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Public testers can now try iOS 11.2

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iOS 11.2 comes with some Control Center tweaks.
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Members of Apple’s public beta testing program can already get in on the action with iOS 11.2.

Apple released its newest batch of betas to public testers today giving members access to all the new features and fixes in the the first beta builds of iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2.

If you haven’t signed up for Apple’s public beta testing program you can still do so through Apple’s website. Once enrolled, you can then download and install the new betas via over-the-air updates.

The iOS 11.2 beta was first seeded to developers earlier this week ahead of the public release of iOS 11.1 which brought dozens of new emojis and some UI tweaks. With the first iOS 11.2 beta, Apple hasn’t made many interface changes or added any new features.

One of the biggest additions in iOS 11.2 is a new Now Playing option for Apple TV in the Control Center. There’s also a new loading animation for Live Photos effects and a redesigned camera emoji. Other than that, the update mostly focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.

tvOS 11.2 beta 1 is also available to public testers. The update fixes video output on the Apple TV 4K so that it is automatically switched to match the native video format of the content you’re watching. Frame rate and dynamic range can also be adjusted automatically and Apple TV 4K will no longer force 60 frames-per-second just because a TV supports it.