As we know, the iOS 16 beta has been released; although it’s in beta, you can still install the iOS 16 beta from here. It came with many new changes and patches.
One of the issues detected is that third-party sideloaded apps are not working fine. iOS 16 saying Developer Mode Required for the Altstore apps to work, or any others sideloaded any other way.
Developer mode, which is required for some features for iOS apps development, is now required to use the third-party apps on the iOS 16 firmware update.
So in this article, I’ll show you how to turn on developer mode on iOS 16 on your iPhone.
Also, check here how to edit messages on iOS 16.
Developer mode on iOS 16 is required now for the sideloaded apps to work again on your devices.
If you haven’t installed iOS 16 yet, but when you do in the near future, sideloaded apps will not work, and you’ll see a message Developer Mode required, see the image below.
It’s not something like Altstore installation failed or any other sideload issue; it’s because of the new iOS 16 release.
Before it, sideloading apps and trusting the developer profile was enough, but even if you trust the developer profile, the apps will not work.
Below I’ve shown you how to enable developer mode on iOS 16, step by step.
Also, check here how to install the iOS 16 public beta.
What's Covered Below?
- How to turn on developer mode on iOS 16 iPhone
- How to turn off developer mode on iOS 16
How to turn on developer mode on iOS 16 iPhone
- Step 1. Go to settings.
- Step 2. Enable developer mode on iPhone.
- Step 3. Restart to activate developer mode on iOS 16.
- Step 4. Open third-party apps after developer mode is enabled on iPhone.
The detailed steps are listed below.
Step 1. Go to settings
Go into your iPhone’s settings, then scroll down at the end in privacy & security.
Step 2. Enable developer mode on iPhone
When you see the developer mode option at the end in the privacy & security section, tap on the developer mode option, and enable the toggle; see the image above.
Step 3. Restart to activate developer mode on iOS 16
Once you enable the developer mode, it will show you the restart option.
Now the restart is a must to enable developer mode on iOS 16.
After the restart, you’ll see the popup stating Turn on Developer mode. Please tap on the Turn On option to enable it.
Keep in mind that after the developer mode is turned on in iOS 16, the device’s security will be reduced because the developer mode is used to enable some features to develop iOS apps.
Step 4. Open third-party apps after developer mode are enabled on iPhone
Once the developer mode is enabled on iOS 16, you can open the sideloaded apps. If you don’t have any sideloaded apps, here is the step-by-step tutorial: install Altstore on Mac, install Altstore on windows, and then sideload apps.
Check how to fix iOS 16 problems; most of the issues are covered in this article.
Because you’ll see developer mode required option on any app which is sideloaded on iOS 16.
This is how to enable developer mode on iOS 16, but you can also turn it off if you want to increase device security and don’t want to use third-party apps. Below is the step to turn off developer mode on iOS 16.
How to turn off developer mode on iOS 16
To turn off developer mode, go to settings -> privacy & security -> scroll down to the end -> tap on developer mode, and turn off the toggle. After disabling it, the sideload apps will not work again.
This is how to turn on developer mode on iOS 16 and later turn it off on iPhone to use third-party apps.