This year's big iPhone iOS 12 update aims to solve many of the issues that cropped up during iOS 11's controversial, flawed tenure. In this sense, it may be tempting to immediately jump to the new software and finally put iOS 11 in the dust. Here are some reasons why you might want to rethink your participation in iOS 12 beta.
If you switch to the beta version of iOS 12, which is available to developers and public beta testers, you may have more problems than iOS 11 whole – bugs, glitches, compatibility issues and other disadvantages. That's because we're still in the early days of the beta program, which is why iOS 1
Well, these concerns are not to say that iOS 12 is necessarily bad or that it will not surpass iOS 11 as the superior operating system. However, updating your iPhone can be a big change, and it can be tedious to undo it if you have not taken the proper precautions. Before you decide to pee in the bullet and update your iPhone, you should first check all the issues listed below.
Note: The latest releases include the developer Beta 6 and public beta 4. However, we expect to release public beta 5 on Tuesday, August 7, and the issues and fixes listed below also apply to them and will not to change.
. 1 The Volume HUD is still garbage
We are upset too. While we all hoped that Apple would work to simplify and minimize the volume HUD, the classic big box is still here to block our screens, while in some cases changing the volume of our iPhone. (Affects all betas.)
2. Notifications are Hit & Miss
The iOS community held a collective celebration when it became known that iOS 12 would bring the notification grouping back to iPhones and iPads. When it does, the new system really cleans up the notification center and allows you to focus on individual messages and alerts.
The problem is that it does not always work. We've had conflicting experiences here, especially with third-party apps. Apple's native apps seem to work more often than, say, Facebook Messenger, but both suffer from grouping errors. When and why it works is a secret that will hopefully be solved and smoothed out in future betas. (Applies to all betas.)
Siri Shortcuts is arguably one of the most exciting new features that iOS devices will hit this year. However, beta testers will not be able to handle the customized fun with the Shortcuts App, unless they are randomly licensed developers. (Applies to all betas.)
If you're interested in Siri Shortcuts and you're not a developer with access, you should consider checking Workflow in the meantime, which is basically the same, with no Siri compatibility.
. 4 Siri Shortcuts on HomePod May Cause an Error Message
Even if you use custom shortcuts from the shortcut app or suggested by Siri, they may not work on the HomePod. (40834728: Applies to Dev-Beta 4-6 and Public Beta 3-5)
Even though it may be harder, Siri Shortcuts from the lock screen, they may not be able to run when the iPhone is locked. (41307405: Applies to Dev-Beta 4-6, public beta version 3-5)
In our short beta experience, we've already seen three iPhones freeze without warning , Your iPhone may hang on the rotating wheel's screen for more than 10 minutes before it fixes itself. We are not sure what this is causing, but in two cases AirDropping documents have caused the freeze. (Applies to all betas.)
Although Group FaceTime can be one of the most exciting features of iOS 12, it does not work on all devices running the beta properly. Apparently, only the video calls and will work for the iPhone 6 and newer, while the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus as well as the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad Air will only support audio at that time. Let's hope that this will be ironed out in future betas. (Affects all betas.)
If you are in beta beta or beta public beta, you can not call group facetime with users on the beta Start beta version of beta 1 and vice versa. To fix this, make sure they are all in the latest version of Betas. (39873802: Applies to all betas.)
While more iPhones get access to camera effects in messages, the list is still limited. Only iPhone SE and iPhone 6S and higher can use the new effects, while again no iPad can. (Applies to all betas.)
It only works for iPhone 7 and above when using camera effects in FaceTime. No iPads too. (Affects all betas.)
If you're calling Wi-Fi via T-Mobile, you should be careful. Apple claims that your call could be deleted when you switch from a Wi-Fi connection to a cellular connection. Why this problem only concerns T-Mobile is not known. (39251828: Applies to all betas.)
If you run the beta 1 of the development program and upgrade to beta version 2 or public beta, all screen timeout settings will be reset. This means that you need to re-enable and reconfigure the screen time, which can be very tedious depending on your needs. (Applies to dev beta 2-6 and public beta 1-5.)
If you have multiple iPhones in an iCloud account, Your "Picked Up iPhone" data may be distorted as you confuse the screen time that data from any device counts as an iPhone. No word on how this will affect future updates if this issue is resolved. (39917173: Applies to all betas.)
As if syncing with iTunes is not enough when multiple devices are connected to your iCloud account, the voice memos do not synchronized. Even if you go under Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive -> voice memos and activate it, it still does not work. (39701488: Applies to Dev Beta 2-6 and public beta 1-5.)
Measure is a fantastic new tool, the AR used to measure real objects. However, you may have trouble finding the app because iOS occasionally hides it in a random folder. If Measure does not appear on the Home screen for you, swipe down and search for it. (Affects all betas.)
16. Dictionary Is Not Available to Some Users
If you try to find the definition of a word, either in a search or by using Look Up for the selected text, you may not find one from Apple. While Siri Suggestions offers you websites and other content related to your search, the dictionary may not be available on iOS 12. Not all users will find out. (Applies to all betas.)
When you try to invite someone to HomeKit who uses iOS 11 to their homes and E several Mail addresses are associated with its Apple ID, it may not work. In this case, you can try sending the invitation to one of your other email addresses or to your phone number. (41033550: Applies to Dev Beta 2-6 and public beta 1-5.)
Notification badges let us know quickly have unread or unattended content in certain apps. Once you see this content, the badge disappears intuitively. This is not the case for Gmail in iOS 12 because the notification flag is preserved after new emails are displayed. According to a MacRumors thread, the only way to remove the notification flag at this moment is to force and restart Gmail. (Affects all betas.)
19. Low-brightness Clash Royale lags (iPhone X only)
The iPhone X Clash Royale still seems to be running well on the iOS 12 beta, at least with the brightness all the way down. If you need to play the game in the dark, you should only keep the brightness close to zero, otherwise you will give your opponent a big, laggy advantage. (Affects all betas.)
20. Not all apps are optimized yet
App developers design their apps to work with the system your iPhone is running on. With a new, important update, these apps need to be tweaked to run on the new software, otherwise the performance is less than ideal, to say the least.
While developers are gaining access to the beta version of iOS 12, not all of their favorite apps can be timely-optimized, as you may already notice by some issues in some of the most popular apps. You can almost be sure that there are problems with third-party apps, in addition to problems that you will experience through the beta itself. (Applies to all betas.)
If you ask Siri for an ETA for your passenger, you may not get an answer. Instead, Siri can only open the app if you have multiple ride-on apps installed on your iPhone. Apple's workaround is to simply ask Siri for the ETA again. (42324032: Applies to Dev-Beta 5-6 and Public Beta 4-5.)
Your Settings app may unexpectedly quit when You are trying to view or select a voice in the language settings. (42859905: Applies to Dev Beta 6 and Public Beta 5.)
If you have FaceTime, Mail, Maps, or Voice Overs on Uninstalling your iPhone, you should be prepared to quit settings when trying to open Siri & Search. Apple suggests reinstalling the affected apps. (42789893: Applies to Dev Beta 6 and Public Beta 5.)
Apple TVs of the 3rd generation may not work as a HomeKit hub while Apple TV and Apple TV 4K fourth generation may not be displayed as HomeKit Hub unless The setup was completed with an iOS device. Apple's Workaround: Add Apple TV via Settings> AirPlay> Home Room. (42782193: Applies to Dev Beta 6 and Public Beta 5.)
The iOS 12 Release Notes for the beta include an abundant compendium of developer issues. Developing apps for iOS 12 may be a good way to work around these bugs, but you should know what's in your way:
- Several CoreGraphics calls have been hardened to prevent invalid parameters from continuing. In iOS 12 Beta, these calls can now return NULL or return early. (38344690: Applies to all developer betas.)
- Certain languages may have a truncated or misaligned layout. (40420329: Applies to all developer betas.)
- Certain languages may display unlocated text. (40420422: Applies to all dev betas.)
- If a queueTransaction on applicationQueuePlayer is executed to change the position of a song, the queue is returned unchanged. (39401344: Applies to all dev betas.)
- In Swift, the linking property of INVOiceShortcut must be called _ _shortcut. (40418400: Applies to all dev betas.)
- When you use messages in the iOS Simulator, user A may not send a message to user B. (40916530) – Workaround: Send a message from user B to user A.  If you use a UICollectionViewCell subclass that requires updateConstraints (), problems with systemLayoutSizeFitting (_ 🙂 may occur. (42138227) – Workaround: Do not call the cell's setNeedsUpdateConstraints () method unless you need to support live constraint changes. If you need to support live constraint changes, call updateConstraintsIfNeeded () before calling systemLayoutSizeFitting (_ :).
- When running an NSUserActivity-based shortcut, Siri may not automatically open the app and instead display an open button Open the app (42773201: Affects Dev Beta 6 and Public Beta 5).
Apple has resolved many issues that were in the first three beta releases (and first two public beta releases), and you'll continue to bruise those bugs and other issues until they release in September. Some of the issues listed above will continue in this section, some already. In a perfect world, the only thing left over in this article would be this resolved section, but we would be happy if it were half and half.
. 1 Maps Near Widget Broken (40099072)
According to Apple's release notes for iOS 12 for Developer Beta 1, "the Google Maps app does not launch using the Maps Nearby Widget buttons." This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
iWork documents in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers did not mix well with iOS 12 developer beta 1. Apple told developers that releasing these documents via AirDrop or the app files could cause the device to become unresponsive. The "workaround" was to restart the device. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
If you wanted your time zones to travel exactly during beta phase 1, you had to manually change the time zone under Settings -> General -> Date and Time to adjust. Auto-Disable "disabled This has been fixed in devela 2 and the public beta.
If you had an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, dev beta has 1 probably made your vibration alarms very loud. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
New calendar events are for VoiceOver according to Apple's developer Beta 1 unavailable This is certainly a consideration when relying on VoiceOver in the Calendar app, which was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
If you have a Mac with a Touch Bar, and therefore a Touch ID Mac, this problem did not apply to you, but all other Mac users had a problem in Developer Beta 1. If an Apple Pay payment form was displayed in Safari on a Mac without a Touch ID, they could not confirm the payment if their iPhone or Apple Watch display was turned off. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
In the release notes for dev beta 1, Apple made it clear that the iOS 12 alarms did not work on CarPlay. This has been fixed in the beta version 2 and in the public beta version.
Some apps may have overlapping keyboard suggestions. Whether you've used these suggestions or not, this bug has overloaded your keyboard and made it ugly. This has been fixed in the beta version 2 and in the public beta version.
Apple warned users that Personal Hotspot might not be available on iOS 12 Beta 1. That was bad news for anyone (like me) who regularly relies on his personal internet hotspot device. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Calls on other devices with your mobile service provider account feature was not available with the iOS 12 developer beta 1. Handoff calls, however, still worked, too with devices that were not running Beta. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Apple claims that users may not be able to configure call forwarding while they are running iOS 12 Developer Beta 1. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
If you wanted to try FaceTime in beta 1, there could have been invisible text overlays. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Apple boasts that you can simultaneously join a group FaceTime call for up to 32 people. However, in the iOS 12 developer beta 1, adding new participants did not always work. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
fourteenth Wi-Fi Calls Disabled (40467667)
Wi-Fi Calling may have been disabled after updating to iOS 12 dev beta 1. This was fixed in devela 2 and in the public beta.
This issue was only for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro second generation and the iPad of the sixth generation fixed. However, if you use a receiving iPhone, you will not see video from these users in FaceTime calls. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
If you do not use English as the language for your iPhone, the search results may not be available to you in the photos in dev beta 1. This was in devela 2 and in the. Fixed Public Beta
If you viewed a PDF in Safari in beta version 1 and then rotated your device, the PDF could be prevented to scroll in the layout or to maximize. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
iOS 12 Developer Beta 1 did not let you forget apps that you wanted to delete. The logs of these apps stayed in screen time, so your usage data was displayed days after the app was deleted. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
19th Screen time settings were not synchronized between devices (39660477)
In developer beta 1, your screen time settings did not change on your iPad just because you had changed them on your iPhone. However, the usage data is still synchronized. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
The usage breakdown by app was not available for the screen time in iOS 12 dev beta 1. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Your weekly reports should appear once a week, but iOS 12 dev beta 1 found it necessary to send you multiple notifications when it did. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Screen Time allows you to lock certain apps and websites for you and your child. Unfortunately, a bug in iOS 12 dev beta 1 blocked apps and websites even after the screen time was disabled altogether. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Apple warned in beta version 1 that your child's iCloud account might not be able to report usage data back to your device, thereby causing the entire purpose the screen time for the parents has been thwarted. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Apple warns users that Siri in iOS 12 dev beta 1 "unexpected answers" to "Where's my …?" Ask. "Power" did not mean that the problem would happen each time. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Some EA games may have been unexpected on devices ended with iOS 12 dev beta 1. Apple cited " Real Racing 3" and "Sims Free Play" as two examples. The problem may not be so widespread. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
26th Bank of America Users Can not Check Accounts (39975169)
The iOS 12 Release Notes for Developer Beta 1 claimed that some users may not be able to sign in to the Bank of America app or view account information , "This has been fixed in beta version 2 and public beta version.
27 The Citi Mobile app was also broken (40205739)
Citibank customers would have wanted to avoid beta version 1 because the app Citi Mobile crashes at startup This has been fixed in Developers Beta 2 and Public Beta version.
28 The Weather Widget did not work (41096139)
If you look at the weather widget in your Today view or rely on the icon of the app on a 3D touch icon, you may have noticed that it works in the beta 2 version and does not publicly work on beta 1. Fortunately, this problem was quickly spotted by dev beta 3 and public beta 2
While the shortcut is not available to all users, you can still use custom shortcuts over the Siri-E create settings. However, if you record a custom abbreviation phrase, you may not be able to tap Done to save it until the issue is resolved in Beta 3 and Public Beta 2.
While English users would not have any problems here if you changed the default language of Siri to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, that would be you not been able to set up "Hey Siri" on the device. Apple suggested installing "Hey Siri" before it was upgraded to dev beta 2 or the public beta because these versions were the problem. You also suggested using another device that is signed in to the same iCloud account. This issue has been fixed in Developer Beta 3 and Public Beta 2.
Siri Shortcuts are an exciting new iOS 12 feature. However, you may not have worked for PDF images. Apple's "workaround" was to use a different image format, but now the problem has been fixed, both in beta version 4 and in public beta 3.
Apple said Skype might quit unexpectedly after signing in on iOS 12 beta. Since dev beta 3 and public beta 2 this is no longer a problem.
Checking your route for a walk or jogging is a fulfilling way to track your fitness. Unfortunately, your card may not have featured in the iOS 12 Activity App. This issue has been fixed since developer beta 4 and public beta 3.
In a Group FaceTime call with other users, when the current speaker's tile is to be enlarged, it visually highlights who she speaks. While this worked in most cases, Apple said that auto-enlarging this tile might not work when using external headphones. The company has fixed this issue in beta version 3 and public beta 2.
If you make many FaceTime video calls, you may have been interrupted by a "bad connection" message. You will not notice, however, because Apple has fixed the problem with dev beta 3 and the public beta 2.
If you have tried to make a call directly from the FaceTime app, the app may have crashed directly on you. This issue has been fixed in Developer Beta 3 and Public Beta 2.
Apple may warn voicemail notifications inconsistently and may not appear if your iPhone is locked. This voicemail bug has been fixed in Developer Beta 3 and Public Beta 2.
If you tried to activate a SIM PIN on your iPhone, the device loses the mobile service. Starting with Beta 3 and Public Beta 2, this bug no longer presents a problem.
When you, as a parent or guardian, have more time for a child's device bestimmte App benötigen, selbst wenn Sie den Passcode auf dem Gerät des Kindes zur Genehmigung eingegeben haben mehr Zeit, Sie würden immer noch eine Benachrichtigung auf Ihrem eigenen iPhone erhalten. Das könnte ziemlich nervig sein. In Entwicklung Beta 3 und öffentliche Beta 2 behoben.
Während die Bildschirmzeit die iPhone-Aktivität Ihres Kindes anzeigt, wurde die Betaversion von iOS 12 mit einem Fehler ausgeliefert, der Sie daran hindert, die Website-Nutzung anzuzeigen. Dieses Problem wurde in Entwickler Beta 4 und öffentlicher Beta 3 behoben.
Das klingt vielleicht etwas verwirrend – Downtime ist eine neue Funktion, die Ihr gesamtes iPhone nicht für Sie "stört". Sie können wählen, welche Apps Sie während der Downtime verwenden dürfen, die als "Immer erlaubt" bezeichnet wird, wobei iOS am Anfang eine Reihe von Standard-Apps anbietet. Diese Standardeinstellungen waren in der Betaversion von iOS 12 solange nicht erlaubt, bis Sie auf Einstellungen -> Uhrzeit -> Immer erlaubt geklickt hatten, um die Liste der Apps zu aktualisieren, aber seit der Betaversion 4 und der öffentlichen Beta 3 diesen Fehler behoben haben, gibt es dieses Problem nicht mehr
Beim Festlegen eines Passcodes für die Bildschirmzeit hat Apple angegeben, nur Nummern zu verwenden. Andernfalls könnte es unmöglich sein, den Zugangscode einzugeben, wenn Sie versuchen, auf das Merkmal zuzugreifen. Dies ist nicht mehr der Fall, und zwar ab dev Beta 4 und der öffentlichen Beta 3.
Wenn Sie einen Text an einen Freund mit Siri senden, können Sie die Nachrichtenbenutzeroberfläche auf dem Bildschirm berühren, um in die Unterhaltung in Nachrichten zu gelangen. Das funktioniert möglicherweise nicht in der Betaversion von iOS 12, zumindest nicht in einer Version vor der Betaversion von Beta 3 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion 2. Wenn Sie jedoch auf mindestens eine dieser Versionen aktualisiert haben, geht es Ihnen gut.
Für das ganze Getöse über Sprachmemos, die auf den Mac kommen, wollte die Betaversion von iOS 12 nicht mit Ihrem MacBook oder iMac zusammenarbeiten. Ab de beta 4 und der öffentlichen Beta 3 arbeiten sie jedoch so, wie sie sollten.
Ab iOS 12 Beta 2 und der öffentlichen Betaversion wurden Aktionsschaltflächen, die in interaktiven Benachrichtigungen angezeigt wurden, möglicherweise unlesbar, wenn die Einstellungen für erhöhten Kontrast aktiviert waren. Behoben ab Version Beta 3 und öffentlicher Beta 2.
Wenn Sie Ihre AirPods in religiöser Absicht verwendet haben, war es möglich, dass Sie die Audiowiedergabe nur pausieren konnten, indem Sie beide AirPods aus Ihren Ohren entfernten, nicht nur eines. Mach dir jetzt keine Sorgen, denn Apple hat dieses Problem mit Beta 3 und Beta 2 behoben.
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47. CallKit Extensions wurden möglicherweise deaktiviert (39548788, 39885031)
Wenn Sie auf Ihrem iPhone CallKit-Erweiterungen wie Hiya Caller ID und Blockieren verwendet haben, mussten Sie das Telefon, die Nachrichten oder Einstellungen möglicherweise beenden und neu starten App, um sie wieder arbeiten zu lassen. Dieses Problem wurde in Entwickler Beta 3 und öffentlicher Beta 2 behoben.
48. Spam-Nachrichten wurden möglicherweise nicht angezeigt (41018290)
Wenn Sie eine CallKit-Erweiterung auf Ihrem iPhone verwendet haben, um potenzielle Spam-Anrufer und -Texter anzuzeigen, wurden die SMS- und Telefonanruf-Spamklassifizierungserweiterungen nicht geladen und würden einen schwarzen Bildschirm anzeigen. Dieses Problem stellt ab dev beta 3 und pubic beta 2 kein Problem mehr dar.
CarPlay ist möglicherweise nicht mit bestimmten Fahrzeugen verbunden. Wenn Sie die Betaversion installiert haben, besteht die Gefahr, dass Sie Ihr iPhone nicht mit CarPlay in Ihrem Auto oder LKW verwenden können. Dieses Problem wurde in Entwickler Beta 3 und öffentlicher Beta 2 behoben.
Immer wenn Sie versuchten, eine Person zu einem iWork-Dokument hinzuzufügen (Seiten, Zahlen, Keynote), fehlte die Navigationsschaltfläche, die im Blatt "Freigaben" angezeigt wird. In Entwicklung Beta 3 und öffentliche Beta 2 behoben.
Wenn Sie bei Verwendung einer Anwendung eines Drittanbieters einen Kopfhörer an Ihr iPhone anschlossen, zeigte Ihnen die Media Player-Benutzeroberfläche möglicherweise nicht das Artwork für den Song oder Video. Dieses Problem wurde in Entwickler Beta 3 und öffentlicher Beta 2 behoben.
Wenn Sie Netflix-Videos zur Offline-Anzeige in der Beta-Version von Beta 2 und der öffentlichen Betaversion 1 heruntergeladen haben, wird Netflix unerwartet beendet. Dieses Problem wurde in der Beta-Version 4 und der öffentlichen Beta 3 behoben.
53. Sie hätten sich möglicherweise nicht bei Twitter anmelden können (40910390)
Dies war zwar kein Problem in der Entwickler-Beta 1, wenn Sie mit iOS 12 Entwickler-Beta 2 oder der öffentlichen Beta 1 arbeiten, als Sie sich bei Twitter einloggen App wurde Ihnen möglicherweise ein leerer Bildschirm angezeigt. Dieses Problem wurde in Entwickler Beta 3 und öffentlicher Beta 2 behoben.
54. Taobao hätte beim Start abgestürzt sein können (40958373)
55. Das Ändern der Zeit für App-Limits würde angepasste Tage überschreiben (40668188)
Mit der Bildschirmzeit und App-Limits können Sie in iOS verschiedene Zeitlimits für jeden Tag festlegen. Wenn Sie beispielsweise Samstags mehr App-Zeit für Instagram geben möchten, können Sie dies hier festlegen.
Leider werden durch diesen Bug diese benutzerdefinierten Tage gelöscht, sobald Sie die Zeit für eine App oder Kategorie ändern. Apple has dropped this bug from its release notes as of dev beta 3 and public beta 2, so, more than likely, the issue doesn't exist anymore.
56. Siri Shortcuts Might Not Have Worked While Using CarPlay (39882673, 41652481)
If you wanted to use Siri Shortcuts, either suggested ones or ones from the Shortcuts app, you might not have had success if using CarPlay while driving. Fixed in dev beta 5 and public beta 4.
If you had enabled Siri Shortcuts either from the Shortcuts app or from ones suggested by Siri, they may not have been accessible if you needed to restore your device to a backup, meaning you'd have to start all over again. This issue was patched in dev beta 5 and public beta 4.
In dev beta 4 and public beta 3, you might have encountered an error message while downloading an app from the App Store. If this happened to you, Apple said to simply try downloading the app again, so it didn't appear to be a life-changing issue. Nevertheless, this issue was fixed with dev beta 5 and public beta 4.
Apple warned iPhone X beta testers that their signal bars might not be accurate. If you depended on those bars frequently to clue you in to your level of cell service, this bug might have kept iOS 12 off your iPhone X. This issue was patched in dev beta 5 and public beta 4.
This was a weird bug where the Cellular Data section in Settings –> Cellular would refresh constantly. If you relied on the information here, it could become annoying very quickly. Fixed in dev beta 5 and public beta 4.
The Wallet app might have quit on you upon launching in iOS 12. Apple suggested users quit Wallet via the application switcher, then try launching the app again. This issue was fixed in dev beta 5 and public beta 4.
Your devices' Screen Time data might not have synced properly between all of your devices. Apple suggested restarting the affected devices as a workaround, but now the issue is resolved as of dev beta 5 and public beta 4.
After restarting your iPhone, paired Bluetooth accessories might not have functioned correctly or might have been displayed using the device's address rather than its name. Apple claimed the workaround for this issue was to go to the Bluetooth settings, select Forget This Device and pair the accessory to your device again. Fixed in dev beta 6 and public beta 5.
Asking Siri to use to Apple Pay Cash to send or request money might have produced an error. Apple's workaround? Include a dollar amount in the Siri request. This was fixed in dev beta 6 and public beta 5.
Siri couldn't open an app by name while using CarPlay, nor could Siri use Shortcuts which involved opening an app. Fixed in dev beta 6 and public beta 5.
Some Shortcuts requests might not succeed and display "Shortcuts will continue with your request," according to Apple. This issue was fixed in dev beta 6 and public beta 5.
- When deploying apps to iOS 11 or earlier, JPEG image assets were not included in the compiled .car file. (40507731: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- Platform Switching for Switch Control was unavailable in iOS 12 beta. (40035312: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- Sysdiagnose initiation via the Analytics menu item in AssistiveTouch and Switch Control was unavailable. (40504710: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- Signing into a previously-used sandbox account during the In-App Purchase flow could produce unexpected results. (40639792: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- In .obj models, the bump semantics in .mtl files don't map to MDLMaterialSemanticTangentSpaceNormal. (40665817: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- There was no default icon for RPBroadcastPickerView. (38813581: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- Assigning a value to a parameter which began with a capital letter threw NSUnknownKeyException. (40464710: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- When performing a shortcut in Siri, custom responses wouldn't be included in the confirmation dialog text which Siri reads. (40562557: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- Presenting a UIImagePickerController might have caused the app to be terminated with a privacy violation if the app did not include the NSMicrophoneUsageDescription key in its Info.plist. (40490417: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- Universal Links might not open the expected target app. Please submit a bug report if you experience this problem. (40568385: Fixed in dev beta 3 and public beta 2.)
- Certain USDZ models loaded in Safari might not render thumbnail images. (40252307: Fixed in dev beta 3 and public beta 2.)
- When layers are quantized <8-bits or with a lookup-table, users may encounter issues in deconvolution and recurrent layers. Workaround: Use only linear 8-bit quantization on these layers. (40632252: Fixed in dev beta 4 and public beta 3.)
- ReplayKit broadcasting will be enabled in a future release. (40342264: Fixed in dev beta 3 and public beta 2.)
- Viewing Wallet passes in SFSafariViewController might be unavailable. Workaround: View the pass in Safari. (40415649: Fixed in dev beta 4 and public beta 3.)
- Shortcuts donated with images created using the +[INImage imageWithURL:] API won't display an image. Workaround: Use +[INImage imageWithImageData:] (40623457: Fixed in dev beta 3 and public beta 2.)
- SiriKit queries might be delayed or result in an error message — Workaround: Restart the affected device. (41759318: Fixed in dev beta 5 and public beta 4.)
- Models with flexible input sizes may unexpectedly reject an input using the default size displayed in Xcode's type field. Workaround: Supply a non-default size input on first prediction call. (40632323: Affects all dev betas.)
- A song cannot be added to a playlist using the addItemWithProductID API. (40508800: Affects all dev betas.)
- Users might not see custom UI when using Siri Suggestions Shortcuts with built-in intents — Workaround: Add the shortcut to Siri in Settings > Siri & Search. Then use Siri to run the shortcut and verify the custom UI within Siri. (42406900: Affects dev beta 5 and public beta 4.)
Look, hopping on any beta is a gamble, and iOS 12 is no exception. While this initial release is littered with bugs, it has plenty of upsides as well. You might think the new features are the main attraction here, but many simply praise Apple for iOS 12's speediness, especially on older hardware. If you're prepared to face a few bugs, you might end up liking your beta experience this go around.