Well, that was unexpected. Apple has released the fifth version of iOS 12 public beta on Monday, August 6, a few hours after iOS 12 developer Beta 6. The company sometimes publishes developers and public betas on the same day, sometimes even at the same time, but not yet during the beta phase of iOS 12 until now.
Users will not find many new features when upgrading to iOS 12 Public Beta 5, but there are some new changes to watch out for. Apart from a small list of fixed bugs, Apple has removed the "Waves" wallpaper that has accompanied iPhones since iOS 10, as well as three new color wallpapers to choose from in the Home app. Testers may even notice a new AirPlay icon on the lock screen and a splash screen that introduces new music video features in the Music app.
These are not the changes that users will see when upgrading their iPhones for the better. For a complete list of all official updates in public beta 5, check out our Beta 6 Developer Guide, which complies with Public Beta 5.
To upgrade your iPhone to iOS 1
While iOS 12 is still in beta testing, it has already established itself as a major upgrade from its predecessor iOS 11. While the latter has introduced far more features than iOS 12, the former iOS 11 blows out of the water in terms of performance and ease of use. The latest iPhone update from Apple can be very happy
However, that's not all good news. iOS 12 is currently still in beta, which means that the software is much more unstable than the official version suggests. While many see the benefits outweigh the costs, there are many reasons not to download this beta and instead wait for Apple to release the official update in September.