visionOS 1.2 beta now available for developers: What's new and how to install

Registered Apple developers can only access visionOS 1.2 beta using a free developer account
An undated image of a girl wearing Vision Pro headset. — Apple
An undated image of a girl wearing Vision Pro headset. — Apple 

Apple recently announced a preview version of the upcoming visionOS 1.2 update for developers. The latest update to Apple Vision Pro's operating system, visionOS 1.2, has entered beta testing. This version follows the release of visionOS 1.1 a month ago, which mainly fixed minor issues and polished up the user experience.

While the exact features and changes in visionOS 1.2 are yet to be revealed, it seems to focus on bug fixes and stability improvements. There's also no public beta program available for visionOS right now, but it's expected to follow the same process as other Apple devices.

Additionally, registered Apple developers can only access the developer beta, which requires a free developer account. This can be achieved through the Apple Developer app or Xcode. You can access the beta by opening Settings, selecting General, then Software Updates. In the Beta Updates section, select Vision OS Public Beta to join the program.

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How to install beta version of visionOS 1.2

You must be registered as an Apple developer, but you don't have to be part of the $99 per year developer program to access the developer beta. A free developer account will do, which you can get through Xcode or the Apple Developer app in iOS. Here's how to do it through the Apple Developer app:

  • First, you need to download the Apple Developer app from the App Store.
  • Then, open the app.
  • Tap on Account.
  • Now sign in using your usual Apple ID