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 currently available only to developers, you might have more problems than iOS 11 as a whole. Bugs, glitches, compatibility issues and other disadvantages. That's because this is the first beta release of iOS 12, and it has a lot of work to do to meet Apple's hopes for a smooth mobile operating system like it did then.
Well, those scruples are not to say that iOS 1
. 1 The volume HUD is still garbage
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.
2. 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 mystery that will hopefully be solved and smoothed out by Beta 2.
While Siri shortcuts look great, Apple has not integrated the "Shortcuts" app with Beta 1 on iOS 12. While you will find Siri shortcuts with the new software, you still have no way to create completely custom shortcuts. That's a big disappointment given that it's one of the features we're looking forward to.
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. 4 Your iPhone Could Freeze Any Time
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're not sure what's causing this, but in two cases AirDropping documents triggered the freeze.
Look, beta testing can be fun. You get new features ahead of everyone else, and you can help Apple fix bugs or glitches before the operating system is released. Of course, this last bit is why betas can be less than ideal.
Not all betas are the same, but most of the time you will encounter bugs. Some may be harmless, like an app crash here or there or a behavior you did not expect. Others, however, can be persistent, widespread annoyances that dramatically reduce the usability of your iPhone.
If you're someone who does not want to deal with temperamental software issues, the beta version is just not for you. They should better wait for the official release of iOS 12 in September.
According to Apple's iOS 12 Release Notes, "The Google Maps app does not launch from the nearby map widget buttons." If you're someone using this widget feature, you may lose some functionality by downloading iOS 12.
iWork documents in Pages, Keynote and Numbers may not fit well with your iPhone or iPad on iOS 12. Apple told developers that sharing these documents through AirDrop or the Files app might cause the device to be unresponsive. The "Workaround" restarts the device. That's a fight.
If you want your time zones to be accurate when traveling, you must set the time zone manually. You will find this option under Settings -> General -> Date and Time. Make sure "Auto Adjust" is disabled.
Apple claims that Skype may quit unexpectedly on iOS 12. If you're an avid skyper, you may want to wait until this bug is ironed out.
Some EA games may quit unexpectedly on iOS 12 devices. Apple calls " Real Racing 3" and "Sims Free Play" two examples, so the problem may not occur too widespread.
. 11 Bank of America users can not check their money
iOS 12 Release Notes claim "Some users may not be able to sign in to the Bank of America app or view account information." That could be a deal-breaker for BOA customers – you need your money more than you need iOS 12.
Citi customers could be their colleague at the Bank of America want to follow.
Your newly created calendar events may not be available to VoiceOver, according to Apple. This is certainly a consideration when relying on VoiceOver in the Calendar app.
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.
If you have a Mac with a Touchbar and a Mac with a Touch ID, it will hit you this problem does not apply to you. However, keep in mind all other Mac users: If an Apple Pay payment form is displayed in Safari on a non-Touch ID Mac, you will not be able to confirm payment if your iPhone or Apple Watch display is turned off.
Apple points out Obvious workaround: Wake up your iPhone or Apple Watch Display before repeating the purchase.
Do not remember to use alarms in your car when using CarPlay – Apple has clarified that iOS 12 alarms currently do not work with CarPlay. Better wait for a patch for this error when using alarms in the car.
Some apps may have overlapping keyboard suggestions. Whether you use these suggestions or not, this mistake makes your keyboard cluttered and ugly. If you encounter this error, close and restart the app or document you entered.
Apple warns users that Personal Hotspot may not be available while running iOS 12. This is bad news for anyone (like me) who regularly relies on his personal internet hotspot on other devices] 19. Group FaceTime is not for everyone
Although the FaceTime group is one of the most exciting features of iOS 12, it will not be available on all devices running the beta. Apparently, only iPhone 7 and later is currently compatible with the FaceTime group, while the feature is not available on the iPad. Let's hope Beta 2 balances it.
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 there can be no iPad at all. For FaceTime camera effects, FaceTime's list is the same – iPhone 7 and above only. No iPads. You get the drill.
If you want to try the FaceTime group, be prepared to encounter invisible text overlays. To make them appear again, you have to move the preview window down, according to Apple.
23rd iPads do not send video during a FaceTime call
Why would the recipient still want to see you during a FaceTime call? This issue affects the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, the second-generation 12.9-inch iPad, and the sixth-generation iPad.
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.
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 better check your voicemail manually instead of relying on notifications for a while.
Calls on other devices that use your wireless service provider feature are not available with the beta version of iOS 12. However, handoff calls still work on iOS 12, even on devices that do not run the beta.
Apple claims that users may not be able to configure call forwarding while they are running the beta version of iOS 12. With no indication of how soon this issue will be resolved, users redirecting calls may not need to continue downloading the beta phase.
Calls do not seem to be the strength of iOS 12. Check your Wi-Fi call status – Apple warns that this feature might be disabled after the upgrade. Fortunately, the solution is fast: Turn Wi-Fi Calling back on Settings -> Phone.
If you do not use English as your iPhone language, the search results may not be available in photos. Maybe Apple did not manage to test the feature in other languages. Nevertheless, this bug could be a bit annoying for non-English iPhones.
When you view a PDF in Safari, you rotate your device, which means that the PDF may not be scrolled or maximized in the layout. Be careful when viewing PDF files in Apple's web browser.
With iOS 12, you can not forget apps that you want to delete. From now on, the logs of this app stay in Screen Time, so your usage data will be displayed even days after deleting the app. At the very least, this error confirms that Apple wants to delete this data from the screen time when a corresponding app is deleted.
32nd Screen Time Settings Can not Synchronize Devices
Your screen time settings will not change on your iPad just because you have changed them on your iPhone. That will come later. Usage data will still be synchronized. That's probably more important anyway.
Screening time will be of no use to users running iOS 12 beta. You will always see the message "While using your iPhone, the time is displayed here." But no matter how long you use your iPhone, this message will never change. Let's hope that Apple patches this before the official release.
If you have multiple iPhones in an iCloud account Your "Picked Up iPhone" data may be distorted as you tempt the screen time to think the data from any device counts as an iPhone. No word on how this will affect future updates if this issue is resolved.
While the screen time is displaying your child's iPhone activity, iOS 12 will ship with an error that prevents you from viewing the website Usage. No word why this problem exists, but this data may appear on your child's iPhone. If you would like to inquire about their browsing habits, ask for their screen time report instead.
Apple warns that your child's iCloud account may not report usage data back to your device, thereby thwarting the overall purpose of screen time for the parent , No workaround is listed for this issue.
That may sound a bit confusing – Downtime is a new feature that will not "bother" your entire iPhone. 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.
Your weekly reports may appear once a week, but iOS 12 has the feeling that you need to send multiple notifications when it does.
Screen time allows you to lock certain apps and websites for you and your child. Unfortunately, a bug in iOS 12 seems to have blocked apps and websites even after Screen Time was disabled as a whole.
The Apple language suggests that this is not a persistent problem, so you will not find it yourself. When you do this, tap the "Ignore limit" button and choose "Remember me" or "Ignore".
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.
41st 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.
Apple warns users that Siri in iOS 12 "unexpected answers" to "Where's my …?" Ask. "Power" does not mean that this problem occurs every time, but do not expect Siri to find your iPad every time you ask.
If you have text to a friend with Send Siri, it may be convenient to tap the message interface 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 the messages.
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, so you may not need to link to PDFs until this issue is resolved.
For all the tumult about voice memos coming on the Mac, iOS 12 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 to back them up in this beta version.
App developers design their apps to work with the system running your iPhone. With a new, important update, these apps need to be optimized to run on the new software, otherwise the performance is less than ideal, to say the least.
While developers get access to the beta version of iOS 12, not all of them favorite apps can be timely optimized. You can almost be sure that you have problems with these apps, in addition to problems that you know from the beta itself.
Notification badges quickly tell us that we 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 retained after new emails are displayed. Removing and restarting Gmail is the only way to remove the notification flag at this time, according to a MacRumors thread.
48th The Measure app might be in a random folder
Measure is a fantastic new tool that uses AR 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.
49th Dictionary is not available
If you try to find the definition of a word in either a search or to use "Lookup" 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 know this.
iPhone X does not seem to run Clash Royale performs well on iOS 12, 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.
51st Fortnite crashes when starting a new game
AAA games on iOS 12 are not looking too good. Fortnite crashed when launching a new game. If you're an avid Fortnite player on the iPhone, think again about downloading iOS 12.
52nd A Laundry List of Developer Issues
The release notes for iOS 12 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 is available to you:
- When deploying apps for iOS 11 or earlier, JPEG image assets are not included in the compiled format .car file.
- Universal Links may not open the expected target app. Please submit a bug report when this issue occurs.
- Platform Switching for Switch Control is not available in iOS 12 Beta.
- Diagnostics using the Analytics menu item in AssistiveTouch and Switch Control is currently unavailable A previously used sandbox account during the in-app purchase process can lead to unexpected results. Workaround : Log in to Settings -> App Store -> Sandbox Account
- Certain USDZ models loaded in Safari can not display thumbnails.
- You may need to enable CallKit extensions to quit and restart Phone, Messaging, or Settings apps
- Several CoreGraphics calls have been blocked from resuming invalid parameters. In iOS 12 beta, these calls can now return NULL or return early.
- When layers are quantized with 8-bit or with a lookup table, there may be problems with deconvolution and recurring layers. Workaround : Use only 8-bit linear quantization on these layers.
- Models with flexible input sizes can unexpectedly reject input with the default size displayed in the Xcode type field. Workaround : Specify a non-default size entry at the first prediction call.
- Certain languages may have a truncated or misaligned layout.
- Certain languages may display untagged text.
- When a QueueTransaction is executed In applicationQueuePlayer the position of a song is changed and the queue is displayed unchanged.
- The addItemWithProductID API can not add a title to a playlist.
- In .obj models, bump semantics in .mtl files are not mapped to MDLMaterialSemanticTangentSpaceNormal. Workaround : Use MDLMaterialSemanticBump instead.
- The NSURLSession HTTP / 2 implementation has been updated to support the reuse of HTTP / 2 connections as per RFC 7540 section 9.1.1. This requires an HTTP / 2 server to present a certificate covering more than one server host name. The certificate can use the Alternate Subject Name or wild name domain name. In addition, NSURLSession requires name resolution to resolve the different hostnames to the same IP address. NSURLSession can reuse HTTP / 2 connections between different domain names if these conditions are met.
- FTP and file URL schemes for automatic proxy configuration (PAC) are deprecated. HTTP and HTTPS are the only supported URL schemes for PAC. This affects all PAC configurations, including but not limited to configurations configured through Settings, System Settings, Profiles, and URLSession APIs, such as URLSessionConfiguration.connectionProxyDictionary and CFNetworkExecuteProxyAutoConfigurationURL ().
- There is no default icon for RPBroadcastPickerView. Workaround : Add a picture or label as a subview to RPBroadcastPickerView.
- The transfer will be activated in a future release.
- Viewing wallet passports in SFSafariViewController may not be available. Workaround : View the run in Safari.
- In Swift, the link property of INVOiceShortcut must be accessed as _ _shortcut.
- Assigning a value to a parameter that starts with a capital letter raises NSUnknownKeyException. Workaround : Start the parameter name with a lowercase letter.
- When you link in Siri, custom responses will not be included in the confirmation dialog Siri reads.
- When you present a UIImagePickerController The app ends with a privacy violation if the app does not contain the NSMicrophoneUsageDescription key in the Info.plist. Workaround : Add the NSMicrophoneUsageDescription key to the Info.plist of the application.
Look, jumping to every beta is a gamble and iOS 12 is no exception. While this first version is littered with bugs, it also has many benefits. One might think that the new features are the main attraction, but many simply praise Apple for the speed of iOS 12, especially on older hardware. If you're ready to fight a few bugs, it may end up liking your beta experience.