You can now download iOS 12 beta 1 IPSW links or iOS 12 OTA update install on iPhone X, 8, 7, Plus, 6s, 6, SE, 5s, iPad mini 2 and over, alongside iPod touch 6th-generation 64-bit devices. But the newly released iO 12 firmware is only available as the first pre-release seed to those users who are registered on Apple Developer Program.
Announced iOS 12 during at WWDC 2018 Apple’s keynote, and the latest major update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices bringing in a number of new features to one of the world’s most popular mobile platform.
Final version of iOS 12 release is set for all the customer this coming fall. For a full iOS 12 compatible devices list along with a features on what’s new in iOS 12, you can head on over to our separate detailed post right here: iOS 12 Release date, Features And More Announced: Here’s Everything We Know
The following guide will help you download and install iOS 12 Beta on your 64-bit compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device the right way. To those unknown about the fact: iOS 12 Beta compatibility list, the 64-bit phones, tablets and semi-tablet series are all be supported by iOS 12 beta installation.
It is important to note that before going ahead with installing iOS 12 beta on your device is that it is a very early beta of iOS 12 which otherwise is prone to bugs and issues, hence isn’t really advisable to install on primary devices. We only recommend installing iOS 12 beta on a test device.
It’s also highly advised that you make a complete full backup of your device, either using iTunes or to iCloud, before booting iOS 12 beta on it.
How to download and install iOS 12 Beta 1:
Step 1: First and foremost, you can go ahead and download iOS 12 beta, you need to have an enrolled Apple Developer Program account, or do it at https://developer.apple.com/programs/. If you are already registered on it, simply skip Step 2.
Step 2: Login to Account section of ADP using your Apple ID: https://developer.apple.com/account/.
Step 3: Now you will need to regsiter your UDID with Apple for the iOS device you want to install the beta on. To find the UDID of your device, simply plug your device into iTunes, select it, and then click on the serial number for it to show the UDID, like shown below in the screenshot. Then copy this number using CTRL+C on Windows, or command+C on Mac.
Step 4: You will now find the main Account section of the page. Click on Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles.
From the Devices section found in the left panel, click on All.
Going to the right hand panel, cick on “+“, and then add the UDID of your iOS device.
Step 5: Once the UDID has been added, head to the Develop > Downloads section. Find this page it directly at https://developer.apple.com/download/.
Right from here, select your device from drop down to begin downloading the required iTunes restorable iOS 12 beta firmware file.
Alternatively, you can also choose to install iOS 12 beta using over-the-air update method, which is an official solution for developers and not non-developers like us. For that, open the same download page as mentioned above directly on your iOS device, then clicking on ‘Download‘ under iOS 12 Beta and alongside Configuration Profile, and then allow it to install on your iOS device (requires a restart). Once the profile is set, head to General > Settings > Software Update on your device and wait few seconds for iOS 12 beta OTA update to show. Once it appears, tap on Download and Install to get onto the firmware version.
Step 6: Come back to the iTunes-restorable firmware download method. make sure that iTunes installed on your PC or Mac is the latest version 12.7.5. Once you have it on the latest version, launch iTunes and also connect your iOS device to the computer.
Step 7: In order to install the beta, Mac users need to hold Alt key, for Windows users it will be the Shift key, and then click on the Restore iPhone… button. iTunes will now prompt you to select the IPSW firmware file. Select the downloaded iOS 12 beta file.
Step 8: Simply sit back and relax as iTunes installs iOS 12 beta on your compatible iOS devices. Be patient as this could take some time depending on the internet speed of your computer wireless router and the type of device you are installing it on. Once installed, your device will reboot automatically and relatively be greeted with Hello screen of iOS 12. Happy testing!
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