Apple releases iOS 7 beta 6 to developers


We’ve just got the news that Apple has seeded the sixth beta version of iOS 7 (build 11A4449d) to developers of iOS Developer Program.

This comes as a surprise as we were expecting Apple to release the next beta version sometime next week, and it has been just over week since it seeded iOS 7 beta 5.

Apple had seeded the first beta version of iOS 7 immediately after the WWDC 2013 Keynote on June 10th, iOS 7 beta 2 on June 24thiOS 7 beta 3 on July 8th,  iOS 7 beta 4 on July 29th and iOS 7 beta 5 on August 6th.

A report earlier today claimed that iOS 7 beta 6 will be the final beta version, before Apple seeds iOS 7 golden master build to developers.

iOS 7 beta 6 (13.5MB on iPhone 5) seems to be available via OTA update currently. It is available for the following iOS devices:

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5

Update 1:

We’ve just got the news that iOS 7 beta 6 is also available for download in iOS Dev Center. Direct download links for iOS 7 beta 6 (please note you need to be a register developer):

Update 2:

It looks like the update includes an emergency fix for an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items. Thanks Alan for the tip!

This update addresses an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items. If you have any devices running previous versions of iOS 7 beta, you must:
1. Install iOS 7 beta 6
2. Install the ResetMusicAndVideosLibraries configuration profile
3. From Settings > Music, tap the Reset Media Library button
4. Restart the device

Update 3:

  • We’ve receive multiple tips that Safari seems a lot snappier, and boot up time is a lot better.
  • And in case you’re working, there is still no sound while unlocking the device, which was removed in beta 6. Thanks Jason!

Update 4 (September 10):

Apple has seeded the golden master (GM) version of iOS 7 to developers. Check out this post to find out what’s new in iOS 7 GM.

If you find anything new that hasn’t been mentioned here then please send us an email to or post them in the comments below.

We’ll let you know if we get information on any interesting new features in the new beta, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us to your circles on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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  • goze18

    is that all?

  • Bob

    It’s very early to release the final beta, maybe apple will launch another beta if this one is tomfix only itunes issues

    • Bob

      To fix*

    • Gautam

      Yeah, looks like it.

      • Bob

        Yeah if this the final beta then apple will release later the GM very similar to this, so it seems it is only bug fixes, nothing else

  • Casey

    13MB, you don’t need to share the links. Just update within General – Software Update!

  • Hello

    This update makes my iPhone 5 ALOT more snappier and much faster.

    • Bob

      Wow nice :)
      Now I’m getting sure iOS 7 GM will stay as the beta 5 and with this security thing in beta 6 nothing new

  • baltogun831

    Wonder why I haven’t received the OTA update. I’m on beta 5 and it’s says I am up to date. Guess it hasn’t been pushed out to everyone yet.

    • Gautam

      Yeah, we have received similar reports. Looks like it is not available on all the servers.

      • baltogun831

        Thanks. We shall see what happens. I am a non-developer, but I’ve received all of the prior OTA updates.

        • Tim

          Let us know how it goes.

          • baltogun831

            Just received the OTA update notification. Downloading and installing as soon as I get to a WiFi connection.

    • baltogun831

      Scratch that. I just received the update. Spoke too soon. So I can confirm that non-developers will also receive the update.

  • John

    What if you are not a “register developer?”

    • Gautam

      We haven’t received a confirmation whether OTA update for non-developers works. We’ll update the post as soon as we get it.

      • John

        I cant lie? And please do. Thanks for the reply.

        • ffac789

          OTA worked for me, only 13.5MB though on iPhone 5.

          • John

            Are you a developer? I haven’t got anything yet.

          • baltogun831

            I am not a developer and I got mine about an hour ago.

          • solo

            how u do it

          • ffac789

            No not a developer. Though if it never appears for you OTA I suggest you just do the original update method for Beta 1, non-devs (update through iTunes with the ipsw). That happened to me between beta 2 and 3.

      • Karar Fares Sahib

        no developer and just updated from beta 5 OTA

      • TiBooth

        OTA for non-devs is working.

        • Erik

          How do I get it pl help

      • Havoc

        I’m a non-dev, and am getting the OTA updates

    • Girl

      Then you can’t update it

    • Asmit

      Then forget it

    • VinitJasoliya

      without developer account download it from here:

      www . is . gd / ios7gm

      remove the spaces from the link

  • Bob

    Now it’s time for developers to finish working on their apps with ios 7 compatibility and its new UI until the GM will be released to them to test apps before launching into the app store after releasing GM to public, I can’t wait until then :/

    • Pacomacman

      We’ve been working on updates for a while. But when there are so many bugs still unfixed I am pretty sure we have a couple more betas yet. I still have five bugs submitted to Apple still outstanding so my upgrades are at a halt until they’re fixed.

      • Bob

        So it seems apple need to launch another beta with major bug fixes

  • Bob

    Typo: links for ios 7 beta 6 not 5

    • iPhoneHacks

      Thanks, typo fixed!

      • Bob

        No prob ;)

  • Bob

    I’m not sure in which beta the unlocking aound was removed but sure it’s not in beta 6, maybe 3 or 4

    • Bob


      • Gautam

        It was removed in beta 5.

        • Bob

          Ok thanks :) then typo: beta 5 not beta 6 . Lol

  • Rob

    Find my iPhone isn’t working right

    • Brad Hodson

      My goodness, use the BETA VERSION. The regular app crashes, the Beta is the one you’re supposed to be using.

  • Moses Altmann

    Its downloading for me. I’m on an iPod touch 5G and not a dev. 13MB? Nothing major I guess.

  • randomMAN

    refresh button in contacts

    • Angelo Vijandre

      The refresh button in contacts had been in existence since the previous betas.

  • alltimehackers

    Theirs still app crashing

    • Gautam

      That will only get fixed when developers can release apps with iOS 7 support, which will be possible when iOS 7 GM is released.

    • Pacomacman

      You need to report any app crashes to Apple or the developer. Existing apps run in legacy mode and should work fine.

  • alltimehackers

    Maps icons changed or got bigger

  • Guest

    I am not able to install the ResetMusicAndVideosLibraries Configuration profile anyone faced the same issue ?

  • MercedNative209

    access denied?!

  • Karl

    Typo it was removed in beta 5 not 6

  • Stephen

    Is anyone else having problems with their lower volume button after the update

  • Fingers21

    Was hoping it would fix my battery on my iphone 5, because it sucks! But so far, it’s not looking good! It does make the iphone 5 much snappier and boot time is definately better.

    • Qualcuno222

      God, it’s a DEVELOPER BETA. If you’re not a developer, you are not even supposed to be using that. So do not complain about battery, that’s stupid out of you!
      (Betas include debug code along with bugs, it’s obvious they use more battery)

  • Brian

    Any idea when they will fix the bug, that makes FIND MY IPHONE crash all the time?

    • Brad Hodson

      Use the BETA VERSION. The regular app crashes, the Beta is the one you’re supposed to be using.

  • McReedy

    OTA Update worked fine for me without DevAccount (clean install from beta 3)

  • Garrett Shane Bryant

    So if I am not a registered developer how exactly do I install iOS7?

  • Garrett Shane Bryant

    Right, so if I am coming from iOS 6 and am not a dev, where do I find the correct file to download and install on my 4S?

  • PsychoEd200

    Cover flow doesn’t show all covers in full screen anymore. Just a single row

    • RubenR

      Yeah u can pinch to zoom to change number of album covers shown

  • PsychoEd200

    Oops i lied. Guess it was a bug

  • Mazhar

    I have installed ios 7 beta 6 and i cant install any app from app store directly on my iphone 4s ?????? any suggestions

    • sanchit

      let me know if you’re able to figure this problem out. i have the exact same problem

  • Mito

    The music bar on the lock screen is more responsive.

  • Mazhat

    there are now timestamps for each message (sent or recieved) you just have to grab and pull it from right to left . and body noticed that?

    • lizskywalker

      thats been there

  • sanchit

    I updated to IOS 7 beta 6 using the direct update from the settings window on the iphone. Ever since I’ve been unable to download a new app or update my old ones. On selecting a new app for a fresh download, I get the icon with “waiting” written underneath it. Same waiting note appears below the app icon on updating an old app. But these apps neither get downloaded or updated. So please help??

    • RubenR

      Are u connected to wifi? They maybe over 50mb?

      • sanchit

        tired on wifi and 3G. they’re all below 50mb. not updating/installing

        • sanchit


          • ld1201

            I am having the same issue!

    • lizskywalker

      did you find a fix for it? Ive rebooted and nothing….. Its getting frustrating.

      • sanchit

        no man nothing. Anyone been able to figure this out?

    • Melissa Lewis

      I’m having the same problem been told to do a reset all setting. But I haven’t yet for the fear of messing up my phone.

  • sudhimsham

    If im updating from iOS 6.1.4 for the first time to ios 7 beta 6 is that possible or do i need to be on one of the earlier betas then upgrade to the latest beta 6? thanks!

  • Santiago

    My translucency effects doesn’t work anymore… anyone having the same problems? Even when my wallpaper is red, when I “slide to unlock” having a passcode, the whole screen turns grey. That also happens with folders, Control Center and the Dock. Help!

    • Log

      I’m having the same problem. It’s not that big of a deal to me but I would like it back because it’s really neat looking.

  • Fingers21

    First up, learn English dickhead! Second up, I am a developer, so have every right to use beta! I have submitted bug reports since beta 4 regarding battery issues, as well as message app crash. So get off your high horse you queer!

  • Călin

    Does ios 6 apps run on beta ios 7 ?

    • sanchit


  • James Goldstein

    I downloaded the file for the update, but when I try to select it in iTunes (option-updates) – the file name is greyed out and not selectable. This is the file name that I trying to select “iPhone4,1_7.0_11A4449d_Restore.ipsw HackiPhone”

  • James Goldstein

    i download the file, but I can not open with iTunes. I click on Option & Update, but the file is greyed out and won’t let me select it. I am using iPhone4,1_7.0_11A4449d_Restore.ipsw Any suggestions?

  • Iphoneuser23

    I just noticed that iTunes Radio is no longer accessible in beta 6. The only way I have been able to access it is through Siri commands. The tab in the music app seems to be removed…

  • luis bezerra

    Most apps still crash on beta 6, notably related to pdf, photo or video archive apps such as Sidebooks and Secret Chamber, crashing are related to password issues, hiding locking, and size problems, too many files. Linkedin is also crashing, as there are many other apps.

  • Jason Montoya

    I can not update or download any apps for some strange reason. I am running ios 7b6 white iphone 5 16gb on sprint LTE network. I’ve never had this problem with any of the other betas except for b5 and this b6. Can any one help

  • Liz

    Why do apps download so slowly with the iOS 7 beta? None of the apps I select from the App store are downloading. Is there anything I can do to speed it up? They are stuck in the “Waiting…” state.

  • Isaac Koss

    The developer links are for “.dmg” files only. Where to I get the “.ipsw” file? Thanks.

    • iPhoneHacks

      You have to double click on the dmg file to mount it, and access the ipsw file.

      • Isaac Koss

        I’m using Windows.

        • Darin

          You have to use a dmg extractor for windows

  • rachel

    is there any way to geet ios 7 for ipod touch 4th gen?

  • Sura

    อยากจะบอกว่า ประชุมสาย แล้วเสียงหาย

  • pedro

    Anyone can explain me why there is a grey scree when I ”Slide to unlock”?

  • Erik

    How do I get iOS 7 plz help

  • Corey

    I am running an iPhone 5. iOS 7 Beta 6.

    I have not had many issues to speak of since Beta 5, however, I must be missing something in settings… MY PROBLEM IS, my Control/Notification Center is not “translucent” , blurry effect, or whatever term you want to use. It’s just normal. I see screenshots all the time. A key part of the changes… Can anyone tell me if it is a setting, or if I am just missing something?

    Appreciate any help.

  • Mason

    Will this void the warranty on iPhones?

  • Lisa

    um someone help me! I can’t access my phone at all because its saying thaty its an Activation Error. What do I do to change that so I can open my phone!?

  • Aaron662c

    I am on ios 7 beta 7 on a gsm ipad mini. I can not install or update any apps. I’ve tried everything. Any suggestions?? Anyone else having this problem?

  • Thida Tun

    “Access Denied” is appear when download ios 7 beta 6 for iphone 4s.

  • xamad

    Hey everyone. I am currently on ios 6.1.3 on my ipad mini. if i update to ios 7 beta 6 so will i be later able to downgrade back to ios 6.1.3?

  • Ian Leake

    How do I get it to work

  • farki

    where can i download io7 from?

  • Matt

    So, I’m not a developer and don’t wanna register as one. I’ve never downloaded a beta version of an OS. How do I do this? When I click the download links, it brings me to a page where I can register for a developer.

  • Nick

    Anyone else not getting sound at all through the speaker? Music, ringtones, alerts, nothing seems to be working since I went from beta 5 to 6.

  • Jaco

    hello folks, i hav a problem with my ipad 2.
    i´ve installed the 6th Beta an since i connected my ipad to my tv (via the vga adapter) the screen is black and it doesn´t response on anything.
    itunes shows the ipad in dfu mode but it can´t restore it to my ios 7 b6 (and i tried 6.1.3).. but always the error 1601/02..
    i don´t know what to do.. any ideas?

  • kim

    is it okay to update directly from 6.1.4 to iOS beta 6? or are there any issues?

    • kim

      iOS 7 beta 6**

  • Santosh

    Hi guys, i have a developer profile if you need a beta of iOS 7 for your device for just $25 let me know.

  • Christian tovar

    So your saying even thought I’m not a developer I can register.

  • chis tovar

    what do I do when I get access denied?

  • DjDarki

    is that work on ipad 4 cellular 32gb black ?

  • Zawge

    What about for the iPod 4