Just one week (and a couple days) after the last iOS 12 public beta update and a few hours after iOS 12 developer beta 8 landed, Apple has seeded the latest public beta version to the masses. iOS 12 public beta 6 isn’t expected to bring any dramatic changes or new features, since we’re well into the bug-fix and optimization stage of betas by now, but it’s a welcome update nonetheless.

Remember, it’s still beta software, which means that there’s a bunch of bugs (like broken GPS) you’re going to be faced with. On the other hand, the public beta has already been shown to improve performance on older phones, so if you’re fed up with the speed of your iPhone 6, it might be worth trying.

Traditionally, the public beta builds are nearly identical to the developer betas that arrive a week before, so iOS 12 public beta 6 should be almost identical to iOS 12 developer beta 6, which has already been given the hands-on video treatment.

If you’re not already on the public beta channel, the easiest thing to do is just head to beta.apple.com on the iOS device you want to install the beta profile on. Enroll your device, double-check that you’re backed up, and hit download. As with any iOS update, you’ll want to be fully charged (or plugged in) and connected to Wi-Fi.

With that out of the way, the only thing left to check is whether your device is compatible. As we already mentioned, Apple is making iOS 12 available to every device that can run iOS 11, which means iPhones all the way back to the iPhone 5S. Not sure if that includes you? The full list is below:

  • 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
  • 10.5-inch iPad
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPod touch 6th generation
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