If you’re an Apple iOS developer (or would like to join the club), then you’re probably wondering how you can download the developer beta for iOS 12.1.
Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
In this article, we will outline the steps you need to take to download the iOS 12.1 developer beta from Apple so that you can begin checking out the latest Cupertino has on offer for its mobile devices.
It might help if you have some experience working with betas and their quirks before you get started. Even so, making a backup of your phone’s data should protect you from the worst that could happen.
Make a Backup of Your iPhone
Probably the most important thing you need to do before proceeding is to make a backup of your iPhone.
Connect your device to your computer and launch iTunes. Set the backup to “This Computer” and click “Back Up Now.”
Registering for an iOS Developer Account
If you’re new to the iOS developer family then you might have to jump through a few initial hoops before you can begin your download of the iOS 12.1 beta.
The process is pretty simple and straightforward. It shouldn’t take you that much time at all to register your account and get started.
First, make sure you have an iOS developer account. Go to developer.apple.com on your device. From there, click on the “Download New Betas” tab then login with your developer account username and password.
Navigate over to the iOS 12.1 beta and begin the download. Go to “Settings” and then to “General” and tap on the “Software Update” option. Once it appears, click on “Download and Install.”
The beta software will then be on your iPhone and you might need to re-enter your password to begin the installation process. Consent to the changes and the phone should restart.
As soon as the phone restarts it should be equipped with the iOS 12.1 beta. You will probably be asked to enter your password for your Apple account so that the settings can update and such but, after that, you should be good to go.