Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1 to Public Beta Testers With Group FaceTime

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    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 12.1 update to its public beta testing group, two days after releasing the beta to developers and three days after the launch of iOS 12, a new major version of the iOS software.

    Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 12 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

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    Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

    The iOS 12.1 update reintroduces Group FaceTime, a major iOS 12 feature that was pulled during the beta testing period because it needed more work. Apple promised to deliver the feature in an upcoming update, which looks like it will be iOS 12.1.


    Group FaceTime is designed to let you audio or video chat with up to 32 people at one time on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Calls can also be answered in an audio-only capacity using an Apple Watch or the HomePod.

    There are other features that Apple has said are coming in future betas, including eSIM support and the ECG functionality and app, but those do not appear to be present in iOS 12.1, nor do new emojis that have been promised for the fall.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of iOS 12.1 to Public Beta Testers With Group FaceTime
     
  2. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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    How so? The developers got it 2 days ago so that sounds about right
     
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    not liking the buried of the flip camera option when it was only a tap away
     
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    Have to admit this I think I'm off the pub beta bus... I've been really happy with 12 so far with the only exception being that I have yet to get walkie talkie to do anything other than say "invited" or "inviting" on watchOS... but as for IOS12, it's clean, smooth, and just a nice experience.
     
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    Bet we'll have an online service for pr0n hookups via Facetime Memoji by the end of the year...
     
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    The only change is group facetime anyone know any other change
     
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    Looks like those people have low self-esteem to cover up their real faces.
     
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    Interface probably a lot more usable on an iPad....
     
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    Anybody having lots of issues with everything index/spotlight search related?

    after CLEAN INSTALL of iOS12, .. searching INSIDE notes app doesnt bring anything ..spotlight wont find almos anything either..

    Any solutions?
     
  17. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    What are the hardware requirements for this? Will my 6+ be able to run it? If not, what about my wife's 8+?
     
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    Yes all the way back to 5s can run iOS 12.
     
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    Working for me (in notes in particular) I would try and reset the search DB. Open settings>siri and search> then turn off all the siri suggestions. (3 switches) Then turn back on after a moment. Maybe even exit settings and go back in to turn back on.
     
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    What part of the iOS 12 are you talking about?
     
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    Bleah. iOS 12 is sooo yesterday....

    By the way - everybody wanted Group Facetime but I honestly don't see myself using this feature since it's extremely rare when I actually use video even with 1 person...
     
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    I'm in the exact same boat. I got one invite to work, all my others only say "invited". I've uninvited and re-invited multiple times.
     

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