iOS 12.1.3 Beta 2 ― Bug Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

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Banglazed

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iOS 12.1.3 Beta 2

Release Date ― December 19, 2018
Build Number ― 16D5032a
Darwin Kernel Version ― 18.2.0: Sun Dec 16 20:44:43 PST 2018; root:xnu-4903.240.10~8/

iOS 12.1.3 Beta 2 Release Notes

New Features & Changes
New Issues
Remaining Issues

  • Mail notifications still broken, at least on secondary email accounts. (Sounds but not banners or badges)
  • Lock screen orientation glitch in the Control Center: If you have screen orientation lock enabled, and then change the state of "Increase Contrast" in Settings, for example enable it, your lock orientation icon will be fully white instead of red. Video: Here
  • Lock screen lock disappears: Swipe on the lockscreen for a few times, after some time, your lock status will disappear. Video: Here. If you happen to reproduce it while your phone is unlocking, you will get something like this, the notifications will get glitched.
  • Some apps like Google Maps and Clash Royale will lag on iPhone X and above: Open the affected app, for example Google Maps. Do not do anything else, just minimize your brightness to the lowest. Now, you will see the app's FPS number has been drastically decreased, try to do circles in the map, you will see it is laggy. To make it smooth again, you can: A) Start screen recording or B) Increase brightness.
  • Folder in Dock bug - swipe to widgets and then back to home screen: it will blink. Video: Here
  • Signal bars not updating on in car infotainment using either Bluetooth or CarPlay unless phone screen is on (XS and XS Max only, since iOS 12.0).
Notification bugs:
  • Grouped notifications glitch - Expand, collapse and then expand again a grouped notification quickly, it will have a glitchy animation with DND. Video: Here
  • Notification Center bug: If you have a grouped notification in the notification center, make sure to delete till you have only one, then click the X next to the app and not the one next to "Notification Center". It will result in a glitch - Video: Here
  • Notification center missing background: Lock and unlock your phone. Then open an app, and quickly pull down the notification center. It won't have background for a few seconds.
  • If you have enough notifications to hide the time, then scroll down-up few times, the notifications will get glitched with the time. After you collapse the notifications, there will be a glitchy animation. Video: Here
  • On an iPhone X, XS, and XS Max, if your home screen have multiple pages, go to a different page other than main, then swipe up to get to your main page. After you quickly want to open anything in the Dock, you can't, you need to wait a few seconds to be able to do it. Video: Here
  • Lock screen time & lock status glitch: using your locked iPhone, swipe from right to left two times quickly. For the second swipe, your time and lock status will disappear. Video: Here
  • Landscape mode control center bug: Open anything in landscape mode, for example a YouTube video in full screen. Open your Control Center, swipe from right to left, then close CC. There will be a stuck bar at the top of your screen for a few seconds. Video: Here
  • App crash bug: Open the app switcher. Tap on an app, swipe it up to close, but while its closing tap on it - > glitchy crash. Video: Here
  • Adding the first widget in the available widgets list will have a glitchy animation. Video: Here
  • Safari: "add to home screen" - when there is just one home screen, it does not show the recently added icon. It does create a 2nd home screen page but when you swipe left the icon is missing. After a reboot or waiting for several minutes, the icon may appear.
  • Since iOS 11.4 still can’t initiate ‘album’ playback via Siri on the watch with music that is locally stored on phone.
  • When iCloud Keychain and text replacements are enabled, text replacement won’t be offered anymore when trying to login. The specific text replacement is overwritten with “Password”.
  • iMessage app sort order resets after a period of time from custom order to default order.
  • In Messages: using 3D Touch to Peak and Pop, or when rotating the screen orientation turns the iMessage app strip black (iPhone 7 only)
  • Sometimes, if you have no SIM inserted, you will see an old time to appear at the top of the screen. Video: Here
  • Opening app switcher in landscape mode will sometimes show old stuff that you did with the app before. Video: Here
  • On the home screen, scrolling to the second page, swiping up then holding the screen will cause the second page to disappear. Video: Here
  • Lockscreen blocking bug: Get to the passcode request page, then swipe up and down while not releasing the screen - this will cause the first line (1, 2, 3) to be unresponsive. Video: Here (I typed 1 to show that it was working)
Resolved Issues
  • Resolved an issue where some user interface elements were inaccessible to VoiceOver in the “Electrocardiogram (ECG)” and “Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification” sections in Health > Health Data > Heart
Additional Notes
  • If you experience Setting crashes, it may be due to removal of stock apps.
  • This is a continuation of iOS 12.1.2 beta.
OTA Update Sizes
  • iPhone 6s Plus: 252.3 mb
  • Intel iPhone XR/XS/Max: 1.03.05
  • Qualcomm iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 3.31.00
  • Intel iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: 2.02.51
  • Qualcomm iPhone 7/7 Plus: 5.30.00
  • Intel iPhone 7/7 Plus: 3.02.01
  • iPhone 6/6 Plus/SE: 7.32.00
  • iPhone 6S/6S Plus: 5.32.00
  • iPhone 5S: 10.31.00
  • Qualcomm iPad Pro 9.7: 5.32.00
United States
  • Verizon - 35.0.2
  • Visible (MVNO Verizon) 34.0
  • Verizon (iPad) - 35.0
  • T-Mobile - 35.0.1
  • T-Mobile (iPad) - 34.5
  • AT&T - 35.0
  • MetroPCS -
  • U.S. Cellular - 32.5.9
  • Sprint - 35.0
  • TracFone/Straight Talk/Walmart Family Mobile - 35.0
  • Xfinity Mobile 35.0
United Kingdom
  • EE - 35.0
  • BT-UK MVNO on EE- 35.0
  • Three - 32.5.8
  • O2-UK - 34.0
  • Vodafone UK - 35.0
  • Virgin Mobile MVNO on EE- 34.0
Belgium
  • Orange B - 32.5.7
  • BASE - 33.0
Canada
  • Videotron -
  • Rogers - 34.0
  • Fido - 35.0
  • Bell - 35.0
  • Telus - 32.5.12
  • Freedom Mobile - 34.0
France
  • Orange France - 31.5.1
  • Orange Morocco - 31.5
Germany
  • O2-DE -
  • Vodafone.de - 34.0.1
  • Telekom.de - 31.5.3
Netherlands
  • KPN -
Southeast Asia
  • Singapore Singtel -
  • Philippines Globe - 35.0
  • Philippines Globe (iPad) - 35.0
  • Philippines Smart - 31.5
  • Thailand AIS -
  • Malaysia Umobile - 33.0
  • Malaysia Maxis -33.0
  • Malaysia Digi -
  • Malaysia celcom -
  • Hong Kong - 32.0
Sweden
  • Comviq -
  • Tre - 31.0
Switzerland
  • Salt - 35.0
  • Swisscom - 35.0
Ireland
  • Eir - 33.5
Australia
  • Optus - 32.0
  • Telstra - 35.0
Turkey
  • Turkcell (Lifecell) - 32.0
  • Vodafone TR - 32.0
  • Turk Telekom - 32.0
Poland
  • T-Mobile -
  • Orange - 32.0
  • Play - 31.0
India
  • Airtel - 35.0
  • Jio - 34.5
  • Jio (iPad) - 34.0
Mexico
  • Mexico - Telcel - 35.0
Guatemala
  • TIGO GT -34.0
OtherDocomo - 32.5.10
  • AlwaysOnline -
 
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TL24

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Downloading now on my XS, about 300mb or so coming from 12.1.2 B1
 

dan9700

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in my honest opinion iOS 12 is the most boring release ever for iOS, they don't even add anything slightly new its been such a boring release, bug fixes don't seem to fix important bugs and I dunno they have so much potential and nothing gets changed
 

ManuCH

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in my honest opinion iOS 12 is the most boring release ever for iOS, they don't even add anything slightly new its been such a boring release, bug fixes don't seem to fix important bugs and I dunno they have so much potential and nothing gets changed
Really? I find eSIM to be one of the most exciting features in years. And the continuous improvements with the new versions are always a nice find.
 

Johnhimm

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in my honest opinion iOS 12 is the most boring release ever for iOS, they don't even add anything slightly new its been such a boring release, bug fixes don't seem to fix important bugs and I dunno they have so much potential and nothing gets changed
They announced that before it released. They were going to focus on speed for older devices and tightening down the OS. I think we can expect big things in IOS13.
 

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Really? I find eSIM to be one of the most exciting features in years. And the continuous improvements with the new versions are always a nice find.
eSIM isn't a feature all of us use and that was really just activated with the new phones not the iOS, I mean in general iOS 12 hasn't got anything new, even the FaceTime fix was only cos they messed it up, each release is just bug fixes and the main bug LTE doesn't get fixed more likely its hardware related to new phones
 

Xardas220

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in my honest opinion iOS 12 is the most boring release ever for iOS, they don't even add anything slightly new its been such a boring release, bug fixes don't seem to fix important bugs and I dunno they have so much potential and nothing gets changed
Yeah, therefore iOS 12 is the most stable, bug free and smoothest OS ever and I'm using iPhones since 2009. :D
 

dan9700

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They announced that before it released. They were going to focus on speed for older devices and tightening down the OS. I think we can expect big things in IOS13.
I cant wait for iOS 13,
Yeah, therefore iOS 12 is the most stable, bug free and smoothest OS ever and I'm using iPhones since 2009. :D
bug free, it cant even keep calls or lte
 

Banglazed

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Please look out for these

Remaining Issues
  • Mail notifications still broken, at least on secondary email accounts. (Sounds but not banners or badges)
  • Lock screen orientation glitch in the Control Center: If you have screen orientation lock enabled, and then change the state of "Increase Contrast" in Settings, for example enable it, your lock orientation icon will be fully white instead of red. Video: Here
  • Lock screen lock disappears: Swipe on the lockscreen for a few times, after some time, your lock status will disappear. Video: Here. If you happen to reproduce it while your phone is unlocking, you will get something like this, the notifications will get glitched.
  • Some apps like Google Maps and Clash Royale will lag on iPhone X and above: Open the affected app, for example Google Maps. Do not do anything else, just minimize your brightness to the lowest. Now, you will see the app's FPS number has been drastically decreased, try to do circles in the map, you will see it is laggy. To make it smooth again, you can: A) Start screen recording or B) Increase brightness.
  • Folder in Dock bug - swipe to widgets and then back to home screen: it will blink. Video: Here
  • Signal bars not updating on in car infotainment using either Bluetooth or CarPlay unless phone screen is on (XS and XS Max only, since iOS 12.0).
Notification bugs:
  • Grouped notifications glitch - Expand, collapse and then expand again a grouped notification quickly, it will have a glitchy animation with DND. Video: Here
  • Notification Center bug: If you have a grouped notification in the notification center, make sure to delete till you have only one, then click the X next to the app and not the one next to "Notification Center". It will result in a glitch - Video: Here
  • Notification center missing background: Lock and unlock your phone. Then open an app, and quickly pull down the notification center. It won't have background for a few seconds.
  • If you have enough notifications to hide the time, then scroll down-up few times, the notifications will get glitched with the time. After you collapse the notifications, there will be a glitchy animation. Video: Here
  • On an iPhone X, XS, and XS Max, if your home screen have multiple pages, go to a different page other than main, then swipe up to get to your main page. After you quickly want to open anything in the Dock, you can't, you need to wait a few seconds to be able to do it. Video: Here
  • Lock screen time & lock status glitch: using your locked iPhone, swipe from right to left two times quickly. For the second swipe, your time and lock status will disappear. Video: Here
  • Landscape mode control center bug: Open anything in landscape mode, for example a YouTube video in full screen. Open your Control Center, swipe from right to left, then close CC. There will be a stuck bar at the top of your screen for a few seconds. Video: Here
  • App crash bug: Open the app switcher. Tap on an app, swipe it up to close, but while its closing tap on it - > glitchy crash. Video: Here
  • Adding the first widget in the available widgets list will have a glitchy animation. Video: Here
  • Safari: "add to home screen" - when there is just one home screen, it does not show the recently added icon. It does create a 2nd home screen page but when you swipe left the icon is missing. After a reboot or waiting for several minutes, the icon may appear.
  • Since iOS 11.4 still can’t initiate ‘album’ playback via Siri on the watch with music that is locally stored on phone.
  • When iCloud Keychain and text replacements are enabled, text replacement won’t be offered anymore when trying to login. The specific text replacement is overwritten with “Password”.
  • iMessage app sort order resets after a period of time from custom order to default order.
  • In Messages: using 3D Touch to Peak and Pop, or when rotating the screen orientation turns the iMessage app strip black (iPhone 7 only)
  • Sometimes, if you have no SIM inserted, you will see an old time to appear at the top of the screen. Video: Here
  • Opening app switcher in landscape mode will sometimes show old stuff that you did with the app before. Video: Here
  • On the home screen, scrolling to the second page, swiping up then holding the screen will cause the second page to disappear. Video: Here
  • Lockscreen blocking bug: Get to the passcode request page, then swipe up and down while not releasing the screen - this will cause the first line (1, 2, 3) to be unresponsive. Video: Here (I typed 1 to show that it was working)
 

gahig ulo

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in my honest opinion iOS 12 is the most boring release ever for iOS, they don't even add anything slightly new its been such a boring release, bug fixes don't seem to fix important bugs and I dunno they have so much potential and nothing gets changed
I never really have bugs on my xs max.my lte never drop and so the wifi.i talk via messenger atleast 8 hours a day 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours at night the whole time im using lte never drop not even once so im thinking you have a harware problem on your unit btw i bought my max on november 7th if thats help.i never use beta on my max just on my ipad though.
 
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vtboyarc

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I'm mostly curious about WiFi and LTE improvements, since both the modem firmware and carrier version were updated (the latter for Verizon anyways, I didn't compare with the other carriers).
I've consistently had a bad time with both WiFi and LTE on my XS Max since I've gotten it, hoping with each update to see improvements, but not wanting to hop onto this beta just yet
 
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