iOS 8.4 Beta 3: Changes and Bug Fixes

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appleboyy

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Here we go!

Previous Threads: Beta 1 Beta 2

Changes:

- iTunes Radio section redesigned with smaller all-caps headers to separate genres



- New per song indicator flags, noting when tracks are stored locally on device.

- new "Show Music Available Offline" switch in the dropdown switch in the Music App.

- New zoom in/out animation when tapping to view up next list from the "Now Playing" screens

- Artists will more than 3 albums will now show a sub album folder display instead of all the songs.

- iPads in landscape now have side-by-side panes for playlists. Lists are on the left and artwork is on the right.

- When you are in an album, you can now tap the artist's name to take you to their artist page on your device.

- On iPads, the scrub bar and track info bar have flipped places in the Control Center.

- New iTunes Wi-Fi Sync page with graphic Image

Bug Fixes:

- Music Playback issue where songs would quit playing if anything other than the Music app was opened has been *FIXED*. Even with Bluetooth playback devices.

- 'Show All Music' toggle in Settings.app works again. No longer shows blank library.

- Fly-in from lock screen slower then in beta 2

- Tearing in Music.app when music player was pulled down has been fixed on iPhone 6 Plus

- Can now start radio stations from Recently Played (not possible in earlier betas)

- Videos aren't counted as songs anymore in "General - About"

- Able to create radio station and genius playlist from "Now Playing"

- Apple Watch no longer displays music recently played via iTunes Radio in smart playlists when 'Show Music Available Offline' is on.

New Bugs:

- Trying to send an error report in Maps crashes the app

Existing Bugs: (From Previous Builds/Releases)

- Some songs are still doubled up in Smart Playlists. Tapping on the double entry will not do anything.

Known Issues:

Music

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

- Home Sharing and Genius Mixes are not currently available.

- AirPlay streaming may not work.

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

- 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.

- Deleting an empty playlist may cause the Music app to quit unexpectedly.

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

- 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.

- It’s not possible to add all songs in a compilation to a playlist at once.

- Closing full screen music video playback while the device is in landscape may cause the app to display incorrectly.

- Ads in iTunes Radio may display on top of Up Next.

- If your library has no playlists, the add playlist button may not appear.

- The downloaded icon is not displayed in Songs view on the iPad when you select “Make Available Offline.”

Siri
-Using Siri on an Apple Watch to request playback of a song will fail.

Workaround: Request playback of Artists or Albums instead of a specific song.

Videos
- It may not be possible to dismiss the captions dialog on iPhone 6 Plus.

- The download progress bar may not update while content is downloading.

- Signing out of an iTunes account and signing into another may result in incorrect content appearing in the library.

- Content stored in iCloud may not appear in your library after signing in.

WatchKit

- 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: Workaround: Use startAnimatingWithImagesInRange:duration:repeatCount: instead.

- The appearance of default notifications on a Watch differs slightly from the appearance of default notifications in the Simulator.
 
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PurrBall

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The radio section appears to point to a possible redesign of the app. The fonts in use don't match anything else at all.
 

Menel

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Looks like Music continues in the background with bluetooth devices.

I can switch to Waze, switch to mail, standby my handset, etc etc and music continues as it should.
 

mcfly88

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I'm back on 8.3... can someone check if this has been fixed?

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

jbmacfan

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Music stored on the iPhone and downloaded with iTunes Match would not show in the Music app on Beta 2 unless you turned on "Show All Music" in settings is fixed.
 

Menel

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Individual track indicators that song is stored local.

And 'All Music' on device toggle in settings.app works now. Will show music on device vs a blank library.

 

jbmacfan

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Does music show up even with show all music off for those who were effected by the bug?
Ha yes it is fixed as my post above

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Not sure if new, but I don't remember seeing this in Beta 1 or Beta 2:

Looks like Apple added a new "Show Music Available Offline" switch in the dropdown switch in the Music App.

 

FatPuppy

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So I guess now, removing the ability to view lyrics is not a bug but a "feature", thanks Obama.

I apologize, I didn't look, lyrics are back.
 
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Menel

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Ha yes it is fixed as my post above

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Not sure if new, but I don't remember seeing this in Beta 1 or Beta 2:

Looks like Apple added a new "Show Music Available Offline" switch in the dropdown switch in the Music App.

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SWEEEEEEET
They always needed this as faster access. I always thought it was clumsy having to exit back out to the home screen -> settings.app.
 

TitsLegendary

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So I guess now removing the ability to view lyrics is not a bug but a "feature", thanks Obama.
Putting any political views aside, I always find it hilarious when people use the "thanks Obama" line when the situation is not political in nature. Cracks me up.
 

Paradoxally

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Battery life ?:mad::mad::mad:
Great as always. iPhone 6+, 8-11 hours SOT depending on usage patterns.

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Also, guys, the UI tearing in the music app for the iPhone 6+ has been fixed and you can now start recently played stations again. I added this to the first post.
 

FatPuppy

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Scrolling through artists, albums or songs is still laggy. Also, when expanding a city in the weather app is still... well... you already know the answer to that.
 

bushido

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artists have sub album folders now instead of a long list of songs. if u have more than 3 albums of the artist that is
 
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