Apple Seeds Eleventh Beta of iOS 12 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the eleventh beta of an upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, just a few days after seeding the tenth beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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

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iOS 12 brings several major new features, with Apple revamping the operating system from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads, especially the older models, faster and more responsive.

On the iPhone X, there are new Animoji characters along with "Memoji," which are customizable, personalized, humanoid Animoji that can be used both in Messages and in FaceTime, and there are new camera effects in both of those apps.

Apple originally planned to introduce Group FaceTime support in iOS 12, but the feature was removed in iOS 12 beta 7 and will not be reintroduced until later this fall in a future update to iOS 12.

Siri is smarter in iOS 12 with a new Shortcuts feature that lets you create multi-step customized automations using first and third-party apps that can be activated with Siri voice commands. Shortcuts can be created through the Shortcuts app, available as a beta from Apple's Developer Center.

Apple built comprehensive time management and monitoring tools into iOS 12 with Screen Time, allowing you to keep track of how much time you're spending in apps on your iPhone and iPad. App limits can help you cut back on iOS device usage, and robust parental controls are included for families.

Updated Do Not Disturb options make activating Do Not Disturb more intuitive and simple, and a new Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature cuts down on nighttime distractions and sleep interruptions.

Grouped Notifications make incoming notifications easier to view and manage, while a new Instant Tuning feature lets you tweak your notification settings right on the Lock screen on a notification-by-notification basis.

Apple News has a new Browse feature, the Stocks app has been redesigned and brought to the iPad, 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.

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. There's also a new Apple-built Measure app for measuring objects using AR capabilities.

iOS 12 includes a revamped and rebuilt Maps app that uses a new Apple-designed Maps engine that will display foliage, pools, buildings, pedestrian pathways, and other map elements more accurately. The new Maps also includes significant improvements to traffic, real-time road conditions, construction, and more, plus it will enable Apple to push out changes and fixes more quickly.

The updated Maps app is available in the Northern California area during beta testing. After iOS 12 launches, Apple will continue rolling out the new maps to additional U.S. locations

New betas of upcoming operating system updates always introduce tweaked features and new functionality, and we'll be outlining what's new in the seventh beta below. We also rounded up all of the changes that were introduced in the previous betas: beta 2 and beta 3, beta 4, beta 5, beta 6, and beta 7.

Later betas have had fewer changes because we're approaching the end of the beta testing period, with a public launch for iOS 12 planned for September alongside new iPhones.

Update: Apple has also made a new public beta of iOS 12 available to public beta testers.

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19 months ago
This iOS 12 beta program is starting to resemble the Fast and Furious film franchise.
Rating: 24 Votes
19 months ago
I'm more excited about iOS 12 than a slightly better iPhone X.
Rating: 20 Votes
19 months ago
iOS 12 has officially broken the record for most betas of any version of iOS ever. Here's to hoping it's the most rock solid release since iOS 6!
Rating: 18 Votes
19 months ago
Taking bets now! Last beta before GM. Who wants to play?
Rating: 12 Votes
19 months ago
You know what? I f****** love Screen Time.
Rating: 9 Votes
19 months ago

Installed on my X, running smooth and great. :)

That’s what she said?
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago

This iOS 12 beta program is starting to resemble the Fast and Furious film franchise.

Fast and Furious got worse with each release. The opposite has been true for the iOS betas.

I wouldn't complain about regular improvements to a beta before release.
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago

Taking bets now! Last beta before GM. Who wants to play?

I’ll play, because there are still some significant bugs in the UI.
[doublepost=1535433169][/doublepost]Anyone else getting this pop-up? I’ve seen it in B10 as well.

Rating: 7 Votes
19 months ago
I like in general MacRumors articles, but there is one thing that irritates me a lot. I really don't like when they put the same old video in all new articles.
Why should I watch again and again the same video every time there is a new iOS beta version? some features are even deleted!!! If you are too lazy to make a new video for every beta (like other more diligent YouTubers do all the time) at least put only the link to the original article where the first video about the new major version of iOS was published! it's a more serious approach, it looks to me you just want to impress readers with garbage.
I really hate the time I waste every time I click the video, watch it for a while to discover that I saw it already several times in the past.:mad:
Rating: 6 Votes
19 months ago
There is only ONE feature I'm looking forward to in iOS 12 that could maybe coax me off of iOS 9—Stability and speed improvements over iOS 11 (I guess that's two).

Crossing my fingers (and definitely not messing around w a beta).
Rating: 5 Votes

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