iOS 12.1 beta 4 is now available to developers. Apple has released the fourth beta of its upcoming software update i.e. iOS 12.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The fourth beta of iOS 12.1 comes a month after the release of iOS 12 final version – a major software update and one week after seeding the third beta.
If you are a registered Apple Developer you can download the new iOS 12.1 beta 4 from Apple Developer Center. If your device is already running an older beta version of iOS 12.1, you can update to the latest beta by going to Settings > General > Software Update. If it’s the first time you’re going to try a beta version, 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 profile.
iOS 12.1 is all set to bring numerous new features that Apple has promised for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. 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.
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.
Apple has re-added the Group FaceTime Calling feature in iOS 12.1 which, it removed, during iOS 12 beta testing. Using Group FaceTime, iPhone, iPad, and Mac users will be able to make video and audio calls with up to 32 participants at once. 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 installed ioS 12.1 beta 4 and come across any new feature, let us know in the comments section below.