How to install iOS 18 Beta Profile Free. Traditionally, it’s tempting to start the article with a word of caution: do not rush to install the beta on your primary device. After all, the essence of a beta is for Apple to test their software before its full release, so it’s better to be patient.
Which devices support iOS 18?
The new iOS supports iPhones released from 2019 onwards:
- iPhone XR;
- iPhone XS and XS Max;
- iPhone 11;
- iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max;
- iPhone 12 and 12 mini;
- iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max;
- iPhone 13 and 13 mini;
- iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max;
- iPhone 14 and 14 Plus;
- iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max;
- iPhone 15 and 15 mini;
- iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max.
iOS 18 Beta Install
The method involving the developer profile didn’t work for me. For some reason, only the iOS 17.6 beta was available for installation, not iOS 18. A different approach worked:
- First and foremost, I’d recommend making a backup of your device.
- Head over to the Apple Developer Center and log in with your Apple ID to register.
- Download the Apple Developer app and input your iCloud details. Although joining the developer program generally costs money, for installing the beta, a free profile suffices.
- Restart your iPhone.
- Go to “Settings” → “General” → “Software Update” and select iOS 18 Beta.
- After downloading, installing, and restarting, your iPhone is ready for use.
That’s it! Now you can use your iPhone and share your impressions. I installed iOS 18 on my trusty iPhone 12 Pro, which I use for such purposes. It had the honorable role of being the test mule for firmware trials.
I won’t comment on the firmware just yet as I’ve only recently installed it. However, I must point out that the 12 Pro, despite its age, is a fantastic iPhone. Compact and handy, its ergonomics are top-notch. Even though it may lag behind newer models in terms of specs, its rounded edges provide a grip that’s truly exceptional.