IOS 12 rolls out to beta testers before everyone else


With iOS 12, Apple is introducing a host of new features and upgrades too. And now Face ID works even faster than before to securely and privately unlock, authenticate, and pay.

Another interesting feature new to Mojave is the Continuity Camera, an overhauled way to insert photos or documents from an iPhone to Mac apps. All you need to do is join the Apple beta program if you haven't already joined. The tech giant has designed iOS 12 to support all existing iOS 11 devices, improve the performance of certain apps and functions, and add new features that will greatly improve user experience. Of course, owning the new shiny gadget is always fun and exciting, but getting more mileage from your current iOS device means you're saving yourself money, and you're also helping the environment.

iOS 12, Apple's latest operating system for mobile devices, was announced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

"And then the following week, we've got a great new update for the Mac, macOS Mojave", Cook said before ticking off improvements like dark mode and a redesigned Mac App Store. If you live in Melbourne, Australia, you'll need to wake up early if you want to install right away. iOS software typically drops there at 3AM in the morning. Another touted iOS 12 feature is group FaceTime wherein you can video chat with up to 32 people at once.

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As we push closer to the iOS 12 release it's important iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users set proper expectations about the update, its release date, and the download. Just keep your Siri Remote and internet connection handy when 17th September arrives. After downloading the IPSW file, you can use iTunes to install it on your iPhone by updating your iPhone's firmware to iOS 12 GM.

Users willing to wait a few more days to get the final iOS version will get a notification when the update is available. Using iCloud could result in iOS 12 overriding the iOS 11 backup, which won't be helpful in case things go wrong.

The iPhone should then restart, after which the beta version will appear in the Settings app, in the General Software Update.