You can now download Android 13 Beta 3.1 on your phone

You can get your hands on right now Android 13 beta 3.1† Last week, Google dropped the third iteration of the public beta and just two days later updated the software with a point release to fix a bug.

In February, Google released the first Android 13 Developer Previewa pre-release of the latest Android operating system, primarily aimed at developers looking to make their apps compatible before final general release later this year.

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The process of installing the developer preview is not too difficult, but it is not easy either. It involves unlocking developer options, downloading a significant file, factory resetting your device, and more. It is much easier to download and install the new beta version of Android 13.

The final version of Android 13 will eventually be the most accessible way to get it, but that release is still months away. If you really want to get an early look at what’s to come — as long as you have a supported Android device, like the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro — you can now start testing Android 13 Beta 3.1. Here’s how.

Is the Android 13 beta safe to download?

While the Android 13 beta is more refined than the Android 13 developer preview, you can still expect bugs with this release that may make using your phone more difficult. Download the Android 13 beta only if you’re willing to fix these issues or if your device is a backup of your everyday phone. Also, make sure to back up your device before downloading the Android 13 beta just in case something goes wrong or you decide to quit the program later.

RemarkNote: Some of the new features in development may not make it to the final version of Android 13, so anything you use should be considered an early preview and not necessarily final.

Which Android devices are compatible with the Android 13 beta?

For now, only a select few Pixel smartphones support Android 13:

A Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro side by side

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are two of the currently supported devices that can currently run Android 13 beta.

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Android 13 Beta is also available on other devices from Google partners, such as the OnePlus 10 Pro, Asus ZenPhone 8 and Nokia X20. Each partner will arrange their own enrollment into the beta program, so you’ll need to go to their website to download and install Android 13. You can check if your device is compatible with Android 13 Beta here

We will add more devices to this list as they become supported.

Download Android 13 beta on your supported device

The easiest way to download the Android 13 beta on your phone is to go to the Android Beta for Pixel Page check on your computer if your device is supported and then sign up for the android 13 program.

Below the Your Eligible Devices option, you should see your phone if it is supported (make sure your phone is charged more than 10% otherwise it may not show).

As long as you haven’t signed up for the Android 12 beta or Android 13 developer preview, you’ll see the option to sign up. If you’ve already signed up for the aforementioned prereleases, you don’t need to do anything to get Android 13. You should get an update on your phone automatically.

Eligible device for the Android 13 beta program.

If your device supports Android 13 beta, it will be listed under “Your eligible devices”.

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To sign up for the Android 13 beta, click Sign Up and then click Confirm and register after reading the terms and conditions. You should see a notification stating that your device is now part of the Android 13 beta program.

You will then receive an over-the-air update on your phone. If you don’t get a notification on your phone, go to Settings > System > System Update to view your Android 13 update. It may take up to 24 hours to receive the OTA update.

How long will the Android 13 beta last?

You can expect updates until the public release of Android 13, which is likely to arrive sometime in the fall of this year. According to Google, you should receive two updates per month in May, June and July.

In addition, the Android 13 beta program as a whole will run through June 2023, meaning you will receive continuous beta updates until the next beta release unless you opt out.

How do I opt out of the Android 13 beta?

To opt out of the Android 13 beta program, go back to the Android Beta for Pixel Pagebut this time click Sign out† Within 24 hours, you should receive an OTA update on your phone that will erase all your locally stored data and provide you with the latest public version of Android at the time. As mentioned before, this is why you should backup your device before enrolling in the Android 13 beta program.

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