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Apple’s Releases Notes on iOS 8 Beta 5

8-4-2014 2-29-01 PM Apple released iOS 8 Beta 5 to developers this Monday [August 4th, 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 5:

Notes and Known Issues

Backup and Restore

Fixed in beta 5

A restoration of an iCloud backup onto the same device the backup was taken from may not work properly. As a result, some apps may crash.

Known Issues

  • Encrypted backups to iTunes fail.

  • iOS 7 iCloud backups restored to an iOS 8 beta device may not properly restore photos.


Fixed in beta 5

The Now Playing screen is missing the Back button in the top-left corner.


Fixed in beta 5

FaceTime does not work properly in landscape orientation.

Family Sharing

Known Issues

  • Shared purchase history pages on Mac App Store and iOS App Store are disabled.

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

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.



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.

iCloud Keychain

Fixed in beta 5

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

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

Known Issue

Upon logging into a device with the iCloud 8 beta, other devices in your keychain circle may have their access to the circle revoked.

Workaround: Enable iCloud Keychain Sync on your other devices again.

iTunes Sync

Known Issue

Apps do not sync from a device to iTunes.


Fixed in beta 5

  • If you turn off predictive text in one app and then turn it back on in another, it may not actually be reactivated.

  • Caps Lock may be unexpectedly enabled in text input fields.


Known Issue

When viewed in the Simulator, the “Hybrid” view in Maps and MapKit apps does not show all of the tiles.


Fixed in beta 5

The Music app may stop responding when downloading an album.



To activate Wi-Fi Calling functionality for T-Mobile (U.S. only), follow these steps:

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

  • Toggle the Wi-Fi Calling switch to ON.

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



  • iCloud Photo Library requires beta 3 or later.

  • 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.

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.


Known Issue

PDF files may not display in some applications.



  • 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.


Known Issue

Some icons are missing in Settings and only appear after the row is tapped.


Known Issue

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.


Known Issue

Calling contacts with Siri is supported only on devices with the latest developer seed build. Prior developer seed builds no longer support this feature.


Fixed in beta 5

Some projects may launch in portrait when the destination device is in landscape.

Workaround: Rotate the device to portrait and back to landscape to continue in landscape.


Known Issue

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

Wi-Fi Calling (T-Mobile US only)


The carrier name in the status bar will show “T-Mobile Wi-Fi” when the device is able to make and receive Wi-Fi Calls.

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