How to Remove iOS 12 Beta Profile to Stop Receiving Beta Updates

As iOS 12 has finally been rolled out, you may want to delete the iOS 12 beta profile from the device and install the public release. Moreover, the official version would be more stable and offer improved performance.

After several months of digging and discovering hidden new add-ons, the days of iOS 12 beta are over. And now, I’m all geared up to update to the official iOS 12 release. But before jumping on the bandwagon, I would like to delete the iOS 12 beta profile from my iPhone to stop receiving beta updates.

Had you also been rocking the iOS 12 beta on your iPhone? If yes, you would be pretty much in the same plane as me. Though you may have enjoyed your run with the beta version of the operating system; you would be willing to switch your loyalty now to use a more stable version of the OS. Let’s dive right in to get rid of the iOS beta profile and install official iOS 12.

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Points to ponder

  • You are not required to delete/remove beta profile to update to the official release.
  • If you keep the beta profile, you will receive further beta updates.

How to Delete iOS 12 Beta Profile from iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Now, tap on General → Tap on Profile.

Tap on Settings then General then Profile on iPhone or iPad Running iOS 12 Beta

Step #2. Next up, tap on iOS Beta Software Profile → tap on Remove Profile.

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Remove iOS 12 Beta Profile from iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Now, you need to enter your passcode and confirm.

Enter iPhone Passcode to Remove iOS 12 Beta ProfileThat’s it!

You have successfully removed the beta profile. Going forward, your device won’t receive beta updates.

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Now, reboot your iPhone.

To reboot your iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus, quick press and release volume up button then quick press and release volume down button, and then press and hold side button.

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

To reboot your iPhone 7/7 Plus, press and hold, both Power button and Volume down button.

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Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

To reboot your iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE or earlier, press and hold home button and power button.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Once the device has restarted, head over to Settings → General → Software Update. the official iOS 12 release will be waiting for you. Now, download and install the operating as usual.

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How to update to the official iOS 12 release over the beta via iTunes on your Mac

You can also choose to update to the public iOS 12 release using iTunes. Though this process is not as straightforward as the one mentioned above.

Step #1. First off, shut off your iOS device. Then, connect it to your computer using the USB cable.

Now, you have to enter recovery mode on your device. The process varies based on the device. Head over here to get it done quickly.

Step #2. Once you have successfully entered recovery mode, click on Update in iTunes.

You need to click on Update again to download and install the non-beta version of iOS.

Step #3. Finally, click on Agree to accept the Terms and Conditions.

That’s all!

Once you are fully onboard, start exploring the operating system to your heart’s liking. And if you find something new, keeps us posted about that.

Over to you

Whenever Apple releases the beta of its new iOS version, I take part in the testing to explore the new features. It’s indeed a great way to take a peek into what’s to come.

You might want to refer these posts as well:

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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