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iOS 12 public beta: the best features (CNET)

Here's what you should try first if you choose to check it Apple's iOS 12 preview.
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By Scott Stein and  Sarah Tew on
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The final version of iOS 12 isn't arriving until the fall, but a public beta is now here to try if you're curious. You don't need to install public betas on your phone, and we'd advise you don't (use a second device if you're curious), but here's what's new to try. Yes, Memoji! And there's more.

This gallery was originally published on CNET.

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Siri Shortcuts will eventually work with third party apps and a future new app called Shortcuts that will program all sorts of voice-enabled workflows...like the Apple-acquired app, Workflow. But that's not here yet.

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Notification management is a lot better now. Similar app notifications can stack, and it's easy to tap to silence notifications from pings, but have them still appear on the lock screen.

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If you have an iPhone X, you'll want to try Memoji. The make-your-own-Animoji avatar tool lives where Animoji already are: in the Messages app, or in Facetime.

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