How to Remove iOS 11 Beta from Your iPhone without Restoring Your Device

With the official iOS 11 becoming available, you’ll likely want to remove the iOS 11 beta program from your iPhone or iPad. But wait! Don’t listen to how every other website is going to tell you to get rid of the beta program! You do not need to restore your device; there is a much easier way. If you’re trying to downgrade from iOS 11 back to iOS 10, that’s a different story and a different article. But if your goal is to remove beta from your iPhone so that you're back on the public track with iOS 11, we’ve got a super easy way to do it that works. You can take the beta iOS 11 off of your device without losing any data and without restoring an old backup. Here’s how to remove the iOS 11 beta program on iPhone.

Related: How to Update to iOS 11 on iPhone & iPad

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The method most websites reccomend for removing beta from iPhone is a pain in the ass. But you can simply delete the iOS beta profile to get rid of it. Doing so will not downgrade your iOS but it will remove you from the beta program (giving you access to public iOS releases again). This is also the official way Apple recommends removing the beta from your iPhone, but other blogs are taking their sweet time catching up to this much easier way of removing the beta.  

If, by chance, you’re reading this just before the public iOS 11 is released, you can go ahead and delete the Apple beta program so that iOS 11 is available to you when it’s released. Otherwise, once you’ve removed the beta profile, you’ll need to wait for a new update (such as iOS 11.1) to be released before you’ll officially be done with beta. Okay, let’s jump in. Here’s how to remove beta from your iPhone and unenroll from Apple’s beta program.

How to Unenroll from iOS 11 Beta

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll down until you see Profile. Tap on it.
  • Select the iOS 11 Public Beta Profile.
  • Tap Remove Profile. 

  • Enter your passcode and confirm, Remove.
  • Restart your iPhone by holding down the Sleep/Wake button and sliding to power off. Power your iPhone back on by holding down the Sleep/Wake button again.

This is where it can be confusing. If you're reading this article just before the public iOS 11 comes out, simply wait until it's out, then download and install the public iOS 11. If you're reading this just after the public iOS 11 is out, you might need to wait until Apple releases iOS 11.1 (or some variation of that) and download it. Why? According to Apple's website, your device will offically be unenrolled from the beta program, "when the next commercial version of iOS is released, [and] you install it from Software Update." 

Final Step: Leave the Beta Program

  • After you’ve deleted the iOS 11 beta profile from your device, visit https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/unenroll.
  • Login if not already.
  • Scroll all the way down. Under How do I leave the program? Select Leave Apple Beta Software Program.

This lets Apple know you will no longer be beta testing iOS 11. Your account will be removed from the Apple Beta Software Program, at least until the next time you decide to be a beta tester. 

Ready to update to iOS 11? Here's how. 

 

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at connerleecarey.com; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.