If you want to get the latest mobile operating system from Google, follow this simple step by step guide.
Android 13, the smartphone and tablet operating system developed by Google, is expected to be fully released later this year for eligible devices. But if you can’t wait that long, you can get the beta right now. Take a look at our guide to find out how.
Before installing, remember that there is a potentially greater risk of data loss when running beta software, so it’s best to only do this on a phone that is a secondary device and not your main device.
What did we use
We used Pixel 4a. However, you can use any of suitable devices in the list below:
- Back up your device data
- Go to the Android Beta Program website.
- Scroll to “Your Eligible Devices” and select the one you want to use.
- Agree to the terms and click “Confirm and Register”.
- Go to Settings > System > Advanced > System Update > Check for Updates to install the Android 13 beta.
Back up your device data
Whenever you download beta software, there is always a risk, no matter how small, that something could go wrong and you could lose your data. For this reason, you should back up your data first. Do this by going to the Settings app by tapping System > Backup > Back Up Now.
Go to the Android Beta Program website.
Then go to the Android Beta Program website, which you will find at the following web address: https://www.google.com/android/beta
This website has a tab that lists all the eligible devices you own with which you can install the Android 13 beta. Click on the one you would like to use and click “+ Opt in”.
Agree with terms
When you do this, you will need to agree to the terms and conditions regarding the Android 13 beta. Read this document carefully and if you agree to proceed, click “Confirm and Register”.
Check for an update to install the Android 13 beta.
Now, using the device you have registered for beta testing, enter the Settings app, then tap System > Advanced > System Update > Check for Updates, where the Android 13 beta will become available for installations; however, delivery may take up to 24 hours. It should then install like any other software update.
Frequently asked Questions
To unenroll, go to the Android Beta Program website, navigate to the “Your Eligible Devices” section, and select “opt out” next to the desired device. Please be aware of the following disclaimer from Google: you will not be able to unregister and revert to a stable public version of Android without first deleting all locally stored data on your device. You may also run into problems when restoring a backup.
Google has stated that the Android 13 beta will end in June 2023.
Google says you can expect to get two updates per month