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What's new in iOS 12.1 beta 2 — bug fixes, emoji, and charging fix

The second beta of iOS 12.1 has arrived and with it comes several improvements. Notably, it includes over 70 new emoji, a fix for the charging bug introduced in iOS 12, and performance improvements.

iOS 12.1 Beta 2

iOS 12.1 Beta 2


Making the biggest headline is the addition of over 70 emoji. Apple previewed these earlier in the year and are just now making their way to iOS. The most notable of which include the freezing face, red/curly/grey/no hair characters, and several new animals. Check out our hands-on video to see the other new emoji coming in iOS 12.1.




Next, Apple has included a fix for the charging issue plaguing a very small set of iPhone and iPad owners where the device refused to charge until awakened after the iOS 12 update.

The second beta of iOS 12.1 was seeded to developers alongside betas of watchOS 5.1, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12.1.

Check out what changed in beta 1 of iOS 12.1 including the return of Group FaceTime!