There are two ways to install iOS 14 on an iPhone that already runs an iOS 14 Beta version. You can either update the device to the iOS 14 Golden Master version, which was released on September 15 and has the same build number, 18A373, as the iOS 14 public release. Or, delete the iOS 14 Beta Profile, restart your iPhone and search for the iOS 14 public version.
What happens if I delete iOS 14 Beta Profile?
Deleting the iOS 14 configuration profile won’t harm your iPhone. It doesn’t affect the current software installed on the device. It just un-enrolls your device from the iOS 14 Beta Program. Which means that you won’t be able to download further iOS 14 test versions.
To bring this change to effect you have to force restart your iPhone, after you delete the profile.
How To Delete The iOS 14 Beta Profile
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on General.
3. Scroll for Profile and tap on it.
4. Tap on ‘iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 Beta Software Profile’.
5. Select ‘Remove Profile’.
6. Enter the iPhone Passcode. That’s it!
How to Check iOS 14 Build Number
If you’re not sure what iOS 14 build number your iPhone is running, proceed as follows:
1. Open Settings.
2. Tap on General.
3. Select About.
4. Tap on 14.0, available in the Software Version field. The build number is displayed.
Tip: 18A373 is the build number of the iOS 14 Golden Master version. If you run this version it means that you already updated to the GM and even if you delete the iOS 14 Beta Profile, you still won’t get anything on your Software Update screen, because the public iOS 14 version has the identical built. In this scenario you will only get a new update when Apple releases iOS 14.0.1 or iOS 14.1.
How To Switch From iOS 14 Beta To iOS 14
If you iOS 14 build number is: 18A5373a (iOS 14 beta 8), 18A5369b (iOS 14 beta 7), 18A5357e (iOS 14 beta 6), 18A5351d (iOS 14 beta 5), 18A5342e (iOS 14 beta 4), 18A5332f (iOS 14 beta 3), 18A5319i (iOS 14 beta 2) or 18A5301v (iOS 14 beta 1)… it means that you will get the iOS 14 general release on the Software Update screen, as soon as you delete the iOS 14 Beta Profile and restart your iPhone.
1. Open Settings -> General -> Software Update and iOS 14 should be displayed on the screen.
2. Tap on Download and Install.
3. Provide your Passcode and Agree with Apple’s Terms. Be patient until iOS 14 is downloaded and prepared for update.
4. Tap Install Now when prompted. Be patient while iOS 14 is installed. iPhone reboots automatically after the update is completed.
Tip: The iOS 14 update size is significant, 4,79 GB. Total update time including download, preparation and installation will take between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on the speed of your Internet Connectivity.
iOS 14 Update Stuck On Terms And Conditions?
Have you applied the steps described above by the update process gets stuck at the user agreement stage? We’ve got you covered. Apparently, this is a common occurrence for users that are updating from an older iOS 14 beta version.
How To Fix:
1. Open the Settings and tap on your Apple ID, available at the top of the screen.
2. Scroll to the bottom and Sign Out.
3. Return to Settings and tap on General -> Software Update.
4. Hit Download and Install, provide Passcode and Agree with terms. Download should begin!
5. Important: Return as soon as possible to the Settings home page and tap your Apple ID again. Sign back in before you install the update!
Have you managed to delete the iOS 14 beta profile and switch for the iOS 14 public release? Let us know in the comments section available below.
Related: Check out other iOS 14 update problems and get the fixes for each scenario!