Apple Releases iOS 11.2 Public Beta 2 – “Safe To Upgrade To iPhone X” Edition

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Hot on the heels of iOS 11.2 Public Beta 1, Apple has released the second iOS 11.2 beta for members of the Apple Beta Program. In what will be a welcome relief for everyone unable to complete setup of their iPhone X, this release will create backups that are compatible with Cupertino’s latest all-glass beauty.

The big news for this release had been the re-addition of iPhone X into the pool of supported devices. Previously, the biggest user-facing feature in Public Beta 1 was the new wallpapers.

But it turns out Apple snuck a new feature into PB 2 – Apple Pay Cash! That’s right, with PB 2 you can test drive Apple’s latest feature, squarely aimed at popular payment services like Venmo. You can’t send money to anyone that isn’t on iOS 11.2, but when you open Messages, you’ll see how the Messages app will work.

Of course, now that you have a new device (possibly), it means that you have to go through the entire song and dance of enrolling your new iPhone X into the program. Here’s a quick refresher on how to get your new hottness loaded up with the new hottness.

Signing Up For The Apple Beta Program

First off, head over to https://beta.apple.com/ and sign in with your enrolled Apple ID (or create a beta account if you don’t have one already). The steps in my installation gallery have everything you need to know in case you get stuck.

As evidenced by the weekend iPhone X debacle, iOS 11.2 is beta software and Apple makes it extremely clear in the agreement you scroll past on the way to the Agree button that it can do anything up to and including bricking your device and corrupting your data.

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