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iOS 8 Beta 3 Release Notes

iOS 8 Beta 2 Known Issues   Apple released iOS 8 Beta 3 to developers this Monday [July 7th, 2014] and if you are testing it out make sure you backup your phone before you push out this update. Here are some known issues and notes on iOS 8 Beta 3:


Fixed in beta 3

If you do a clean installation, iCloud Backups may not be completely restored to your device.

Workaround: Use iTunes to back up and restore your iOS 8 beta devices.

Battery Life

Fixed in beta 3

Extensive console logging of NCLaunchstats may be a cause of reduced battery life.

Workaround: Launch Notification Center, then reboot the device.


Fixed in beta 3

The CoreBluetooth State Preservation & Restoration feature does not work. If your application is jetsammed while in the background performing long-term action(s) with CoreBluetooth, those applications will cease and the application will not be restored.

Bug Reporter

Fixed in beta 3

  • The switch in Developer Settings to hide Bug Reporter is not working.

    Workaround: Remove it from the Notification tab in Notification Center settings.

  • The Bug Reporter icon does not appear on the Home Screen on iPad.

    Workaround: Open the app from the Notification tab in Notification Center settings.

  • The cursor may not get placed in the appropriate text field.


Known Issue

FaceTime does not work properly in landscape orientation.

Family Sharing

Fixed in beta 3

  • You can’t approve an “Ask to Buy” request from the requestor’s iOS device.

  • Push notifications are not received.

  • “Ask to Buy” request notifications do not appear, and requests are not actionable from devices running iOS 8 beta 2.

Known Issues

  • Items already owned by family members must be re-downloaded from the Purchased page (not Store pages) to get them free of additional charge.

  • Under 13 account creation is disabled in this beta.

  • Email invitations are not enabled; members can join using push notifications or via inline password entry flow.

  • A blank screen may be seen after creating a family on iPad.

    Workaround: Tap on other settings and then back to iCloud settings.

Find My Friends


Now that the Share My Location feature is integrated into Messages, Find My Friends only supports the Apple ID configured in Settings > iCloud.


Known Issue

Some Hindi strings are incorrectly displayed, causing search and rendering issues.

Game Center

Fixed in beta 3

Invites to matchmaking may get stuck on Waiting.

Workaround: Use automatch.

Known issue

Swiping or tapping a Game Center friend request notification anywhere automatically accepts the friend request..



Handoff is incompatible between devices using this beta and the prior beta. You should test Handoff with the most recent beta software because it is not backward-compatible with previous betas.

Fixed in beta 3

  • When using a Mac, Handoff may sometimes stop showing icons on other iOS and OS X devices. Powering the Mac off and then back on can sometimes work around this issue.

  • Phone Calls to and from the Mac may sometimes not complete or send and receive audio.

iCloud Drive


  • A server-side data wipe on all CloudKit public and private databases will occur on July 7, 2014.

  • With the release of iOS 8 beta 3, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photo Library, Safari history, and Call history will stop syncing on earlier betas.

  • iCloud Drive can be re-enabled from Setup Assistant after upgrade. If you choose to store your documents in iCloud Drive, your Documents & Data will automatically be copied to iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive will not update across earlier betas or operating systems. If you do not upgrade to iCloud Drive, your documents will continue to back up.

  • iCloud Photo Library can be enabled from the Photos app and in iCloud Settings. Photos and videos previously stored in iCloud Photo Library will remain on their original iOS 8 devices and will upload to iCloud Photo Library again automatically.

Fixed in beta 3

  • In some cases, signing into iCloud can take up to two minutes.

  • Newly added files may not sync automatically.

    Workaround: After signing into iCloud, reboot the device.

Known issue

iCloud Drive may not be correctly enabled on a 2nd device after signing in via Buddy or Settings.

Workaround: Logging out of iCloud, logging back in and enabling iCloud Drive should resolve the issue. In some cases, you may need to try these steps more than once.

iCloud Keychain

Known Issues

  • Initial sync does not work if the approving device is locked when the approval occurs.

    Workaround: Toggle keychain off and then on again.

  • After changing an iCloud account password, you may notice an “iCloud Keychain has been reset” message.

    Workaround: Add your device back into the keychain syncing circle.

  • Using the recovery option can leave you in a state where new items added to the keychain do not sync.

    Workaround: Use approval method with other devices unlocked.


Fixed in beta 3

  • In some cases, you may need to restart an app to get third-party keyboard input to register.

  • On-screen keyboards do not correctly respond to some notifications (such as layout changes made in Settings).

    Workaround: Stop the running process and relaunch it or reboot the simulated device.

  • Keyboard keys are not being highlighted on some previous-generation devices.

  • When selecting a keyboard app in the Add New Keyboard menu, you may see an empty sheet. This happens when the containing app has a single keyboard target.

    Workaround: To add the keyboard, tap Done on the top-right of the sheet.

  • The Delete button may not show up when trying to remove an iPad keyboard.

    Workaround: Tap on the blank space where the Delete button would be to remove the keyboard.

Known Issues

  • If an iPad is restored while in landscape, it may end up with an offscreen keyboard in certain views.

    Workaround: Reboot the device.

Location Services

Fixed in beta 3

When Location Services is turned on, the device’s current location is used to suggest relevant apps on the lock screen. These suggested apps will remain on the lock screen even after leaving the relevant location.

Lock Screen

Fixed in beta 3

  • Sometimes devices may not wake when the home button is pushed.

    Workaround: Use the sleep/wake/power button.

  • Tapping Emergency on the lock screen does not do anything.

Known issue

Location-based recommended apps will not display on the lock screen.

Lost Mode

Fixed in beta 3

  • A device doesn’t display the Lost Mode message in the lock screen if the device was locked at the time it was put into Lost Mode.

    Workaround: Reboot the device.

  • After remote wiping a device and logging into the same (@icloud.com) iCloud account, the Lost Mode lock screen is displayed and the device cannot be unlocked.


Fixed in beta 3

Sometimes Mail crashes when replying to an email with an attachment.


Fixed in beta 3

  • SMS relay may not work until an iMessage is sent from the device.

  • The keyboard may cover the predictive text bar if you launch Messages from the App Switcher.

Known issue

If you have Send As SMS enabled in Messages Settings, the Messages app may periodically become unresponsive.

Workaround: Reboot your device.


Fixed in beta 3

Passes added on iOS 7 devices won’t appear in iOS 8 devices, and vice versa.



To activate Wi-Fi Calling functionality for T-Mobile (US only), please follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings -> Phone -> Wi-Fi Calling

  • Toggle the ‘Wi-Fi Calling’ switch to ON

  • If the carrier does not have user’s registered emergency address, you will be asked to add it before the feature is activated

Fixed in beta 3

  • Bringing up a contact card in Mail during a call causes a hang.

  • Phone call relay uses Bluetooth when it should be using Wi-Fi. Since not all devices have the necessary Bluetooth support, this may fail on some hardware.

Known issue

Call UI may appear on top of the home screen when it is originated from the app switcher.



  • You need to upgrade to beta 3 to use iCloud Photo Library. Beta 1 and 2 will no longer supports this feature.

  • Back up your photo libraries before enabling iCloud Photo Library by:

    • Importing to your Mac using iPhoto

    • Importing to your Mac using Image Capture

  • Enabling iCloud Photo Library will not add photos/videos that have been synced with iTunes to the cloud.

  • iPhoto for iOS will not launch on iOS 8 Beta. Launching Photos.app will migrate your iPhoto edits to the iOS 8 Photo Library. Make sure your iPhoto for iOS data is included in your device backup.

Fixed in beta 3

  • Slow motion clips that have been trimmed sync to other devices as a gray thumbnail.

  • iCloud Photo downloads stall when a device is idle for a long period of time.

    Workaround: Sync resumes when the device wakes up.

  • iCloud Photo Library does not upload Photos synced from iTunes.

Known Issues

  • The ability to automatically optimize device space is not enabled in this beta.

  • When using iCloud Family, both iCloud Photos and My Photostream are enabled.

  • After restore from iCloud backup, modified photos may show unmodified thumbnails.

  • If you reach your iCloud quota, there is no way to add or delete data within the Photos app.

  • If both iCloud Photos and Photostream are enabled, duplicate photos are displayed.

  • After upgrading to beta 3, your device may get stuck while uploading photos to iCloud.

    Workaround: Reboot the device.



  • Safari now blocks ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store without user interaction. If you still see the previous behavior, or find legitimate redirection to the App Store to be broken in some way, please file a bug.

  • You can now quickly add a site to Shared Links or save a bookmark by tapping and holding on the bookmarks button.


Fixed in beta 3

  • You are unable to use the “Forgot Apple ID or Password” dialog on your device.

    Workaround: Reset passwords from appleid.apple.com.

  • The username and password fields in iCloud Settings do not display properly.


Known Issues

  • Updating the iCloud settings screen may appear to hang during setup.

    Workaround: Some accounts may have an extra long lag. Wait a couple of minutes and they should complete.

  • Upon upgrade install, Touch ID is disabled for iPhone unlock.

    Workaround: Enable iPhone Unlock option in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.


Fixed in beta 3

  • Changing keyboards in Settings > General > Keyboard requires you to relaunch your app before the new settings are observed.

  • The Toggle In-Call Status Bar menu option in the Hardware menu does not work.

  • You cannot log into an iCloud account in Simulator.

  • Certificates and profiles are not being added when drag and dropping them into an iOS Simulator window.

    Workaround: Open via Safari in the simulated device by inserting a file:// URL into the address bar.


Fixed in beta 3

  • Localized strings for Voice Activation phrases don’t appear in Settings > General > Siri.

    Voice Activation phrase for each Siri Language:

    • English (US, UK, AU, CA): Hey Siri

    • French (FR, CA, CH): Dis Siri

    • German (DE, CH): Hey Siri

    • German (DE, CH): Hey Siri

    • Italian (IT, CH): Ehi Siri

    • Japanese (JP): Hey Siri

    • Chinese – Cantonese (HK): 喂Siri

    • Chinese – Mandarin (CN, TW): 嘿Siri

    • Spanish (MX, SP, US): Oye Siri

    • Korean (KR): Siri야

  • If you use Bluetooth to activate Siri and ask what song is playing, Siri fails to identify the song.

  • After memory pressure events, pressing and holding the home button may launch Voice Control instead of Siri when Siri is enabled (Settings > General > Siri).

    Workaround: Reboot the device to have Siri activate as expected.

Known issues

  • Speaking “Hey, Siri” may fail to launch Siri for subsuquent requests if you leave the UI by tapping the home button while Siri is still speaking.

    Workaround: Re-launch Siri with the home button, speak your request, and do not exit the UI until Siri finishes speaking.

  • The ‘Hey, Siri’ feature is not available when Japanese is selected in Settings -> General -> Siri -> Language.


Known issue

Sometimes, loading certain pages or performing a search on the App Store or iTunes Store can be slow.


Known issue

On iPhone 4S, Weather is missing it’s background color, letting the wallpaper see through behing the condition animations.

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