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Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.2 to Developers [Updated]

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.2 update to developers, just a couple of days after the release of iOS 12.1.3, a minor update that introduced bug fixes for Messages, Photos, the iPad Pro, and the HomePod.

Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.


As a 12.x update, the new software may include more significant features than the prior 12.x.x updates that we've had recently. iOS 12.2 will mark the second major update to iOS 12 after iOS 12.1, an update that brought eSIM support and Group FaceTime.

We don't yet know what's new in iOS 12.2, but once we've installed the software, we'll update this post with any new features that are discovered.

What's new in iOS 12.2: Today's update expands the availability of Apple News to Canada for the first time. It also brings support for TVs in HomeKit and adds an updated AirPlay icon.

The TV Remote feature in Control Center has been redesigned with a more streamlined look that takes advantage of the entire display and does away with the large Home button.

According to Apple's release notes for the update, there are some known issues. Users may be unable to authenticate in Apple Pay within Wallet after selecting a card, and users may be unable to purchase prepaid data plans using cellular data. Siri does not work in iOS simulators.

High and low heart rate notifications and irregular heart rhythm notifications are available as read-only category samples in HealthKit.

Related Roundup: iOS 12


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4 weeks ago
How's the battery life??

Is it smooth, yet??

Did they fix everything, yet?

Getting all the important questions out of the way.

/s
Rating: 5 Votes
4 weeks ago
Is there dark mode?!?!

Forgot that one.
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks ago

Is there dark mode?!?!

Yes, there is dark mode. Tap the button on the right side of the phone to enable. It gets just as dark as can be. Tap it again to turn off dark mode.
Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago
New look within wallet.

Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago

How's the battery life??

Is it smooth, yet??

Did they fix everything, yet?

Getting all the important questions out of the way.

/s

I can't answer those yet but I can tell you right away that since installing iOS 12.2, my 6S went immediately from iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.2! Impressed.
Rating: 3 Votes
4 weeks ago

Ugh battery life took a huge hit! XS Max.


There are multiple processes constantly running that monitor crashes or systemperformance. They also produce and send off error reports in the background, so its no wonder the battery drains faster. If you look for battery improvements, you might want to use the official release. Why else would you call it a beta?
Rating: 2 Votes
4 weeks ago

Nah, that’s clearly an iOS 13 feature.

Nah, that’s clearly NOT an iOS feature.
Rating: 2 Votes
4 weeks ago

by showing hidden files, its been in your applications folder this whole time.

Found it!

In case anyone else is wondering, head to the Applications folder, hit Cmd + Shift + . and it will be revealed.
Mischief managed
Rating: 1 Votes
4 weeks ago

Is there dark mode?!?!

Forgot that one.

Nah, that’s clearly an iOS 13 feature.
Rating: 1 Votes
4 weeks ago

How's the battery life??

Is it smooth, yet??

Did they fix everything, yet?

Getting all the important questions out of the way.

/s


Got an extra 6 hours on the XS max

So smooth I thought my phone was melting in my hands like butter

Of course, there’s zero bugs

:P


Actually though It’s near 3gb on iPad Pro and iPhone XS Max from the official 12.1.3.
Rating: 1 Votes

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