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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today released the golden master version of iOS 10 to public beta testers, nearly two weeks after releasing the seventh iOS 10 public beta and just a day after seeding the iOS 10 golden master to developers. The iOS 10 golden master represents the version of iOS 10 that will be provided to the public on Tuesday, September 13, should no additional bugs be discovered.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 golden master update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas. The video below will walk you through the necessary steps for installing the iOS 10 beta to give the new features a try.

iOS 10 includes a huge number of new features and design tweaks, like a reimagined Lock screen experience, a revamped Messages app with background animations, bubble effects, Digital Touch, a full App Store and more, and a Photos app with impressive facial, scene, and object recognition capabilities.

There's a new Home app, apps like Maps and Apple Music have been redesigned, and there are hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes in the operating system, which we cover extensively in our iOS 10 roundup.

Apple will release iOS 10 next Tuesday, two days before the official launch date of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 10 Golden Master for Public Beta Testers
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macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
Dumb question but if I delete the beta profile after I download the GM, will i get future regular updates for iOS 10 that aren't beta?

also interested in this. My understanding is keep the beta profile until IOS 10 official update comes through and then you can delete it.

Sorry just read it is GM, so I think it is ok to delete now.


macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
Want to do this (not on any public beta right now), but if I do and they release final that is same as public beta, am I stuck on public beta update path?

Basically there is a profile you download to your phone. After you get the GM version you can delete the beta profile and will get updates as if you never had the beta.

If you want to get off the beta before the GM you would have to connect to iTunes and restore to the previous version. In this case IOS 9.


macrumors member
Mar 7, 2016
San Diego CA
Want to do this (not on any public beta right now), but if I do and they release final that is same as public beta, am I stuck on public beta update path?
Once you delete the Beta certificate from your device, you'll no longer receive beta updates (unless you choose to reinstall the certificate later).
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macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
Central U.S.
I installed the GM yesterday (after having not used any of the betas) and it seems pretty solid. My wife had an app crashing on her on her iPhone, and I had some glitches with the progress bars in the memories section of the photos app getting locked up, but I let it do it's thing over night and let me tell you, the AI in the photos search is incredible. It could pick out my new infant son separate from my infant daughter. Given a photo of my 2.5 year old, it found photos of her as a baby. When I clicked through to "train" it for people photos, it was about 98-99% accurate, and only stumbled on a couple baby photos where it matched once my new son (who has a lot less photos) to my daughter when she was an infant, and it matched one photo of my daughter to another infant boy who was in a background in a stroller. Not bad at all. It even came up with a photo of a flower I took as a "Bachelor's Button" and correctly labeled most of the maple trees. It had a little trouble with oak trees, but I mean come on, this thing is an amazing start! Found all the photos of my rabbit, my friends dogs and cats, frogs that my daughter was holding, mushroom that was in my backyard, clouds, fire, etc with great accuracy. Does anyone know how to remove something from a category, which should help improve the AI—right? I'd love the ability to tag a photo as well to help train it.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 10, 2006
I'm on the developers beta. Is the golden master the same as the latest developer beta? My iPhone is saying that it's up to date.
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