Beta OTA Updates

From The Apple Wiki

In addition to seeding beta versions of operating systems as beta firmwares, Apple also distributes them as OTA updates. Installation of these required either a beta firmware to have been installed, a configuration profile to change the location where the OS checks for updates, or a toggle to enable beta updates. To download and use this software legally, you need to create a free developer account using your Apple ID on Before June 5, 2023, beta developer firmwares were only allowed to be installed by members of the Apple Developer Program. Public betas are also offered for users who do not want to install the developer betas. They are offered to those who are enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program, which (just like the developer betas) is free for anyone with a valid Apple ID. IT professionals also have access to AppleSeed for IT beta software, but to access them, they need to sign in using an Apple ID that has access to Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager. The download links provided on the following pages link directly to Apple's servers, but these do not provide a means of installation.


Studio Display

Apple TV

Note that the Apple TV updates are organized by marketing version (the version displayed on the Apple TV), not the version of iOS it is based on.

Apple Vision

Apple Watch



iPad Air

iPad Pro

iPad mini


iPod touch


Software Update XMLs

Developer Beta Software Update XMLs

Public Beta Software Update XMLs

See Also