Update: Latest update is draining my iPhone 6s’ battery very fast. Not recommended.
Apple unveiled iOS 12 preview a few weeks ago. As of now, it is only available to the developer community for testing. Which means you need to have a developer account to download and install iOS beta 2 on your iOS devices.
iOS 12 is compatible with these devices.
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad 6th generation
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad mini 4
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6th generation
But, luckily, there are workarounds to install iOS 12 previews without a developer account. All you have to do is install an ios_12_beta_profile.mobileconfig Profile.
So, I’m going to give it a try anyway.
And you; continue reading if you’re willing to take the risk.
Step 1: Visit “this link” from your iPhone or iPad and tap “allow”. Your device will prompt you to restart after installing the profile. Just do it.
Step 2: Go to General -> Software Update. You’d be able to see iOS 12 beta 2 as an available over-the-air (OTA) firmware update.
Step 3: Tap on Download and install and wait for your device to prepare the update. The download may take a few minutes, and it entirely depends on your WiFi connection and device model.
Step 4: Tap on “Install Now” when you’re ready. Happy testing!
Here are my comments on iOS 12 beta 2.
- My iPhone 6s performs faster comparing to iOS 11’s latest public release.
- I feel the animation is smooth.
- Screentime, Google has been doing it for years. But it’s good to see Apple adopting such an important feature.
- Grouped notifications, a much-needed feature!
- ios_12_beta_profile.mobileconfig I shared is posted initially on http://miroir3.trackr.fr/download.php?file=http://miroir3.trackr.fr/iOS_12beta1/iOS_12_Beta_Profile.mobileconfig.
- Download and install beta versions of iOS at your own risk.