in WWDC 2022, the developers are all set to test the new version of iOS. The iOS 16 is coming with new and improved features for the iPhones. And to test these updates before they hit the market-wide release, its developer beta has started rolling out. This will make sure all of the apps and other functions work properly on this latest version of the software and will help to stabilize the software prior before it is pushed to the general users.

But in this fixing guide, I am here to provide fixes to the issue where the iPhone and iPad users are not able to see the iOS 16/iPadOS 16 update. If the iOS 16 update is not showing up on your device as well, then stick around to this guide and I share a number of fixes regarding this issue.

How to fix if iOS 16 Beta Update is not Showing up

Fix 1: Check if your iPhone is supported for iOS 16

With the launch of iOS 16, Apple has dropped support of the new iOS 16 for some iPhone and iPad models. Hence make sure that the device on which you are trying to have the new iOS 16 update is in the iOS 16’s list of supported devices. To keep it short, here are the Apple devices that have support for iOS 16:

  • iPhone 13
  • ‌iPhone 13‌ mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS
  • ‌iPhone‌ XS Max
  • ‌iPhone‌ XR
  • ‌iPhone‌ X
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus
  • ‌iPhone SE‌ (2nd generation or later)
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad (5th generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)

If your device is not on this list, then your device is not supported for the iOS 16 update.

Fix 2: Restart the Device

If you have confirmed that your device is in the iOS 16 supported list but are still not able to get the update, you should first perform a restart. To restart your iPhone:

Restart iPhone X, 11, 12, 13

  • Press and hold the power and either volume button until the power off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to switch the phone off.
  • Press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears.

Restart iPhone SE (2020), 8, 7 and 6

  • Press and hold the power button until the power off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn off the iPhone.
  • Press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo to boot the device.

Restart iPhone SE, 5, and earlier

  • Press and hold the power button on the top until the power off slider appears.
  • Drag the slider to turn the phone off.
  • Press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears. Wait for the phone to boot.

Fix 3: Remove Beta Profiles

You should consider removing the beta profiles or any other profiles downloaded on your iPhone. To remove the beta profile on iPhone:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Navigate to General > VPN & Device Management.

Step 3: Click on iOS 16 Beta Software Profile located under the Configuration profile section.

Step 4: Click on the Remove Profile option and enter the password.

Step 5: Finally, tap on Remove and restart your device.

Note: In order to install the developer beta of iOS, you are needed to be on the Public Beta for that. Otherwise, you’ll not get the Beta update on your device. For example, If you want to install the iOS 16 Developer Beta, your iPhone is needed to be on the iOS 15.5 public stable.

Fix 4: Reset Network

If the iOS 16 update is not showing up, then this can be due to a network issue. In such a case you should consider resetting the network and reconnecting to your Wi-Fi network. To reset the network on iPhone:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to General > Transfer Or Reset iPhone.

Step 3: Select the Reset option and go to Reset network settings.

Step 4: Enter the password and again tap on the Reset Network Settings option to confirm.

Note: After resetting the network settings, your phone will lose the saved Wi-Fi password. So, make sure that you have your Wi-Fi password with you in order to connect again.

Fix 5: Install the iOS 16 Beta manually

If the beta update is still not showing up, then you can try manually installing the update on your iPhone. You can do this in two ways:

  1. By Beta Configuration Profile.
  2. By Restore Image.

You can get a detailed guide on how to install beta using the above methods here.

Bottom Line

Here comes the end of this fixing guide and I am hoping that this fixing guide would have helped you in solving your iOS 16 Beta update not showing up issue. Make sure that your device is supported and you are on the latest public table version of iOS in order to update to the new developer beta. You should also cross-check that your internet is working properly. You should also consider removing all the Beta Profiles from your device and trying again.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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