Everything new in iOS 12 beta 5 [u]

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in iOS edited July 31
Earlier on Monday, Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 12 to developers. AppleInsider has been digging through this most recent release and we have assembled a long list of everything that has changed this time around.






Of note this time around, the saturation on wallpapers have been increased, reversing a change we saw a few betas back that upset some users.

We also have more splash screens and explainers being added, which will be helpful for those upgrading once iOS 12 is released and wondering what is new.

iOS 12 Beta


The last big change is that it appears once iOS 12 finally launches in the fall, the Battery Health feature will be officially leaving beta. Battery Health was first added with iOS 11.3 to address the concerns of throttling on older devices with degraded batteries. It gave users the option of either throttling their devices or dealing with subpar performance and occasional restarts.

Full list of changes


  • Control Center controls are now darker

  • Wallpaper saturation has increased

  • Lyric Search explainer in Apple Music

  • New splash screen for Photos app

  • New icons for media type albums in Photos

  • "Share Across Devices" toggle in Screen Time

  • Use Screen Time passcode above toggle instead of towards bottom (similar location overall)

  • Family members removed from Screen Time section (still under Apple ID > Family Sharing

  • Apple Watch app third party data sources list is pared down

  • Smaller text for clearing all notifications

  • Battery Health lost beta designation

  • Stock Widget size change

  • When setting wallpaper on non-iPhone X, icon in Share Sheet has a ring around the Home button

  • News app has updated icons (Thanks Gradly!)

  • New hapitc feedback on iPhone X when all apps are closed in App Switcher (Thanks Daniel Halawi!)

  • Includes new AirPods case imagery that appear to show off an upcoming design change, possibly the new Qi charging case

  • FaceTime has new connecting/disconnecting tones

iOS 12 Beta


iOS 12 beta 5 was released alongside the latest betas of watchOS 5, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12. Apple is expected to release all of these updates this fall, most likely alongside new iPhones and iPads.

Update:

Apple's latest beta also tip the company's hand on future HomePod capabilities. As noted by 9to5Mac, today's beta confirms a future HomePod firmware update will bring phone call support to Apple's smart speaker.




Modified text in HomePod's personal requests setup pane reads, "Allow anyone to use this HomePod to send and read messages, add reminders, create notes, make phone calls, and more with this iPhone when it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network." Previously, the pop-up window lacked language specifying access to an iPhone's telephone abilities.

Today's finding provides confirmation of rumors last week claiming Apple is testing voice calls and other new features as part of a private firmware beta. According to reports, a future HomePod software update will allow users to place outbound calls, answer inbound calls, redial numbers, search call logs, perform emergency calls and to listen to voicemail.

Find any other changes? Reach out to us on Twitter @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    palegolaspalegolas Posts: 1,265member
    Any hints or whispers of the fall event’s date yet? September is almost upon us. 
  • Reply 2 of 12
    The family options are still in screen time.
  • Reply 3 of 12
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 3,120administrator
    palegolas said:
    Any hints or whispers of the fall event’s date yet? September is almost upon us. 
    Not at present.
  • Reply 4 of 12
    ... are there any sites that focus on MacOS and Pro use vs all this mobile stuff such as wallpaper and stock widget size changes ...?
    williamlondon
  • Reply 5 of 12
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 3,120administrator
    ... are there any sites that focus on MacOS and Pro use vs all this mobile stuff such as wallpaper and stock widget size changes ...?
    After three MBP reviews in as many days, you’re upset about this article?
    lamboaudi4williamlondonnetmage
  • Reply 6 of 12
    matrix077matrix077 Posts: 467member
    ... are there any sites that focus on MacOS and Pro use vs all this mobile stuff such as wallpaper and stock widget size changes ...?
    After three MBP reviews in as many days, you’re upset about this article?
    Guess he still has some “outrage of the day” quota left. 
    lamboaudi4
  • Reply 7 of 12
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 3,940member
    ... are there any sites that focus on MacOS and Pro use vs all this mobile stuff such as wallpaper and stock widget size changes ...?
    Are there any people left on the internet who can actually read?


    lamboaudi4williamlondonnetmage
  • Reply 8 of 12
    ... are there any sites that focus on MacOS and Pro use vs all this mobile stuff such as wallpaper and stock widget size changes ...?
    It's actually amazing people never run out of things to complain about.
    AI had three MacBook Pro reviews done recently and you never even bothered to search them.
    edited July 31
  • Reply 9 of 12
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 3,120administrator
    We're not Apple, and aren't seeing a bug with the App Store.

    If this is your bug, file a bug report with Apple.
  • Reply 10 of 12
    cucercucer Posts: 1member
    Hey what is that device w/ '94' next to the HomePod? :)
  • Reply 11 of 12
    Does anyone know of a good place where they run through the Photos app in iOS 12 and Mojave? I haven't jumped to the betas yet, but want to know if any of the glaring issues with Photos have been addressed (mostly around Faces, I admit).
  • Reply 12 of 12
    ... are there any sites that focus on MacOS and Pro use vs all this mobile stuff such as wallpaper and stock widget size changes ...?
    After three MBP reviews in as many days, you’re upset about this article?
    Did I say I was upset...?
    I thought I asked a basic question about more macos and pro focussed sites ?

    And to the 3 flames that follow I read every macbook pro review, thought they were excellent,
    and visited barefeats.com and digilloyd for further thoughts...

    Do such flames actually raise questions about complaints, and reading comprehension...?
    edited August 1
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