How to join the Android Beta program

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Joining the Android Beta Program gives you first-hand access to the latest Android updates, as well as a way to provide feedback on the changes before they are fully released. If you want to try out the latest Android beta, signing up is easy. Here's what you need to know.

How to join the Android Beta program

The Android Beta program is ongoing and the latest versions of Android are always available for testing. To sign up, all you need to do is log into the main Google account associated with your Android device and navigate to the Android Beta page. Here, you'll be able to see which beta Google is currently developing and learn which of your devices are eligible.

If you have an eligible device, you can sign up for the program. From then on, beta updates will continue to arrive on your phone via the OTA update service in your device settings. Of course, if you get tired of testing the latest beta updates, you can always opt out of the program.

As of this article, the latest beta is Android 15 Beta, which provides a first-hand look at upcoming features, including notification cooling, high-quality webcam mode, partial screen sharing, and more. There are still a few months of updates before the new operating system is released, but now is a good time to jump in and see what Google is working on.

How to opt out of the Android Beta Program

If you get tired of beta updates, you can opt out by navigating back to the Android Beta page. Here, make sure you're signed in to the primary Google Account associated with your device, and click Opt out under "Eligible devices." This will exclude the device from participating in future beta updates, and you will be able to return to the latest release version via the OTA update system.

In the past, you had to flash the latest Android beta onto your device to check it out, but luckily, Google has made the process easier. Of course, all of this relies heavily on having one of the latest eligible devices, and you can see an updated list on the Android Beta website. Here are the phones eligible for Android 15 Beta:

  • Pixel 6

  • Pixel 6 Pro

  • Pixel 6a

  • Pixel 7

  • Pixel 7 Pro

  • Pixel 7a

  • pixel tablet

  • Pixel folding

  • Pixel 8

  • Pixel 8 Pro