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 might 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 12 has a lot to do to meet Apple's hopes for a smooth, mobile operating system, as it did then.
Well, these concerns are not to say that iOS 1
. 1 The weather widget does not work
If you rely on the weather widget or a 3D touch icon on the app in your Today view, you may need to open the app yourself to get weather forecasts. However, not everyone notices problems with it. (41096139: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
We are also upset. 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.)
3. Notifications are Hit & Miss
The iOS community held a collective celebration when it was announced that iOS 12 would return the notification grouping 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. (Affects all betas.)
While Siri Shortcuts look great, Apple has not added the app "Shortcuts" to the iOS 12 beta yet. While you can find Siri shortcuts while playing with the new software, you still do not have the ability to create completely custom shortcuts. That's a big disappointment given that it's one of the features we're looking forward to. (Affects all betas.)
If Siri Shortcuts interest you, you should check workflow in the meantime.
. 5 Siri Shortcuts May Not Work for PDFs
Siri Shortcuts are an exciting new iOS 12 feature. However, they may not work for PDF images. Apple's "workaround" is to use a different image format. Therefore, you should avoid linking to PDFs until this problem is resolved. (40395673: Applies to all betas.)
While the shortcut app does not exist, you can still create custom shortcuts through the Siri settings. However, if you record a custom abbreviation phrase, you may not be able to tap Done to save it. (40862775: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
While English users have no problems here, if you use Siri's default language in Chinese, Japanese or Korean change, not set up. "Hey Siri" on the device. Apple suggests setting up "Hey Siri" before upgrading to dev beta 2 or the public beta because these versions are the problem. You also suggest using a different device signed in to the same iCloud account. (41188020: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
In our short beta experience, we've already frozen three iPhones 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.)
Apple claims Skype may unexpectedly quit after logging in to iOS 12 Beta. If you're an avid skyper, you might want to wait for that bug to iron out before you jump into beta. (39666451: Applies to all betas.)
Checking your route after a walk or jogging is a fulfilling way to track your fitness. Unfortunately, your card may not show up in the iOS 12 Activity App. (40008565: affects all betas.)
While Group FaceTime is one of the most exciting features of iOS 12, it will not work properly on all devices running the beta. Apparently only video and audio calls 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 only support audio at that time. Let's hope that this will be ironed out in future betas. (Applies to 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.)
When talking to other users in a FaceTime group call, the current speaker's tile is enlarged to visually emphasize who is speaking. While this works in most cases, Apple claims that auto-enlarging this tile may not work when using external headphones. However, they do not say if the speaker or other users are wearing the headphones. Either way, just use the built-in speaker on your iPhone if there are problems here. (40615683: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
If you make many FaceTime video calls, you may be interrupted by a "bad connection" message. Apple claims to disconnect the call and reconnect to repair it themselves until they find out at the end of it. (41033989: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
If you try to make a call directly through the FaceTime app, the app may crash immediately from you. In this case, try to use Siri to make the FaceTime call. (41189126: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
While more iPhones have 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. (Affects all betas.)
For using camera effects in FaceTime, it only works for the iPhone 7 and above. 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 are downloading the beta version of iOS 12, you should check your voicemail regularly. Apple warns that voicemail notifications may be inconsistent and may not be displayed when your iPhone is locked. You'd rather check your voicemail manually instead of relying on notifications for a while. (39826861: Applies to all betas.)
When you try to activate a SIM PIN on your iPhone, the device loses the mobile service. Apple suggests rebooting the iPhone as an option and then removing and reinstalling the SIM card as a second option. (40958280: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
When you run the Developer's Beta 1 and you upgrade to Beta 2 or the public beta version of Developer, all settings will be reset reset for the screen time. 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 and public betas.)
If you, as the parent or guardian of a child's device, need more time for a particular app, even if you have the Entering code on the child's device to allow more time still gets a notification on your own iPhone. That could be pretty annoying. (Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
If you have multiple iPhones in an iCloud account, your "Picked Up." iPhone "data may be distorted as you are tempting the screen time to think 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.)
While the screen time is displaying your child's iPhone activity, the beta version of iOS 12 will fail that prevents you from viewing website usage. No word why this problem exists, but this data may appear on your child's iPhone. If you want to check in to their browsing habits, ask for their screen time report instead. (40218447: Applies to all betas.)
That may sound a bit confusing – Downtime is a new feature that your entire iPhone will not do for you "disturbs". You can choose which apps you can use during downtime, which is called "always allowed," with iOS initially offering a set of standard apps. These defaults are not allowed in the beta version of iOS 12 until you click Settings -> Time -> Always Allowed to refresh the list of apps. (40320173: Applies to all betas.)
Unfortunately, this bug deletes these custom days as soon as you change the time for an app or category. That's enough for us to recommend that you do not worry about customized days until this bug is fixed because your hard work is wasted for a change of time. (40668188: affects all betas.)
27. Alphanumeric Passwords May Affect Screen Time
If you set a passcode for the screen time, Apple will ask you to use only numbers. Otherwise, it may be impossible to enter the access code when trying to access the feature. Why this problem exists does not say Apple. But we will take her word for it. (40671666: Applies to all betas.)
When you send a text to a friend with Siri, it may be useful to type in the message user interface is displayed on the screen to jump into the conversation in messages. That could not happen in iOS 12. Apple does not specify what happens when this issue occurs, just that the News app does not load. If this happens to you, Apple recommends simply quitting Siri and then manually open messages. (39941268: Applies to all betas.)
For all the tumult about voice memos coming on the Mac, iOS 12 Beta does not want to work with your MacBook or iMac. Voice memos do not seem to sync with iTunes yet. So you need to make sure that you have properly backed up these files if you want them to be safe in this beta version. (40346169: 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 and public betas.)
Measure is a fantastic new tool that uses AR to create real objects to eat. 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.)
32. 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. (Affects all betas.)
From iOS 12 Beta 2 and public beta, action buttons that appear in interactive notifications may become unreadable when the settings are changed are activated for increased contrast. (41050794: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
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35. CallKit Extensions May Be Disabled
If you are using CallKit extensions on your iPhone; For example, if you have Hiya Caller ID and Block, you may need to quit and restart the Phone, Messages, or Settings app for it to work again. (# 39548788, 39885031: affects all betas.)
36. Spam Messages May Not Be Displayed
If you use a CallKit extension on your iPhone to display potential spam callers and textors, the SMS and phone call spam classification extensions will not load and a black screen will be displayed. (41018290: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
CarPlay may not be able to connect to specific vehicles. If you install the beta version, you run the risk of not being able to use your iPhone with CarPlay in your car or vehicle. (40494430: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
If you're trying someone who invites iOS 11 to your home If you have multiple e-mail addresses associated with your Apple ID, HomeKit 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 and public betas.)
Whenever you try to add a person to an iWork document (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) , the navigation button that appears in the Stock Options sheet is missing. (40368764: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
If you connect a pair of headphones to your iPhone when using a third-party application, the Media Player user interface may not display the artwork for the title or video. If you're a developer of any of these apps, Apple says that you review your images using the developer's Preferences -> Developers -> Show Recent Shortcuts. (40989415: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
Notification badges quickly let us know that we have unread or unread apps in certain apps have unattended content. Once you see this content, the badge disappears intuitively. This is not the case for Gmail in iOS 12 because the notification flag is retained 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.)
42. Low-brightness Clash Royale lags (iPhone X only)
The iPhone X Clash Royale does not seem to be running 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.)
43. Fortnite crashes when starting a new game
AAA games on iOS 12 are not looking too good. Fortnite reportedly crashes when launching a new game for some users. If you're an avid Fortnite player on the iPhone, consider rethinking the beta version of iOS 12 again until the issue is resolved. (Affects all betas.)
44. Netflix Can Crash When Downloading Videos
If you download Netflix videos for offline playback, you may want to download them before you install the beta version of iOS 12. While it works well in Beta 1, Beta 2 and the public beta cause Netflix to quit unexpectedly when a video is downloaded. (40653033: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
45. You may not be able to log in to Twitter
While this is not a problem in Developer Beta 1, if you are using iOS 12, Beta 2, or the public beta, sign in to the Twitter app can be displayed with a blank screen. (40910390: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
46. Taobao May Crash on Launch
If you use the Taobao app, it may stop immediately if you try to open it. While this did not seem to be a problem in dev beta 1, it is in dev beta 2 and public beta. (40958373: Applies to Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
47. 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.)
The iOS 12 Release Notes for the beta include an abundant compendium of developer issues. When developing apps for iOS 12, it may be worth fixing these errors. However, you should know what gets in the way:
- Universal Links may not open the expected target app. Please submit a bug report when this issue occurs. (40568385: Applies to all development betas.)
- Certain USDZ models loaded in Safari can not display thumbnails. (40252307: Affects all dev betas.)
- Various CoreGraphics calls were hardened against invalid parameter continuation. In iOS 12 Beta, these calls can now return NULL or return early. (38344690: Applies to all dev betas.)
- When layers are quantized with 8-bit or with a lookup table, there may be problems with deconvolution and recurring layers. Workaround : Use only linear 8-bit quantization on these layers. (40632252: Applies to all dev betas.)
- Models with flexible input sizes may unexpectedly reject input with the default size displayed in the xcode type field. Workaround : Enter a non-standard size entry at the first prediction call. (40632323: Applies to all dev 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 is run on the applicationQueuePlayer to change the position of a song, the queue is returned unchanged. (39401344: Applies to all developer betas.)
- A title can not be added to a playlist using the addItemWithProductID API. (40508800: Applies to all developer betas.)
- Playback of ReplayKit will be activated in a future release. (40342264: Applies to all developer betas.)
- Viewing wallet passports in SFSafariViewController may not be available. Workaround : View the pass in Safari. (40415649: Applies to all dev betas.)
- In Swift, the shortcut property of INVOiceShortcut must be called _ _shortcut. (40418400: Affects all dev betas.)
- Shortcuts donated to images created using API + [INImage imageWithURL:] do not display a picture. Workaround : + + [INImage imageWithImageData:] (40623457: Affects Dev Beta 2 and public betas.)
Apple has resolved a lot of issues that were included in Developer Beta 1, and they will continue to squeeze these bugs and other issues through to September release. 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.
According to Apple's iOS 12 Release Notes for beta version 1, the Google Maps app does not have the widget buttons near "started." This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
iWork documents in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers did not fit well with iOS 12 dev beta 1. Apple told developers that sharing these documents Using 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 timezones to travel exactly in dev beta 1, you had to set the timezone manually via Settings -> General -> Date & Time, deactivated with "Automatic setting". This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
If you had an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, dev beta 1 probably made your vibration alarms very loud. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
Newly created calendar events are not available for VoiceOver according to the Apple Beta 1 Beta notes. This is certainly a consideration when relying on VoiceOver in the Calendar app. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
If you have a Mac with a touch bar and thus a Touch ID Mac, this problem was not for you. However, 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 was. 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 with CarPlay. This was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
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 was fixed in beta version 2 and in public beta.
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. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Apple behauptet, Benutzer hätten die Anrufweiterleitung möglicherweise nicht konfigurieren können, während sie die iOS 12-Entwickler-Beta 1 ausgeführt hätten. Dies wurde in der Beta-Version 2 und in der öffentlichen Beta behoben.
Wenn Sie FaceTime in der Beta-Version 1 ausprobieren wollten, hätte es unsichtbare Textüberlagerungen geben können. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Apple rühmt sich, dass Sie haben können, bis zu 32 Personen gleichzeitig einem FaceTime-Anruf einer Gruppe beitreten können. In der iOS 12-Entwickler-Beta 1 funktionierte das Hinzufügen neuer Teilnehmer jedoch nicht immer. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
14. WLAN-Anrufe wurden deaktiviert (40467667)
Möglicherweise wurde Wi-Fi Calling nach dem Update auf iOS 12 dev beta 1 deaktiviert. Dies wurde in der Betaversion von developer beta 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Dieses Problem wurde nur für das 10,5-Zoll-iPad Pro, das iPad 12 Pro der zweiten Generation und das iPad der sechsten Generation behoben. Wenn Sie jedoch ein empfangsseitiges iPhone verwenden, sehen Sie in FaceTime-Anrufen kein Video von diesen Benutzern. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Wenn Sie kein Englisch als Sprache für Ihr iPhone verwenden, sind die Suchergebnisse möglicherweise nicht in den Fotos in dev beta 1 für Sie verfügbar. Dies wurde in devela 2 und in der. Behoben öffentliche Beta.
Wenn Sie ein PDF in Safari in der Beta-Version 1 angesehen und dann Ihr Gerät gedreht hatten, konnte es verhindert haben, dass die PDF-Datei im Layout gescrollt oder maximiert wurde. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
iOS 12 dev beta 1 ließ Sie Apps, die Sie löschen wollten, nicht vergessen. Die Logs dieser Apps blieben in der Bildschirmzeit sodass Ihre Nutzungsdaten auch Tage nach dem Löschen der App angezeigt wurden. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
19th Einstellungen für die Bildschirmzeit wurden nicht zwischen Geräten synchronisiert (39660477)
In der Entwickler-Beta 1 wurden Ihre Einstellungen für die Bildschirmzeit auf Ihrem iPad nicht geändert, nur weil Sie sie auf Ihrem iPhone geändert haben. Die Nutzungsdaten werden jedoch immer noch synchronisiert. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Die Nutzungsaufschlüsselung nach App war für die Bildschirmzeit in iOS 12 dev beta 1 nicht verfügbar. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Beta behoben.
Ihre wöchentlichen Berichte sollen einmal pro Woche kommen, aber iOS 12 Entwickler Beta 1 fühlte die Notwendigkeit, Ihnen mehrere Benachrichtigungen zu senden, wenn es passiert ist. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Screen Time (Bildschirmzeit) bietet Ihnen die Möglichkeit, bestimmte Apps und Websites für Sie und Ihr Kind zu sperren. Leider hat ein Fehler in iOS 12 dev beta 1 Apps und Websites blockiert, auch nachdem die Bildschirmzeit insgesamt deaktiviert wurde. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Apple warnte in der Beta-Version 1, dass das iCloud-Konto Ihres Kindes möglicherweise keine Nutzungsdaten an Ihr Gerät zurückmelden konnte und damit den gesamten Zweck der Bildschirmzeit für Eltern vereitelt. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
Apple warnt Benutzer, dass Siri in iOS 12 dev Beta 1 "unerwartete Antworten" auf "Wo ist mein …?" Fragen. "Macht" bedeutete nicht, dass das Problem jedes Mal passieren würde. Dies wurde in der Beta-Version 2 und in der öffentlichen Beta behoben.
Einige EA-Spiele wurden möglicherweise unerwartet auf Geräten mit iOS 12 dev beta 1 beendet. Apple nannte " Real Racing 3" und "Sims Free Play" als zwei Beispiele, Das Problem war vielleicht nicht so weit verbreitet. Dies wurde in der Betaversion 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
26th Benutzer der Bank of America konnten keine Konten prüfen (39975169)
In den Versionshinweisen zu iOS 1 für Entwickler 1 wurde behauptet, dass sich einige Benutzer möglicherweise nicht in der App Bank of America anmelden oder Kontoinformationen anzeigen können. " Dies wurde in Entwickler Beta 2 und in der öffentlichen Betaversion behoben.
27. Die App von Citi Mobile war ebenfalls kaputt (40205739)
Citibank-Kunden hätten die Beta-Version 1 vermeiden wollen, da die App Citi Mobile beim Start des Spiels abgestürzt wäre. Dies wurde in der Beta-Version 2 und in der öffentlichen Beta-Version behoben.
28. Behobene Probleme mit Entwicklern
- Bei der Bereitstellung von Apps für iOS 11 oder früher waren JPEG-Bildassets nicht in der kompilierten CAR-Datei enthalten. (40507731: In Entwicklung Beta 2 und in der öffentlichen Beta behoben.)
- Platform Switching für Switch Control war in iOS 12 Beta nicht verfügbar. (40035312: In Entwicklung Beta 2 und in der öffentlichen Beta behoben.)
- Die Sysdiagnose-Initialisierung über den Menüeintrag "Analyse" in AssistiveTouch und Switch Control war nicht verfügbar. (40504710: Fixed in dev beta 2 and in the public beta.)
- Signing i nto 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.)
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.