Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming iOS 12.4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the fourth iOS 12.4 beta, and over a month after releasing iOS 12.3, a major update that introduced a revamped TV app.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 12.4 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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    There were no new features discovered in the first four iOS 12.4 betas, so it's not entirely clear what's coming in the update. As a more significant 12.x update, it's possible that the update is focusing on a feature that's not yet available -- the Apple Card.

    Apple is planning to release the Apple Card in the summer, so iOS 12.4 could be the update that prepares the iOS operating system for that launch, adding hidden features that will be unlocked when the update becomes available to the public. If we find new features in the fifth beta of iOS 12.4, we'll update this post.

    iOS 12.4 may be one of the last updates to the iOS 12 operating system as Apple transitions to iOS 13, set to launch this September.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of iOS 12.4 to Developers
     
  2. umflyer2112 macrumors newbie

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    Do you think this will be the last beta? I typically do not update from prior beta and wait till the public non-beta release. I have had problems in the past with the golden master.
     
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    Doubtful, it’s over 200mb on the iPad. I’m guessing one more minor update.
     
  4. CarSch macrumors newbie

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    When will the final version be released please?
     
  5. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    I have no idea
     
  6. CarSch macrumors newbie

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    Desperately need it :( cant use my new iphone xs max because the last software update was only for iphone 8 plus so i cannot restore until the update comes out!
     
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    sounds like you shouldn't be running betas :rolleyes:
     
  8. umflyer2112, Jun 24, 2019
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    I know I cannot run ios13 betas as prior ones messed with the connect with the prior watchos. Notifications and concurrent apps were not communicating. Example, I would workout with RunKeeper, if I started a workout on either the other would not show what was happening. I would finish a watch workout and then there would be no record on the phone app. Maybe now it is its own app and can send directly to the internet but it concerns me.
     
  9. btrach144 macrumors 68000

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    She's not running a beta. Apple released 12.3.2 only for the iPhone 8 Plus. As a result, you can't do an iCloud restore to a new phone such as the iPhone XS Max because it's only running 12.3.1. It tells you to update the XS Max but 12.3.1 is latest for that phone.

    Apple broke their own ecosystem by doing a one off update. As a result, users are waiting for 12.4 so all of their devices can be on the same revision again and restore from iCloud backups.
     
  10. Webster's Mac macrumors regular

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    They have that issue because Apple releases an official update (not beta) 12.3.2 to the iPhone 8 only...

    So if you try to restore from a 12.3.2 backup onto an 12.3.1 device, you get an error.

    It’s not their fault, it’s Apple’s.
     
  11. CarSch macrumors newbie

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    Exactly, perfectly explained! I cannot use my new iphone before the 12.4 comes out basically
     
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  13. CarSch macrumors newbie

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    So the final version will be released this week or still next week?
     
  14. bizack macrumors 6502a

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    Have no idea - I would guess within the next 1-3 weeks.
     
  15. redpandadev macrumors regular

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    I'd recommend you use the public beta of 12.4 in order to restore your phone. The 12.4 beta is stable to the point that it might as well be release, and I doubt you would notice any issues. Compared to 12.3.1/.2 all it really did was add support for Apple Card. There are no other outward facing features, so you can expect it to have no issues.
     
  16. CarSch macrumors newbie

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    How can i get it please?
     
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    So I did this exactly - 8 plus to XS. Did the beta in XS. Restored fine. So when IOS 12.4 GM comes out - I can download that version and never do betas again, correct ? Just did it to get my XS up and running.
     
  19. maverick28 macrumors regular

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    I'd like them to fix graphic glitches occurring with the invocation of the message composer field on the lock screen as well as those that appear when turning the phone horizontally with text in the composer field in Messages on iPhone SE. But I don't believe they will until EOL of iOS 12.
     
  20. redpandadev macrumors regular

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    You’ll need to delete the beta profile from settings -> General -> profiles and then reboot. After that, you will be able to update to the final public release and not have betas anymore.

    Keep in mind a few things:
    1) keep the beta profile for now until the public release comes out. There may be newer beta releases between now and then, which is something you would generally want.

    2) often the last beta in a series is IDENTICAL to to public release. You can figure this out if they have the same build number (and it won’t have a letter on the end of it). In these cases, you won’t see an update after removing the beta profile because you are already on the same release as public.
     
  21. Rolyasmatt macrumors newbie

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    Gotcha- I will keep a close eye on the next release to see.

    Question tho, so I go to settings -> General -> profiles and there is nothing there. It's just a plain white page. Nothing there to delete. I do have the profile option as it was never there until I got the beta. Any idea what that means? I have restarted the phone and everything and the profile page is just blink.
     

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