How To Install iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Dev/Public Beta

Apple released the latest iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Beta versions right after the WWDC 2024 Keynote. These early builds let you test upcoming features before their official debut this fall. While functionalities powered by Apple Intelligence might be missing, you’ll still get to explore a range of redesigned and improved apps for now. Here’s how to install the update on your iPhone or iPad.

How To Download and Install iOS 18 Dev/Public Beta on iPhone

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Before installing the beta version on your device, you must sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program. It is a mandatory process that will allow you to access all the beta updates in the future. The Public Beta build arrived a month after the WWDC 24 event, although the Developer Beta version was instantly made available.

Developer Beta is less stable and can contain bugs. Public Beta is slightly more stable, although you’ll still encounter some bugs and glitches now and then. Regardless, I suggest creating a backup of your device or installing it on a secondary device before testing.

  1. Open Settings and tap General.
    Go to Settings and open General
  2. Go to Software Update and open it.
    Select Software Update
  3. You will see the Beta Updates option below the Automatic Updates section.
  4. Select iOS 18 Developer Beta or iOS 18 Public Beta then tap Back.
    iOS 18 Dev and Public Beta Updates
  5. You will see the iOS 18 Beta ready to be downloaded.
    iOS 18 Public Beta Download

You can now install the update on your iPhone.

How To Download and Install iPadOS 18 Dev/Public Beta on iPad

  1. Open Settings and go to General.
  2. Next, tap Software Update.
    Open Software Update on iPad
  3. Select Beta Updates and open it.
  4. Select iPadOS 18 Developer Beta or iPadOS 18 Public Beta and tap Software Update to go back to the previous page.
  5. You can now download the update.
    iPadOS Developer Beta Update
    Image Credits: Beta Profiles

As mentioned above, make sure you are enrolled in the Beta Software Program to get access to these Beta updates.

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