Most People Should Avoid the iOS 11.2.5 Beta
The iOS 11.2.5 beta might be tempting, but most people should avoid the pre-release version of iOS 11.2.5, especially now that the official release is this close.
Trying out pre-release software is a great way to get familiar with changes, test performance and impress your friends, but this is a beta and early software can and probably will cause problems on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
If you rely on your phone or tablet to get you through a day of school or work, you should stay put on iOS 11.2.2 or whatever version of iOS you're currently running.
The fix for the Messages exploit is important, but most people will never receive the link.
If you're on the fence, go look at our list of reasons to, and not to, install the iOS 11.2.5 beta on your device. It will help you to one side of the fence or the other.