After releasing the fourth public beta of iOS 11.2 Beta 4 just over a week ago, Apple has released the iOS 11.2 Beta 5 with a number of bug fixes and minor updates. Contrary to some of the previous releases, TheBeta 5 doesn’t include any new user-facing features or significant cosmetic changes, but Apple has used the chance to correct a number of bugs and give the most recent version of its mobile OS some polish. Despite all of that criticism, iOS 11.2 does provide a tonne of new features, so if you want to install it right now on your device, you’ll need to follow these instructions:
- Log in to the Beta Software Program page with your Apple ID and then register the device on which you want to download the software if you are not already enrolled for the beta program.
- Backup all your data to iTunes
- Go over to this link on your designated iPhone to download and install a configuration profile to make the beta available as a standard OTA (over-the-air) update.
- Go over to the Settings app on your device to download and install iOS 11.2 Beta 5.
The most significant update to Apple’s mobile operating system in years is iOS 11. It introduces a number of novel features and, according to planned upgrades, many more. Unfortunately, iOS 11 appears to be one of the most buggy OS updates in recent memory, with several flaws being reported practically daily. Even though it seems like there are new defects every day, Apple has worked to address some of those during the course of the four prior beta versions of iOS 11.2. On the plus side, Apple has been able to introduce a number of new features to iOS 11.2, the two most significant of which being Apple Pay Cash and quicker wireless charging (for supported devices). The latter was released as part of Beta 3, whilst the former was released as part of Beta 2.