How to download iOS 12 beta?

Learn how to download, install and use iOS 12 beta on an iPhone and iPad.

iOS 12, the new version of Apple’s operating system for iPhone and iPad, will be available in autumn 2018.

Want to test the new features of iOS 12 before everyone else? You will then need to join Apple’s beta software program.

iOS 12 beta: warning

Before you rush on the beta of iOS 12, we must make you share a “slight” disadvantage: it can damage or render unusable, your iPhone or iPad.

For Apple, a beta is used to identify any bugs or problems on its operating system. There is no guarantee that it will not damage your device. In other words, when you use a beta version, it’s at your own risk.

If you still want to use iOS 12 beta, we recommend that you back up the data from your iPhone or iPad.

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How to get iOS 12 beta?

Formerly limited to developers, the public can now download beta versions of iOS. Note that these are not finished products, so they do not offer the best user experience.  

If you still want to test iOS 12 beta, you can either sign up for the Apple Developer Program or the Public Beta Program.

Apple Developer Program

The Apple Developer Program costs $ 99 per year and is aimed at professionals who want to develop applications or programs for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

1- Visit the page of the Apple Developer Program ( in English only ) and use your  Apple Account to register.

2- Log in to iOS Dev Center now using the same Apple ID.

3- Register your iPhone or iPad with its UDID (it appears in iTunes when you click on the device icon → Summary tab → serial number ).

4- Download the appropriate beta for your device.

5- Unzip the downloaded file and connect your device to your Mac. Open iTunes.

6- Hold down the Alt key and click Restore iPhone (in the Summary tab ). Select IPSWfolder. The beta will take a few minutes to install.

Public beta software program

The public iOS 12 beta release is due out in June 2018. Below are the steps that will need to be taken when it becomes available.

1- Go to Apple’s public beta page and sign up with your Apple account.

2- Register in the public beta program ( English only).

3- Click on Enroll your iOS device.

4- Go to from your iPhone or iPad.

5- Download and install the configuration profile.

6- The beta version is now available in Settings  →  General → Update.