How to Get iOS 12 on Mac/PC/iPhone/iPad

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Since the release of iOS 12 Developer/Public Beta (i.e. a sample of the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad), many iOS app developers and users are willing to try the iOS 12 features but don’t know how to get it.

Would you like to try out the new features of iOS 12 public beta but don’t know how to get it? Then the following tips will be of great value to you as they bring to light how you can get the iOS 12 developer/public beta in a few minutes.

How to Get iOS 12

The following sections of this post will teach us how to get the iOS 12 developer or public beta, and how to get the public beta on iTunes.

#1. How to Get iOS 12 Developer Beta

June 4th saw the release of iOS 12 developer beta when Apple unveiled it at WWDC, and the later version can on the 19th day of June. Since then, Apple has been trying to get iOS app developers to try out iOS 12 beta versions before it’s released to the general public later this year.

Here is how to get your hands on the iOS 12 developers’ beta version, but you ought to register as an Apple developer, and this costs $99.

Step 1. Login to Apple’s developer site to enroll as a developer using your Apple ID.
Step 2. Sign into iOS Developer Center, and register your Apple device’s UDID.
Step 3. Download the iOS 12 developer beta (this file will be in IPSW format), and unzip the file on your PC or Mac while connecting to iTunes.
Step 4. Hold down your Shift key (on PC) or Alt key (on Mac) and click “Summary > Check for Update” on iTunes. Select the IPSW file you just downloaded and iOS 12 developer beta will be installed on your PC/Mac.

#2. How to Get iOS 12 Public Beta

Would you like to get your hands on iOS 12 before the official release date? It’s pertinent to mention that you don’t have to expect a perfect user experience when running an iOS public beta version on your iOS device. However, if you want to use iOS 12 beta before the official iOS 12 release date, then you’ll need to carefully follow the steps below:

Step 1. Go to the Apple Beta Page, and click Sign Up.
Step 2. Log in to the Beta Software Program, and click “Enroll your iOS device”.
Step 3. Open your Safari app and search for “beta.apple.com/profile.
Step 4. Download and install the configuration profiles.
Step 5. You can check the Settings app to see the beta version under General > Software Update.

#3. How to Install iOS 12 Public Beta on Your iPhone or iPad

When you get to “Step 5” on how to get iOS 12 public beta, you’ve downloaded the beta profile, but you still need to install it. Here is how to install the iOS 12 beta on iPhone or iPad.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app and go to “General > Software Update > Download and Install”.
Step 2. Enter your passcode and click “Agree” to Terms and Conditions. Click on Agree again to confirm. Your iPhone or iPad will install iOS 12, and reboot at the end of the installation process.
Step 3. Tap “Continue” and enter your Apple ID password. Tap on “Get Started” to complete the process.

The Thing You Need to Do before Getting iOS 12

If you’re planning on getting the beta version of iOS 12, then you need to, first of all, make a backup of your iOS information and data. It’s most advisable to back up your iPhone or iPad using a backup tool popularly known as iMyFone TunesMate. iMyFone TunesMate will freely transfer your iOS files to your computer to ensure that you don’t lose your files when you download and install iOS 12 public beta on your iPhone or iPad. Therefore, iMyFone TunesMate would make your iOS 12 public beta experience seamless.

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Steps to backup iPhone music to PC:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer where you downloaded and installed TunesMate. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a cable.

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Step 2. Export iDevice music to the computer by clicking the “Music” icon, and then click (Export > Export to PC). Select the folder where you would like to save the backup. Click “OK” to begin.

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Step 3. When you see a window Saying “Export Successful”, click OK to close the Window.

The Device that Supports iOS 12

Here are the devices that will support iOS 12:

iPhone:

• iPhone X
• iPhone 8
• iPhone 8 Plus
• iPhone 7
• iPhone 7 Plus
• iPhone 6s
• iPhone 6s Plus
• iPhone 6
• iPhone 6 Plus
• iPhone SE
• iPhone 5s

iPad:

• 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
• 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
• 10.5-inch iPad Pro
• 9.7-inch iPad Pro
• 9.6-inch iPad
• iPad Air 2
• iPad Air
• iPad 5th generation
• iPad mini 4
• iPad mini 3
• iPad mini 2

iPod touch:

• iPod touch 6th generation