Even though the release of the public beta suggests Apple is getting closer to release, it's important to keep in mind that the "beta" label means there are bound to be at least a few bugs - some of which can mess with core features of your phone. It'll also give you new controls to let you set time limits on your app usage and prevent notifications from overwhelming your life during certain periods of the day.
Apple announced its new iOS 12 operating system earlier this month, and the public beta became available Monday.
But the iOS 12 beta does include Apple's new Screen Time tools, for monitoring how often you use certain apps, how often you pick up your phone and various other useful bits of information.
If you ever wish to roll back iOS 12 beta you can do so by unenrolling it through this link. It's available today and you can download it on your spare iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The public beta will be supported on all iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch models that can now run iOS 11.
The company still plans to release the final version of iOS 12.0 this fall (usually September). You also can turn on Do Not Disturb when you're in a meeting, for a few hours or for longer. Specifically for iPhone X users, the new software update brings Memoji and an upgraded Messages app with Tongue Detection and Wink support for Animoji characters.