iOS 12 beta: Should you install it?

“Q: There’s a hack floating around the internet on how to get the iOS 12 beta today. Does it work? Is it safe? A: I presume you mean this (or something similar),” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet.I can confirm that those tricks do work, and don’t seem to do anything nefarious. But as to whether you should do it or not, that’s down to you. If in doubt, sign up for the paid developer program, or wait for the public beta.”

“Q: Is iOS 12 stable? A: It’s a beta, so I expect instabilities and for things to be broken,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “That said, so far I’m not finding it to be too bad for such an early beta. But if you’re expecting iOS 11 levels of stability at this stage, forget it.”

“On a zero to ten scale, going from unbearable to awesome,” Kingsley-Hughes writes, “I’d have to say that the iOS 12 beta hovers around a 2 now…”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Install betas only on test devices, not production iPhones and iPads.


  1. It’s pretty stable surprisingly for a first beta, but do NOT install it on any primary device. If you want to run it in beta, wait until the 3rd or 4th when some of the more shall we say “interesting” bugs are ironed out.

  2. Uh, no. I am in no hurry and I think that’s the sentiment of most. I might anticipate an OS from time to time for this or that feature but stability is far more important. I also don’t live for my technology even though I am on it most of the time! Your mileage may vary and there’s no problem with that.

  3. Stupid journalist, why does everything have to be a hack? It’s not a freaking hack! Its a config profile that you install onto your phone, just like the public beta except only devs are supposed to have access to it. But gosh, no, it just has to be mysterious and nerdy and just so… so… so.. …

    Devin Prater Assistive Technology Instructor certified by World Services for the Blind JAWS certified


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