IOS 10.2.1 Beta 2 Changes, Bug Fixes and More

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  1. atlchamp, Dec 20, 2016
    Last edited by Shirasaki: Jan 7, 2017

    atlchamp macrumors 68000

    Jun 19, 2012
    iOS 10.2.1 Beta 2
    Release Date:
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    Build Version: 14D15
    Darwin Kernel Version: 16.3.0 Thu Dec 15 22:41:46 PST 2016

    Previous beta: Beta 1

    Please report bugs to Bug Reporter on the web (a developer account is not required to do this).

    Baseband/Modem Firmware:
    • iPhone 7/Plus (Intel): 1.02.15
    • iPhone 7/Plus (QC): 1.33.00
    • iPhone 6S/6S Plus: 2.41.00
    • iPhone 6/6 Plus: 5.32.00

    Carrier Versions:
    • Three UK: 27.0
    • AT&T: 27.0.1
    • Telstra AU: 27.0
    • All other carriers are 27.1


    Enhancements/New Features:

    New Bugs:
    • Battery life degrades significantly. Almost the iOS 9.0 beta 1 level.
    • Battery percentage updates periodically, not based on actual battery capacity. That is: if you use device when battery is fully charged, percentage will drop from 100% to 92% in 10 seconds. But until your battery capacity is actually 92%, percentage number will not update.

    Reoccurring Bugs:
    • iTunes complains that it can't add videos to device because is not present. Cannot find the app on the App Store to restore it. Able to see the in the App Store through this link, but the download is greyed out.
    • Last word of messages in Messages sometimes not shown when Bold Text is enabled

    Bug Fixes:
    • Keyboard lag has been fixed.

    Release Notes: (not yet attached)
  2. SumYoungGai, Dec 20, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016

    SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Wiki post, please

    Kernel Version: 16.3.0 Thu Dec 15 22:41:46 PST 2016

    Carrier Version on Verizon 27.1, modem (QC) 1.33.00

    Build 14D15
  3. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 19, 2012
    Made it a WIKI, can mods pin to the top please?
  4. PatrikCoC macrumors newbie


    Dec 5, 2016
    Installed on both iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Air 2. The stuttering in Clash of Clans is still here when you swipe and / or scroll. Even Siri have this kind of stuttering (continous) when you reach the Sorry, I missed that part, and then click on the "?". Scroll and see the bad experience. Release your finger and see how smooth is it.
    This issue is here since iOS 10.0.0 on all of my devices.
  5. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
  6. exi macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2012
    Any changes in Bluetooth stuttering while using the phone simultaneously while streaming to some third-party equipment (in my case and others' cases from reading here, specifically in-car streaming audio)?

    Despite the Bluetooth work, iOS 10.2 didn't fix the issue in my particular case.

    Streaming was great in iOS 10.1 -- then became problematic in iOS 10.1.1 with Apple's BT work in that revision as well, at least for me.
  7. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    Is "animations smoother" the new "safari is snappier"?
  8. christian.terra macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2014
    On beta 1, AirPods would rarely skip. Beta 2, experiencing a lot of skipping and bluetooth stutter with AirPods.
  9. mrthomnas macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2014
    How do you check kernel version btw?
  10. ckisgen macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2014

    Except I don't recall so many people pushing back every single time with the snappier Safari crap. I remember it being more like a me too fan boy circle jerk fest. But maybe I'm just remembering wrong.

    Now, every single update is - "animations are smoother" .. "NO THEY'RE NOT" .."well they are for me. suck it." .. "that's impossible. here's the animation slowed down and magnified with a 40,000x electron powered spunk-a-scope."

    And round and round it goes.
  11. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    Haha yeah gotta love the MR forums. Anytime someone claims that animations are smoother, all I ask is that the device be declared and a video screen capture be supplied. Then we have no reason to doubt and no reason to pushback!
  12. MrGimper macrumors 601


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    But then again, there's also plenty of "when will Apple fix blah blah blah bug" that in the real world, the only person to experience it is the poster
  13. al0kz macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2013
    They're inconsistent at best. At times they're butter smooth and seemingly out of no where there's stutter. I've just learned to accept it and hope Apple eventually irons it out. This is on an iPhone 7 Plus.
  14. SumYoungGai macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2013
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I have an app called 'SysSecInfo', but it got pulled from the App Store a long time ago.
  15. mrthomnas macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2014
    Ah, thanks.
  16. dan9700 macrumors 65816


    May 28, 2015
    Animations are same and still slower, nothing has changed even with 10.2 so far 2 betas and nothing changes
  17. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    I have been experiencing the same issue on the past 4 betas.
  18. Tony_YYZ macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2015
    Exactly the same situation for me. Golden in 10.1. Garbage in every release thereafter.
  19. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    New York City
  20. ApexDE macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2008
    has the iPad Air2 Orientation bug been fixed?
  21. DJLAXL macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2014
    I agree. Animations are horrid on my 7+. If animations are speedier for others, please update the Wiki with said device.
  22. cdcdoc macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2012
  23. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Apple really did screw something up with the smoothness of animations and scrolling on the iPhone 7/7+. It's been getting incrementally better with certain updates, but it's still not as smooth as iOS 10 on the iPhone 6S.

    I've posted in the past that I suspect it's a power save mode issue, since the problem goes away when the CPU is very busy in the background doing things like installing updates. I want them to fix this already. It makes some apps less enjoyable to use.

    We're not just complaining for no reason on this. :)
  24. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Any news on iTunes backup issue being resolved?
  25. Eduardo75890 macrumors member


    Jun 13, 2016
    San Francisco, CA
    What iPhone are you running?
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