How to Install iOS 18 Beta 1 on iPhone

After a long wait, Apple has unveiled the much-awaited iOS 18. It is one of the biggest updates in many years. This means many users will try to get their hands on iOS 18 as soon as they can. If you are one of them, you have come to the right place. Here, you will learn how to install the iOS 18 Beta on your iPhone.

The first developer beta of iOS 18 is now available for developers and users who want to test apps on the build, or even test the build itself. As usual, the Public Beta will be released in a few weeks.

As we all expected, the iOS 18 comes packed with many new features for better user experience. Apple finally brings Material You like theme customization on iPhone with iOS 18. You can change app icon colors to match your wallpaper color, and also rearrange icons anywhere on home screen.

Control Center also gets a big upgrade with more personalization options and tabs. This is just a fraction of the changes, you will see new features in Privacy, Mail, Messages, Maps, Wallet, Gaming, and many more. iOS 18 also brings the biggest redesign ever on the Photos app.

Apple has also revealed which iPhones are eligible for iOS 18. All the models that were eligible for iOS 17 are now eligible for iOS 18 as well. Here is the full list of compatible iPhones.

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE
  • (2nd generation or later)

How to Install iOS 18 Developer Beta

Apple removed beta profiles before the iOS 17, and since then testing new beta builds have been quite easy. This means you can also install iOS 18 on your eligible iPhone easily. Before jumping to the steps, don’t forget to take backup of your iPhone. And ensure there is enough space to install update, about 15GB or more.

Opt for the Developer Program

This step is only required if you haven’t opted for the developer beta updates with your account earlier. If you already used your Apple ID before to get developer beta (iOS 17 or older), you can jump to the next step.

You need to use the same Apple account on your iPhone to opt for developer beta. Go to the developer link mentioned below.

Now go to Account and Sign-In with your Apple ID. Agree to the developer terms and you are good to go. Now move to the next step.

Download and Install iOS 18 Beta 1

If you have enrolled for iOS beta today or for previous iOS updates, you can follow the steps below to get the update on your iPhone.

  1. First connect your iPhone to WiFi or make sure it has internet data.
  2. Open Settings and navigate to General > Software Update.
  3. Here you will see Beta Updates tab, tap on it. If it’s not available then you may have not enrolled for the beta program.
    How to Install iOS 18 Beta 1
  4. In Beta Updates, select iOS 18 Developer Beta.
  5. Now go back and the iOS 18 will pop-up immediately.
  6. Tap on Update Now or later based on your requirement.
    How to Install iOS 18 Beta 1
  7. Restart your iPhone after installing the update, and enjoy iOS 18 Beta.

This is how you can install iOS 18 developer beta and test new features. You don’t need to be have paid developer account to install developer beta, so that’s great. Those who are not ready to face bugs and issues can wait for Public beta which will come next month.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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