How to Download iOS 18 Developer Beta Upon Release on June 10?

Apple is all set to launch iOS 18 at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year’s event will start on June 10 and last until June 14.

Apple will release the Developer Beta of iOS 18 at the event, as it does every year. This firmware update will be available to everyone for free, and people can download it to test it out. In this article, we will show you how to do that.

Before You Start

There are a few things you need to know and do before you proceed with installing the iOS 18 Developer Beta. We have explained them below.

Check compatibility

First of all, you have to check whether your iPhone will receive iOS 18 or not. Apple releases a compatibility list each year, ending support for a few models. As of now, the list is not out yet.

However, recent leaks have shown that Apple will not leave out any model compatible with iOS 17. In other words, if your iPhone received iOS 17, it will receive iOS 18 as well. Or at least that is what the rumors suggest. We cannot be too sure until there is an official word from Apple.

Here are all the currently released models that are going to be compatible with iOS 18, as per the leaks:

  • iPhone 15 series (base, Plus, Pro, Pro Max)
  • iPhone 14 series (base, Plus, Pro, Pro Max)
  • iPhone 13 series (base, Mini, Pro, Pro Max)
  • iPhone 12 series (base, Mini, Pro, Pro Max)
  • iPhone 11 series (base, Pro, Pro Max)
  • iPhone XS series (base, Max)
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation)

Create a backup of your iPhone

Since iOS 18 will be in its earliest stages at launch, you will most definitely encounter many bugs and issues if you plan to download and install it. Some of those may even break a key functionality of your iPhone that you use a lot.

Therefore, it is necessary to be prepared. The best way to do that is to create a backup of your device before installing the software in case you need to restore it to a stable version of iOS. Alternatively, you can also use a different iPhone if you have one, which is supported for iOS 18.

Here are some official guides from Apple to help you backup your iPhone:

Steps to Download iOS 18 Developer Beta

Once you finish the two things mentioned above, you are ready to follow the steps below to download and install the Developer Beta of iOS 18.

Step 1: Sign in to the Apple Developer site

Open a browser on your iPhone and head over to the Apple Developer website. Then, open the menu on the top left and go to the Account option. Once there, the site will prompt you to sign in. Use your regular Apple ID to do so.

Sign in to Apple Developer

Step 2: Accept the Apple Developer Agreement

Once you sign in, go to your Account again. There, you will see the Apple Developer Agreement. It is a legal agreement between you and Apple that you will have to accept to enter the developer program.

Check the box at the bottom of this agreement and then submit it.

Apple Developer Agreement

Step 3: Download iOS 18 Developer Beta

Now, the Developer Beta of iOS 18 should be available to you. To access it, open the Settings app. Go to the General settings and enter the Software Update section.

A page for Beta Updates should be available there. Tap on it and select the iOS 18 Developer Beta from the list. This will make the firmware available to download on the previous page. Go there and hit the Download and Install button.

And there you have it, iOS 18 Developer Beta up and running on your iPhone. You can also send feedback and bug reports to Apple if you encounter any bugs or issues. That will help the developers at Apple to fix it and enhance the experience for everyone.

You can read everything you need to know here. Do note that you are bound to face these issues since it is the Developer Beta you are installing. You get the new features first, but you will also get what comes with it. There is a reason it is called ‘Developer’ Beta. So, proceed with caution if you do not want the trouble.

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

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