Apple has released the second developer beta of iOS 12.1.1 just a week after the first developer beta was launched. Developers who have already registered for the beta program will be able to download the latest update over the air (OTA). In case you have not registered, you can do so at the official website of Apple and then download the latest update. Notably, the second public beta of Apple iOS 12.1.1 is expected to be rolled out in the coming days and it will be available for download from Apple Beta Software Program website.
The company has suggested users not to download the beta updates on a device that they use on a daily basis. This is because these beta versions are not stable and may contain major bugs that can cause the iPhone to crash, making it unusable. So, these updates should only be installed on a secondary device for testing purposes only.
The second developer beta of iOS 12.1.1 brings back the FaceTime Live Photos feature which was removed from Apple iOS 12. This feature will allow you to click a photo during an ongoing FaceTime Live call. To activate the FaceTime Live Photos feature, you need to head to settings, then to Live Photos option and toggle it on. Alongside the Live Photos feature, FaceTime also receives a new UI along with four new options known as Effects, Mute, Flip Camera and End call. These features will be available at the bottom of the FaceTime screen. next big update of Apple is iOS 13.
Apart from the FaceTime features, this new update also disables the sidebar of the iPad while reading an Apple News in landscape mode. The update also changes the Apple Watch app icon to make it look like the Apple Watch Series 4 devices. Additionally, you can also disable the physical SIM card by embedding the eSIM on the iPad.
Alongside the iOS 12.1.1 developer beta 2, Apple has also released watchOS 5.1.2 developer beta 1 which brings stability improvements to all compatible Apple Watch and comes with build number 16S5042a.