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Download iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5 Update: Release Notes and Changelog

With iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 recently released, Apple has posted official release notes as well as changelog details.

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iOS 11.2.5 beta 5

As mentioned above, iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 released for developers earlier today. This update doesn’t appear to include any huge changes, and the iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 release notes and changelog details seem to mainly indicate bug fixes and security patches to make this upcoming release a better experience overall.

It’s expected that iOS 11.2.5 beta 5, and the full version for that matter, will be less fully-featured than 11.2. As a main release, iOS 11.2 contained new static and live wallpapers, fixed a calculator bug that displayed the wrong answer when adding two numbers quickly, added the AirPlay 2 feature on the launch screen, added introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscription, added support for 7.5 fast wireless charging for this most recent generations of phone as well as a number of other features and fixes.

The iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 doesn’t add anything nearly as revolutionary, and we don’t imagine we’ll see a huge update even upon the final release. With that said, the update should make using the iPhone a smoother and more secure experience, which is always worth the time it takes to download the new update.

We’ve included the notes for the iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 release below.

iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 official release notes and changelog

ARKit

Known Issues:

Continuing from a breakpoint while debugging an ARSession may result in VIO breaking. Any visual objects placed in the world/anchor are not visible. (31561202)

Foundation

Known Issues:

Clients of NSURLSessionStreamTask that use a non-secure connection fail to connect when an error occurs during PAC file evaluation and the system is configured for either Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD) or Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC). A PAC evaluation failure can occur when the PAC file contains invalid JavaScript or the HTTP host serving the PAC file is unreachable. (33609198)

  • Workaround: Use startSecureConnection to establish a secure connection

Vision

Known Issues:

Facial landmarks identified by the Vision framework may flicker in temporal use cases such as video. (32406440)

Xcode

Known Issues:

Debugging a disabled Messages extension may cause Messages to crash. (33657938)

  • Workaround: Before starting the debug session, enable the extension by tapping the More (…) button to show the list of apps, then tapping the Edit button, and then tapping the switch to turn on the extension.

After a simulated iOS device starts up, it’s not possible to pull down the Lock screen. (33274699)

  • Workaround: Lock and unlock the simulated device and then reopen Home screen.

These notes and changes for iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 are obviously directed towards developers, and for the regular user it might make more sense to wait until the official release before you download the beta onto your phone. If you’re a developer or a power user and want to try out iOS 11.2.5 beta 5, however, you can do so by downloading the IPSW files at developer.apple.com