Installing iOS on a Development Device

Install a new version of iOS when you want to upgrade a device for development.

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To install iOS on your development device
  1. Launch iTunes on your Mac.

  2. Connect your iOS device to your Mac.

  3. In the upper-right corner, select the iOS device.

  4. To upgrade to the latest iOS version, click the Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod button.

  5. To install a beta version of iOS, Option-click the Restore iPhone/iPad/iPod button, select the iOS beta software restore image, and click Open.

    The software restore image file has a .ipsw extension.

  6. When installation is complete, activate the iOS device and use iTunes to restore its contents.