Published: Wed, June 27, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Apple releases iOS 12 Public Beta

Apple releases iOS 12 Public Beta

Developers have had access since early June and with the public beta you can also get onboard. Nevertheless, one of Apple's main priorities with iOS 12has been to improve the software's performance. The company will likely update the beta software a few times between now and the official release, so be sure to keep an eye out for those as well.

In all honesty, iOS 12 beta 1 was extremely stable, so we expect this to be a seamless and impressive development period ahead of September release.

You can either download the configuration profile from Safari on your iOS device directly, or transfer it to your device using AirDrop, for instance.

Once you've installed the update, you'll also get a new "Feedback" app, which you can use to report any bugs you do encounter back to Apple. tvOS 12 public betaThe next version of the operating system for Apple TV will be released this fall.

But if you have an iPad or iPhone you don't need, here's how to download it. There's a new Screen Time feature to see and control how much time you spend using each app. Notifications are now grouped and you can silence them from the lock screen.

A word of warning: downloading the iOS 12 beta means taking a big risk that many things on your smartphone will stop working. Today is that day and you can now download the iOS 12 public beta for your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

CNET highlights the new features available on iOS 12 beta which include the AR app, Measure. Though Apple was able to polish out quite some things in its latest release but the software is still in its infancy. Developers will be able to take advantage of a new file format for augmented reality and new features in ARKit 2.0. To catch up, Siri has been built with a new feature called Shortcuts, which lets you assign a voice phrase to kick off a chain of automated actions over your device.

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