How to Install the iOS 10.1 Beta Today

There’s no need to wait until later this year for the iOS 10.1 release date to try out the new Portrait iPhone 7 Plus photo mode that blurs the background and other potential fixes for iOS 10 problems.

You can try the iOS 10.1 beta without signing up for a $99 developer account or waiting for the public iOS 10.1 beta that may or may not come this month.

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This is what you need to know to download the iOS 10.1 beta now and install it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch so that you can try the new iPhone 7 Plus feature Apple announced at the iPhone 7 event earlier this month.

Apple’s iOS 10.1 beta is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but not on every model. there are fixes and features, but to get the most obvious benefit you will need the iPhone 7 Plus.

It’s easier to find an iOS 10.1 beta download this year, and you don’t even need to pay a third-party to register as a developer or putting $99 down on your own Apple Developer account. You’ll even be able to start the iOS 10.1 beta download on your iPhone or iPad directly.

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Learn how to install the iOS 10 beta right now.

Learn how to install the iOS 10 beta right now.

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The iOS 10.1 downloads are available for developers  now and later this month for regular users. Unlike previous iOS betas that required users to register the device it is now much easier.

How to Get iOS 10.1 Beta Access

There are two ways to get the iOS 10.1 developer beta without waiting for a public iOS 10.1 beta.

The first way is to pay to become an Apple Developer for $99 a year. This includes access to all the betas from iOS an Mac OS to Watch OS and TV OS. If you don’t want to shell out for that membership you can download an iOS 10 Developer profile for your iPhone or iPad.

When you download the iOS 10.1 developer profile and install it on your iPhone or iPad you will be able to install the iOS 10.1 beta.

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iOS 10 Downloads

With the iOS 10.1 developer profile, you don’t need to search the web for the iOS 10.1 beta downloads, save a huge file to your computer and plug-in. You just need to download the profile to your iPhone or iPad and then you can download the iOS 10.1 beta directly to your device.

How to Install the iOS 10 Developer Beta

To install the iOS 10.1 beta on your iPhone or iPad you need to find and download an iOS 10 developer profile on the iPhone or iPad. You need to find this file on Reddit or on

The first thing you need to do is download the iOS 10 developer profile. This is easier than looking for an iOS 10.1 download that is specific to your device with a ispw file. The iOS beta subreddit shares the file you need.

Install the iOS 10 Developer profile for access to the iOS 10 beta.

Install the iOS 10 Developer profile for access to the iOS 10 beta.

The best thing to do is download it directly to your computer and then email it to yourself or AirDrop it to your iPhone or iPad.

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When it opens on your iPhone it may ask if you want to install the profile for your iPhone or for the Apple Watch. In this case install it for the iPhone.

Your iPhone will reboot and then you can go to Settings -> General -> Software Update and then you can download the file.

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Next you need to accept and start the iOS 10 beta download.

Next you need to accept and start the iOS 10 beta download.

You need to be connected to WiFi for this part to work. Once it downloads it will verify the update and reboot the iPhone to install. You will need to agree to a few screens, but when your phone reboots it should now show you iOS 10.1.

Unlike previous iOS betas, when you use this developer profile you don’t need to pay to register your UDID. Installing the profile handles this for you.

After a short wait, the iPhone or iPad will reboot and you will be running the iOS 10 beta. You can update to future iOS 10 betas without downloading files to a computer.

Before you install the iOS 10.1 beta, make sure you check out these things to do before  installing the iOS 10 beta.

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

The iOS 10 Messages app is completely new with changes to emoji, app access, stickers, and all kinds of upgrades to the way you communicate with other users. There is even an invisible ink option.

When in messages you can see videos you get play in line while you keep talking. Videos now also play inline in Safari. When you tap the camera icon you immediately see what is in front of your screen.

The iOS 10 Emoji are three times bigger in the transcript and you now see Emoji predictions when you type. After you type a message you can tap the emoji keyboard and iOS 10 highlights words you can substitute emoji for.

New Bubble effects allow you to shout or whisper when you send a message and there are even full screen animation options when you really need to impress. An invisible ink sending option hides what someone is saying until you swipe.

iPhone users can send handwritten messages, taps with Digital touch and share a heartbeat. When someone shares something awesome you can reply with a tap-back by tapping on message to share a special short reply.

There are now stickers and you can doodle and draw on photos you take to really spice up your messages. You may not need other keyboards to deliver all your creativity. 

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