Signing Status

Check the signing status of all iOS Beta versions released
by Apple for developers.

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iOS beta signing status typically refers to whether a particular version of the iOS beta software is still being signed by Apple. When Apple releases beta versions of iOS (the operating system for iPhones and iPads) to developers or public beta testers, they digitally sign these versions to allow installation on compatible devices.

However, Apple only signs beta versions for a limited period. Once they release a new beta version or the stable public release, they may stop signing older beta versions. This means that users won't be able to install or downgrade to those older beta versions anymore.

Checking the iOS beta signing status involves verifying whether Apple is still allowing installations of a specific beta version. This information is crucial for users who want to join or leave the beta testing program, as well as for those who need to restore their devices to a specific beta version for testing purposes.

There are two ways you can check the iOS beta signing status.

Method 1: Visit IPSW.dev, this is the only reliable and trustworthy website that can help you quickly check the iOS beta signing status. Simply select your device, and the website will provide you with all iOS Beta versions currently signed by Apple and those that are not signed.

Method 2: Download the .ipsw file for the compatible iOS beta version on your device, then use iTunes/Finder to restore it. If you encounter an error message saying the restore can't be completed with this .ipsw file, it means Apple has stopped signing it.

You can download unsigned IPSW files as long as they are still stored on Apple's servers. However, you cannot restore them on your device because these are older iOS beta versions that Apple has stopped signing. You cannot officially install them on your device through standard methods. Some unofficial methods (such as using saved SHSH blobs) may exist, but they are complex and carry potential security risks.

The iPhone/iPad Identifier, also known as the Device Identifier or Model Identifier, refers to a unique alphanumeric string that identifies a specific model of iPhone or iPad. This identifier is used internally by Apple and developers to differentiate between various iPhone and iPad models.

The iPhone/iPad Identifier typically consists of a combination of letters and numbers, such as "iPhone10,6" for iPhone X or "iPad7,1" for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation). It helps in software development, device management, and troubleshooting by ensuring accurate identification of the device model.

Knowing the Identifier of an iPhone or iPad is useful when checking compatibility with certain apps, determining the correct firmware or software version to install, and diagnosing issues related to specific device models.

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