Following releasing iOS 12.1.three with a couple of minor bugfixes, Apple has has moved on to iOS 12.two. The 1st beta was released to developers on January 24, 2019, with the 1st public release following on the 28th.

Registered developers can download the iOS beta profile by visiting developer.apple.com/download using the device on which they want to run the beta. Non-developers can enter the public beta system by going to beta.apple.com on the device they want to enroll in the beta.

Updated 03/13/19: iOS 12.two beta five is now out there for developers and public testers. It seems that the high quality of voice messages in iMessage have been enhanced considerably.

What’s new in iOS 12.two

Assistance for AirPlay and HomeKit on TVs: Apple lately announced that AirPlay is coming to a bunch of wise TVs this year and iOS 12.two begins to add help for them. They’re referenced in the Dwelling app, and there’s an updated style to the Television Remote manage center tile.

Apple News in Canada: iOS 12.two will bring Apple News to Canada. In the 1st beta, the quantity of news sources is rather restricted, but is anticipated to develop ahead of the final release. 

New Animoji: You can now chat with your mates making use of the new giraffe, shark, owl, and boar Animoji.

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4 new Animoji grace your Messages in iOS 12.two (beginning with Developer Beta two).

Minor interface tweaks: In addition to Television references in the Dwelling app, iOS 12.two tweaks a couple of other minor interface components. The Wallet gets a cleaned-up “last transaction” facts list, and the AirPlay screen mirroring icon is new, for instance.

Enhanced voice Messages: Voice messages in the Messages app have sounded fairly terrible for a lengthy time. Beginning with iOS 12.two beta five, Apple is fixing that by replacing the old AMR voice code with the superior Opus codec, and tripling the sample price from eight,000 Hz to 24,000 Hz. Fredrik Riedel noticed the adjust and documented the evening-and-day distinction on Twitter.

Safari adjustments: Sites that do not use HTTPS are now listed as “Not Secure” in the menu bar. This employed to seem only if a non-HTTPS web page requested a password or credit card quantity. There are now blue arrows in the google search ideas, which will add these terms to the search bar when tapped. Apple has added a new “Motion &amp Orientation Access” toggle in the the Privacy &amp Safety section of Safari settings.

Climate and AQI in Maps: In Settings &gt Maps, there’s a new Climate section with toggles for Climate Circumstances and Air Excellent Index. Previously, there was no way to turn climate circumstances off, and AQI is completely new. The climate and AQI seem in the reduced suitable corner of the Map view.

Assistance for new devices: It is achievable that iOS 12.two is set to pave the way for compatibility with new, unannounced devices. Apple is rumored to be readying a new iPod touch, iPad mini, and possibly a new affordable 10-inch iPad. We’re also waiting for an update to AirPods, and the AirPower wireless charging pad has not been released. It is achievable that iOS 12.two is meant to add help for some or all of these devices.

9to5Mac has found a “Hey Siri” setup screen for AirPods hidden in 12.2, suggesting that new AirPods that support hands-free Siri are indeed coming soon.

When will iOS 12.2 be released?

The first developer beta of iOS 12.2 was released on January 24, and the first public beta a few days later on January 28. There is no way to know exactly when Apple will roll out the final iOS 12.2 release, but point releases of this type typically remain in testing for at least a few weeks.

We estimate a final release sometime in March. If Apple holds a special event in March to announce new products or services, it would probably want iOS 12.2 released just before that date.