Second developer beta of visionOS 1.2 has arrived

Owners of the Apple Vision Pro can now test out the second developer build of the visionOS 1.2 operating system.

The second build of visionOS 1.2 surfaces after the first one, which arrived on April 2. The new build is build number 21O5565d, replacing the first beta, build number 21O5555e.

It is still unclear exactly what Apple has changed in the new beta cycle, but release notes mention changes were made to fix an issue with FaceTime call synchronization and notification interruption issues for some apps.

The release of visionOS 1.1 introduced features such as mobile device management support, Contact Key verification, and Passcode changes. There were also changes to StoreKit and Swift UI, how Personas were generated, and improvements to EyeSight graphics, among others.

Users need a registered Apple developer account to access the beta for visionOS, but it can be a free account rather than a paid version. Installation on the Apple Vision Pro hardware itself is relatively easy once the account has been acquired.

How to install the visionOS beta on Apple Vision Pro

  1. Open Settings
  2. Select General.
  3. Enable Beta Updates
  4. Select visionOS Developer Beta.

Developers can also able to use the updated visionOS beta within Xcode, in its visionOS simulator.

Be aware that there is currently no process to revert from a beta version of visionOS to a release version, unless you happen to own a developer’s strap. As such, AppleInsider does not recommend the use of the visionOS beta by non-developers at this time.

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