Apple Released iOS 8 Golden Image to Developers [Release Notes]

The final version of iOS 8 is out for developers to test out and submit your bugs to Apple to improve the OS. As always, make sure you backup your phone before pushing out this update. Here are some notes and known issues of the iOS 8 GM (Golden Image):

Notes and Known Issues

The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 8.0 to develop code.

Backup and Restore

Fixed in GM Seed

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

Document Providers


  • Your app needs the iCloud entitlement to be able to be used as a document provider.
  • The entitlement will be required when iOS 8 is released.

Fixed in GM Seed

On iPhone, bringing up DocMenu from Locations in DocPicker, overlaps with status bar.

Known Issues

  • After rotating document picker to landscape, the status bar is hidden.
  • Upon bringing up document picker in landscape, the containing view may be shifted beneath the navigation bar.

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

Game-Controller forwarding may not work.


  • Verify that you are on the same Wi-Fi network on both devices, Handoff is enabled, and the same iCloud account is being used.
  • Make sure no other instances of the game are running (e.g. only the target device has the game you are trying to connect).
  • Reboot.



  • After upgrading to the GM Seed, you should reset your home configuration in Settings > Privacy > HomeKit > Reset Home Configuration.
  • You must sign into iCloud and enable Keychain sync to use HomeKit with this seed.

Fixed in GM Seed

Siri may not immediately recognize HomeKit data changes.

iTunes Sync

Fixed in GM Seed

Apps do not sync from a device to iTunes.


Known Issues

  • Network access gets disabled after adding a new keyboard from the same bundle.
  • Custom Keyboards may go blank after app switching.

    Workaround: Dismiss the keyboard and bring it up again; this should reload the view.


Known Issue

Applying the Allow Account Modification restriction to a device with no mail accounts configured will still allow a user to create a Mail account by launching the Mail app.


Fixed in GM Seed

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



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.



  • If you installed Beta 5 on the device, you should erase the device after installing the GM Seed. (Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings).
  • iCloud Photo Library requires the GM Seed.
  • Maintain a backup of your photo library before enabling and while using iCloud Photo Library beta by:
    • Importing to your Mac using iPhoto
    • Importing to your Mac using Image Capture
  • iCloud Photo Library beta will not download photos and videos that were synced to your device from iTunes.
  • iPhoto for iOS will not launch on iOS 8 Beta. Launching 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 enabled for all accounts larger than 5GB.
  • When using iCloud Family Sharing, both iCloud Photo Sharing and My Photo Stream are enabled.
  • If you exceed your iCloud storage quota, your Photos library will no longer update iCloud. Photos and videos can be downloaded or deleted from

Provisioning Profiles

Known Issue

If you have upgraded to the GM seed from other betas you may see your apps crashing due to provisioning profile issues.


  1. Connect the device via USB to your Mac
  2. Launch Xcode
  3. Choose Window -> Devices
  4. Right click on the device in left column, choose “Show Provisioning Profiles”
  5. Click on the provisioning profile in question
  6. Press the “-” button
  7. Continue to removing all affected profiles.
  8. Re-install the app


Fixed in GM Seed

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 the bookmarks button.


Fixed in GM Seed

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


Fixed in GM Seed

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

Speech Synthesis

Workaround: If you don’t hear speech in a particular language or dialect, go Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech >Voices >Language and download the Enhanced Quality voice for that language/dialect.


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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