Get your iPhone or iPad ready for the iOS 12 public beta — 2022

This week or the next at the latest Apple will release the first public beta of iOS 12 , something that many of you are asking us about since you are not very satisfied with iOS 11 at all the problems you are having in your latest version and is calling you the surprising stability we are finding in the first betas of iOS 12 , although they do not get rid of bugs, something you should remember.

Thinking of installing the iOS 12 public beta?

As there are many of you who have shown us your interest in installing this public beta, in this article we explain how to prepare your iPad or iPhone to perform this installation.

Remember that although it is a public beta, you are not exempt from bugs and that is why this decision is yours and we are not responsible for what may happen to your terminal . We recommend you to install the public beta on a secondary device and not on the main one, because bugs can give you a bad user experience or that some applications are not optimized for this version of the operating system.

If you have finally decided to install this beta, the first thing you should do is make a backup on your terminal always using iTunes or Time Machine, since if you use iCloud in the future that copy will be rewritten with one of iOS 12, and you will not be able to do downgrade recovering your files. If you want to speed up your backups with Time Machine Here is a tutorial on how to do it.

To make the iTunes backup you must follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone or iPad to Mac or PC.
  2. Enter your iPhone or iPad information when it appears in iTunes.
  3. If you want to save Health and Activity data from your iOS device or Apple Watch, you must encrypt the backup ; to do so, select the checkbox encrypt backup and set a password that you can remember. If you don't need to save your Health & Activity data, you can make an unencrypted backup. Just click Back Up Now.
  4. When the process is complete, you'll be able to see if it was successful on the iTunes Summary screen.

Source: Apple

Once the backup of the data of your terminal has been made, You can now start registering as a Beta Tester on the web enabled by Apple itself for installing the public betas. If you sign up now, you'll have the process done by the time the iOS 12 beta is released.

The website in question . Upon entering we already see a small welcome where They explain to us that the public betas of iOS 12, macOS Mojave and tvOS 12 will soon be available. Remember that the watchOS 5 beta does not have a public version as it is a non-reversible beta, that is, if you install it you are condemned to continue in beta.

The registration process on the web is very simple, since we simply have to click on Sing Up and enter your Apple ID along with your password. Once inside, we only find the public betas of iOS 11, something that will be updated as soon as this week or the next Apple kicks off its series of public betas.

So if you are thinking of installing this public beta, remember to make a backup copy and keep in mind the bugs that may exist, although you can always downgrade as we explained here.

If you have any questions, in the comment box and on my twitter account I will be happy to answer them!

And you, are you going to install the first public beta of iOS 12?

Thank you Carlos Do !