IOS 12 public beta: the best features

Thursday, 28 Jun, 2018

The future of your iPhone or iPad is here now. The good news is you can still downgrade from iOS 12 public beta to iOS 11.4 the easy way, without losing any data. You might experience bugs.

"In marketing iPhones, Apple attempts to persuade current users of Google's Android operating system to switch to its iOS operating system", said Josh Lowitz, CIRP Partner and Co-Founder. Install the beta software only on non-production devices that are not business critical.

You've been patient enough not to jump on the first iOS 12 beta release for developers, knowing that a public beta will follow. Unless you want to take the risk with a main device, only install beta software on spare devices that you don't need for every day use.

You can sign up to test the iOS 12 beta here.

There's also an improved multitasking gesture for the iPhone X - like a faster way to shut down open apps. But the central feature is Screen Time. Once an app limit has been reached you'll have to grant permission to bypass that limit.

Once the iTunes logo appears on the device's screen, an iTunes popup on the computer will let you know a device in recovery mode has been discovered and ask if you want to Restore or Update the device.

What's new in iOS 12?
"And since everything on an iPhone is new to them, there is less value in purchasing the latest flagship model with the most advanced features".

You can become a member of the Beta Software Program by following this link.

When will Apple push the button and introduce the next pre-release seed of iOS 12? I've been able to connect the iPhone 7 to AT&T's LTE and 4G networks easily.

Apple applied to the US Patent office, which describes the new technology of handwriting recognition in real-time.

Apple is working to make iOS feel faster, especially on older iPhones and iPads. Then, in Settings go to Control Center, tap Customize Controls and then Hearing.

This is a feature you hopefully won't have to take advantage of. You can now sync recordings across all your iOS devices. These include Memojis, an all-new Measure app, and updated versions of the News, Stocks, and Voice Memos apps. Be prepared to have an iPhone that could require a hard reboot at any time. I've been hearing great things about iOS 12's performance.

Starting Monday, you can. So basically what you see now could change upon its final release. According to 9to5 Mac, however, they've been fairly minimal: incorrect data in Maps, CarPlay crashes, and dropped calls on FaceTime. But we usually have to wait a few weeks for the public beta to be released. Apple claims apps will launch up to 40 percent faster, the keyboard up to 50 percent faster and the camera up to 70 percent faster. Last year, iOS 11 went live on September 12, as part of the company's annual iPhone event. Although one of its primary updates is a bump to speed, reliability and performance across both new and old devices.