Apple Seeds Second Beta of iOS 12 to Developers

Apple this morning seeded the second beta of the upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first beta following the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers can download the first iOS 12 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air after installing the proper certificate.


The iOS 12 update brings major changes to the iOS operating system, with Apple working from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads, especially older models, faster and more responsive.

On the iPhone X, there are new Animoji characters along with "Memoji" customizable, personalized Animoji that can be used both in Messages and in FaceTime. Messages and FaceTime have also gained fun new camera effects, and Group FaceTime support allows for calls with up to 32 people.

Siri is smarter in iOS 12 with a new Shortcuts feature that lets you create custom automations using first and third-party apps that can be activated with Siri, and Apple built a comprehensive set of time management and monitoring tools into iOS 12 with Screen Time.

iOS 12 Memoji
New Do Not Disturb options make turning off notifications and distractions easier than ever, with a new Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature cutting down on nighttime interruptions.

ios 12 screen time
Group Notifications make notifications easier to view and manage, while a new Instant Tuning feature lets you tweak your notification settings on a notification-by-notification basis.

iOS 12 notifications
Apple News has a new Browse feature, the Stocks app has been redesigned, iBooks has been overhauled with a new look and a new name -- Apple Books -- and Voice Memos has been revamped with iCloud support and an iPad app. There's also a new Measure app.

ARKit 2.0 introduces new capabilities like shared experiences that let two people see the same AR environment on separate devices, and persistence, which allows AR experiences to be saved across multiple sessions.

Tons of other small tweaks and features have been added to iOS 12, so make sure to check out our roundup and our tidbits post for additional detail on what's new in iOS 12.

Early betas of new operating system updates always introduce tweaked features and new functionality, and everything new in iOS 12 beta 2 can be found in our dedicated what's new in iOS 12 beta 2 post.

iOS 12 is limited to developers at the current time, but Apple will provide a public beta later in June. iOS 12 will see an official release this fall alongside new iPhones.

Top Rated Comments

Jimmy Bubbles Avatar
32 months ago
Hopefully all of these "developers" are actually reporting this feedback instead of posting it all over forums.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KrispE00 Avatar
32 months ago

Just a guess but I'd think PB will be on Dev Beta 3...

It’s usually PB 1 = dev beta 2. And if I remember correctly, it’s usually 1 day behind the dev beta...So my guess is tomorrow.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KrispE00 Avatar
32 months ago

I believe it’s Dev beta 3 = PB1

IIRC, that is not how it goes with a totally new IOS. For example going from IOS 11 to IOS 12. I remember it being public beta was released around Dev 3 or 4.

iOS 11: 1st paragraph - PB1=DB2
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/26/ios-11-first-public-beta/

iOS 10: The comments mention PB1=DB2
https://www.macrumors.com/2016/07/07/ios-10-public-beta/

This is just a fun chart...
http://www.thinkybits.com/blog/ios-versions/

('http://www.thinkybits.com/blog/ios-versions/')
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shawzborne Avatar
32 months ago

Hopefully all of these "developers" are actually reporting this feedback instead of posting it all over forums.

Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnyb098 Avatar
32 months ago

They just fixed it in 11.4, and they went and broke it again?

Yes, its broken in a BETA....on a OS that wont be released for 3 months.....seriously calm down.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dillacom Avatar
32 months ago

“CarPlay might not connect to certain vehicles.”
And I won’t be jumping in on this beta either. Unless someone says it works on Pioneer head units.

I have an AVH-4000NEX, it rebooted carplay a few times then started working. just FYI
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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