Apple releases first iOS 12 public beta for anyone to try

Apple just released the first iOS 12 beta to everyone

To download the iOS 12 public beta, you do not need a paid developers account, and you don't have to deal with the hassle of registering your device's UDID.

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads. Things are far, far different when you are dealing with point updates such as iOS 11.4.1 and so on. While there weren't many new features to brag on, the main goal of iOS 12 is to breath new life into Apple's older iPhones and iPads while bringing some refinement to their newer devices. All of those devices are turning five-years-old this year, so to see Apple supporting them with new iOS releases in 2018 is definitely an exciting thing. Just be aware that beta software isn't finished and could be loaded with bugs. The software will also freshen up the iPhone (and iPad) you already own."For iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance", said software VP Craig Federighi.

If you ever wish to roll back iOS 12 beta you can do so by unenrolling it through this link. Apple is introducing Memoji on the iPhone X. It's a customized avatar that you can use in iMessage and FaceTime to represent you.

Before you update, you should back up your data first to make sure that nothing gets lost.

On an iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time.

If our predictions are accurate, then iOS 12 will have a huge testing community paying attention to it very soon. Also, if you're all set to install the latest beta version, you're advisable to backup your device before beginning the download process. Remember that this is beta software, so although Apple will have tested it to a certain extent, you're nearly certain to encounter a minor problem here and there. Siri shortcuts are now available for Apple apps only.

If not, using the new Control Center shortcut and toggling the feature off in camera settings (shown above) should fit the bill.



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