There’s a number of iPad and iPhone issues needing a fix with iOS 8 beta 2. While we know this is an early beta it’s good to keep Product Reviews readers updated on how Apple’s new mobile OS is progressing with developers, so today we’ll highlight a few problems we’ve noticed in iOS 8 beta 1 needing a fix.
Photos in iOS 8 – there’s some subtle changes to taking photos in iOS 8 including the ability to do time lapse videos, but one problem we noticed was with what happens after you’ve taken a photo.
Normally, we’d be taken back to the camera roll with the latest snap being shown, although this isn’t the case within the first iOS 8 beta thanks to being taken to within All Photos. You then have to click All Phones on the top left, Albums, and then recently added. We hope to see this problem fixed in iOS 8 beta 2, especially before the Gold Master later on this year.
Settings crashing in iOS 8 – we noticed a similar issue with iOS 7 beta 1 crashing when opening the settings menu, and again this has happened with iOS 8 beta 1, although it’s not clear why this is happening and if it’s limited to just our developers install. The crashing stopped in early betas of iOS 7, so the same is hoped with the beta 2 or 3 of iOS 8.
There’s some other general crashing and freezing taking place within iOS 8 beta 1 as well, which we expect to improve once beta 2 is up for download. Sometimes we noticed the UI lagging when browsing native apps, 3rd party apps, and in the Safari browser. The certain 3rd party app issues might need a fix by the developer before iOS 8 is released to public around September 2014.
If you’re one of the 9 million Apple developers, then feel free to let us know how impressed you are with iOS 8 so far? Overall, Product Reviews has been impressed with the small changes in many important areas. You can watch a couple of videos showcasing some of the new iOS 8 features through the link in another article.
You can also see how the Spotlight Search has improved with more extensive results that make this the upgrade many iOS 7 users will look forward to.