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How to Fix iOS 17 Beta Not Showing

iOS 17 introduces new ways to express yourself and allows you to share content differently.

The new plus button allows you to view the things you send the most like audio messages and photos.

Let your friends and family know when you arrive at a location like your home.

Jump to the first message you haven’t seen in a conversation by using the new catch-up arrow.

Before the software is released, you can download and test the beta version of it.

However, many users are unable to download it because the iOS 17 Beta option is not showing up.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix iOS 17 Beta not showing, not working, or missing in your software update for iPhone or iPad.

Editor’s note: I’ve tested this guide out myself before writing it and it works—it’s a bug/glitch that hasn’t been patched yet (follow the instructions carefully!) – @notlhw.

Step 1: Join the Apple Beta Software Programme with your main Apple ID (if you haven’t already)

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To begin with, if you don’t have the “Beta Updates” option, you need to join the Apple Beta Software Programme—here’s how to do this:

  1. Go to https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram.
  2. Select the “Sign up” button.
  3. Enter your main Apple ID and password.
  4. Enter the verification code.
  5. Select “Accept” to agree to the agreement.
  6. Check if you have “Beta Updates” by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.

Note: You can skip this step if you already have the “Beta Updates” option.

Step 2: Sign up for a new Apple Developer account

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After you’ve joined the Apple Beta Software Programme, you need to create a new Apple ID:

  1. Go to https://developer.apple.com/ and select “Account”.
  2. Select “Create yours now” to create a new Apple ID.
  3. Enter your information (name, country, phone number, etc.) and select “Continue”.
  4. Verify your email address and phone number.
  5. Agree to the agreement and select “Submit” to create a new Apple ID.

Note: A new Apple ID is required for iOS 17 Beta option to show up—this is a working bug/glitch that hasn’t been patched yet!

Step 3: Use your new Apple Developer account for Beta Updates

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After you’ve created a new Apple ID, you need to use it for Beta Updates instead of your main Apple ID:

  1. Open the Settings app > General > Software Update > Beta Updates.
  2. Tap on your current Apple ID (e.g. email@hotmail.com).
  3. Select “Use a different Apple ID…”.
  4. Enter the email address and password of the new Apple ID that you’ve just created and select “Sign In”.
  5. Restart your phone.
  6. Go back to the “Beta Updates” page in the Settings app.
  7. Select “iOS 17 Developer Beta”, go back, and select “Download & install”!

Note: Before you download iOS 17 Developer Beta, make sure to backup your phone.

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