Apple has signaled it has mobile software fixes on the way by releasing a beta update of iOS. Only iPhone and iPad users enrolled in Apple’s beta testing program can download and install the update.
Apple released iOS 11.2.5 developer beta 2 on Tuesday with unspecified bug fixes and improvements. When iOS 11 was released in September, some users experienced download failures. There was also a maddening autocorrect glitch that turned the letter “i” into a question mark.
Apple has since released a couple of other updates to address specific bugs.
Any user can be in the iOS beta testing program, but usually developers get the first crack at a beta release. Apple advises that interested users run beta software on secondary devices until a more formal update is released.
OS X Daily notes that Apple skipped a few numbers when it named this beta build iOS 11.2.5. The current iOS is 11.2.1, which means Apple may release other updates.