You can now download iOS 12.1 beta 2 IPSW Links and OTA update for those registered members in the testing community. Following the initial release of iOS 12.1 beta 1 two weeks ago, developers now have access to the second pre-release seed of the firmware. It can be tested on all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware.
As we have already encountered with some issues and errors in the official iOS 12 final, though iOS 12.1 is Apple’s next step in the journey to make iOS 12 as perfect as it can be. The initial version was released into the testing community that introduced new features for certain device owners to sink their teeth into.
Especially, for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners who now have the ability to handle Depth Control live, directly in the Camera app. Next to look at the plans relating that bringing in FaceTime for up to 32 people with the final release of iOS 12.1.
Note: Apple has also brought a new Watch face in the Watch app to be used with a connected Apple Watch (Series 3 and S4).
In addition to the above, Apple has also been improving the platform by introducing bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements which are designed to stabilize the platform and eradicate any issues that were discovered after the launch of iOS 12.0 final.
iOS 12.1 came as an initial and decent upgrade, which does a wonderful job of mixing some new features with improvements and stability enhancements to have a firmware version that is ultimately fit for purpose and designed to improve all compatible devices.
The same step-by-step guide follows here when installing iOS 12.1` beta 2 on your device, which means you must have the beta configuration profile installed on your iPhone or iPad. Once have it, you can launch Settings and navigate to General > Software Update to grab the latest pre-release seed as an over-the-air installation, right now!
Alternatively, you can do the same with beta software from a fresh installation. In this case, you will need to grab the IPSW file from Apple’s Developer portal over at developer.apple.com and get it installed via iTunes Restore on a test device as an entirely new installation.
What you have to remember is that the firmware installed on your device may be filled with bugs or defects directly back to Apple with much haste. The company relies on this feedback to fix those issues in the future releases and ensure that the software is available for the public to consume when release time comes. Stay tuned to know when the iOS 12.1 beta 3 be released.
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