How to remove iOS 12 beta from your iPhone or iPad

At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2018, Apple announced iOS 12, the next version of its mobile operating system. iOS 12 maintains what we have loved about iOS 11 while revamping the existing features. Basically, iOS 12 is not a significant upgrade like iOS 10, but it marks Apple’s endless effort to improve its mobile OS.

With iOS 12, Apple debuted a number of new things we have been expecting to see for a long time. One such feature lies in Screen Time. As the name implies, the feature shows you how much time you are spending on your device and using your iPhone’s apps.

Besides, iOS 12 adds the ability to group notifications by apps. From now on, you will get a pop-up menu asking you to gather all notifications from an app. This allows for better management and control of your notifications.

If you are a big fan of iPhone X’s 3D-inspired Animoji, then iOS 12 extends your user experience. In iOS 12, Apple introduces new animoji characters including ghost, koala, tiger, and tyrannosaurus rex. iOS 12 also includes a new Memoji feature, which lets you create custom emoji that looks like you.

However, iOS 12 is still in beta stages, so it may include bugs and errors. A lot of iPhone owners have reported that they are facing some problems with Apple’s new version of iOS. Fortunately, you can go back to a more stable iOS version and wait for the final build of iOS 12 to come out.

Removing a beta version of iOS is not straightforward. With that in mind, we can help you out. In the section below, we are going to walk you through the steps on how to remove iOS 12 beta from your iPhone or iPad.

Before we dive in, make sure you have already created a full backup of your iPhone, so you can restore your device from it. To create a backup of your iOS, you first need to connect your iPhone to a computer, then launch iTunes on your computer and select your iPhone in iTunes. After that, click Back Up Now button and let the process begin.

Keep in mind that if you remove iOS 12 beta from your device, this means that you will go back to a previous version. You only can go back to iOS 11.4 because Apple is still signing the firmware. Besides, make sure you now have more than 50% battery charged on your device.

Assuming that you have met the above requirements, then let’s proceed with how to remove iOS 12 beta from your iOS device.

  1. How to report bugs to Apple

The public beta of iOS 12 is now available for users worldwide. You can get the update right now over the air. A beta version of iOS aims to collect feedback from users ahead of the final release. If you come across any issue in iOS 12, you can report it to Apple, so it can fix it in the final public launch.

If you wish to remove iOS 12 beta from your iPhone, then you can report all the issues you have experienced. To do this, launch the Feedback app from your home screen, then log in with your Apple ID and report all errors and bugs you have encountered.

  1. How to remove iOS 12 beta from your iPhone or iPad

Step one: Put your iPhone into Recovery mode

First, you need to put your iPhone into Recovery mode. If you now own an iPhone X, then the method used to put your device into Recovery mode is slightly different than past iPhone models.

To do this, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, and then press and release the Volume Down button, and press and hold the Side button. Make sure you keep the Side button pressed until a “connect to iTunes” shows up.

Step two: Restore your device from backup

Once your phone is in recovery mode, you now can restore your phone from an iCloud or iTunes backup. However, the process may not be unknown to many users out there. Here is how.

Connect your iPhone to a computer using a Lighting cable. Once you are done, iTunes should fire up on your computer (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes).

iTunes will let you know that it has discovered your iPhone in Recovery mode, and then hit the Restore button. Once the restore process is finished, you can set it up as a new device or restore your device from your iOS backup.

Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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