Any way to get out of iOS beta's without restoring? Please read for full details.

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  1. Rbtrucking macrumors member

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    I had my 6s plus running iOS 10 Beta because I didn't want to wait for final release. Just got my 7+ yesterday and did a full restore from my computer to the 7+ and it is running a public mainstream release of iOS 10.0.1 but when I go to update, all I get is the option to update to 10.1 beta which doesn't even work it just sits there and then says failed.

    I just want to get rid of the beta profile and be able to update to 10.0.2. I tried deleting profile that did not help. I have read up on this and they say the only way is to restore but the problem is if I restore then try to restore my backup I will be in the same boat so the only real option for me would be to start back from scratch which I really hate doing.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    Just delete the beta profile from settings > general > profiles then delete 10.1 if it's already downloaded. Then restart your phone.

    It should now find 10.0.2
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    You are in the exact same position as mine in iOS 9 era, where I was forced to follow the entire beta period even after deleting the profile. And of course, all the hassle of using beta.
    My best advise is to keep away from checking software update, or install tvOS profile to prevent iOS from upgrading.
    Be sure to download iOS 10.0.2 ipsw and update using iTunes.
     
  4. Rbtrucking thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I actually just found a simple way that worked for me. I just installed iOS 10.0.2 from iTunes and it worked perfectly but now I find myself in another very strange problem. After updating and restarting the phone, it is now saying that my passcode is incorrect when I KNOW it isnt. I tried doing a hard reset (holding volume down and power) and now it says its trying to restore my data.

    What's going on with this thing? Anyone else having these problems? All I can say is when it's done I hope all my data isn't gone.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Hard reset typically won't delete your data. Your situation is rather strange.
    Hope data is still there.
     
  6. KingCoffee macrumors member

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    I've been in the same boat for days. When I got my 7+ and loaded in the beta (because I'm impatient and wanted to try the portrait mode), I started having all kinds of connectivity problems (bluetooth and wifi). AppleCare Helper guy had me try a bunch of things like resetting network settings. When nothing worked he had me go into general settings and delete the beta profile. No matter how many things I tried, iTunes kept saying 10.1 is the current version and refused to let me load 10.02. Finally, with the beta profile deleted I did a full restore (undoing a night's worth of geeking out with the phone loading everything I wanted into it). Low and behold, iTunes still told me that 10.1 was the current version and refuses to "forget" me as a beta tester.
    Somehow through all of this, the connectivity issues have improved. I'm still using beta 10.1 and the only issue I have is that sometimes wifi stops working and I have to toggle it on and off and it's back to normal.
     
  7. StevenL94 macrumors newbie

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    Have you tried placing your device into Recovery Mode and then using the update method in iTunes?
     
  8. KingCoffee macrumors member

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    Yes, if by Recovery Mode means going into the phone menu and hitting "Erase All Data" so that it reverts to looking like an out of the box new iPhone?
     
  9. StevenL94 macrumors newbie

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    Well, no. Recovery Mode results in the iPhone displaying the 'Connect to iTunes' screen. Similar to DFU but allows you to perform a in-place upgrade.
    Essentially, plug in the lightning cable, hold both the sleep/wake and volume down buttons until it restarts and keep holding until it shows the 'Connect to iTunes' screen.
    Then, in iTunes, click on the update option. It should begin to update/re-install iOS while maintaining your data.

    Recovery Mode: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204306#recovery
    In-Place Upgrade: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203122
     
  10. AppleGirlCO macrumors newbie

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    My 6s Plus had ios10.1 beta and since i may sell ot, I decided to downgrade to 10.0.2 so i downloaded the file to my pc and did a restore. After that was done, i decided to check the ios version and it had the 10.1 beta software ready to download. So i check and for some reason the beta profile was installed again during the restore process. Deleted the profile and rebooted the phone then check for software update and it said im on 10.0.2.
     
  11. Rbtrucking thread starter macrumors member

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    This was the only thing I found to work! Anyone else in the same predicament I highly suggest you try this!
     
  12. aaguilar macrumors newbie

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    i'm thinking of signing up to beta profile so i can update to 10.1 and get the portrait mode added on my iPhone 7+. My questions is... Will i be able to get out of the beta profile and update to the final release of 10.1 without losing any data since i joined beta?
     
  13. StevenL94 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, you should be able to update. Just simply remove the beta profile and use the method I've described above. Also, generally, the final stable release is typically the GM build which is most often identical to the stable release. Lastly, before performing any sort of update, it's best to make a backup just in case.
     

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