Back on October 22, Apple released iOS 12.1 beta 5 for developers. The public received the beta a few hours later. Just a week before that, they made the fourth beta available for both developers and public testers.
iOS 12.1 update is expected to bring some noticeable changes. However, beta 5 did not come with anything major. If you plan to install it you should expect some minor security improvements as well as bug fixes.
How to get the update as a developer?
As a developer, you will be the first one to get the new updates. Nonetheless, you can only receive them if you are registered as a developer and you have a configuration profile that is valid.
You can also enable “Automatic Updates” so that all updates will be installed automatically. If you want to do it yourself, you will have to go to the Settings app, head over to General and then choose Software Update. Tap Download and Install and follow the instructions that show up on screen.
iOS 12.1 Beta 5
The fifth iOS 12.1 beta is probably the last one, which means that it is very likely to get the final version this week. Public Beta 5 did not come with any release notes, which means that we do not have that many details.
One important feature that we will get with iOS 12.1 is the launch of Group FaceTime video calls. Initially, we were supposed to receive this with iOS 12, but Apple decided that it will push it back. Nonetheless, it appears that numerous users won’t get it. According to the user guide for iOS 12.1 released by Apple, this feature won’t be available for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4 and 6th generation iPod Touch.