Apple Releases iOS 10 Golden Master for Public Beta Testers

Apple today released the golden master version of iOS 10 to public beta testers, nearly two weeks after releasing the seventh iOS 10 public beta and just a day after seeding the iOS 10 golden master to developers. The iOS 10 golden master represents the version of iOS 10 that will be provided to the public on Tuesday, September 13, should no additional bugs be discovered.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 10 golden master update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on their iOS device.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas. The video below will walk you through the necessary steps for installing the iOS 10 beta to give the new features a try.


iOS 10 includes a huge number of new features and design tweaks, like a reimagined Lock screen experience, a revamped Messages app with background animations, bubble effects, Digital Touch, a full App Store and more, and a Photos app with impressive facial, scene, and object recognition capabilities.

There's a new Home app, apps like Maps and Apple Music have been redesigned, and there are hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes in the operating system, which we cover extensively in our iOS 10 roundup.

Apple will release iOS 10 next Tuesday, two days before the official launch date of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

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infiniteentropy Avatar
101 months ago
Does Safari feel more courageous?
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macduke Avatar
101 months ago
I'll wait for the final release...
The GM is the final release. You can upgrade it as normal like the final release from here on out because they have the same identifiers.
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Once Apple says it does, yes. "Courage" is the new "magical."

This is going to be a thing for like the next five years, isn't it? I'm already annoyed, lol.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smacrumon Avatar
101 months ago
The golden days have arrived!
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mattopotamus Avatar
101 months ago
Want to do this (not on any public beta right now), but if I do and they release final that is same as public beta, am I stuck on public beta update path?
Basically there is a profile you download to your phone. After you get the GM version you can delete the beta profile and will get updates as if you never had the beta.

If you want to get off the beta before the GM you would have to connect to iTunes and restore to the previous version. In this case IOS 9.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xenomorph Avatar
101 months ago
I'll wait for the final release...
...and there is a good chance that this *is* the final release.
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Kaibelf Avatar
101 months ago
But does it have......Courage?
Once Apple says it does, yes. "Courage" is the new "magical."

Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)