iOS 12 Beta: The iOS 11 has clearly been the most successful OS release in the last decade, and thanks to its heightened security and functionality features, it has been widely praised by users all over the world. Even if you haven’t managed to buy the iPhone X or iPhone 8 that were released in 2017, having the iOS 11 on last year’s iPhone 7 will give you a solid idea of what the company’s vision is in regards to the tech industry. However, the iOS 11 release only means one thing for those with foresight- the upcoming release of iOS 12. And before that happens, we have the iOS 12 beta release to look forward to.
Here is everything that we can expect from iOS 12 beta.
iOS 12 Beta: When Is It Coming
One thing that proves to be a massive help in determining the lifecycle of products from Apple is the stringent patterns they have adhered to for a long time. So a lot can be surmised by taking a look at the history of the beta releases for the iOS platforms over the last decade. In 2017, Apple announced the iOS 11 at the WWDC keynote event on June 5, with the release taking place a few months later in September. The period in the middle was dedicated to the beta tests. This same pattern has been occurring over many years in the past.
So before we arrive at a plausible conclusion about the iOS 12 beta release and the iOS 12 final release, we need to take a look at the announcement and release pattern over the last decade. Find the chart detailing this pattern below.
iOS 11: Announced- June 5, 2017; Released-September 19, 2017
iOS 10: Announced- June 13, 2016; Released- September 13, 2017
iOS 9: Announced- June 8, 2015; Released- September 16, 2015
iOS 8: Announced- June 2, 2014; Released- September 17, 2014
iOS 7: Announced- June 10, 2013; Released- September 18, 2013
iOS 6: Announced- June 11, 2012; Released- September 19, 2012
iOS 5: Announced- June 6, 2011; Released- October 12, 2011
iOS 4: Released- June 21, 2010
iPhone OS 3: Released- June 17, 2009
iPhone OS 2: Released- July 11, 2008
iPhone OS 1: Released- June 29, 2007
Ever since 2011, Apple has been following up the announcement of the iOS version of each year with a beta, almost immediately after the initial preview. The July to October (later, September) window was utilized to test the platform, gain feedback, and make tweaks before launching the final version.
So from the chart above, we can gain an insight into the company’s plans with the next entry of the OS. Going by it, we may be able to conclude that Apple will introduce the iOS 12 at the WWDC 2018 keynote sometime in early to mid-June, followed by the release of the initial iOS 12 beta, most likely coming later that day. The final release will take place during the second or third week of September 2018.
What Is The iOS 12 Beta
Apple holds the beta tests over a few months in order to perfect the platform for developers as well as users. So earlier, while only a developer beta was released, the last couple of years has seen public beta releases as well, and this has proved to be very successful. With the iOS 12 beta too, Apple’s main aim will be to ensure that developers can create the best new apps for the platform, as well as send direct feedback to the company in case of any anomalies or bugs that they encounter.
How To Register For iOS 12 Beta
As soon as Apple announces the iOS 12 Beta, developers will be able to download the same OTA by registering on the company’s official website. If you are unsure of how to do that, take a look at the methods below. Apple recommends using a secondary device to download the beta version of any OS to avoid essential data loss. So the first step towards the iOS 12 beta would be to choose a spare iPhone or an iPad to use for the purpose. Once you have done that, find the steps below.
Step 1: First, make a backup of your device’s data using iCloud to prevent data loss.
Step 2: Next, if you have never downloaded an iOS beta before, you need to create an account on Apple Beta Software Program. You can find that here. If you already have an account, just sign in using your credentials.
Step 3: Afterwards, sign in using your Apple ID and password and click on Agree to the Terms and Conditions. You are now ready to download the iOS 12 beta.
Note: It’s a no-brainer that you have to wait for Apple to actually release the beta before you can start downloading it. To get an idea of when you can expect this to happen, check out the section above.
Now that iOS 11 is already out and it’s such a big hit with everyone, one can only wait to find out how the Cupertino-based giant will up their tech game next year. But there’s a fair bit of waiting ahead of us for this purpose. There is not much in terms of detail about iOS 12 beta, and neither will there be anything of note before the actual announcement- just a lot of speculation about what we can expect to come in next time. But thanks to the yearly cycle, we know that it’s coming. So here is keeping all our fingers crossed.