Apple released the third public beta for iOS 12.1 to software testers on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and there's not a whole lot to be excited about. The update came just hours after Apple released iOS 12.1 dev beta 3 to registered app developers, signaling a return to the traditional Tuesday release schedule for iOS betas. At least, for now.
While software updates are always fun, especially during beta testing, this update appears to be pretty routine — iOS 12.1 public beta 3 seems to offer only minor bug fixes and security patches, rather than including any new features like we saw in public beta 2. Of course, we will update this article with any new public beta 3 information we learn.
To download and update your iPhone to iOS 12.1 public beta 3, you first need to be a public tester with a valid configuration profile. If you have iOS 12's new "Automatic Updates" enabled, you can let the software update overnight. To download the beta right now, however, launch the Settings app, select "General," then "Software Update." Tap "Download and Install," then follow the on-screen prompts to download and install iOS 12.1 public beta 3.
According to the dev beta 3 release notes, which can be taken into account for the public beta, Apple lists no resolved issues with this update.
Apple lists no known issues as well in the release notes.
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