Following the WWDC 2024 keynote, Apple has just released iOS 18 beta 1 to developers. The new test cycle will last for at least three months until the company makes the official stable version available to all users. Here’s how to install iOS 18 first beta.

Alongside the first iOS 18 developer beta, Apple has also seeded the first testing versions of iPadOS 18, macOS 15, tvOS 18, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2. The official testing version of HomePod Software, version 18, will be released at a later date, as usual.

With this new software, Apple is focusing on artificial intelligence, as it has just announced several features, including the ability to summarize web articles, better playlist creation in Apple Music, a powered-up Calendar app, and so much more.

At the moment, it’s unclear what Apple will make available with beta 1, as some features might be delayed until iOS 18.1 or later. In addition, Cupertino might add some functions that might need extra time until their final release.


For example, the first iOS 18 developer beta will likely include the new Home Screen redesign. According to Apple, users will be able to freely place their apps and widgets on the Home Screen. Although it’s been available on Android for years, it’s nice that the company is finally catching up.

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