How to test drive Android 13 before its release

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We all love shiny, new toys. This is why we get itchy hands whenever a new version is released for our phones’ operating systems. Will it offer new features and tools? It will look different. You will need to wait until the rollout process hits your phone. Unless you can sneak a peek at it early.

Android users can do exactly that with the upcoming Android 13 update. The latest version of Google’s OS, which is currently in third beta, is now available to the public. You don’t need to be a skilled developer to download it. All you need is a device that is eligible.

Before you dive into any beta–a word caution

Beta software programs are the final stage of development and are by definition the test version. Although they are usually stable and have had the most issues and quirks sorted out, they may still contain bugs that could ruin your experience.

If you enroll in Android 13’s beta, it’s possible that you’ll run into problems with your favorite apps, or with tools and features that are essential to your day-to-day. If you are curious about the latest Android version, but don’t want too much risk, you might consider testing it on an older phone. You can wait for the official release or you can delay.

Android has listed the challenges you’ll encounter with this third beta. Some apps may not be compatible with the OS yet. Accessibility features are still a little rough so you might want to skip this one. Developers also provided a detailed list of issues for those who want to get the details.

Finally, even though you have the option to abandon the beta process, you will need to fully reset your phone in order to go back to the most recent backup.

Although these potential problems sound frightening, public beta testing is generally safe as the developers have probably already solved the most critical issues. even final versions have had major , issues, but these are minor issues that should not cause any harm to your data or cause you to lose all of your data on your device.

How to enroll in Android 13’s public beta

You’re an adventurer who likes to live on the technological edge. If all those caveats didn’t kill your desire to take Android 13 for an early test drive, you’re ready to enroll.

Click the logo of your phone’s maker to sign in to your Google Account. The next page will display the devices associated to the account and tell you if they are eligible. If they are eligible, click Opt below the device to enroll and follow the instructions. Within the next 24 hours, you’ll get a prompt to download Android 13 just as you would with any other OS update. If you don’t get a prompt after that time, go to Settings, System, and System update to check for an update manually.

Once your phone is running Android 13, you’ll be able to report problems right from your phone or communicate directly with Google’s developers and beta community on Reddit. Also, you can vent your heart on Twitter–just make sure you “@” the official account of Android Developers.

Sandra Gutierrez G.

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