Beta upgrades can be problematic and cause the battery to deplete more quickly than usual. Fortunately, users can revert to iOS 15.5 even after installing iOS 16 beta 2 or any later iOS 16 beta update.
- The iOS 16 beta update is now available for download.
- iOS 16 beta updates can be problematic.
- The official release date of iOS 16 has not yet been revealed.
The iOS 16 beta 2 update was recently released by Apple. The new iOS 16 beta release is now available for iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and other qualifying iPhone models, allowing developers to get hands-on experience with the new capabilities before updating their apps. Other users, on the other hand, may have installed the iOS 16 beta update on their primary devices in order to be among the first to experience the new features.
Beta upgrades can be problematic and cause the battery to deplete more quickly than usual. Fortunately, users can revert to iOS 15.5 even after installing iOS 16 beta 2 or any later iOS 16 beta update. Here’s how to restore iOS 15 after installing iOS 16 beta 2 on your iPhone.
Uninstall iOS 16 beta 2: How to reinstall iOS 15
The quickest and easiest way to return to iOS 15 and remove the iOS 16 beta upgrade is to erase and restore your iPhone. However, you will be unable to restore the backup taken on iOS 16 since backups created using beta software may not be compatible with prior versions of iOS. Apple will give you the choice of restoring the iOS 15 backup data (if one exists) or setting it up as a new iPhone.
There are a few steps to follow:
- Before you begin the process of deleting iOS 16 beta, make sure your Mac has the most recent macOS version installed.
- Connect your iPhone to a Mac or PC and enter recovery mode. Press and swiftly release the volume up and volume down buttons on an iPhone 8 or later. Then, press and hold the power button until the recovery mode screen appears.
- When the “Restore” option displays on your Mac, select it. This will delete all data on your iPhone and install the most recent iOS non-beta update, which is presently iOS 15.5. If the download takes longer than 15 minutes and your iPhone departs the recovery mode screen, wait for the download to complete before repeating the previous step.
- When you get the prompt to install the latest iOS 15 update on your iPhone, hit on install. You can then restore the backup from iOS 15 that was made on your Mac/PC or iCloud.