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iOS 8.2 Beta Release Notes

11-18-2014 2-35-48 PMApple today released iOS 8.2 beta to registered developers for testing purposes. The beta arrives as build number 12D436.

Notes and Known Issues

The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 8.2 to develop code.

Document Providers

Notes

  • Your app needs the iCloud entitlement to be able to be used as a document provider.

  • The com.apple.developer.icloud-container-identifiers entitlement is required.

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.

App Extensions

Notes

  • App extensions need an arm64 slice to run on 64-bit devices. If you try to run the armv7 slice on a 64-bit device it won’t work.

  • Apps need to have an arm64 slice if the bundle contains a framework that both the app and the app extension link against.

iCloud

Note

Mail handoff and AirDrop may stop working after changing your iCloud password at appleid.apple.com.

Workaround: Sign out and back into iCloud on the device.

Keyboards

Known Issue

Additional keyboards, including 3rd party keyboards, may not appear in Safari, Maps, or 3rd party apps in the Simulator.

Workaround: Keyboards should be testable in Calendar, Spotlight, Contacts, and Photos.

Phone

Notes

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.

Photos

Notes

  • 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. Any photos and videos synced to your device from iTunes will be removed when you enable iCloud Photo Library beta.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Provisioning Profiles

Known Issue

If you have upgraded to the 8.2 Beta from previous iOS 8 Betas you may see your apps crashing due to provisioning profile issues.

Workaround:

  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.

Siri

Known Issue

  • Siri support for Singapore English is disabled in this Beta, though it remains selectable in the Siri language selection window.

WatchKit

Known Issues

  • When viewing a notification in iOS simulator, clicking on the notification icon or body does not launch the corresponding Watch app.

  • When you choose Build and Run it doesn’t launch the Watch window.

    Workaround: Open the Watch window under Hardware > External Displays and then choose Build and Run again.

  • The custom sash color for notification controllers does not currently appear in Interface Builder, but it does appear in iOS Simulator.

Wi-Fi Calling (T-Mobile US only)

Note

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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