After taking a break for the holiday, Apple today seeded testers with the fifth build of iOS 11.2 for testing on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The beta follows the release of build 4 over a week ago.
To install the new build on your registered device, head over to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap “Download and install” next to the iOS 11.2 beta listing and you’ll be good to go. I recommend jumping on a Wi-Fi network first alongside plugging in your device beforehand as a) you don’t want data overcharges on your bill and b) you don’t want your phone or tablet to die during the installation process.
In the beta, iOS 11.2 brings the same iPhone 8 and 8 Plus wallpapers used in their promotions to older devices like the 7 and 6s, the ability for app developers to use an introductory pricing tool which temporarily discounts an app’s auto-renew subscription, and Apple Pay Cash. iPhone 8 and X users are also able to wirelessly charge their devices at a faster rate than before. If another noteworthy feature pops up, we’ll let you know.