When Apple releases Beta software version, they are for developers to take a look at and to make sure their apps work with the new firmware. It’s also for them to detect the bugs and issues that surround Beta versions so that Apple can get to work on fixing them before public release.
While Beta 2 of iOS 7 did sort a few issues with features out, there are still quite a lot of bug reports coming from the beta testing. Beta 3 was released yesterday and it’s hoped iOS 7 will be ready for release in September so here are some of the major bugs and issues that need to be sorted out:
Phone App Crashes :
This doesn’t happen always but occasionally the phone app will crash but the phone itself will continue ringing, leaving the user unable to answer it.
Contacts App :
Discovered in Beta 1, the app is slow and will sometimes shut down and land you back on the home screen.
New voices, language support, all good. Except the answers Siri gives to questions are increasingly incorrect. Could be an issue with Search rather than Siri though.
New Wallpaper :
Default wavy wallpaper ok, change to another preloaded or downloaded one and the UI slows down.
Control Center :
Because the Control Center is opened from the bottom of the screen with a swipe up gesture it often opens when you are in the middle of playing a game and it can’t be turned off either.
Although the app has been upgraded, when you switch between apps or close them down, the multitasking background goes black, indicating a response issue.
No Satisfactory Auto Fill in Safari :
Only noticed on iPad Mini. Auto fill doesn’t work properly, sometimes not even working in the manner it should be.
Newsstand App :
While Newsstand is supposed to be a holding place for subscriptions, at the moment it seems to be a folder that can house apps, similar to a normal folder, meaning its original purpose has gone.
There are probably a lot more bugs but until they have been confirmed as genuine we cannot comment on them. If you have found one let us know and we’ll check it out. If you still want to download iOS 7 here’s how:
If you have upgraded and want to downgrade again, follow this guide.