iOS devs can now create public beta links through TestFlight

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Apple's TestFlight is used to beta test apps before they're ready for prime time.
Expect easier access to iOS app betas.
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It’s now easier than ever for iOS developers to distribute beta versions of their apps.

Apple is allowing them to share public URLs, which allow for quick enrollment when opened on an iPhone or iPad, through TestFlight. Developers no longer need an email address for every tester.

How to downgrade to iOS 11.4 after installing the iOS 12 beta

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Downgrade from the iOS 12 Developer beta back to trusty 11.4.
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There’s an awful lot of coverage of iOS 12 out there at the moment, including early reviews, lists of all the new features, and tutorials that show you how to install the update. But what if you’re already running iOS 12 and you deeply regret upgrading early? How do you downgrade to back to iOS 11.4?

New updates can sometimes be buggy. We think it’s pretty stable but if it’s messing with your iPhone or iPad in a big way there’s still a way to go back to iOS 11.4. That’s exactly what we’re going to show you how to do in our latest video. Check it out below.

iOS 12 beta users plagued by false update notification

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iOS 12 false update popup
Hoorah!
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“A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta.”

You’re probably tired of seeing this message if you’re running iOS 12. It now pops up every time you unlock your iPhone or iPad. Yet there is no update available, and there is no practical way to prevent the popup from appearing over and over again.

The good news is your device isn’t broken. Everyone running the iOS 12 beta is experiencing the same thing. But what’s causing it?

iOS 12 beta 5 spills Apple’s dual-SIM plans for new iPhone

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Another rumor is all but confirmed.
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A recent rumor claimed Apple will add dual-SIM functionality to at least one of the handsets in this year’s iPhone lineup. Now its latest developer update has all but confirms those claims.

Code discovered in iOS 12 beta 5 reveals Apple is already making preparations for a secondary SIM card slot in some iOS devices. It seems two traditional SIM cards will be supported, rather than a traditional SIM combined with embedded Apple SIM technology.

You won’t believe how many people are using Apple beta software

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Have you upgraded early to iOS 12?
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Apple warns us that its beta releases should not be installed on our primary devices. Until just a few years ago, it only allowed registered developers to download them. But that doesn’t stop keen Apple fans from updating early to get their hands on its latest features.

You won’t believe how many people are already running the next versions of macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS months before their public debut.