iOS 12 Public Beta info/bug thread


It’s that time. The first public beta of iOS 12 is now live.

Being a sucker for punishment I’m installing it now on my main phone (mostly in the hopes of getting Waze in CarPlay :stuck_out_tongue: ), I’m also keen on having a play with the new features early. Once upon a time I was in the developer program and played with the beta’s but not in a long while now, but from what I understand this is (based on feedback from the developer betas) pretty stable. I suppose I will find out soon enough.

So who else is having a play?

Edit: Here is a link to the program if you want to enrol a device:

iOS 12 Beta

Woohoo! From what I’ve heard the developer betas were super stable, so I might give it a go tonight.


Installing on my iPad Pro. Not game enough to install on my iPhone X yet, as it is my main device for too many things


Oh bugger it. I’m installing it on my iPad Pro now. I will avoid installing it on my iPhone X and MacBook Pro, until about 10pm tonight when I can’t hold out any longer because I’m a weak weak human.


Who am I kidding??


I’m going to install it and I promise not to bitch


How long did it take to install?


I’ve got it on my iPhone SE. Its really really smooth!!


Installing on my iPad Air 2 as I type. Hoping to see the performance improvement touted.


I believe that requires Waze (and Google) to update their apps before they will show in CarPlay?


10 mins or so to download to each device, another 10 mins or so to install and reboot back to the home screen. Smooth sailing so far, other than a folder that got messed up and I had to put all the 10 or so apps back into it.


Can confirm, definitely smoother scrolling and transition animations and it’s nice to see the keyboard animations keep up with my typing for the first time in a while on this device.


Yep, something I didn’t realise until I read about it and went dur…

Developers can’t use APIs that aren’t public … so probably not going to work until after September. But I can dream.

Bug 1: my AirPods didn’t pause when I took them out tonight while listening to Overcast. It dropped the Bluetooth connection when I dropped them back in the case and started playing out the phone speaker :frowning:


Bug #2: My phone was completely unresponsive this morning. It opened fine, then sort of locked up, then it decided Downtime was activated (so maybe it was just springboard being all confused) then I went into setting to turn it off… then I got the little spinning wheel thing… Then it started working fine. Best guess is that Downtime is the culprit here.

On a side note, I learnt this morning that you don’t hard reset an iPhone 8 Plus by holding the power and home buttons anymore :stuck_out_tongue: Something I apparently haven’t needed since getting it in September '17.

For those who also didn’t know, for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus this is the new procedure:

Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
Press and hold the Power Button until you see the Apple logo.


Both iOS betas, and Mojave beta, all installed and running smoothly so far. Haven’t run into any app compatibility issues on macOS. My tweaks seem to still be working (e.g. BetterTouchTool and Bartender). Dark Mode is rad but not really a daytime thing, I’ll play around with it tonight and I’m sure i’ll feel better about it. No issues with iOS at all, iPad Pro and iPhone X both rock solid.


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My battery life is pretty terrible as I expected and getting lag opening folders, so I’m going to downgrade for the moment. It is a very good beta especially for such an early one!!


I’m not sure if my battery life is worse, but lately I have noticed I am getting through 20% of the battery on the commute to work. My best guess is that I’ve been watching video on my phone that’s definitely not optimised for the iPhone. Something to keep an eye on for sure. For me it’s not a huge issue since the phone spends half it’s day on a wireless charger monday to friday so get topped up and on the weekends I hope to be using it less anyway.


I just noticed that the updated Books app (which is stellar by the way) won’t sync anything to MacOS 10.13. Makes sense, but something to be aware of if you cross-read between Mac and iOS. You’ll need the Mojave public beta to get it working.


The one thing I have noticed with the iOS 12 Public Beta is that battery usage is astronomical. I went thru 20% of battery in under 2 minutes…