iOS 12.1 beta 5 download is out now. Apple has seeded the fifth beta of its upcoming iOS 12.1 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The iOS 12.1 beta 5 is released one week after the fourth beta and more than a month after the released of iOS 12 final version.
Registered Apple Developer can download the fifth beta of iOS 12.1 beta 4 from Apple Developer Center. If you are already rocking a beta version of iOS 12.1 you can easily update to latest beta by going to Settings > General > Software Update. For new devices, you will have to properly configure beta profile either as a developer or a public beta tester to install it. We have a detailed guide on how to install iOS 12.1 beta.
Apple has added numerous new features in iOS 12.1 which the company promised for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. With iOS 12.1, users will be able to control the depth of field in real-time before taking the photo. In iOS 12, the Depth Control feature is only available after capturing the photo. All you need to do it to tap ‘F’ icon at the top of the screen while taking a photo and set the field of depth by adjusting the amount of blur in an image.
The final version of iOS 12.1 will bring support for the eSIM – a digital SIM that you can activate through supported carriers without the need for a physical SIM card. eSIM depends on the support from the carriers which will likely happen after the release of iOS 12.1 final version. In the US, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are all set to support eSIM.
Group FaceTime Calling feature in making a come back iOS 12.1 which, the company removed, during iOS 12 beta testing. Group FaceTime allows up to 32 iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to make video or audio call. The new camera effects will also be accessible during the FaceTime Group call.
iOS 12.1 also includes more than 70 new emoji characters for iOS devices. Some of these emojis include cupcake, peacock, kangaroo, party face, cold face, and lots more. iOS 12.1 also fixes the bugs that caused iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max fails to start charging automatically when plugged into a Lightning cable.
If you have already updated to iOS 12.1 beta 5 and find some something new, let us know in the comments section below.