Following the public release of iOS 11.2.1, Apple on Wednesday seeded the next developer betas for iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4, letting developers get a head start on what’s coming next.
The iOS 11.2.5 beta (build 15D5037e) is now available to registered developers via the Software Update mechanism in iOS Settings → General → Software Update on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Apple’s beta configuration profile installed.
As of right now, and based on the number system for Apple’s updates, this appears to be a minor software upgrade. It will likely aim to fix any issues that have been discovered in the last public update, iOS 11.2.1, as well as aim to improve performance and other tweaks. It is not likely that this software update will include any major forward-facing features for the end user, but if anything like that is discovered, we will update this post accordingly.
The tvOS 11.2.5 beta (build 15K5531d) is available in tvOS Settings → System → Software Update on your fourth-generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K, assuming your set-top box is using—you guessed right—Apple’s configuration profile.
The watchOS 4.2.2 beta (build 15S5530d) can be installed on any Apple Watch model that runs an appropriate configuration profile, by tapping My Watch → General → Software Update in the companion Watch app on your paired iPhone (which must run the iOS 11.2.5 beta).
Meanwhile, the same can be said for tvOS 11.2.5 and watchOS 4.2.2, being that this is a minor update that will more than likely focus on small behind-the-scenes fixes and other performance improvements.
Stay tuned as we’ll be making sure to tell you about any newsworthy changes in the new OS builds. For the sake of completeness, we found no new feature mentions in release notes.