iOS 8.3 beta 2 Bug Fixes and Changes

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  1. mKTank, Feb 23, 2015
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    mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Let's get em rolling in.

    New Features/Changes:
    - Emoji: The existing standard watch emoji has been replaced with an emoji that's based on the upcoming Apple Watch; the phone and computer emojis have been updated to reflect the iPhone and iMac
    - Emoji: Additional flags added for a total of 32 flags
    - Emoji: Racially diverse character set which allows users to pick from various skin tones where available (people, arm/hand etc. emoji)
    - Emoji: The color on each of the emoji is more saturated when compared to previous builds
    - LTE/wifi calling location service removed from system services on iPhone 5S
    - Notifications (at least Banners) now show 'Group' if a message is in a group chat
    - Siri is now available for Danish, Dutch, English for India, English for New Zealand, Portuguese for Brazil, Russian, Swedish, Thai and Turkish.
    - Touch ID "Enter Password" button no longer presented on Touch ID prompts (it does appear after 1 unsuccessful scan)
    - Clock icon's background is no longer completely black. If you set your wallpaper to pitch black you'll see that the clock icon's background no longer blends with it.

    Bug Fixes:
    - 240fps on Slo-Mo available again
    - AirPlay menu on iPads is fixed
    - iOS home screen folder corners no longer clip after zoom in
    - Messages app flashing grey on open fixed
    - Status bar size change on unlock is smoother
    - Third-party Keyboards: Keyboards no longer randomly fail to load in Spotlight (not fixed, still have this issue in 8.3 beta 2)

    Existing Bugs (from previous iOS releases):
    - App update pie chart and blue dot sometimes missing when updating existing apps (should be displayed during app updates)
    - Dynamic wallpaper resets when switching away from the Multitasking menu to the home screen
    - iMessage: If you open the keyboard in a conversation, then start to swipe out and release to stay in the conversation, the keyboard and text entry disappear completely (exists in beta 1 as well)
    - Music app starts playing songs from the middle. (It cannot remember last position as well)
    - Now Playing menu still not present after a Music app restart (the app no longer keeps track of last played playlist/song - this bug is from 8.3b1)
    - Weather app drops frames when switching between cities via the picker in the lower right hand corner of the screen
    - When you pinch to home screen and start swiping to another home screen page before the animation completes, all the icons on the next page disappears until the animation is complete. (This happens with folder animations as well.)

    New Bugs:
    - Entering Google password in Settings with iPad in landscape causes the keyboard to overlap the password field with no way to scroll down (may exist in beta 1)
    - Safari freezes and lags when you're typing: For example, when you're trying to write a comment in MacRumors. The keyboard doesn't type and then Safari freezes (seems to happen with 3rd party keyboards - not everyone can reproduce)
    - Tapping the "Phone" pane in Settings while in Landscape mode on 6 Plus devices crashes Settings instantly (opening the Phone pane then turning the phone does work)
    - Voice over LTE for Verizon doesn't work
    - Syncing issue that results in artist to be mixed with other artist in music app on the now playing portion.
     
  2. Makale.Helvetia macrumors 6502a

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    with this beta..shall we say ios 8.2 final is imminent?

    i think they stop seeding for 8.2
     
  3. paulg1981 macrumors member

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    VoLTE not working is a deal breaker for me. Waiting for b3
     
  4. iPhone20 macrumors regular

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    The current build includes the racially diverse character set which allows users to pick from various skin tones on several different characters.
     
  5. bamf-hacker macrumors newbie

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    Updating shortly.... Will look for fixes, changes and bugs.
     
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  7. retroneo macrumors 6502a

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    Years of old pictures received in Messages still show as a question mark in this beta.

    Go try and scroll back to some you've received early last year or earlier... they're probably gone.
     
  8. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    How is this beta 2 on ipad mini 2 or ipad air 1 ? And can someone with an iphone 5s or higher see if Control Center still hangs when you drag it really fast?
     
  9. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Just updating my iPad Air so can't comment on that yet but iPhone 6 Control Center not hanging at all..so far...

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    It might just be me, but is there a new kind of blurry effect when switching orientations on iPad in the homescreen? All the apps icons blur and it looks much nicer than before...

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    Sorry to multi-post but two things on iPad:

    - AirPlay menu is fixed.
    - You cannot rotate the iPad while Control Center is showing.
     
  10. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for the posts. By the way, is the keyboard still laggy? Safari tabs ? On A7 ipads.
     
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  13. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 8.3 beta 2:
    On Safari, voice recognition no longer erases everything said right after pressing “Done.”
     
  14. RebornProphet Suspended

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    Hmm, there's no blur effect when going from portrait to landscape on the home screen on iPad, I hope this isn't another useless blur effect added that makes things stutter.
     
  15. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    No this seems to be smoother than before if anything. Actually quite nice, but again I may just never have noticed it before/losing my mind.

    Sadly keyboard remains somewhat laggy in terms of taking a little bit too long to appear and then remaining about 50ms behind any inputs (in Safari).

    Safari tabs are quicker to manipulate and switch between but still refresh when you have many open (this is a RAM thing, I don't think we'll see addressed on A7 devices). Scrolling is much smoother.

    System-wide the iPad Air feels like it's been shot with adrenaline or something. Everything, bar the keyboard and sometimes Spotlight, feels a lot more responsive. For example swiping between home screens is much smoother.
     
  16. RebornProphet Suspended

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    I noticed in beta 1 that the iPad Air was far smoother when activating Spotlight. The blur fade in and keyboard sliding up are way smoother than before, on par with iPad Air 2. When you tap cancel or swipe up to dismiss Spotlight, the fade out animation for the blur remains a little sluggish and randomly stutters at the final part of the animation before disappearing.

    Regarding swiping between home screens, there's never been any lag on iPad Air on any build of iOS 8. Always been smooth. My only two issues have been Safari in love address bar sliding left stutter and Spotlight keyboard and blur fade in/out. Are you comparing beta 2 to beta 1 or to 8.1.3?
     
  17. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Comparing beta 2 to beta 1. Maybe I had become so despondent with other areas of performance that I just used the iPad slower to avoid any potential disappointment.

    My faith is...somewhat...restored in Apple after this update. It's going in the right direction, but with a lot still left to fix.
     
  18. jalexc macrumors newbie

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    Siri stopped working 8.3

    Hello!

    I've updated my iPhone 5 to 8.3 b1 yesterday, and noticed that Siri wasn't working: just shows "sorry, could you say that again?" everytime, without listening.
    I don't use it, so I wasn't concerned.
    But today's b2 has Siri in brazilian portuguese and I'm eager to try, but it still doesn't work.
    I've tried turning it off/on, changing language, rebooting, but nothing worked.
    Any other ideas? :(
     
  19. Imory macrumors 6502a

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    You've got to be kidding me. The weather app will still drop frames? How incompetent are the software engineers at Apple?
     
  20. iOSBry macrumors 6502

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    Well... In the scheme of things, there are bugs that are more critical than one that is cosmetic.

    It's annoying and doesn't look great but it's a low priority bug.

    iOSBry
     
  21. Imory, Feb 23, 2015
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    To some level I agree with you, but the weather app is one of many instances where the performance is just terrible on iOS 8. The stuttering/drop of frames happens in all places and on top of that, the lead platform suffers from it too (iPhone 6 & 6 Plus).
     
  22. iOSBry macrumors 6502

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    I agree and there's evidence that while fixing the more critical bugs, Apple is also fixing the cosmetic and nice to have bugs too. A great example is the AirPlay menu on iPads.

    iOSBry
     
  23. clearsky1969 macrumors newbie

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    There seems to be a bug with Telegram, when you click on a chat thread, the text disappears, if you then scroll up the chat and back down again the text comes back.
    Well at least for me and a mate.
     
  24. mKTank thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Get Living Earth. It's better anyway and has a much better widget.
     
  25. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    On one side I understand that Brazil is the bigger market but kinda offensive supporting Portuguese from Brazil and not supporting Portuguese from Portugal which is where the language actually came from.
     
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