Shortly after the developer beta, Apple released the first public beta for iOS 12.1 for testers on Thursday, September 20. The update comes just two days after the developers threw their first look at 12.1. Both developer and public beta surprisingly mark the return of Group FaceTime and allow beta testers to chat with up to 31 other friends.
Apple has released the expected iOS 12 feature from the beta test in developer Beta 7 release sometime "this fall." From now on, Group FaceTime only works with iPhones running iOS 12.1 and when starting calls via a group message.
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To download and update your iPhone to iOS 12.1 Public Beta 1, you must first be a public tester with a valid configuration profile. If you've enabled iOS 12's new "Automatic Updates," you can have the software updated overnight. To download the beta version now, start the app settings, select "General" and then "Software Update". Tap "Download and Install" and follow the instructions on the screen to download and install public Beta 1 from iOS 12.1.
When Group FaceTime releases alongside iOS 12.1 It will become a long list of excellent new features that iOS 12 has brought to the table. With notification grouping, screen time, short cut Siri commands and more, iOS 12 Apple is at it's best.