iOS 11 beta 5 is here, Install OTA Update Without Developer Account

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The Apple iOS 11 beta 5 is out for developers now. If you have a developer account, you will be able to download and install iOS 11 beta 5 on your iPhone and iPad with ease. But if you don't have it, here's how to install iOS 11 beta 5 update without developer account.

Apple is well into the development program for iOS 11, which will launch in September for every recent iPhone and iPad. Many are itching to get their hands on the latest iteration of the company’s mobile OS. As Apple has announced already, while developer beta 5 for both iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are already out and about, their public variants will be released in a couple of days time.

Now, there's a way you can get your hands on iOS 11 beta 5 without having to sign up for a developer account. And yes, you don’t have to have your UDID registered either. This method involves the installation of a verified Apple Configuration Profile that triggers an OTA update to the beta firmware.

As is the wise thing to do before any and all beta build installations, backup your device to iCloud or iTunes before starting. Without making much ado, let's follow this complete guide to install new release.

Here’s the full list of devices that are compatible with the iOS 11 beta:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation

Steps to install iOS 11 beta 5

Step 1: On your iOS device, launch Safari, and open this link: bit.ly/2saB27a

Step 2: Next, Download the profile to your device by tapping the download button.

Step 3: If asked “on which device would you like to install this profile?” select iPhone.

Step 4: In the screen that follows, hit Install. After the profile is installed, your device will be rebooted.

Step 5: Once your device is done rebooting, launch the Settings app, navigate to General > Software Update and you should find the “iOS 11 Developer beta OTA” update waiting for you there.

Now just hit the download and wait. Once your device is done updating, it should reboot into the first beta of iOS 11. Enjoy!

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