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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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Roundup: iOS 12


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5 weeks ago
Hopefully all of these "developers" are actually reporting this feedback instead of posting it all over forums.
Rating: 7 Votes
5 weeks 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.
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks 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
//www.macrumors.com/2017/06/26/ios-11-first-public-beta/

iOS 10: The comments mention PB1=DB2
//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/')
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago

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


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Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
GPS bug not getting a lock - on the X has not been fixed.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
Maybe I will be able to make phone calls and send SMS now...
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
Dat public beta... tomorrow maybe?!
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks 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
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

Is anyone having a problem with iMessage? It looks like I cannot send any iMessages with my phone number only my iCloud Email.


Yep. Having this problem. It looks like it's deleted my phone number as an iMessages option from all of my devices.

Edit: Try restarting, that seems to have re-added my phone number.
Rating: 3 Votes

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