Apple rolls out third public beta versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2

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Made available just one day after the developer beta, participants of Apple's public beta program are now able to update their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch to a new third beta build of iOS 12.2, and the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K to tvOS 12.2.

The betas are provided to everyone registered to Apple's Beta Software Program, with the latest build downloadable as an over-the-air update directly to enrolled devices. The contents of the public beta are typically the same as the developer beta that precedes it, in this case one that was issued just one day in advance.

The third beta of iOS 12.2 makes a number of changes to what was seen in the second build, including a redesigned Remote widget in Control Center that makes the buttons at the bottom of the display larger as well as introducing a guide to the trackpad. The About page in Settings has also been rearranged, with the top section including the software version, model name, model number, and serial number of the device along with its set name, bringing the important details together instead of making users search for it elsewhere.

The Wallet app gains an updated UI for recent transactions, as well as a refinement to the Apple Pay Cash card. The News app has a new "Apple News" logo above the date. The update also includes fixes, with the lock screen issue that perpetually showed the battery percentage reverted to show the current date below the time, and the reenabling of Group FaceTime.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

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