Two weeks after Apple introduced the iOS 12 at its WWDC 2018 (World Wide Developers Conference) event, the company today released the beta 2 version of the operating system for developers. Apple also launched the beta 2 version of tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 and watchOS, all of which are now available to download.
While the second developer beta is said to come with fewer surprises, Apple is still expected to make plenty of tweaks and bug fixes for the new features it is introducing with iOS 12. You can also expect a few design changes here and there. To sum it up, here is a list of the most notable changes made to iOS 12 in its second developer build.
The most prominent change has been made to Screen Time, which has been upgraded to showcase more information. Now you can know how much time you spend on one app across iOS devices, which is great. You can also get more information on individual apps, including its category, developer info, and your daily average usage. It is possible to set a limit on your daily usage as well.
Other notable changes come to the battery stats. Apple has redesigned the charts showing the battery activity for the last 24 hours. The design looks more traditional now with thinner bars. Some of the wordings have also been changed.
A Siri suggestions toggle has also been added in the Notifications section, in the Settings app. There are individual toggles for each application here. It is mostly to build on a new Siri feature which helps in reducing notification alerts from applications that aren t used often on the device.
There s also a new interface designed for auto fill passwords from iCloud Keychain. Besides these, design changes have also been made to a few other apps. One of the most notable ones is in the Voice Memo app, which now showcases a new splash screen at the start. The functionality, however, remains the same.
Lastly, if you re using iPhone apps on the iPad, you ll also see a screen featuring an aspect ratio more relatable to conventional devices. Both the 1X and 2X screens have been tweaked to match this. There are minor tweaks made to UI elements too. It should be noted that the iOS 12 beta 2 also comes with a few minor bugs.
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At the moment iOS 12, is only available for developers, but Apple promises on releasing the final version of the OS sometime around September.