Android 11’s developer preview has been around for the past few months, but it’s now in public beta. My colleague Dieter Bohn took a deep dive into innovation. If you have a suitable device like the Pixel 2 or newer (phones like OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo Vivo, Sharp, Realme, and Transsion will be joining us in the next few weeks), you can have a look, more. What’s more, you no longer have to go through a difficult, fail-prone task like flashing your phone or the Android Flash Tool method. Instead, you can easily sign up to receive the update with a few clicks and you’ll be ready to install it on your phone in just a few minutes.
Below we’ll go through the steps to get the Android 11 beta on your device, and while you’re at it, you’ll be ready to receive all future OS updates (including the latest version) over the air. . It’s important to realize that although it’s open to the public, this beta version is unfinished software designed primarily for developers to test their apps. As such, it’s not as bright as Android 11 will be later in the year when it’s released. It can also cause unexpected problems on your phone, from app malfunctions and reduced battery performance to worse problems like data loss. So make sure your device data is backed up in the cloud and proceed with caution.
First, let’s see if you have a suitable device.
Which phones are currently running Android 11 beta?
- Pixel 2, 2XL
- Pixel 3, 3XL
- Pixel 3A, 3A XL
- Pixel 4, 4XL
How to install Android 11 beta
On any device with your Google account signed in, visit the Android 11 beta site to register your eligible phone. Click “View your available devices” and you should be able to find your listed phone. Click sign up at the bottom of your phone.
You may be nudged on your phone via a notification that the software is ready to be installed. If you want to check manually, open the settings menu on your phone, then go to System > System Update. Tap on the “Check for update” option to see if you can download the new software.
If nothing happens right away, your only option is to keep waiting. In the past, I got the beta update on my phone within minutes of signing up, although it sometimes took hours. Google says it can take more than 24 hours for the software to be ready to install on your phone, so hang tight.
After downloading the software, your phone will start the installation process for Android 11 beta. And with that, you’re done.