Apple has released the iOS 12 beta 1 to developers. Registered developers who pay $99 a year membership fee can download and install the latest update and use the wallpaper that comes with iOS 12 right now. The Cupertino company adds one or more wallpapers to its stock images every year, and the iOS 12 beta 1 brings a single official wallpaper. Downloading the iOS 12 beta at this point would involve a huge risk. But you can download iOS 12 wallpaper to give your iPhone or iPad a new feel. And that’s pretty easy because you don’t have to install the beta software on your device.
Here’s the link to download iOS 12 wallpaper
Apple will release the iOS 12 public beta within a few weeks to public testers. The software will undergo numerous beta iterations before being rolled out to the public in September. Instead of waiting until September, you can download iOS 12 wallpaper on your iOS 11 device. Folks at 9to5Mac dug into the iOS 12 beta software to extract the new wallpaper that you can use without having to install the beta on your iPhone or iPad.
Here’s the direct link to download iOS 12 wallpaper for both iPhone and iPad. Go to the link, download the image to your camera roll, and then set it as your wallpaper. It is the official wallpaper that will ship with iOS 12 later this year, which means you can experience a small part of the new OS right away. You can set it as background for your Home screen or Lock screen or both. It would look gorgeous on the iPhone X’s shiny OLED display. The wallpaper’s resolution is good enough to even set it as your desktop background.
Though Apple has dropped just one iOS 12 wallpaper yet, we expect the company to bring more wallpapers ahead of the iOS 12’s final build roll out in September. Last year, the tech giant had released several wallpapers in the run-up to iOS 11 release.
If you want to dive a bit deeper into the iOS 12 experience, you can download the iOS 12 beta 1 on your device. You don’t necessarily need a developer account for downloading the beta. But you should remember that installing the beta could cause the phone’s battery to drain faster. The beta may also contain bugs and performance issues. It could also cause the apps to crash frequently because third-party developers haven’t yet updated their apps to support iOS 12.
So, if you are interested in downloading the iOS 12 beta 1, you should take a full backup of your iPhone or iPad via iTunes or iCloud. Your data will be safe if anything goes wrong during the installation process. To download the beta without a developer account, launch the Safari browser on your iPhone or iPad, then go to this link or this link, and tap on the Download button in the iOS 12 section. Now follow the on-screen instructions to install the beta profile file. The device will reboot once the installation is complete. Next, head over to Settings > General > Software Update and you’ll see the iOS 12 beta 1 available as an over-the-air update (OTA). Hit the Download and Install button to install the update. Once the process is complete, your iPhone/iPad will be running the latest iOS 12 beta.
The iOS 12 is a performance and stability-focused update, but it also brings tons of new features. Apple claims the apps will load much faster on older phones than before. The iOS 12 will also optimize performance while prolonging the battery life. Just like Google’s ‘Digital Well Being‘ in Android P, the iOS 12 brings a new Screen Time feature that shows you how much time you spend on your phone and within individual apps. Users will also be able to set time limits on each app.
The iOS 12 also offers grouped notifications to fix the notification problem. It means users can check or dismiss multiple notifications from the same app simultaneously. Apple has also introduced Memoji, a custom emoji that has your own appearance and skin color. You’ll also get a new Group FaceTime feature that could allow up to 32 people on a group call. The iOS 12 also enhances the augmented reality experience and revamps the Photos app.