No doubt you want to test out the new iOS 12. With all the new cool features, it promises, it is a wonder everyone isn’t already downloading the beta version. You can wait until Apple releases the public version in September to get all the new features or you can choose to liven up your device right now by choosing to install the iOS 12 beta on your iPhone and iPad. And despite how complex it sounds, it is quite an easy process to accomplish.
To begin with, if you haven’t already, you will need to register to receive the beta build and you will also need to have a strong Wi-Fi connection to download the beta. We will show you how to go about doing that in this article, but it worth noting that while it will bring cool features to your device, it is still a beta version and as such still undergoing testing. Your job as a beta tester is to test not just the best parts but also the bugs and issues Apple will need to address before iOS 12 can be released to the public.
That said, here’s a complete guide to help you download and install iOS 12 Beta to your iPhone or iPad.
Note: If you already installed the iOS 12 beta on your device and want the iOS 12 Beta, simply go to Settings > General > Software Updates to download it as you would any other update.
Make an Archived Backup of Your iPhone or iPad
It is very important to ensure that you have a backup of your device before any major operation and it’s no different with this one. The following is a simple way to create an archived backup of your device to ensure the safety of your data and safety.
Step 1: using USB cables, connect your device to your Mac or Windows PC and launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click on the device in the menu bar and ensure that the backup is set to “This computer” and that “Encrypted backup” is enabled.
Step 3: Click on “Backup Now” and add a password if the backup is encrypted. Ensure that your apps are also included in the backup.
Step 4: Now press Command to open Preferences or you can alternatively click on “iTunes” in the menu bar and choose “Preferences.”
Step 5: Then, click on “Devices” and option-click (right-click) on the backup to select “Archive.” This will create an archived backup.
How to Register for iOS 12 Beta
Now that you have a backup, the next step is to sign in your developer’s account to Apple developer website. Follow these simple steps to do it.
Step 1: Go to http://www.developer.apple.com/ on your device and then click on the “Download New Betas” tab.
Step 2: Sign in with your developer’s username and passwords and then go to the iOS 12 Beta section. Click on the drop-down arrow to expand the menu.
Step 3: Tap on “Download” next to the configuration profile and when asked the device you want to use, select the device you intend to install the beta on.
Step 4: The Beta software profile will be added to your device. This may take some time. When ready, tap “Install” and enter your passcode when requested to do so.
Step 5: Then Tap on “Restart” to complete the process.
How to Install iOS 12 Beta on your iPhone or iPad
Now that you have the beta certificates installed on your device, downloading the beta is as simple as following these simple steps.
Step 1: launch the settings app on your device and tap on “General” and then “Software Update.”
Step 2: If there is an update, tap “Download and Install.” You may be requested to enter your passcode.
Step 3: Agree to the terms and conditions and then tap “Agree” again to confirm the action.
Your device will reboot and install iOS 12.
Now you can simply turn on your device as you normally would and begin using it. Proceed to explore all the features available on the new iOS 12 and now that you have installed the beta certificates on your device, you will be able to easily install any future beta builds on your device.