Apple Releases Third visionOS 1.1 Beta to Developers for Testing

Apple Releases Third visionOS 1.1 Beta to Developers for Testing

Apple today released the third beta of its upcoming visionOS 1.1 update to developers for testing. The new beta comes a week after the release of the second beta.

The ‌visionOS‌ beta can be downloaded by developers by going to the Settings app on the device and toggling on the developer betas switch. Access to the beta requires a registered developer account. Apple recommends that developers make a backup before installing the new beta.

‌visionOS‌ 1.1 brings Apple Device management to the Vision Pro, allowing corporate and educational institution IT departments to manage Vision Pro headsets the same way they manage iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

The beta also brings the ability to wipe the device clean and be set up anew if the user forgets their passcode without the need for a visit to an Apple retail store. This feature was also just released to the public with ‌visionOS‌ 1.0.3 yesterday. Previously, customers who forgot their Vision Pro passcode were told by Apple that they would need to visit an Apple Store to get it reset or ship it to Apple if the user didn’t have a nearby store. Like Apple’s other devices, the incorrect passcode can only be entered a certain number of times before the device is locked. Removing the passcode requires a total reset of the Vision Pro.

The update also brings support for iMessage Contact Key Verification and it adds Apple device management to the Vision Pro.

Vision Pro users can now reposition volumetric scenes closer than before, enabling easier direct interaction with the volumetric scene content.

Apple has also updated the Persona feature in ‌visionOS‌, as updating to the ‌visionOS‌ 1.1 beta requires the Persona to be redone.

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver Vision Pro, instead only installing betas on devices set aside for testing purposes.