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How to download the iOS 12 public beta right now

How to download the iOS 12 public beta right now

"As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can take part in shaping Apple software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think", said Apple.

Apple released the public beta of iOS 12 Monday afternoon, the software that will be running at the core of the next iPhone and iPad, and, more than likely, the Apple phone and tablet you already own.

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It's also worth noting that this is a test version of iOS 12 so bugs within the system may be present, apps may crash and some things may not work correctly.

I've only been using iOS 12 beta for a short time so there's a good chance app performance levels out. You will have to first join the public beta programme by using your Apple ID, follow the simple steps to download and configuring the beta profile.

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Once the hefty download is complete, you'll have to put your iPhone or iPad in DFU mode, by following the instructions available here.

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When you start the enrollment process, you'll see Apple recommends you create an iTunes-based archive of your phone for safe-keeping. If you're going to install this beta, you should back up your iPhone first. The writer tells you that by no means should you install a beta on your main device, while they themselves have done exactly that.

Apple usually chucks a few older devices with every iOS update.

If the beta software is ruining your life, you can can unenroll at any time, here.

Users could then download the update for installation by following from "Settings" towards "General" and then the "Software update" option.