Another day, another beta. It's the time of year when Apple seems to be pushing new beta builds nearly weekly. Par for the course, as they have just released iOS 11.2 beta 5 to developer testers. If you're unaware of what major features iOS 11.2 brings to the table, it adds such things as new Unicode emojis, Apple Pay Cash for those in the US, AirPlay 2, and more.
iOS 11.2 beta 5 comes in at around 30 megabytes, a small iteration, likely featuring bug fixes only, similar to beta 4. As expected, Apple is just fixing bugs at this point to get ready for final release. It's currently unclear what exactly is changed in this beta, but as this is the 5th beta iteration of iOS 11.2, it's likely nearing release, as iOS 11.1 also only had 5 betas.
Still, however, there seems to be no mention of iCloud Messages in this beta. iCloud Messages syncs all of your messages to any device that signs into your account. Get a new device? All of your messages are supposed to be there, delete a message, and it deletes from all of your devices. Apple removed this feature in iOS 11.0 beta 5 this past summer and has stayed silent on the feature since, leaving us with no idea when it will return. While the feature sounds great in practice, Apple could have run into major bugs that have delayed its release.
As always, we'll keep you updated with any beta news and updates right here at ModMy.
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