How to Install iOS 12.1 Public Beta 1 on iPhone and iPad

For those of you who have a penchant for exploring new add-ons, we've created a complete guide to installing iOS 12.1 public beta 1 on iPhone and iPad. Jump right in to get the latest beta on your iOS device and find out the exciting pre-release features!

Many of you would be pretty happy with the official iOS 12 version and may not want to return to beta testing. However, if you always want to stay ahead of the pack, you would like to install iOS 12.1 beta 1 public beta on your iPhone.

Apple keeps on adding new features and bringing refinements to ensure the latest iOS version continues to deliver top-notch performance. And it’s indeed a great pleasure to take part in the beta testing to discover pre-release things and also report the bugs to help Apple improve the operating system. Moreover, if you ever want to go back to the official iOS 12 version, you will be able to get it done without any pain.

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  • Before getting started, ensure that you have already backed up your device. If you haven’t done it as yet, head over to Settings → Apple ID banner → iCloud → iCloud Backup and back up the device.
  • If you want to back up your device via iTunes, connect it to your computer → fire up iTunes → select it in the top left the menu. If you want to save health data and password to your backup, make sure to check the box for Encrypt backup. Then, click on Back Up.

How to Download and Install iOS 12.1 Public Beta 1 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. First off, open Safari on your iOS device and head over to

Step #2. Now, Tap on Sign Up If you had used the public beta.

Sign Up for iOS 12 Public Beta on iPhone.

Step #3. Next, tap on Sign In and head over to “Get Started section.

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Tap on Sign in to Apple Public Beta

Step #4. Next up, enter your Apple ID and password and then click on Sign In.

Sign in with your Apple ID to Apple Public Beta

Step #5. Finally, you need to agree to the terms and conditions.

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Step #6. Next, select iOS tab and tap on enroll your iOS device under Get Started section. Then, hit the Download profile.

Select iOS tab and tap on enroll your iOS device then hit Download profile in Apple Public Beta Web Site

Then after, tap on Install at the top right. Next up, you need to enter your Passcode. Tap on Install to accept the beta agreement.

Install iOS 12 Public Beta on iPhone

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Step #7. Up next, tap on Install at the bottom to confirm.

Tap on Install to Confirm on iPhone

Then, tap on Restart to reboot your device.

Tap on Restart to Download iOS 12 Public Beta on iPhone

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After your device has rebooted, it will start downloading the operating system.

Step #8. Once it has downloaded the software, open Settings app on your device → General Software Update.

Go to iPhone Settings and tap on General then tap on Software Update

Step #9. When the update shows up, tap on Download and Install.

Download and Install iOS 12 Public Beta on iPhone

Then, enter your Passcode.

Enter your iPhone Passcode

Now, your device will start downloading iOS 12.1 Public Beta 1.

After downloading has finished, tap on Install.

Tap on Install to Update iOS 12 Public Beta on iPhone

Wait patiently until the process is completed. After your device has rebooted, it will have iOS 12.1 Public Beta 1.

That’s all folks!

Wrapping up

It’s time to explore all the new features and make the most of them. And once you have given them a fair amount of run, do let us know your feedback about them in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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