Android 13

Google released the Android 13 Beta 1 a few days back after releasing the two developer previews earlier in February and March. The Android 13 Beta 1 is now rolling out for all the support Google Pixel devices globally which users can try out. If you have a supported Google Pixel device then you can install the Beta 1 on your device and test the upcoming features of the new Android OS.

In this article, we will show you step by step how to install the Android 13 Beta 1 on your Pixel device.

Android 13 Beta 1 Update:

You need a supported pixel device for this update as Google is not releasing the update for a few older pixel devices. This year Google is ending support for Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL, and lower for the latest android update. Below is the list of official pixel devices that will support this Beta 1 update as well as the stable Android 13 update.

  • Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 5a (5G)
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 4a (5G)
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4 XL

How to install Beta 1 on your Pixel device?

If you have any of the above pixel devices, then you are good to go and you can download and install the beta 1 update on your device. One thing you need to remember is that this is a beta update and not the stable one so it might contain some bugs and issues which will be resolved in the stable update which will release later in the year.

The update is available as an over-the-air or OTA, you just need to enroll yourself in the beat program to get the OTA update.

Follow the steps below to get enroll yourself in the beta program and get the OTA update.

Step1. Visit the Android beta program website and sign in using your Official Google account which is also linked to your Google Pixel device.

Step 2. Under the devices tab, you will see the list of Pixel device that is linked with your Google account through which you sign-in on the website.

Step 3. There is an opt-in button under the device name, click on the opt-in button to get yourself enrolled in the beta program.

Step 4. Once you click on the opt-in button, wait for a few minutes to get the OTA update. Google will send the OTA update like the normal android update which you can install.

Step 5. If you did not get the notification of the availability of the OTA, then you can manually check the update.

Step 6. Go to the About phone sections in the settings app on your device, tap on systems, then tap on a System update to manually check the update.

Step 7. If still you did not find the update then wait for a few more minutes for the OTA update to reach your Pixel device. 

Step 8. When the update is available, you can download it and install the update like you install the normal Android OTA update. Restart your phone when the downloading is done to install the update.

Note: This is the first beta of Android 13, and as you are enrolled in the beta program you will also get the OTA update of Beta 2 and Beta 3 as well which Google will release in the coming months. If at any time you want to opt-out of the beta program then you will by going to the Android beta website again and click on the opt-out button under your device name.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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