IOS 12, tvOS 12 Public Beta Downloads Now Available [u]

IOS 12, tvOS 12 Public Beta Downloads Now Available [u]

If you want to install the beta software, you'll have to register your device with Apple.

Although it won't be ready for its official release for a few more months, Apple has just dropped the first public beta for the upcoming iOS 12 update (read our hands-on impressions of the software here). The next step is to switch over to your iOS device and open beta.apple.com/profile. 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.

If the beta software is ruining your life, you can can unenroll at any time, here. The final version of iOS 12 will roll out to iPhone and iPad users this fall. You'll want to download the iOS 11.4 build that matches your iPhone or iPad model, the IPSW file - just go here and find the appropriate software.




If you have a spare iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, then you can easily download the public beta and try it now for free. Available for download right now, iOS 12's public beta lets consumers get their hands on the update's latest features, but there are a couple of caveats.

But first, you need to back up your device, then visit the Apple Beta Program website, and click the sign up button. There are also updates to Siri, key apps, ARKit 2, Animoji, Memoji and much more. Apple is expected to roll out iOS 12 later this year.

Even though the release of the public beta suggests Apple is getting closer to release, it's important to keep in mind that the "beta" label means there are bound to be at least a few bugs - some of which can mess with core features of your phone. Apple is releasing the Workflow app as a new Siri Shortcuts app. Developers will be able to add information to Siri, as well, so that you can add a boarding pass or a music playlist to Siri. All iPhone users can try out Apple's new "Measure" app, with augmented reality technology to estimate the length of things within the camera's view.

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