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How to install iOS 10 beta 2 on your iPhone or iPad without a developer account

Published Jul 6th, 2016 7:15AM EDT
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Apple released the second beta of iOS 10 on Tuesday, which means you can already run it on your supported iOS device. To do it, you need proper access to an official developer account, or you should be willing to do a little googling to find a developer account profile that you’ll need to install iOS 10 beta 2.

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Those of you who used to run iOS beta versions without access to developer accounts in previous years, probably know how annoying that installation process used to be. That’s not the case anymore, as Apple patched that flaw. However, there’s an even easier way to hack iOS 10 on your device, and it involves finding a developer profile online – that’s the part where you need to put your googling skills to the test.

YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice, which showed us how to install iOS 10 beta 1 without a developer account, says the procedure has not changed.

If you’re on iOS 10 beta 1, then simply go to your Settings app, just as you would when looking for a new software update (hit General, then Software Update). As long as you’ve got enough battery juice, the update will be done over the air, because you already have a developer profile installed on your phone.

If you are on iOS 9 or earlier versions, you need to find a developer profile online. After that, head to the same Software Update section, at which point you’ll be able to download and installed your iOS 10 beta 2 update.

Obviously, this isn’t a legal method of obtaining access to iOS 10 beta – you’ve been warned. But you might be better off waiting for Apple to kick off the official public beta program for iOS 10 program, which should happen this month.

Meanwhile, you can check out iCrackUriDevice’s new video below, which goes over the things I mentioned above, features some Overwatch gameplay action, and lists some of the brand new features in iOS 10 beta 2.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.