iOS 12.1 Beta 5 ― Bug Fixes, Changes, and Improvements

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  1. Eduardo75890 macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2016
    San Francisco, CA
  2. IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    iOS 12.1b5

    Never had a public seed in all the years where it just sits there. Shows

    Est. time remaining... spinning gear
    Thus beta is now available...
    Update requested...

    Been like that all morning for 6 hours.

    Restarted, turned off Adguard VPN, no change.
    Happening on iPhone X and iPad Pro
  3. Chazzle macrumors 68000


    Jul 17, 2015
    I will say, the past two betas caused issues with my iPhone 7. Resprings, loosing cellular, UI and animation glitches, stuttering etc. Beta 5 has fixed all of that and is running great.
  4. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    So far beta 5 is incredible no call drops smooth and cant find anything wrong this is a great release
  5. kchamp macrumors newbie


    Aug 26, 2016
    Syracuse, NY
    Are you saying the issues you were having with LTE are resolved?
  6. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2013
    New bug for me - when I get a pop up alert across the OS (like low battery) the message box is half off the screen and the 'dim' screen behind it is a big black square off centre... not explaining well, will try get screenshot lol
  7. elitypes macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2007
    Hi Dan, I know you mentioned you were having call failures. Glad to hear the new beta appears to have resolved it. Have you had any other issues with slow LTE speeds and spotty data connection? Would love to hear if any of that has been resolved. Although I am in the US on AT&T. Thanks!
  8. DblHelix macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
    Had an odd occurrence last night and not sure if it is a fluke or a bug. Plugged my xs max in to my iPad charger in hotel. Felt phone would fall off shelf so unplugged the charger and plugged in to a different plug. The phone crashed and had to hard reboot using the power and volume up buttons.

    One positive is it seems better on LTE. Haven’t had a chance to test WiFi yet. Issue I had is even though strong signal and fast stable WiFi it would freeze in apps and I would have to close the app and come back
  9. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

    Seth Matthews

    Jun 1, 2015
    The Ether
    How is the battery life?
  10. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    to be fair I would say yes, I haven't had a single call failure which I was getting before a lot even with beta 4, I don't know what apple is doing but its looking like a lot is being fixed in 12.1
  11. pantoot, Oct 23, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018

    pantoot macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2013
    [Edit: So, it occurred to me that this problem was happening on a day when I didn't wear my Apple watch. I tested with both my phone on beta 5 and my wife who is still on 12.01 and for both of us when the watch was at home our calls would go straight to VM. With the watch on us we were able to receive calls. My bad, doesn't appear to be related to this beta, but I will leave the below just so everyone can see how I jumped to judgement in blaming this beta]

    I am having issues where all calls to me ring once and go to voicemail. Searched high and low for a solutions and nothing seems to work.
    Verizon network, X

    Verified DND is not active. Toggled it on and off. Turned on and off the scheduled DND. Tried back to back calls (if DND was somehow stuck, it should allow back to back calls through)
    Reset network settings.
    Turned on and off and on wifi calling (problem existed in both states)
    Turned airplane mode on/off, wifi on/off (problem exist with wifi on or off)
    Played with call announce, lte settings, calls on other devices, turned cellular data on and off

    At a loss for ideas. Can browse just fine, outgoing calls work, if I answer quickly enough I can capture the call. (like when testing it will pop up the incoming call alert and if i answer as it starts to ring the call connects.) Any longer and it goes to VM.
  12. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    On my Max has been really good, I also noticed with beta 3 and 4 the Max was overheating and getting hot using normal tasks now its staying cool, im really happy with beta 5, its so stable for me
    --- Post Merged, Oct 23, 2018 ---
    on EE which is a UK network, my LTE speed wasn't really an issue before it was more the drop of calls, so I cant compare to be fair, but im sure they have worked on the firmware for the modem
  13. TL24 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2011
  14. Gregnyrfan, Oct 23, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018

    Gregnyrfan macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2011
    Field Test Mode (Beta 3 vs Beta 5): Based on the data, I don't see much improvement in the Cellular Network signal strength, however, there was an increase in the WIFI speed. I did a hard reset after switching networks (to get a more accurate results and to get FTM to work). Used Speedtest app and Selected automatic severs for each test. Only problem would be different servers for speed checks. Hope this helps anyone.

    Beta 3 Data:

    1. 4G:
    • 3 bars consistently
    • Avg. Download speed: 6.41
    • Avg. Upload speed: 1.01
    • Cell Strength: -92 dBm
    2. LTE:
    • 2-3 bars changing
    • Avg. Download speed: 14.07
    • Avg. Upload speed: 5.79
    • Serving Cell Measurements: Avg. RSRP: -140 dBm, Measured RSRP: -127 dBM
    3. WIFI:
    • Avg. Download speed: 42.1
    • Avg. Upload speed: 10.8





    Beta 5 Data:

    1. 4G:
    • 3 bars consistently
    • Avg. Download speed: 6.49
    • Avg. Upload speed: 1.07
    • Cell Strength: -92 dBm
    2. LTE:
    • 2-3 bars changing
    • Avg. Download speed: 11.7
    • Avg. Upload speed: 6.05
    • Serving Cell Measurements: Avg. RSRP: -139.5 dBm, Measured RSRP: -127 dBM
    3. WIFI:
    • Avg. Download speed: 68.1
    • Avg. Upload speed: 11.7



  15. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I have one, it's worked for me with one of my two VZW iPSM, my main driver to this point (on B5 now, but that didn't really matter as I took one additional step with B2). My second iPSM is still on the 12.0.1 FW, partly for comparison...

    I'm also not convinced that it's a iPhone XS/XS Max thing, or an iOS thing. I have a few employees on ATTWS Kyocera LTE flips, and my mother is also using one while out on the road for a month or so - they use a variant of Android. I use an Android-based ATTWS MHS as well. They're all experiencing dropped calls, No Service issues, going straight to VM. I also have - and have tried - VZW iPhone 6 handsets, used as backups when my employees drop their iPhones in a creek or a river, an occupational hazard - this have worked without issue for years, and two of them are still on 10.3.3 and are also experiencing connection issues, and have for weeks now. Calls to landlines in some geographical areas are also not connecting or not working as expected, also going back at least 3 weeks or so - regardless of network, carrier, or landline operator.

    That written, the "extra" step that I took is calling VZW tech support and asking them to re-provision my main line. It's worked pretty well so far, and it's not the same as clearing/pushing carrier updates. I periodically have to stay in a "roaming" region for several days at a time (on USCC, in rural areas), and I have to have VZW tech support re-provision my handset.

    Be in a non-Extended network area, connect to wifi, call in on different phone line, ask for a Level 2 tech, ask to have the line re-provisioned. I carry an iPad Air 2 or Pro (both VZW LTE) - the re-provisioning option is built into the OS, and it works perfectly, and I don't know why it's not available in the iPhone OS...
  16. NBKindaGirl macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2017
    Kansas City, Missouri
    This is with a horrific signal inside my apartment. At least my WiFi is great? :p
    (Didn’t get before results because just now downloaded the app to see what it was like)

    Attached Files:

  17. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Huh. I decided to turn on iCloud Backup again today because the beta has been rock solid and my phone hasn't been backed up in a while (I always turn off iCloud backups when first trying a beta series in case I need to roll back).

    Getting this. Anyone else having trouble with iCloud backups in this beta?

    My network is fine; everything else works fine, including iCloud Photos which this screenshot traveled across to upload from my Mac.

  18. Banglazed thread starter macrumors demi-god


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    iCloud services experience slower then normal performance at the moment. You sure pick the right day to turn it on :rolleyes:
  19. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Huh. I do have the best timing, don't I?

    I'll just turn that back off and back the phone up to my Mac for now. :)
  20. Jmicha3l macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013
  21. vtboyarc macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2011
    Scroll a couple posts up, on this same page. Someone did a very detailed post about it.
  22. circlel05, Oct 23, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018

    circlel05 macrumors newbie


    Sep 11, 2018
    Anyone lose notification sounds? Installed b5 then went to bed. Haven’t had any notification sounds today and some apps have no sound, ie camera makes no sound when taking a pic.

    Figured it out. Must have flipped the switch when I changed cases. Forgot about that little bugger
  23. Ayemerica macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    Atlantis but in space
    I know this isn't relevant but "Visible" a MVNO of Verizon upgraded to 34.0
  24. dbrose macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011
    Add it to the carrier details at the top of the screen.
  25. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

    Mac Rules

    Jul 15, 2006
    I've noticed a strange UI glitch, if you open something like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp completely from fresh and inspect the text at the bottom of the screen it will have regular spacing.

    If you then enter a conversation and come back out you will noticed the text has been all squashed up.

    Only closing the app completely fixes it temporarily.

    Seen it in a number of apps so assume its an iOS level issue not application.

    Restored my iPhone last night and same issue.

    Anyone else?
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