Apple unveiled iOS 13 at WWDC 2019. This version of iOS looks very sleek in my opinion, and a few of the key highlights include faster face ID, smaller app download sizes, 2x faster app launches, etc. Skip the introduction.
However, iOS 13.x is only available to the developer community for the time being. Meaning, you need to have a developer account to download and install iOS beta 13.x on your iOS devices.
But, luckily, there are workarounds to install iOS 13 beta 2 previews without a developer account. All you have to do is install an iOS_iPadOS_13_Beta_Profile.mobileconfig Profile.
There are a lot of distracting blogs out there; I’ll be specific, and you can finish the whole iOS 13 beta installation process in a couple of minutes. The compatibility list is available at the bottom of the article. Proceed at your own risk.
How To Install iOS 13.x Without Developer Account
Step 1: Disable the Adblocker (if you any) and visit “this link” from your iPhone or iPad and tap “allow.” Then visit the settings app to review and install the profile. Look for a mini-notification within the settings app or find the downloaded profile at the Settings -> General -> Profiles section.
The device will prompt you to restart after installing the profile. Just do it.
Step 2: Go to General -> Software Update. You’d be able to see iOS 13 beta as an available over-the-air (OTA) firmware update.
Step 3: Tap on Download and install and wait for your device to prepare the update. The download may take a few minutes, and it entirely depends on your WiFi connection and device model.
Step 4: Tap on “Install Now” when you’re ready. Happy testing!
[Ignore] My initial thoughts on iOS 12 beta (not iOS 13 beta)
- My iPhone 6s performs faster comparing to iOS 11’s latest public release.
- I feel the animation is smooth.
- Screentime, Google has been doing it for years. But it’s good to see Apple adopting such an important feature.
- Grouped notifications, a much-needed feature!
Update: Latest iOS 12 public betas (not iOS 13 beta) updates were draining my iPhone 6s’ battery very fast. Not recommended.
Disclaimer & Credits
- iOS_iPadOS_13_Beta_Profile.mobileconfig as seen on betaprofiles.com.
- Download and install beta versions of iOS at your own risk.
- Cover image via https://9to5mac.com
The following official iOS 12.x compatibility list is from Apple.
iOS 13.x is compatible with these iPhones
- 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
- iPod touch (7th generation)
iPad models supporting iOS 13.x
I’ll update this when Apple shares the official list.
iPod models supporting iOS 13.x
- iPod touch 7th generation