Latest iOS, tvOS betas available for everyone

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iOS 12.1 could be out for iPhone and iPad by the end of this month.
iOS 12.1.1 beta 1 is a "bug fix" update for both iPhone and iPad.
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The iPhone and iPad operating system pre-release version seeded only to developers yesterday is now available to everyone.  iOS 12.1.1 beta 1 includes tweaks to current features but no new ones.

The public also got access to tvOS 12.1.1 beta 1 today.

Apple kept mum about what’s in iOS 12.1.1, but developers looked through it in the last day and found some small changes. 

iPad users can be happy that the sidebar can now be hidden in Apple News instead of constantly crowding the screen. And Live Photo screencaps can now be easily taken during FaceTime calls.

It’s not known yet if this version does anything about the recently-discovered lock screen bug that can expose users’ contact information.

As far as we know, fixing small problems is all that’s happening in tvOS 12.1.1.

Get tvOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.1 beta 1 now

Any and all who want to can sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program and download the latest iOS and tvOS betas. It’s free and relatively easy. 

While the goal of these new operating system versions is to remove bugs, these is always a risk that pre-release software will introduce new ones.  Perhaps serious ones. Install with caution.

If you’ve joined the Beta Software Program and decided you want out, we have a handy guide on how to do just that.