iOS 8.4 Beta 2: Changes and Bug Fixes

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  1. iamMacPerson, Apr 27, 2015
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    iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Previous threads: Beta 1

    Changes:

    - The description space under Featured Stations in Radio is now color-matched to the station color/art image.

    - Music Videos now play as videos where album art usually is in the music app.

    Bug Fixes:

    - Some in-app purchases which weren't working with beta 1 are now fixed.

    - Graphical Tearing present in Beta 1 while minimizing the mini-player is now gone on some devices (Air 2 only confirmed as of right now). Still present on 6 Plus.

    - Shuffle problem where having the Music app in Shuffle mode would cut 90% of songs off partway through seems to have been fixed. Still unknown if the bug from 8.0 is still present where only certain songs would do this.

    New Bugs:

    - Artwork on Smart Playlists are now just gear icons. There is also no way to set your own artwork for smart playlists on iPads.

    - Some songs played via iTunes Radio may show in Smart Playlists and in the Apple Watch Music app while controlling your iPhone's music remotely.

    - On the Air 2, elements could render incorrectly and out of space when flipping through My Music & Playlists.

    - Under Settings>General>About, the video count now includes all songs. (I.e if you have 10 videos on your device and 50 songs, it will show 50 songs but 60 videos.) Does not affect left over storage however.

    Existing Bugs: (from previous seeds/releases)

    - Most songs would still fail to indicate whether they are on the device for iTunes Match users.

    Known Issues:

    iTunes Store:

    - Featured iTunes Radio stations may have duplicate entries.

    - When viewed in landscape mode on iPad, Buy buttons in Top Charts may appear partially obscured.

    Music

    - Using Siri to control iTunes Radio does not work in this beta.

    - Home Sharing and Genius Mixes are not currently available.

    - There may be stability issues when using Up Next or iTunes Radio.

    - iTunes Radio stations may not start playback when attempting to play from Recently Played.

    - It’s not possible to start a station from a song in Now Playing.

    - Station sharing for iTunes Radio is not available.

    - The iTunes Radio tab may unexpectedly appear within Search, even if iTunes Radio is not available in your country.

    - It’s not possible to add an entire album or artist to a playlist at once.

    - The Music app may unexpectedly quit when deleting a playlist or rotating the device to landscape orientation.

    - The Music app may forget its place when you go to the Home screen and come back.

    - It’s not possible to view song lyrics.

    - If your device loses and regains a network connection (including turning Airplane Mode on and off), playback may stop working. If songs repeatedly fail to play, please force the Music app to quit.

    - Music Playback issue where songs would quit playing if anything other than the Music app was opened STILL persists.

    Videos

    - Library may appear blank when connecting via Home Sharing.

    - iTunes Extras do not always play properly.

    Other

    - Creating an animated image using the UIImage method animatedImageWithImages:duration: and then playing the animation using startAnimating ignores the duration and plays back as fast as possible.
    Workaround: Use startAnimatingWithImagesInRange:duration:repeatCount: instead.

    - The appearance of default notifications on a Watch differs slightly from the appearance of default notifications in the Simuator.
     
  2. februarian macrumors 6502

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    The graphical tearing you speak of is still very much present on my 6 Plus though on my Air 2 it's all but gone.
     
  3. iamMacPerson, Apr 27, 2015
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    Yup, see it now. Updating the thread! Thanks for the heads up.

    EDIT: Here's a screen shot of the problem with the Apple Watch. I don't own any of these songs and my 'Recently Added' playlist is flooded with them. I am trying to control my iPhone's music. Tapping on any of these just randomly changes to another song.

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  4. februarian, Apr 27, 2015
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    iOS 8.4 Beta 2: Changes and Bug Fixes

    Shuffle problem is unfortunately still present as tested on 6 Plus!



    On the iPad Air 2, the description space under featured stations is now color-matched to the station color/art image.
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  5. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Is the music app still laggy? On beta 1 on my 5s, it lags when scrolling.
     
  6. februarian macrumors 6502

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    iOS 8.4 Beta 2: Changes and Bug Fixes

    It does still stutters & lags quite a bit on my 6 Plus!

    The graphical glitches from Beta 1 are still ever present in Beta 2. There are major issues in rendering due to which elements sometimes render incorrectly/out of space!
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    With ios 8, I've come to the conclusion that apple software engineers are very incompetent and stupid. I bet the weather app lag is still there.
     
  8. februarian macrumors 6502

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    iOS 8.4 Beta 2: Changes and Bug Fixes

    They have actually been making couple of strides on that part. Notification Center & Control Center in 6 Plus are now on par with the experience on iPad Air 2. Even the Weather app is hugely improved & basically stutter free for the most part!
     
  9. iamMacPerson thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Really? It looks fine on my 6 Plus. I'll check out the Shuffle mode bug right now on my phone.

    image.jpg
     
  10. mcfly88 macrumors 6502

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    "- Downloaded songs have an explicit phone icon at the end for users of iTunes Match."

    This was featured in beta 1 as well; however, it basically doesn't work at all... out of my almost 6,000 songs only a handful show the icon, even though all my songs are stored locally. Anyone else having this issue?
     
  11. februarian macrumors 6502

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    Whoa, so I went to check up on my 6 Plus & it was still on beta 1. Apparently the first upgrade did not go through completely.
     
  12. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    You've cat to be kitten me right meow:D, the weather app still lags on my 5s.
     
  13. iamMacPerson thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Anyone else having problems with songs being doubled up? I don't think the phone has the song in it twice, but it's just entered twice in the app. Maybe I should resend my Music through iTunes?

    Btw, no Shuffle problems here. I think it's safe to say Apple has squished that bug.

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    Notice how 'American Oxygen' is doubled up. Playing said track will display the playing icon with the little wheel on both entries. Quite interesting.
     
  14. iamMacPerson thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lags on my 6 Plus. It's not even running at 30fps, it's running at like 20! I never really use the Weather app for anything other then my local weather so I have never used that gesture. Wow it's horrible.
     
  15. februarian macrumors 6502

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    iOS 8.4 Beta 2: Changes and Bug Fixes


    Where does it lag exactly? On my 6 Plus, it no longer lags when going from tiled view to the single city view. Scrolling in list view does produce some stutters but it is nowhere as bad as it used to be in 8.2. In relative terms, it's a considerable improvement.
     
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    They work fine on my 6 Plus. Just can't back out and pull up the print copy while listening. I like doing that. Now it's impossible.
     
  18. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Strange I enabled the show all music setting to fix the music bug but also my audiobooks now play.
     
  19. elfary macrumors regular

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    iOS 8.4 Beta 2: Changes and Bug Fixes

    Is there any landscape mode now?

    Does the status bar still pollute the album artwork?
     
  20. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Music Videos play inside the music app instead of album art
     
  21. funkdoc23 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone gotten the music app to work without putting show all music?
     
  22. jonblatho macrumors 6502

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    No.

    Yes, and I doubt Apple plans on changing it.

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    Nope.
     
  23. funkdoc23 macrumors regular

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    Thanks... Guess i'll stick to beta 1 for now...
     
  24. takaiguchi macrumors member

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    Anyone else having Siri issues? It just says that it's not working in various ways.
     
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    The Podcasts app in B1 would not download any new files. This has been fixed with B2.
     
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