How to Join Android Beta Program and Install Android 15 Beta

Google has finally released Android 15 Beta 1 for Pixel phones after two months of developer previews. As the name suggests, this version of Android 15 isn’t finished yet but is more polished than earlier developer previews.

However, users will still encounter bugs and other issues, so you should only install it on your secondary device. That said, if you are interested in installing it, you will need to join the Android beta program.

In this article, we have listed the steps through which you can enroll in or join the Android Beta for Pixel program and install Android 15 beta over the air.

Which Pixel Phones Compatible with Android 15 Beta?

Android Vanilla Ice Cream (or Android 15) Beta 1 is compatible with the same Pixel devices as the previews, which means all the Pixel phones released since Q4 2021 are compatible with Android 15 Beta. Here’s the list of supported Pixel devices:

  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro
  • Pixel 8
  • Pixel 8 Pro
  • Pixel Fold
  • Pixel Tablet

Android 15 Beta 1 Changes

With the first beta of Android 15, you have more control over privacy settings with features like enhanced app hibernation.

It also comes with an updated notification system that offers more customizations and improved visibility for important notifications. The first beta version of Android comes with a fresh look and a redesigned user interface.

It also has support for app archiving and unarchiving, so you can more easily free up space. Additionally, there’s end-to-end encryption support for contact keys, which allows you to verify others’ contact information.

Android 15 Beta 1 Features

The Android 15 Beta 1 also comes with improved battery life, which includes optimizations that help extend battery life.

Overall, this OS brings a variety of new features and improvements with a focus on productivity, user privacy and security, communication, performance and quality, and others.

How to Join Android Beta Program

Before installing Android 15 on your supported Pixel device, ensure to keep a backup of your phone on Android 14. Because all your data and information will be erased if you want to downgrade from Android 15 to Android 14. To do so, go to Settings > System > Backup > Back up now.

Unlike the developer preview of Android 15, which requires users to unlock the bootloader and flash Android 15 manually, users can easily install Android 15 Beta 1 through OTA updates. Here are the steps to achieve it:

Step 1: First of all, visit the Android Beta Program website.

Step 2: Make sure to sign in with the same Google account that is linked to your Pixel phone.

Step 3: Tap on View Your Eligible Devices.

Step 4: Head over to the Pixel phone you want to enroll in under Your eligible devices.

Step 5: Click on the Opt In button.

Step 6: On the next screen, select all the checkboxes, tap Confirm and enroll.

How to Join Android Beta Program and Install Android 15?

Step 7: Finally, you will see a confirmation with instructions on how to install the beta.

Step 8: To install the beta, open the Settings app on your Pixel phone.

Step 9: Go to System > Software update > System update.

How to Join Android Beta Program and Install Android 15?

Step 10: Check for an update. If there is no update showing, try after 15-20 minutes or so.

Step 11: Once found, follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

How to Leave the Android 15 Beta

If you found some issues or bugs after installing the Android 15 beta and want to go back to Android 14, you can also do it. Just head over to the same Android beta program website, tap Opt out, and select Leave beta.

As soon as you do, you will not receive beta OTA updates; instead, you will be sent the latest OTA update for Android 14. Once you install the Android 14 update, all the data on your device will be erased.

Wrapping Up

So, that’s how you can join the Android Beta program and install Android 15 on your Pixel device. If you are experiencing an issue, you can leave the Android 15 beta program. Do let us know if you have questions regarding the article.

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Hi! I am Harsh and I write about technology on different websites. I frequently write about these topics and cover them. I am available on Twitter at @Harsh4saxena or Email me at harsh4saxena@gmail.com to send in your feedback and tips. Worked at GadgetsToUse, BrowserToUse, DailyTechByte, FreshFounder, and with many other websites as an author and researcher.

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