Leave Android Beta program without losing everything, here’s how
Have you joined the Android beta program and didn’t have the time to experiment with every feature that comes along the way? Well, leave the program. Unfortunately, the process of moving the program is not as seamless as tapping on one of the buttons. If you end up installing an update, your device might go into the factory-reset mode, and you stand the chance of losing all your data. There is a quick and easy method of doing this.
As noted by CNET, the primary key to leaving the Android beta program is waiting till the next update arrives rather than right in the middle of a beta. For example, Google introduced the Android Oreo 8.0 beta a while back. One might have downloaded the operating system in their respective devices.
Instead of opting out of it halfway, smartphone users must wait until Google launches the Android Oreo 8.1 beta program. At that time, the users must not re-enroll themselves with the beta program. Through this method, you have successfully opted out of the beta version and don’t even stand the dangers of losing all your data. There are no further steps required for smartphone users to follow either.
Users will realize that their smartphones will run the same build that was initially present before. The devices are not even required to be going through any reset procedure. It is advisable that users opt for a quick and easy way to affiliate their smartphone’s build number and compare it with the version of the software operating system.
One can check this out by going to the ‘Settings’ option, clicking on ‘System’ and choosing the ‘About Phone’ section to find out the ‘Build number’ of the handset. If the build number for your device matches the factory image posted by Google, then you’re good to leave the beta program.