I have participated in the iOS 10 Beta in the summer and I have downloaded the recent release candidate version a few days ago (10.0.1 - 14A403)

How do I go about upgrading it to the final iOS 10?


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You can just do a normal software update from Settings > General > Software Update. The release version will overwrite the beta version. See Apple's Beta software FAQ's* (https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/faq):

To get a shipping release of iOS on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can simply install the final version of the software you are testing when it appears in Software Update.

Apple's technical note about iOS beta software* (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203282) documents the process for upgrading from the beta to final release of iOS:

Download the final version of iOS

If you have an iOS beta version and want to download the final version, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your device to iTunes.
  2. While your device is connected, force it to restart. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. Don't release when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding until you see the Recovery Mode screen.
  3. When asked, choose Update to download and install the latest non-beta version of iOS.

An update install won't affect your content or settings.

*URLs left intentionally, do not edit to remove.

  • Cheers. Would I need to manually remove the "iOS Beta Profile" from the Settings or would that be deleted once I upgrade to the final version?
    – Jose
    Sep 13, 2016 at 15:43
  • Manually remove it after you update.
    – fsb
    Sep 13, 2016 at 15:55

I was upgrading from a 10.2 beta to 10.2 retail. I didn't want to do an over the air update, and clicking the upgrade software button in iTunes told me I was already on the latest software. What I did was download the latest retail ipsw for my device from the Downloads portal, Option + Clicked on Update Software, and selected the ipsw.

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