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Apple just released the first iOS 12 beta to everyone

Apple just released the first iOS 12 beta to everyone

After being revealed at WWDC 2018 and going through a few rounds of developer testing, the iOS 12 public beta is officially here. Given how Apple usually operates, we could expect developers to benefit from the third iOS 12 beta and public testers from first iOS 12 beta on July 2nd or 3rd.

A word of warning: downloading the iOS 12 beta means taking a big risk that many things on your smartphone will stop working.

Apple followed up the initial seed of iOS 12 with a secondary release allowing developers to instantly get a feel for how quickly the platform will progress in terms of stability and overall ease-of-use. But as a beta, the software will be a little buggy.

IOS 12 Will Share Precise Location Details on 911 Calls
Apple is set to launch the next major version of iOS later this year with new digital health features, ARKit 2, and more . The FCC requires carriers to locate callers to within 50 meters at least 80 percent of the time by 2021.

Developers who regularly build software for Apple's iPhone and iPad hardware now have access to the second pre-release seed of iOS 12, iOS 12 beta 2. It's available today and you can download it on your spare iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Just make sure you back up your data first, as betas sometimes act in unexpected ways. This year, Apple focused on overhauling the overall performance of iOS across all supported devices - keep in mind, this goes all the way back to the iPhone 5S.

How to download: To get started, head to beta.apple.com and get an early access account using the same information you use to sign into the App Store. Also, if you're all set to install the latest beta version, you're advisable to backup your device before beginning the download process.

The final build of iOS 12 is expected to drop in the fall. There are parental controls, Siri Shortcuts, tools for monitoring screen time, and support for ARKit 2. Don't release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. All iPhone users can try out Apple's new "Measure" app, with augmented reality technology to estimate the length of things within the camera's view.

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