iOS 12 public beta is just around the corner! And, many of you would be toying with the idea of giving it a shot. Thus, I thought it’s apt to toss up some helpful tips to get the iPhone ready for the iOS 12 public beta.
The latest iOS version stands out in most aspects. Whether it’s security, smoothness, privacy or the bunch of some awe-inspiring features, the operating system has got plenty to win you. Therefore, testing all the new add-ons in advance can be a treat. However, there are certain things you need to get right before jumping on the bandwagon.
Get Your iPhone Or iPad Ready in Advance For iOS 12 Public Beta
Make Sure You have Already Registered for the Public Beta Program
To get the public beta on your iOS device, you have to first register it for the Apple’s Public beta program. The process is pretty simple and it’s absolutely free.
Note: if you had joined the public beta program, all you need to do to be onboard is just sign in using your Apple ID and password.
To enroll your device, follow the steps mentioned below:
Step #1. Open any web browser on your device and head over to https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/
Step #2. Now, sign in using your Apple ID and password.
Step #3. Next, select the iOS tab.
Step #4. Next up, scroll down and click/tap on Enroll your device.
You may have to agree to the terms and conditions.
Once you have successfully registered your device, you will get the public beta to download as soon as it’s available.
Ensure That You Have iCloud or iTunes Backup
The first thing you should always do before even thinking of installing beta is back up your device. If something goes wrong, you will still have the latest backup to fall back on. Besides, it’s always wise to be on the safer side of the stream.
When you back up your device via iTunes, make sure you have encrypted the backup. As iTunes doesn’t automatically save some of the personal information like your passwords, health data, website history, you need to tick the box for the encrypt option to back them up.
To do so, simply connect your device to computer → fire up iTunes → select the device and then check the box for Encrypt iPhone/iPad backup under Backups section. Then, back it up as usual.
iCloud automatically encrypts your entire backup. Hence, you don’t have to do anything extra to secure all of your info.
Step #1. To back up your device through iCloud, head to Settings → Apple ID banner.
Step #2. Tap on iCloud → Tap on iCloud Backup → Turn on the switch for iCloud Backup → Tap on Back Up Now.
Never Install the Beta on Your Daily Driver
It’s always advisable to install the beta on your secondary device. After all, the OS is still a work in progress and needs more refinement to get ready for the official release.
Though iOS 12 beta runs a lot smoother on the iPhone than its predecessor, it’s better to be on the safer side. Problems like rapid battery drain, Wi-Fi issues, Bluetooth issues, and random rebooting are just part and parcel. Therefore, you will have to be battle ready to encounter them.
Ensure that Your Device Has got Enough Space
Another important thing to keep in mind before going for the beta is to ensure that your device has got enough space for the OS.
There are many ways you can clean up the unwanted data to retrieve plenty of valuable storage on your device. For instance, you can offload apps, get rid of documents and data and even shoot out the mystery “Other data.”
So, if you find your iPhone a bit cluttered, hit the ground running a bit early!
The Last But Not the Least… Be Sure Your Wi-Fi is On the Stronger Side
There are a couple of simple but very vital things to keep in mind before going for the installation of the public beta: at least 50% battery on the device and strong Wi-Fi. Once you have got them ready, getting through the process is more or less a breeze.
That’s pretty much it!
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