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.


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.

Learn how to install the iOS 10 beta right now.

Learn how to install the iOS 10 beta right now.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What’s New in iOS 10.1

What's New in iOS 10.1

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What's New in iOS 10.1

This is a list of what's new in iOS 10.1, including new features like Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus and a number of important fixes for the iPhone and iPad. 



Camera and Photos


  • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
  • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
  • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
  • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
  • Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library



  • Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
  • Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
  • Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes



  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
  • Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
  • Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio

Apple Watch


  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text

Other improvements and fixes


  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
  • Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the "Show iTunes Purchases" setting is turned off
  • Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
  • Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
  • Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
  • Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
  • Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
  • Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
  • Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
  • Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
  • Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
  • Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
  • Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
  • Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup
  • For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: 

Keep reading to check out the iOS 10 features and iOS 10.1 features that these updates offer.

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