The first iOS 12 public beta is finally here

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iOS 12
Everyone can get iOS 12 betas now!
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You no longer need to be a developer to try Apple’s biggest software updates of 2018.

Public testers can now get their hands on the first public beta builds of iOS 12 and tvOS 12 that bring tons of UI changes and feature improvements to the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

If you haven’t signed up for Apple’s public beta testing program, you can still get in on the action. Just go to Apple’s website to become a member and start downloading the new software.

Before going crazy and installing iOS 12 on all your devices, keep in mind that this is test software. Bugs and performance issues could be prevalent in early builds. Apple recommends you only use the software on test devices.

Make sure to back up your devices before installing.

Developers received the first beta of iOS 12 at WWDC 2018 on June 4. Apple released the second beta build to developers last week. iOS 12 brings a bunch of performance and stability improvements to the iPhone. The software update will run on all devices that run iOS 11, making it the most widely supported update Apple’s ever released.