Will Your iPad Get the iPadOS Public Release OTA Update If Its Running iPadOS Beta?


Wondering if your iPad will get the stable iPadOS update if its currently running iPadOS developer or public beta?

Apple released the first beta of iPadOS right after the opening keynote of WWDC 2019. A few months later, it went ahead and released the developer beta of iPadOS 13.1 alongside iOS 13.1.

Apple released iOS 13 for all iPhone owners last week and is now rolling out iOS 13.1 to them. For iPadOS though, the company has taken a different approach. iPadOS 13.1 is the first public release of the OS for all compatible iPads and the company is not even using the 13.1 number in its announcement. Instead, Apple is simply referring it to as iPadOS.

If Your iPad is Running iPadOS Developer or Public Beta

If your iPad is currently running a beta build of iPadOS, it is not going to get the update to the public release of the OS. That’s because your iPad is on the beta channel which means your device will receive beta updates to the OS.

To update your iPad to the stable release of iPadOS, you will first have to remove the iPadOS beta profile from your device.

How to Remove iPadOS Beta Profile

Step 1: Go to Settings -> General.

Step 2: Scroll to the end of the page and you should find Profiles. Tap on it to open.

Step 3: Choose iOS Beta Software Profile.

Step 4: Tap on the Delete Profile button, enter the device passcode and confirm that you want to remove the profile from your device.

Once you have removed the iPadOS beta profile, restart your iPad, head over to Settings -> General -> Software Update to download the iPadOS update.