How to Uninstall & Remove iPadOS 15 Beta from Your Tablet

If you're tired of being a guinea pig for Apple's beta operating system for iPad, here's how to delete iPadOS 15 beta.

Tired of beta bugs and glitches making it harder for you to use your iPad? If you want to downgrade from iPadOS 15 beta, it's possible to uninstall the beta software and leave the beta program. In this guide, we'll go over how to delete your iPadOS 15 beta profile and how to restore your iPad to iPadOS 14.

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How to Unenroll from the iPadOS 15 Beta Program

Deleting your iPadOS beta profile will unenroll you from Apple's Beta Program, but it will not restore your iPad to the operating system you were previously running. When you delete your beta profile, you'll need to wait until the next update to iPadOS 15 is ready to download, then you can install that and say goodbye to beta testing.

If you don't want to wait until Apple releases a new iPadOS update to stop using iPadOS 15 beta, you'll need to restore your device. We'll go over how to do that below, but even if this is the route you want to go, do not skip deleting your beta profile. You must complete the steps listed in this article in this order in order to both unenroll from the Beta Program and revert to the last available shipping version of iPadOS. If you skipped any steps, you'll need to begin the process again, all the way from the beginning—yes, that means enrolling in the iPadOS Beta Program all over again before you can delete your beta profile and restore your device.

Delete the Beta Profile

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPad.

    Settings
     
  2. Tap General.

    General
     
  3. Tap Profiles & Device Management.
  4. Tap the iOS Beta Software Profile.
  5. Tap Remove Profile, then restart your device.

Now, when the next non-beta version of iPadOS becomes available, you can install it, and the beta will be removed from your device. If you don't want to wait for the public version of iPadOS 15 to be released, you can restore your device. This is where the backup you made before downloading and installing the beta software comes in.

How to Restore Your iPad & Revert to iPadOS 14

If you want your tablet back to how it was before you downloaded and installed iPadOS beta, you'll need to restore your device from the backup you made prior to your beta fling. To do this:

  1. Make sure your computer has the latest version of iTunes or MacOS.
  2. Connect your iPad to your computer.
  3. Put your device in Recovery Mode
    For an iPad with Face ID: quickly press and release the Volume Up, then Volume Down button, then press and hold the Top button until your tablet enters Recovery Mode. 
    For iPads with Home buttons: simultaneously press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button; continue holding until the Recovery Mode screen appears. 
  4. Click Restore when the option appears on your computer screen.

    Restore

    Update & Restore
     
  5. Wait for the Restore process to finish, and enter your Apple ID and password when required. 
  6. Set up your tablet with the archived backup you made before you downloaded and installed the beta software.

Now your iPad should be back up and running iPadOS 14 again!

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.