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

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Full iOS is a bug.

5. iushnt

Posts: 3019; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That’s why it’s a beta

6. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

And you’re an Android virus lol.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2442; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

probably one of the best headlines I've ever seen at PA

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6270; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Thank goodness the apples I buy at the store aren't full of bugs!!

2. mikedemoda

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

duh... a developer beta release and it's buggy... how unexpected, ain't it? just another clickbait article so fandroids can talk crap just cuz they're pissed Android major releases only bring a couple new features and tweaks

4. afrohoxha

Posts: 198; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

" only bring a couple new features and tweaks". Well, that's how it should be in the first place, or would you prefer having new bugs also? Anyway, android changelog for major releases doesn't list app features like iOS release does ( for calendar, camera, gallery, maps etc, these are updated frequently, not just when is a major release).

20. cmdacos

Posts: 3648; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That's because many new features can be brought out between OS updates through play services. Educate yourself.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1189; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Beta... nothing more nothing less.... iron out those bugs, now more than ever probably need 7 or 8 betas with every OS lol

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; 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: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

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

13. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; 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: 2314; 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: 1206; 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: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I meant beats firmware.

30. whatev

Posts: 2019; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

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

31. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Alright.

35. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; 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: 2019; 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: 1206; 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: 2019; 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: 1206; 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.

32. karan1402d

Posts: 87; Member since: May 28, 2015

My iPad Pro 10.5 speakers is still hardly audible below 50% volume. I have to crank it all the way up to actually make it audible. And I am fed up with Youtube app comment section stuttering.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; 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: 949; 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.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30481; 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: 6522; 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: 6270; 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: 6522; 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.

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