Apple just released iOS 11.1, but it’s already testing out the next big software update (3:22 pm – updated to reflect the public release of iOS 11.1). The first developer preview for iOS 11.2 arrived this week, bringing some small but exciting improvements to the operating system.
What’s New In iOS 11.2?
The most notable change coming to iOS may be the addition of new wallpapers that were previously limited to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. It didn’t take long for those wallpapers to leak, but once iOS 11.2 hits, you can use them on your older iPhone without having to download images from a third-party website first.
Apple also fixed an annoying bug in its calculator app that was introduced with iOS 11. The bug sometimes caused the calculator to malfunction and spit out the wrong answer when you entered symbols into it too quickly, according to MacRumors.
Other updates include some slightly redesigned emoji, following the influx of new cartoon images added in iOS 11.1., and new loading animations for Live Photo effects. iOS 11.2 also introduces AirPlay 2 with a new system for switching between audio players, but it only works with other devices running the iOS 11.2 preview too.
How to Get iOS 11.2
Your best bet is to wait for the iOS 11.2 public beta, which is usually available a few days after each developer preview release. In the meantime, you’ll want to join the Apple Beta Software Program if you haven’t signed up in the past. You should also back up your iPhone to a Mac or PC beforehand on the off chance that something goes wrong.
Once the public beta hits, just follow the directions at the bottom of this article and those new iPhone wallpapers should be yours in no time.