How to install the AirPods Pro beta profile on iPhone
Although the general process of activating the AirPods Pro beta is quite different, if you have already installed the iOS 15 developer beta, you will be familiar with the installation process of the beta profile.
- On your iPhone, go to the Downloads section on Apple’s developer site.
- After logging in, tap the drop-down icon next to the “Downloads” section and choose the “More” option.
- Find the “AirPods Pro Beta” section and tap the “View Details” button.
- Choose the “iOSAirPodsProSeed.mobileconfig” profile and tap the “Allow” button to install it.
- Open the “Settings” app, tap the “Profile Downloaded” option from the top, and choose the “Install” option to install the profile on your device. Enter your device passcode to authenticate.
- Tap “Install” again, and finally tap the “Done” button to complete the process.
Enable AirPros Pro beta updates using Xcode
The Beta Firmware for AirPods Pro is now installed on your iPhone, but the actual installation process for the Beta update is different from other developer beta versions for iOS and iPadOS.
This involves the use of Xcode on Mac, but only for authentication. Before you begin, make sure that you’re running the latest Xcode beta (Xcode 13 Beta 3).
- First, connect your AirPods to your iPhone, and then connect your iPhone to your Mac.
- Launch the Xcode beta app on your Mac. (You don’t need to do anything else. Just opening it is enough.)
- On your iPhone, open the “Settings” app and go to the “Developer” section.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and choose the “Pre-Release Beta Firmware” option.
- You’ll find your paired AirPods Pro at the top. Tap the toggle next to it to enable the beta software updates for the AirPods Pro. Tap the “Agree” button to agree to Apple’s terms and conditions, and you’re good to go.
To activate the update, charge the AirPods Pro to 100%, connect them to the iPhone and close the hinge of the carrying case.
To check whether your firmware has been updated, go to “Settings”> “Bluetooth”, click the “i” button next to AirPods Pro and check the firmware number.
How to remove AirPods Pro beta firmware
Although you cannot roll back the firmware update, you can exit the beta channel to wait for the next stable update.
Open the “Settings” application and then go to “General”> “Profile and Device Management”> “AirPods Pro Firmware Configuration File“. Here, click on the “Delete Profile” option to delete the AirPods Pro beta profile from your device.