Steps On How to Prepare Your Device For iOS 12 Installation Detailed

Maricris Jose
4:30 PM

Since the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 is just a few days away, you may want to prepare your iOS handset for the iOS 12 beta 1. In case you wanted to be involved in the public beta testing, then you may need to prepare your handsets.

iOS 12 Beta 1 Installation Preparation

In case you’re an active member of the Apple’s development community, then by this time, you already have a few of these things ready. Nevertheless, if you’re just a regular iOS device owner, then here are the following steps you have to take:

Sign Up for Apple Developer Program

In case you don’t have a paid developer account with the Cupertino-based tech company, you need one. The iOS 12 beta 1 will not be instantly accessible through the public Apple Beta Software Program. This basically means that you will have to access it through a paid developer account. You can visit to begin the process of making an account with the understanding that you’ll have to shell out an initial $99 for 12-months of access.

But then, if you don’t want to pay and you think that the initial developer seed isn’t worth $99 for you, then you’ll just have to wait for approximately 2-3 weeks for the iOS 12 beta to become available into the testing community.


If you wanted to install the pre-release firmware, you really have to backup all your data and documents that are on your iOS device. In case your iCloud backup is activated on your handset then the chances are that by this time you already have reliable backups in place. Before continuing, ensure that you have taken an iTunes or iCloud backup of your iOS device.

Save SHSH2 Blobs

This part of the process may not be appealing to all of the iOS device users but it sure does on those who want to take benefit of the newest firmware and those eyeing for a future jailbreak. Saving the SHSH2 blobs for that iOS version that you have is quick, smooth, and is largely a good safety measure in case a jailbreak for that software has become available in the near future. For the full details on how to capture your SHSH2 blobs, you can read instructions here.

Upgrade to iOS 11.3.1 or iOS 11.4

It always seems sensible to go onto a beta version of a major software update from the up-to-date public version. As of now, the latest version is iOS 11.3.1 but Apple might roll out iOS 11.4 into the public domain prior to releasing the first seed of iOS 12. Before trying to upgrade, ensure that you get the newest public version.

Wait for iOS 12 Beta 1 Release

Lastly, you have to patiently wait for the iOS 12 Beta 1 release. Apple’s WWDC 2018 event will start this coming Monday, June 4. That basically means that the iOS 12 beta will fall into the developer portal instantly after the opening keynote is done.

Do you want to try the iOS 12 Beta 1? Are you done preparing your iOS device? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

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