Betas, Damned Betas, and 11.3

After spending an eternity trying to connect to WiFi and my Apple ID after updating to the latest beta, I googled and discovered I wasn’t alone. A short while reading posts later, I downgraded to 11.2.5 and removed my beta profile from my iPad.

Here’s why: I could sign into my Apple ID in Safari but not Settings, and I was in an eternal loop of “you need to accept terms and conditions”-sign in-invalid password. I wasted an entire afternoon on this nonsense.

To save you (some) trouble:

  • Enter DFU Mode (hold power & home forever until the connect to iTunes appears)
  • Option-click Upgrade/Update (whatever it is) in iTunes rather than restore.
  • Navigate to the actual ipsw download (sorry, no easy “preferred” update), select it, wait for it to download a really really big file.
  • Go through the endless set-up again, cursing the day you chose  really secure long involved passwords for all your services.
  • ???
  • Profit

I’m going to hold off on new betas until June. What a pain. I hope this helps someone. Let me know.

One Comment

  • Yikes … every now and then I’m tempted to do a beta on my main device. Thanks for the reminder about not doing that. ???? lol