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How to Download and Install iOS 18 Developer Beta on iPhone


What to know

  • iOS 18 Developer Beta is here while the public beta will be available in July 2024. 
  • Enroll into the beta program from beta.apple.com. Then go to Settings > General > Software update > Beta updates > iOS 18 Developer beta. Return to the ‘Software update’ screen and tap ‘Update Now’.
  • To get access to all developer tools, enroll into the developer beta from the Apple Developer app (requires $99 per year). 

The iOS 18 update is here, but it’s not the stable final version that you expect. That will arrive alongside iPhone 16. However, you can still get iOS 18’s developer beta preview on your device. Here’s everything you need to know to download iOS 18 on your iPhone.  

How to download iOS 18 developer beta

Here’s how you can download the iOS 18 developer beta:

  1. Go to beta.apple.com and sign up using your Apple ID.
  2. Once you are signed up for beta, open the ‘Settings’ app on your iPhone and go to General > Software update. Here, tap on Beta Updates and select the iOS 18 Developer Beta.
  3. Go back to the ‘Software update’ page and tap on Update Now.

How to download iOS 18 developer beta with the Apple Developer app

Full access to the Developer beta requires a developer membership, which comes at $99 per year. Here’s how to use the Apple Developer app to download the iOS 18 developer beta.

  1. Get the Apple Developer app from the App Store. Launch the app and tap on Account.
  2. Tap Sign in. Once signed in, tap Enroll now.
  3. Agree to the terms.
  4. Complete your profile and select your ‘Entity Type’. For most users this would be ‘Individual’. Tap Continue.
  5. Pay $99 for your Apple Developer membership. 
  6. Open Settings app > General > Software update. Go to Beta updates and select iOS 18 Developer Beta. 
  7. Go back and then tap on Download and Install.
  8. You will now have downloaded and installed the iOS 18 Developer Beta.

FAQ

Let’s consider a few commonly asked questions about download iOS 18 beta.

When will iOS 18 public beta release?

iOS 18 public beta will be available starting July 2024. 

Should you download iOS 18 developer beta?

Developer betas are for app developers and tend to have several issues and bugs that may not be ideal for the end user. With a public beta only a month away, you could wait and get access to a slightly better build of iOS 18. 

We hope this guide helped you get early access to iOS 18. Until next time! 



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