Apple releases iOS 12 developer beta 4, and it introduces lots of new... bugs

Apple releases iOS 12 developer beta 4, and it introduces lots of new... bugs
Beta 4 of iOS 12 has been released overnight, introducing a slew of incremental new features and squashing tons of bugfixes. But does it?

Screen Time is cited as being broken as of now and doesn't sync information between devices. Apple generally recommends a reboot as a possible fix for this issue.

Another broken essential feature of iOS beta 4 is the App Store - apps are quite likely to fail downloading the first time you try, but a subsequent retry should yield positive results. 

Apple also says that the cellular signal status bar on the iPhone X specifically could be inaccurate on either the home screen and the lock screen.

CarPlay might not be playing well with the fresh new Siri Shortcuts feature. In fact, Siri Shortcuts might not be working with a whole slew of devices and features, including but not limited to the HomePod, restoring iCloud backups, locked iPhones, and a general slowdown or malfunction of any SiriKit-related queries.

Yet, we should probably cut Cupertinians some slack for what it's worth -- given that this is a developer-centric beta, it is expected to be buggy and unstable. Hopefully, most of these would be fixed in the upcoming releases, or at least we hope so.

On the upside, iOS dev beta 4 fixes random Fortnite crashes as well as the Netflix app force-closing when downloading videos. It also introduces tons of under-the-hood novelties that would only speak volumes to developers and people deeply invested into the foundations of iOS itself. 


source: Apple

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40 Comments

28. whatev

Posts: 2464; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Retarded android trolls don’t understand the concept of beta testing, well tbh that’s understandable given their low IQ, I believe they are happy and comfortable with Samsung sending their nudes, familiy photos and others to different people without their consent

33. cmdacos

Posts: 4422; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Exactly. I mean iOS 11 was all just a beta all along lmao

34. whatev

Posts: 2464; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Exactly. I mean android itself and especially Samsung experience is just a beta all along lmao

40. cmdacos

Posts: 4422; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That would be funny if there were major bugs we had to deal with and if each 'fix' brought even more bugs. Just can't relate to your experience. Sorry.

27. Phantom1031

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

I took iphone 6s to experience ios as people always say its far more superior than android, but during my usage its not been a overwhelming experience, few things are good but few things I miss from android, I am not talking about the closed nature of OS, may be in a few days I will switch back to my note 8

26. Phantom1031

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

ios 11.4 also has some issues, these bugs will never be solved, my phone suddenly loses 3-4% battery without any use in matter of few minutes and it pisses me off, while updating apps from appstore many times app does not update, while if an app has been in use for quite a few minutes and it suddenly crashes. I am like what the hell is this, I have been using iphone 6s for last two months as my daily driver, before it I was using note 8.

16. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

apple is becoming the king of software bugs

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31807; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It’s a beta, this is to be expected. I’m looking forward to the official release in September. Apple has added in some nice features.

12. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly, it's just a beta. Android P's beta isn't just full of bugs, but many of the main functions don't even work, yet we have Android fanboys trolling Apple for this? Lol

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6944; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Many of the main functions don't even work? Interesting....every single android I've owned worked properly, and every feature that was supposed to be there was. Maybe elaborate a little?! We troll because apple is 'supposed' to be the gold standard of phones. That's the big 'selling points' of apple designing the hardware and software yes??

18. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm talking about beta versions. And yeah, I criticize that too when Apple fanboys act as if iOS is bug free and is flawless. But here, we are talking about a beta version, and no matte what camp you're on, it's ridiculous to troll Apple for finding bugs, again, in a beta version.

21. peace247 unregistered

I'm using android p developer preview 3 on my nokia 7..... it's as good as stable version.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31807; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said bro.

25. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

No way, the only way apple even sells their product is good marketing it only sells because its popular not because it is good.Sony invented the first touchscreen smartphone,along with OLED screens,and Android is superior to IOS. I rest my case.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31807; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Makes no sense lol. Both camps have their flock.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It's not like they've only their own handsets to upgrade and work out bugs for right, oh wait. Bugs are to be expected, but you'd think they'd be on top of them a little better then what they've shown to be, considering the closed garden is all their own.

19. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

True. What is Apple doing these days. What happened to it just works? Monopoly on software & hardware of their devices. Full control over everything, updates should get better, not worse.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Lots of new bugs and new version become a synonym for Apple software. BTW Speaker bug on iPad Pro was finally fixed in 11.4! Well, it was fixed before ... so it might work temporarily until they release new bugs ... I mean version.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2399; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Congrlts my iPad mini 4 speakers get louder with 11.4!.

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I am not that sure it's a good thing considering the size and construction of an iPad Mini. What about highs, doesn't it resonate with higher volume? I would guess those tiny speakers were limited for a reason.

17. Trex95

Posts: 2399; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Actually it does works well even with wireless headphones without any distroution feel that Apple start using beats tuning for there speakers! Not sure.

22. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

:-D Beats tunig :-D Wireless has nothing to do with "tuning" it's a digital signal. Ow man that was funny I must say.

29. Trex95

Posts: 2399; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I meant beats firmware.

30. whatev

Posts: 2464; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

He’s an expert in that matter, don’t argue him

31. Trex95

Posts: 2399; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Alright.

35. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I actually glad you said that, but I wonder, did you finally read something about how a BT streaming works? I really hope so, it will help you reduce the chance of making stupid decisions in the future, no matter what device you use.

36. whatev

Posts: 2464; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Yeah, buying an iPad Air 2 at 180$ price can be the worst mistake anyone make in his/her life, thanks for the advice

37. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

... ok, you didn't get what I was trying to explain, sad. You made it anti Apple themed, not me.

38. whatev

Posts: 2464; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I understand your point but I still think that given the low price of that tablet and what it offers, isn’t your point a bit of a reach? And don’t come giving me lessons about Bluetooth technology, codecs, etc. Cause I know what you’re talking, I still think those are not decisive factors to purchase a device given that the audio quality is not terrible as you are saying, in fact is good and many reviews support that, but then you’re stretching your point or maybe for you it’s extremely important but not for many people

39. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

The sound quality of an iPad Air 2 is terrible by any standard - bad speakers, bad BT implementation and an average analog output. But you are certainly correct, that not many people find it important. Yet we are on a "tech related site" and tech noobs are probably not the audience here. Here you can find enthusiasts, people that care about what their device can and cannot do.

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