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iOS 8 beta 2 release date pinpointed

We expect iOS 8 beta 2 to hit its release date tomorrow, June 16, which follows a clear pattern seen with iOS 6 and iOS 7 betas. The second beta for the past two major software upgrades launched for download exactly two weeks after the Apple WWDC keynotes, so with this in-mind you can count on seeing the iOS 8 beta 2 download in just over 24 hours time.

Looking back, the first betas released on the night of Apple’s WWDC keynote for at least the last couple of years. The date for Apple’s WWDC 2012 keynote was June 11 with the second beta arriving on Monday, June 25, then in 2013 we saw iOS 7 beta 2 release on Monday, June 24.

In 2014 WWDC took place on Monday, June 2, so this pinpoints the iOS 8 beta 2 release date for Monday, June 16. It’s not clear exactly what the release time will be, although Product Reviews will update our social channels when the download is live.

If you’re one of the 9 million plus developers, what would you like to see fixed within iOS 8 beta 2? Personally, the settings crashing needs to stop, Photos need to show last taken on camera roll after taking a picture, and some of our developer readers have complained about iOS 8 battery drain thanks to location services.

iOS 8 beta 2 features

It is true iOS 8 is currently in beta form, although there’s some features that should be working right now like Handoff and this isn’t the case, or at the very least they aren’t working correctly. We’ve been hands-on with new Apple features like Continuity, although there’s a lot of problems with a service that should work “without any changes”, according to Apple. To start Handoff working, you in fact have to change enable a cloud setting within OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

You can take a look at the full iOS 8 release notes in an earlier article.

Update: iOS 8 beta 2 is now live.

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melbieaz
melbieaz

Everytime I post to FB within the app, it stays stuck on the post. It DOES post to FB, but then it reloads to the actual post and I have to click discard but then it loads it right back up again. They only way out of this was to uninstall and reinstall FB. I’ve also had apps freeze and not close and the only workaround is to hit the power button and then unlock it and then I am able to close out the app. Pinterest app loads but when I try to click a pin in my feed,… Read more »

neek247

what time when released does it usually pop up?

Alex Blaha
Alex Blaha

Beta 1 on the iPhone 4S is really buggy and slow, hopefully beta 2 fixes a fair amount of that. I’m thinking that because my phones storage is almost full and that I didn’t restore and update, just updated to iOS 8, that it caused some issues with it. Also the updating process didn’t go so smoothly. On that last loading screen before it turns on it froze so I had to do a hard reset which then it went smoothly from there.

Chocolope Jailbreakush
Chocolope Jailbreakush

No Issues iPhone 5 32G. Looking forward to the 2nd beta though

Zach
Zach

I couldn’t get the QuickType to work

DR234
DR234

I don’t really get all the people having so many issues. Only like 1 non stock app doesn’t work for me so far. Battery improved quite a bit. My battery use to run down in maybe 6 hours standby 2 hours of use. Only goes down about 20 percent in 5 hours now. Only big bug I had was settings crashing but that’s only if I close it in multitasking and reopen it. Predictive turns on and off occasionally. Then last night trying out betas of iWork for iOS 8 they kept crashing making the wallpaper go blank. Beyond that… Read more »

Daitron Winston
Daitron Winston

I don’t know if you guys remember or not, but last year, MOST of the crashing issues and stability issues weren’t addressed until iOS 7 beta 4… so, I’m not expecting to many fixes in the next 1 or 2 betas. But fingers are still crossed. As far as apps like Vine, Instagram, will be fixed after the developers for those apps make changes for iOS 8. This sucks because I use Google+ so frequently, now I have to use it from my macbook.

Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts

Does anyone else have problem with your iDevice randomly restarted and crashing apps? I cant multitask while facetiming and i cant send videos on snapchat everytime i click send it crashes?

Raj
Raj

apps like whatsapp, viber and line has issues. crashes most of the time.
yeah the camera app dosent show the last picture taken.
phone hangs and make a soft reboot now and then.

waiting for beta2 with some of these issues being addressed…

Pie
Pie

The replying from notifications to text things is very slow for me, and buggy. The predictive text bar constantly opens and closes too.

adamzack
adamzack

has anyone with ios 8 had the same issue with me that the music on your phone stops after 1 or 2 songs?

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