Apple releases iOS 12 Public Beta

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Apple has finally released the first iOS 12 public beta. Until September, anyone can help shape things up, as well as test-drive the latest OS build while various kinks are still ironed out. The final version of iOS 12 will roll out to iPhone and iPad users this fall.

But because we're looking at unfinished software, you can expect specific bugs and stability issues to affect your overall experience.

Just keep in mind to back up all your important data before agreeing to assess the stability and performance of the current pre-release iOS 12 version.

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iPhone bricking is rare even in this relatively early stage of software testing, but it's better to be safe than sorry. There are parental controls, Siri Shortcuts, tools for monitoring screen time, and support for ARKit 2. This time it has made iOS 12 public beta available for all devices running iOS 11.

To do so, just sign in with your Apple ID, download the profile using Safari on your iPhone or iPad and proceed to install.

Another change Apple is introducing with iOS 12 is focused on Siri, which has fallen behind other voice assistants such as Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Apple will be updating the beta version with more features in the future.

Apple usually chucks a few older devices with every iOS update.

Once you've installed the update, you'll also get a new "Feedback" app, which you can use to report any bugs you do encounter back to Apple.

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When will Apple push the button and introduce the next pre-release seed of iOS 12? If you have an iPhone 6 or an iPad Air for instance, you should see a big improvement when it comes to launching apps, triggering the camera and entering text. Apple's new set of Animojis are also available along with "Memoji" which lets users create an animated version of them.