Download And Install iOS 14.x Without Developer Account

The tutorial is appliable to all iOS 14.x.x beta releases. A guide for iPadOS 14 beta profile is available at the bottom of this article.

Apple unveiled iOS 14 at WWDC 2020. This version of iOS looks very sleek in my opinion, and a few of the key highlights includes a new App Library view for organizing all of your apps, new translate app, App Clip feature etc. Skip the introduction.

However, iOS 14.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 14.x on your iOS devices.

But, luckily, there are workarounds to install iOS 14 beta 1 previews without a developer account. All you have to do is install an iOS_14_Beta_Profile.mobileconfig Profile.

There are a lot of distracting blogs out there; I’ll be specific, and you can finish the whole iOS 14 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 14.x Without Developer Account

Step 1: Disable the Adblocker if you’ve 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 14 beta as an available over-the-air (OTA) firmware update.

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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 14 betas)

  1. My iPhone 6s performs faster comparing to iOS 11’s latest public release.
  2. I feel the animation is smooth.
  3. Screentime, Google has been doing it for years. But it’s good to see Apple adopting such an important feature.
  4. Grouped notifications, a much-needed feature!

Update: The latest iOS 12 public betas (not iOS 14 betas) updates were draining my iPhone 6s’ battery very fast. Not recommended.

Disclaimer & Credits

  • iOS_iPadOS_14_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

Compatibility

The following is the official iOS 14.x compatibility from Apple.

iOS 14.x is compatible with these iPhones

  • iPhone 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)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

iPadOS 14.x is compatible with these iPads

Download the iPadOS Beta Profile and follow the same steps for iPhone I listed above.

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

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