What to know about Apple’s iOS 12 beta

What to know about Apple’s iOS 12 beta

As always, Apple's public betas closely follow the release cycle of developer betas.

Just do not forget to back up all your important data before agreeing to assess the stability and performance of the current pre-release iOS 12 version. This time it has made iOS 12 public beta available for all devices running iOS 11. Rinse and repeat every time you want to jump back to a stable iOS version from a beta release.

However, nearly 40 percent of switchers opt for larger iPhone Plus devices, which also makes sense when you consider that the vast majority of Android devices have large screens. Given how Apple usually operates, we could expect developers to benefit from the third iOS 12 beta and public testers from first iOS 12 beta on July 2nd or 3rd. Apple is working to speed things up for the full range of devices supported by iOS 12. iPhones and iPads will now be better than ever at delivering optimal performance while also prolonging battery life. Head over to Apple's beta website and download the configuration profile.


But if you have an iPad or iPhone you don't need, here's how to download it. Though Apple was able to polish out quite some things in its latest release but the software is still in its infancy.

Some of the new items in the first iOS 12 Beta include Apple's new Measure app, which allows a compatible iPhone or iPad take 3-dimensional measurements of real-world objects.

Another new addition to scanning QR codes in iOS 12 is the yellow highlight frame shown below. You also can turn on Do Not Disturb when you're in a meeting, for a few hours or for longer. Apple is introducing Memoji on the iPhone X. It's a customized avatar that you can use in iMessage and FaceTime to represent you. There are parental controls, Siri Shortcuts, tools for monitoring screen time, and support for ARKit 2.

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