Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the third beta of the upcoming iOS 12 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the second beta and a month after introducing the new software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

    Registered developers can download the new iOS 12 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air after installing the proper certificate.

    The iOS 12 update introduces significant changes to the iOS operating system, with Apple working from top to bottom to make iPhones and iPads, especially older models, faster and more responsive. In beta 3 specifically, Apple is adding an entirely revamped and rebuilt Maps app for the San Francisco Bay Area with a slight design change that will display foliage, pools, buildings, pedestrian pathways, and other map elements more accurately, along with improvements to traffic, real-time road conditions, construction, and more.

    Image via TechCrunch

    Though limited to the San Francisco area during beta testing, the new Maps features will roll out to all of California when iOS 12 launches, followed by additional locations across the United States.

    On the iPhone X, there are new Animoji characters along with "Memoji" customizable, personalized Animoji that can be used both in Messages and in FaceTime. Messages and FaceTime have also gained fun new camera effects, and Group FaceTime support allows for calls with up to 32 people.

    Siri is smarter in iOS 12 with a new Shortcuts feature that lets you create custom automations using first and third-party apps that can be activated with Siri, with Apple planning to introduce a dedicated Shortcuts app in the future.

    Apple also built a comprehensive set of time management and monitoring tools into iOS 12 with Screen Time, allowing you to keep track of just how much time you're spending on your iPhone and iPad.


    Updated Do Not Disturb options make turning off notifications and distractions easier than ever, with a new Do Not Disturb at Bedtime feature cutting down on nighttime interruptions.


    Group Notifications make incoming notifications easier to view and manage, while a new Instant Tuning feature lets you tweak your notification settings on a notification-by-notification basis.


    Apple News has a new Browse feature, the Stocks app has been redesigned, iBooks has been overhauled with a new look and a new name - Apple Books - and Voice Memos has been revamped with iCloud support and an iPad app. There's also a new ARKit-based Measure app.

    ARKit 2.0 introduces new capabilities like shared experiences that let two people see the same AR environment on separate devices, and persistence, which allows AR experiences to be saved across multiple sessions.

    Tons of other small tweaks and features have been added to iOS 12, so make sure to check out our dedicated roundup for additional detail on what's new in iOS 12.

    Early betas of new operating system updates always introduce tweaked features and new functionality, and we'll be outlining what's new in the third beta below. We also rounded up all of the changes that were introduced in the previous beta, beta 2.

    What's new in iOS 12 beta 3:

    Maps - The new Maps design has rolled out in the San Francisco Bay Area on devices running the latest iOS 12 beta.


    Voice Memos - The Voice Memos app has an updated iPad interface.


    Share My Location - Location sharing details have been moved from the Privacy section of the Settings app to a new more prominent location in a user's profile right near iCloud settings.


    iPad Notifications - There's an option to clear all notifications on the iPad when long pressing on the X at the top of the list of notifications.

    Photos - The list of Media Types in the albums section of the Photos app has been cleaned up a bit and no longer lists categories if you have no photos of that type. For example, if you have no time-lapse photos, the time-lapse media type is not included in the list.

    Haptic Feedback - On devices with a Home button and haptic feedback, the Home button no longer buzzes every time the iPhone is unlocked. This was an issue on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of iOS 12 to Developers
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Good deal. My X has been having some random restarts and shutdowns in the past 2 days on beta 2.
  3. Kardinal1911 macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2014
    I’ve been waiting all day... I’m excited and hope this fixes my FaceTime issues
  4. kuwxman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    Olathe, KS
    Let the beta-y goodness wash over me. *keeps checking for update to appear*
  5. jonblatho macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2014
    Excited to try out these Apple Maps improvements that are supposed to arrive in this beta.
  6. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2017
    Does this get rid of the vibration upon unlock?
  7. seatton macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Public beta 2 next week maybe??? My iPad Pro 9.7 is doing pretty good except I cannot sync my notes on Books with iBooks on iOS 11.
  8. Kardinal1911 macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2014
    And the occasional freezes in the iOS. 12 has been a fairly smooth beta but it’s not yet perfect. 3 should be pretty good
  9. mszilard macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2012
    i really hope the GPS issues are fixed, and that irritating haptic feedback is gone when unlocking the phone
  10. SergeantTibbs macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2016
    Haven't read the release notes yet. But did they address any of the CarPlay issues in this update?
  11. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    Downloading onto my 12.9" iPad Pro. If LogMeIn starts working again, it'll be going on my X as well.
  12. acegreen macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2015
  13. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    This canned text needs to be removed from these iOS beta update posts, lol. The public beta came out last week and it's July now.
  14. mecoolai macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2009
    I saw on various videos to turn off "Do Not Disturb"
  15. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    You should be able to.
  16. Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    No problem. It does take longer though.
  17. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    It's marked as resolved in the notes.

    Resolved Issues
    • CarPlay might not connect to certain vehicles. (40494430)
  18. SergeantTibbs macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2016
    Awesome. Thanks! i'm pulling up the notes now.
  19. fullfast macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2010
    Would be interested to know if the calendar response issue I reported is fixed...have gone back to 11.4 until they do as rendered it un-useable
  20. bcollis26 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2015
    Me too. Every time I go in reverse my music pauses. Very annoying.
  21. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Sorry, I got this post ready to go ahead of when the public betas came out and then forgot to remove it. It's been updated.
  22. scottcampbell macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    I so badly want to just write "WHY ISN'T THIS iOS 11!?!?" ironically, but I've been reporting all the posts like that. :p

    So on topic: I have a 6S on iOS 10, I've been avoiding 11 but my plan is to get my battery replaced and go to iOS 12 all at once. Should be a decent upgrade.
  23. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
  24. acegreen macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2015
    I just checked and it seems to only offer me beta 2 for download. Not sure if its because I'm on beta 1 or because beta 3 hasn't hit my phone yet

    EDIT: nevermind, once I downloaded beta 2 (not installed though) and did a recheck, beta 3 showed up
  25. gigapocket1 macrumors 65832

    Mar 15, 2009
    Hows battery life??
    --- Post Merged, Jul 3, 2018 ---
    Lol.. I always wanted to be one of those people that post that as soon as an update is released

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