Even though the official version of the iOS 12 is out, the beta testing will continue for the addition of new features and refinements. And if you are like me who always want to be the first to try out the upcoming features, you would like to install iOS 12.1 beta 4 on your iPhone and iPad the moment it’s rolled out.
As it’s always the case, if you have the registered developer account, downloading the beta will be quite straightforward. However, if you are not a developer but still wish to try out the dev beta on your secondary device to take a peek at the yet-to-be-released iOS version, you will have to take a slightly different route. Assuming you are an aspiring pro, let me walk you through the steps!
How to Download and Install iOS 12.1 Beta 4 on iPhone or iPad
Before going ahead, ensure that you have fully backed up your iOS device. As iOS 12.1 is still in beta, you need to be fully prepared to encounter common hazards like unexpected battery draining and the crashing of apps. Therefore, I would suggest you install the beta on your secondary device so that your daily driver doesn’t get plagued by the bugs.
Update: If you had downloaded the previous iOS 12 beta on your device, you will be able to update it with ease. Simply open Settings → General → Software Update and then install the beta as usual.
If you had turned on the automatic software update, then your device will already be on the latest beta. Just in case, you are yet to have a go at the dev beta, follow the below steps.
How to register your account for the iOS 12.1 Beta 4
First things first, be sure you have a developer account with Apple as you won’t be able to get through if you don’t have the paid account. Currently, Apple charges $99 for Developer Program annually and $299 for Developer Enterprise Program annually.
Step #2. Now, sign in with your developer account’s username and password.
Then, head to the iOS 12 beta section and tap the download.
Step #3. Tap on Allow in the Popup → Tap on iPhone/iPad while it asks you to choose the device.
Step #4. Next, Beta software profile will show on your device and tap Install. Now, you have to enter your Passcode.
Step #5. Tap on Install at the top right corner. Tap on Install again at the bottom.
Step #6. Up next, tap on Restart to bring changes into effect.
After you have downloaded the beta profile, installing it is just a few steps away. Keep reading…
How to Install the iOS 12.1 Beta 4 on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General → Software Update.
Step #2. Now, tap on Download and Install.
Step #3. Enter your Passcode.
Step #4. Next, tap on Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Step #5. Up next, tap on Agree again to confirm. Your device will restart to install iOS 12.1 beta 4. Now, have patience and let the process be complete.
After your device has rebooted, it will have the latest iOS version. Now, it’s time to get started.
Step #6. Tap on Continue and enter your Apple ID password. Now, iCloud settings will update, and then you need to tap on Get Started.
That’s pretty much it!
Video Walkthrough: How to Install iOS 12 Developer Beta on iPhone or iPad
Remain Tuned with Us
Now that you have put your hands on the latest iOS 12 beta, take it for a long spin and explore all the features that have come with it. And yes, if you come across something extraordinary, do let us know about that.
At any time, you want to go back to the stable version of the iOS 12, you can do so without any hassle. Therefore, you can switch back and forth at your own will.