Apple public betas

Just a week after releasing the iOS 12 beta 6, Apple on Monday issued a seventh beta of its upcoming iOS 12 software update to the developer community. The company also released seventh developer betas for watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave.

Update: Apple has temporarily pulled the iOS 12 beta 7 OTA update.

If you are a registered developer, you can download and install the latest update over-the-air by going into the Settings app under General > Software Update.

On Mac, you’ll find the update by choosing About This Mac from the Toolbar and selecting Software Update.

The Apple TV update is available under the Settings app under System > Software Updates > Update Software.

Finally, you can find the Apple Watch update by tapping My Watch > General > Software Update from the companion Watch app on iPhone. Note: Your phone must also be on the seventh beta to get started.

Here are the build numbers for the releases:

  • iOS 12 beta 7: 16A5354b
  • watchOS 5 beta 7: 16R5349a
  • tvOS 12 beta 7: 16J5349a
  • macOS Mojave beta 7: 18A365a

Here’s what’s new in iOS 12 beta 7:

  • Group FaceTime calling removed from iOS 12 and Mojave: According to Apple, group FaceTime has been removed from the initial releases of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. The feature “will ship in a future software update later this fall.”
  • Performance issue when starting up; you might want to skip this beta.

  • There’s a new horizontal Measure app icon (see above).
  • The Messages app includes a new splash screen for Photos button explainer.

Here’s what’s new in tvOS 12 beta 7:

  • Screensavers are now swappable and labeled; Dolby Atmos audio support fully present.

As more details are discovered, we’ll be adding more information to this post.