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Apple starts testing the visionOS 1.2 developer beta


Developers who own the Apple Vision Pro can now try out visionOS 1.2 as Apple tests its next build of the headset's operating system.

The first build of visionOS 1.2 arrives after the public release of visionOS 1.1, which took place on March 7. The new build is number 21O5555e.

At this early stage, it is unclear what new features or changes Apple is introducing in this particular beta cycle. Details should surface soon after developers start installing the beta.

The release of visionOS 1.1 introduced mobile device management, Contact Key verification, and Passcode changes, as well as additions to StoreKit and Swift UI. There were also changes to how Personas were generated and improvements to EyeSight graphics, among others.

Users require a registered Apple developer account to access the beta for visionOS, but it can be a free one rather than paid. Installation on the Apple Vision Pro hardware itself is quite straightforward.

How to install the visionOS beta on Apple Vision Pro

  1. Open Settings
  2. Select General.
  3. Enable Beta Updates
  4. Select visionOS Developer Beta.

Developers can also able to use the updated visionOS beta within Xcode, in its visionOS simulator.

There is currently no process to revert from a beta version of visionOS to a release version, unless you own a developer's strap. As such, we do not recommend use of the visionOS beta at this time.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].