Unenroll your devices to stop receiving Beta Updates from Apple

When your device is enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program or Apple Developer Program, you will automatically receive new beta software releases. At any time, you may unenroll your device so that it no longer receives these updates.

Turn off beta updates

For devices running iOS 16.4 or later:

To stop receiving iOS beta updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates and tap "Off" from the list of options.

For devices running iOS 16.3 or earlier:

Go to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management and tap the iOS & iPadOS Beta Software Profile that appears.

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Tap Remove Profile. If asked, enter your device passcode, then tap Remove. Once the profile is deleted, your device will no longer receive iOS beta updates.


Install the next version of iOS

When the next commercial version of iOS is released, you can install it from Software Update.


How do I restore to a prior release?

To go back to a prior release, you can restore your iOS device from the backup that you created before installing the beta sofware.

Learn how to restore your iPhone β†’

Turn off beta updates

For devices running iPadOS 16.4 or later:

To stop receiving iPadOS beta updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates and tap "Off" from the list of options.

For devices running iPadOS 16.3 or earlier:

Go to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management and tap the iOS & iPadOS Beta Software Profile that appears.

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Tap Remove Profile. If asked, enter your device passcode, then tap Remove. Once the profile is deleted, your device will no longer receive iPadOS beta updates.


Install the next version of iPadOS

When the next commercial version of iPadOS is released, you can install it from Software Update.


How do I restore to a prior release?

To go back to a prior release, you can restore your iPadOS device from the backup that you created before installing the beta sofware.

Learn how to restore your iPad β†’

Open Software Update in System Settings

Launch System Settings, and select General and choose Software Update.

General pane in macOS System Settings

Remove macOS beta updates

For Mac computers running macOS Ventura 13.4 or later:

To stop receiving macOS beta updates, click the "Info" button next to "Beta updates" and then choose "Off".

macOS System Settings

For Mac computers running macOS Ventura 13.3 or earlier:

To stop receiving macOS beta updates, click the "Details…" button next to "This Mac is enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program." A dialog will appear asking if you would like to restore your default update settings. Choose "Restore Defaults".


Install the next version of macOS

When the next commercial version of macOS is released, you can install it from Software Update.

macOS System Settings

How do I restore a prior release of macOS?

To go back to a prior release of macOS, you can restore your Mac from the Time Machine backup that you created before installing the beta sofware.

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Go to Settings

To stop receiving the tvOS beta updates, go to Settings > System > Software Update > and turn off Get Beta Updates.

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Wait for next tvOS release

Once your setting has changed, your Apple TV will no longer receive tvOS beta updates. When the next commercial version of tvOS is released, it will automatically install if you have Automatic Software Update turned on. Or, you can install it from Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.

Turn off beta updates

For devices running watchOS 9.4 or later:

To stop receiving watchOS beta updates, go to the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then go to Settings > General > Software Update > Beta Updates and tap "Off" from the list of options.

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For devices running watchOS 9.3 or earlier:

Go to the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Profiles and tap the watchOS Beta Software Profile that appears. Tap Remove Profile. If asked, enter your device passcode, then tap Remove. Once the profile is deleted, your Apple Watch device will no longer receive watchOS beta updates.

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Wait for next watchOS release

When the next commercial version of watchOS is released, it will automatically install if you have Automatic Software Update turned on. Or, you can manually check for updates by going to the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone, tapping the My Watch tab, then going to General > Software Update.

Launch Home App

If your HomePod is running the Developer Beta update:

Open the Home app on iPhone (or iPad) paired to your HomePod mini or HomePod (2nd generation) and touch and hold a HomePod, then tap Accessory Details. Scroll down, tap Profiles & Device Management and tap the HomePod 17 Beta Software Profile that appears.

Tap Remove Profile. If asked, enter your device passcode, then tap Remove. Once the profile is deleted, your HomePod will no longer receive HomePod Software beta updates.

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If your HomePod is running the Public Beta update:

To stop receiving HomePod public betas, go to the Home App > Home Settings > Software Updates > Beta Updates and unenroll the HomePod mini or HomePod (2nd generation) you no longer want on the Beta program.


Wait for next HomePod Software release

Once your setting has changed, your HomePod mini or HomePod (2nd generation) will no longer receive HomePod software. When the next version of HomePod software is released, it will automatically install if you have Automatic Software Update turned on. Or, you can install it from HomeApp > Home Settings > Software Updates > Update Software.