Can people without an Apple developers account try the beta versions of iOS 7?

  • Edited this Q&A to be one question rather than two.
    – bmike
    Jun 22, 2013 at 11:52

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Anyone can run the beta, provided they're a member of Apple's iOS developer program, which costs $99/year to join.

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    The question explicitly asks about people without developer accounts.
    – tubedogg
    Aug 17, 2013 at 14:12

No, participation in the iOS 7 beta is limited those with Apple iOS developer accounts. Keep in mind that signing up for the account and using the beta subjects you to a non-disclosure agreement that limits your ability to discuss the beta.

  • I'm sure there are others (tech journalists, for instance) who get to see iOS 7 before it goes live, but under their own NDA. In any event, you're right that the general public can't just download a beta.
    – Daniel
    Aug 17, 2013 at 15:05

The official version of iOS 7 is not released yet. Only when you have a developer's ID ($99/yr) can you install the beta version of iOS 7.

Though you can download the leaked developer's version online and install it on a jailbroken device, it is not recommended and is illegal.

  • The device doesn't need to be jailbroken to installe a version of iOS 7 - sadly but true. Aug 17, 2013 at 22:39

As a lot of folks mentioned, you can after paying the 100 bucks developer account.

But i do not recommend it, it's really not for primary devices and/or consumer usage.

You wouldn't be satisfied with the user experience, it's really not finished yet.


Yes, it is possible - but I will not go into how.

$99 a year is not that expensive, so it is foolish to "cheat"

  • I don't the question is asking for warez sites (and if it is, it's not a question that's welcome here). There is plenty of software that can be legitimately tried in beta form by people who aren't registered developers. The OP is asking if there is a way to do this with iOS 7.
    – Daniel
    Aug 17, 2013 at 16:00
  • It is possible to install iOS 7 without a personal developer account - the *. Ipsw file you can get from a registered developer, where you can choose to register the iPhones/iPads UUID or not, because it is not necessary - but how to install/upgrade without a developer account, I'll not go into, because I don't like it, and I'm not allowed to do it. But it doesn't change the fact that it is possible. Aug 17, 2013 at 16:26

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