Apple today seeded a second beta of iOS 11.2 built specifically for iPhone X.

When it released the iOS 11.2 beta to its registered developers and public beta testers on Monday, iPhone X was notably absent from the list of supported devices.

Because the iPhone X build was unavailable at the time, beta testers who had installed the iOS 11.2 beta on their old device couldn’t restore from an existing backup on their iPhone X.

iPhone X ships with iOS 11.0.1 preinstalled.

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If you’re planning to restore your new iPhone X from a backup done on iOS 11.1, you’ll first need to update the new phone to iOS 11.1 because it’s not possible to restore from a backup made with a newer iOS version than the one you’re currently running.

If you’ve backed up the old phone with the iOS 11.2 beta and want to restore from that backup on your new iPhone X, be sure to first deploy iOS 11.2 beta to your iPhone X using the Software Update mechanism in Settings (you’ll also need an appropriate configuration profile available from Apple’s portal for developers or the Apple Beta Software Program website).

Make sense?

  • Jamessmooth

    Whenever I get a new iPhone I start from scratch. No backups.
    Not entirely sure how I feel about the X so far. It will def take some getting used to. Can’t tell that the screen is any better than my 7+, imo. Maybe it’s my screen protector?

    • Lewis Gale

      It feels weird downgrading to a smaller phone from the plus, it feels even smaller with most of the apps having black borders top and bottom at the moment ?

      • Jamessmooth

        My thoughts too! It really does feel like a smaller phone right? And how about all that unused space at the bottom of the keyboard…

      • Jay

        Thats the new Apple for ya! It looks like “half fast” crap that needs a bit more work.. some stock apps even look out of place..

      • Lewis Gale

        Hell yeh the keyboard, it’s half way up the screen lol and a massive bar for a globe icon.

      • raulortiz318

        Think how awkward it would be to type that low on the device. Imagine the very bottom of your phone is the space bar and see how it feels. Your thumbs are not meant to go in that direction.

      • Jay

        did you read the comments before your purchase telling everyone that the screen wouldn’t feel “bigger”. Even after the apps are updated the Plus phone will still have the bigger screen.. No portrait lock/home screen on the X…

  • Lewis Gale

    I feel like this is how the keyboard should look, I’ve edited it so the keyboard has been brought down more.