Monday, 12 November, 2018

The Public Beta for iOS 12 is Here

The Public Beta for iOS 12 is Here The Public Beta for iOS 12 is Here
Oscar Goodwin | 26 June, 2018, 20:26

The good news is that iOS 12 public beta 1 is already available for download, and you can get it on your iPhone or iPad without too many hassles.

Apple added several features and performance fixes to iOS 12. The iOS 12 beta runs on iPhone 5S and later, iPad mini 2 and later, and the iPod touch (sixth-gen) and later.

With that, we should mention that those willing to install the public beta should be aware that, like all beta software, there will most certainly be frustrating glitches and bugs.

On top of that, there's also the new Screen Time app.

Prior to today's public launch, the beta had only been available to iOS developers willing to fork over the $99/year for an account.

Before going insane and installing iOS 12 on all your devices, keep in mind that this is test software. Apple has additionally provided an FAQ section to answer all the common queries related to the Apple Beta Software Program. The new software includes a feature called Screen Time, which will give you a detailed breakdown of how much time you're spending on your iPhone or iPad and over what apps. In some rare cases, beta software can also brick your device and make it unusable. The process involves holding in some buttons until the device restarts, but not letting go until you see an iTunes logo on the display of the device.

Apple usually chucks a few older devices with every iOS update. If not, then select set up device as new. The final iOS 12 comes out this September, so we're going to have plenty of beta testing until then. The roster of Animoji characters that first debuted with the iPhone X has also expanded with a ghost, koala, tiger, and tyrannosaurus rex. Those shortcuts can be used in any app, finally allowing a whole range of apps to interact with Siri.

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