iOS 7 beta 2 is out: brings iPad support and other features

By , Jun 24, 2013

iOS 7 beta 2 update

Apple has seeded the second beta of iOS 7 to developers this morning. The update comes exactly two weeks after the initial version of the new firmware was released, following the company’s annual WWDC keynote.

The change log hasn’t been released yet, but the consensus seems to be that this update is likely more about speed and performance improvements than about adding major new features or making significant changes…

iOS 7 itself, though, is nearly a complete departure from its predecessor. We’ve spent that last two weeks taking an in-depth look at many of the changes Apple has made, from UI to new features, which you can see here.

If you’re a registered developer, you can grab beta 2 by opening the Settings app on your iOS device running iOS 7 beta 1 and tapping General and then Software Up. Or I’m sure it will be available in the dev center shortly.

We’re currently installing the update ourselves, and will report back with any new stuff we find. So stay tuned. And as always, we welcome you to let us know if we missed anything by e-mailing us at tips@idownloadblog.com.

What’s new in iOS 7 beta 2

As we continue to dig through the new information in iOS 7 beta 2 this morning, we’ll be listing any major changes we find below:

  • This release is all around snappier and more stable
  • Voice Memos app is back
  • Beta 2 is now available for iPad
  • New male and female Siri voices
  • The Messages app now shows contacts photos in conversation threads
  • New animation when a message is sent
  • A bigger “Send” button in Messages
  • You contact’s Nickname now shows in Messages instead of his full name
  • See Messages timestamps by swiping left
  • Reminders app works now, and has received some UI touchups
  • FaceTime app has a darker background
  • Minor UI changes in Newsstand app
  • Music controls are always on Lock screen when music is playing
  • You can turn the Parallax effect Off in Accessibility Settings
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  • Gorgonphone

    Omg they didnt touch the UI at all… Oh god please let them fix it while there is still time …

  • John

    “This version of iOS 7 is intended only for installation on development devices registered with Apple’s Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state, which could necessitate an out of warranty repair.”

    Is this true? I am not a registered user at Apple’s Developer Program, does it mean i cannot install iOS7 Beta 2 on my iPhone 4S?

    • Ricardo Martinez

      You can update over the air(OTA) only and only if you have beta 1 and update to beta 2. If you do it this way it wont ask for UDID. Thats how I did it.

      • brooks whiffen seale

        Ok, thats what im doing, im glad i can do that knowing it works.

  • Chris Longden

    Never knew you can edit mailboxes, remove all and VIP but just got one for attachments.

  • Chris Longden

    Drag down notification centre and invoke Siri, status bar messes up.

  • Chris Longden

    Siri won’t turn on the flash light anymore. :(

  • Chris Longden

    Still no sign of being able to rate your songs in the music app.

    • http://twitter.com/indiesongaday @indiesongaday

      This is ridiculous… they are turning it into a Fisher Price toy. They designed the Music app for consumers with maybe 500 songs total in their iTunes library.

      • Chris Longden

        I have smart playlists on my phone, so i end up playing new tracks and then rate them normally from the device but can’t do it now :(

  • Michael Zhang

    Expiring on August 8? … Hopefully we get an update earlier than that!

  • Kenny Woodard

    Has anyone put this on an iphone 4? Is it alot better than the first beta? It was pathetic on beta 1

    • Mkondrak

      i put it on my iphone 4. even though i did not use beta 1 that long. I can confirm that from the little exerience from beta 1 that beta 2 is a big improvement. Only vine doesnt play videos. :(

  • Jnz Nop

    podcast app was very buggy in beta 1 , I hope this has been improved

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I’ve already sent some feedback to Apple through the developer portal, but I’m just looking for some feedback from other devs. In regards to control center (on my iPhone 5 specifically), it appears that the volume and buffer slider are the only music controls that work. When I have no music playing and press play, nothing happens, and vice versa, the music won’t pause, skip, or go back. I’ve also seen the same thing occur on the lock screen as well. The control center acts the same way, and while the music controls appear for me on the lock screen while music is playing, I get the same unresponsiveness that I did with control center. And if there is no music playing while I’m on the lock screen, double clicking the home button does not bring up the music controls. I’m not sure if they did something that interferes with this, but hopefully beta 3 will bring a fix to it.

    Edit: It appears everything has been fixed after a quick restart except, double clicking the home button still will not bring up the music controls on the lock screen.

  • VC

    How can I make a live wallpaper in ios7? Not a panoramic but one like the 2 dynamic bubble wallpapers? What file format are they in?

  • Reda Baq

    There is a new animation when you delete a photo. please add this to the list :P.

  • Raul Henriquez

    Notes and Known Issues

    The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 7.0 to develop code.

    AirDropNotes

    AirDrop in iOS 7 Seed 2 is not compatible with AirDrop in iOS 7 Seed 1.

    Contacts Only support requires that:

    You are logged into iCloud.

    The sender and receiver have each other’s Apple ID email addresses in Contacts on their devices.Fixed in Seed 2

    Occasionally, AirDrop will exhibit unreliability in discovery and/or data transfer to peers over Wi-Fi.Known Issues

    Contact Only currently requires that you have an active Internet connection.

    The App Store should support the ability to find an app capable of opening a received document based on the document’s Uniform Type Identifier (UTI). Currently, just a blank screen is displayed.AirPlayKnown Issues

    When sending music to an Apple TV, advancing to the next track may fail.

    Audio volume may increase dramatically and unexpectedly during AirPlay.AV FoundationNotes

    AVCaptureSession now uses your app’s AVAudioSession by default.Fixed in Seed 2

    AVCaptureSession is unable to produce samples to its AVCaptureAudioDataOutput when the app is running in the background.CalendarFixed in Seed 2

    Edits made to iCloud Calendar events off-device will not push to the device.

    Workaround: Update the calendar manually or trigger a fetch by modifying an event on-device.Car DisplayKnown Issues

    Support for Car Display will be provided once compatible systems are available.ContactsKnown Issues

    Some high-resolution photos will not sync (via iCloud and other services) when set as a Contact’s Caller ID photo.

    Workaround: Use a lower-resolution photo.Core AnimationNotes

    When the UIViewGroupOpacity key is not present, the default value is now YES. The default was previously NO.

    This means that subviews of a transparent view will first be composited onto that transparent view, then the precomposited subtree will be drawn as a whole onto the background. A NO setting results in less expensive, but also less accurate, compositing: each view in the transparent subtree is composited onto what’s underneath it, according to the parent’s opacity, in the normal painter’s algorithm order.Core DataFixed in Seed 2

    Moving data from a local sandbox to iCloud using migratePersistentStore causes a crash. Instead, manually migrate the data store by iterating over the objects in the local data store file.Game CenterFixed in Seed 2

    When adding new Apple IDs to Game Center, they must be added through the Game Center app and not Settings.

    If you launch a Game Center app while not logged into Game Center, the Game Center login sheet may be unreadable.Game KitFixed in Seed 2

    The API for sending reminders is present but unimplemented in this seed.

    The API for loading leaderboard sets might need to be called a second time for it to succeed.iCloudNotes

    Activation Lock, a new feature of Find My iPhone, is turned on automatically when Find My iPhone is enabled on any device running iOS 7. Activation Lock requires users to enter their Apple ID and password to turn off Find My iPhone, sign out of iCloud, erase the device, or reactivate the device after an erase. It’s important to do one of the following before transferring a device to a new user:

    Sign out of iCloud.

    Turn off Activation Lock in Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone.Fixed in Seed 2

    Signing out of an iCloud account with Find My iPhone turned on requires you to enter your Apple ID password. However, in some cases, the keyboard does not appear.

    Workaround: Double-tapping the home button will bring up the keyboard.

    Sometimes when creating a new Apple ID and choosing to use iCloud in Setup Assistant, iCloud will not be turned on.

    Workround: Go to Settings/iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID.

    When setting up iCloud Keychain, many iCloud Security Code candidates will be rejected for being too weak.

    Workaround: Choose a 4-digit iCloud Security Code that does not have an obvious pattern.

    Restoring your device from the same device’s iCloud backup will lose all passwords for Wi-Fi, profiles, accounts, and apps.

    When just Calendars or just Reminders is toggled off then back on again in iCloud settings, data may not resync to the device.

    Workaround: Turn off both Calendars and Reminders, and then turn them both back on.

    Users cannot use Simple or Complex iCloud Security Codes to recover their keychain items from their secure backup on iPhone 4.

    Workaround: Use Random iCloud Security Codes to back up keychain items.

    After users change their iCloud Security Code to Simple or Complex, they will not be able to recover their keychain items from the secure backup.

    Workaround: Change the country code field under Account Security so that the user can receive the SMS Verification Code to complete the recovery process.Known Issues

    If you have “Reset All Contents and Settings” on a device (Settings > General > Reset) that:

    Has an iCloud account set up

    Has Find My iPhone Activation Lock enabled

    Has not previously navigated to Settings > iCloud

    you won’t be asked to enter your iCloud credentials to disable Activation Lock prior to erasing. After the device is erased, your device will be activation locked.

    Workaround: Delete the iCloud account prior to erasing the device. If in this state, enter your iCloud account credentials to unlock the device.

    When setting up iCloud Keychain in Setup Assistant on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, the keyboard covers the iCloud Security Code entry field and the Advanced Options link.

    Workaround: Scroll down to see the hidden entries.

    Users in Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Finland, and possibly some other countries, will be unable to restore their keychains using phone number validation.

    Workaround: Use a randomly generated iCloud Security Code.

    If you change the country associated with a phone number in Settings > iCloud > Account Name > Keychain, you will not be able to view the changed country name/code.

    Workaround: Turn off Keychain Restore, and then turn it back on.

    Credit cards deleted in Safari Settings > AutoFill are removed from the device but not from other devices.

    Workaround: Making another local change (like adding a credit card) will force the sync.

    The keyboard is not present in the iCloud Keychain approval dialog after screen unlock.

    Workaround: Tap on either Don’t Allow or Allow. The keyboard will be presented the next time.

    On rare occasions, users might experience difficulties setting up iCloud Keychain on some of their devices.

    Workaround: A temporary Reset iCloud Keychain button is available in iCloud Settings > Account > Account Security.

    iCloud Keychain users who set up an additional device will receive an approval request to the other devices with iCloud Keychain turned on. The approval request will not be displayed if their screens are off and the devices are idle.

    Workaround: Wake up any peer device to accept the approval request.

    Users signing out of iCloud by deleting their iCloud account, erasing all contents and settings, or erasing the device via Find My iPhone and signing back in will not be presented with the correct iCloud Keychain setup screens.

    Workaround: Use the seed-only iCloud Keychain Reset button.

    Users who have a single device with iCloud Keychain on will not be presented with the correct iCloud Keychain setup screens after restoring from a backup.

    Workaround: Use the seed-only iCloud Keychain Reset button.

    Nonpurchased ePubs and PDFs will not be restored when iCloud-restoring an iOS 7 device with a pre-iOS 7 backup. Purchased content will be restored without issue.

    Workaround: Use iTunes sync.

    In iOS 7, Find My iPhone and Bookmarks toggles are no longer supported on secondary iCloud accounts. When you update your device with either of these options enabled on a secondary iCloud account, they will be turned off with no user notification.

    Workaround: Set up the primary iCloud account via Settings/iCloud and then enable Find My iPhone or Bookmarks.Location ServicesFixed in Seed 2

    In this seed, GPS-based location is nonfunctional on iPhone 4. This includes AGPS call flows used for 911 emergency services location requests. Wi-Fi and cellular-based location remain functional.

    Location Services will be off by default after updating from prior releases. This prohibits Find My iPhone from working.

    Workaround: Turn on Location Services in Settings > Privacy > Location Services.MapKitNotes

    If the calls to renderInContext on the layer backing an MKMapView are made off the main thread, they should be eliminated or moved to the main thread. Failure to do so can cause an app crash. Instead of using renderInContext, use the new MKMapSnapshotter APIs.Fixed in Seed 2

    Using +[MKMapCamera cameraLookingAtCenterCoordinate:fromEyeCoordinate:eyeAltitude:] may result in the wrong map heading being chosen.

    Using +[MKMapSnapshot pointForCoordinate:] returns the wrong result for nonsquare snapshots.MessagesKnown Issues

    The existing Messages database may be deleted after a restore or upgrade if:

    You do not sign in to iCloud during the Setup Assistant.

    The iMessage and iCloud accounts use different IDs.

    Messages app crashes after viewing any attachments on two separate threads.

    Workaround: The attachments are viewable after relaunching Messages.

    On a clean install, launching Messages presents an empty message list instead of a new compose window.MultitaskingFixed in Seed 2

    Silent pushes will always wake the device.

    Currently, there is no API that lets you inspect the settings controlling your app’s background behavior.Music PlayerKnown Issues

    MPMediaPickerController has been disabled for this seed. It will immediately return as if the user canceled the selection.NetworkingNotes

    Cellular fallback is a technology that will attempt to connect over the cellular interface when a connection over the Wi-Fi interface does not succeed. There are a number of cases where connection failures may occur over Wi-Fi, such as a cable modem in need of a reboot or a firewall that blocks access to certain resources.

    If your app restricts network operations over the cellular network, verify that your code is using the proper API to implement that policy.

    For example, if your app watches SCNetworkReachability for the kSCNetworkReachabilityFlagsIsWWAN to monitor when Wi-Fi is available, it may not behave correctly under cellular fallback.

    If an app uses this method and then attempts to connect, thinking it will get a connection over Wi-Fi, the app may inadvertently end up with a connection over the cellular network. The lack of thekSCNetworkReachabilityFlagsIsWWAN is not a guarantee that your connection will not go over cellular. If your code needs to enforce that a connection not go over cellular, it needs to specify that when making a networking request.

    Instead, for CFNetwork code using CFSocketStream, CFHTTPStream, or similar APIs, set the kCFStreamPropertyNoCellular property to true on the CF object before connecting.

    For NSURLRequests, call [request setAllowsCellularAccess: false].

    In addition to making sure your code will never be connected over cellular because of cellular fallback, this call ensures that your code will never be connected over cellular because of the VPN or convoluted routing problems (connecting to IPv6 over cellular because only IPv4 is available over Wi-Fi, etc.).

    To verify that your app is behaving properly, you should test against a broken Wi-Fi network. The easiest way to set up a broken Wi-Fi network is to set up an Apple AirPort Base Station or other Wi-Fi access point to hand out a DHCP address and leave the access point disconnected from the Internet. Another simple way of testing is to unplug the cable or DSL line from your cable or DLS modem.

    Two low-level networking APIs that used to return a MAC address now return the fixed value 02:00:00:00:00:00. The APIs in question are sysctl (NET_RT_IFLIST) and ioctl (SIOCGIFCONF). Developers using the value of the MAC address should migrate to identifiers such as -[UIDevice identifierForVendor]. This change affects all apps running on iOS 7.NewsstandKnown Issues

    Newsstand background downloads that use HTTP basic or digest authentication will prompt the user with authorization alerts (NSURLConnectionDelegate callbacks forconnectionShouldUseCredentialStorage and willSendRequestForAuthenticationChallenge are not called correctly).Nike + iPodFixed in Seed 2

    The Nike + iPod app is now included.Objective-C RuntimeNotes

    Due to changes in how the isa field is implemented, *self may change during enumeration (for example, if the container is retained).

    Workaround: When implementing countByEnumeratingWithState, do not set state->mutationsPtr = self.PassbookNotes

    In previous versions of the iOS SDK, Passbook did not validate the backFields on passes completely. This has been corrected, but it means that some passes added on iOS 6.0, 6.1, and iOS 7.0 Seed 1, will be invalid on iOS 7 Seed 2 and later. The validation rules have not changed, it was just a a bug in validation in previous implementations. If you have a pass that you were previously able to add to passbook, but no longer can, watch the console log for more than one field that has the key NAME. Field keys need to be unique.RemindersFixed in seed 2

    Reminders may become unusable after the user creates a new list.SafariFixed in Seed 2

    Users cannot delete their passwords via Safari Settings > AutoFill.

    The SafariServices addToReadingList API doesn’t work on devices. However, it works fine on iOS Simulator.

    If a user deletes a saved credit card number (from AutoFill), it will still autofill.

    Workaround: After deleting a credit card from AutoFill, force-quit Safari or reboot the device.Known Issues

    Upgrading to iOS may reset Safari’s settings to their default values.

    Safari website credentials do not always autofill between mobile and desktop versions.

    Workaround: Use the desktop version if the site offers it.SecurityNotes

    -[UIDevice uniqueIdentifier] is no longer accepted in submissions to the App Store. In iOS 7, apps that are already on the store or on users’ devices that call this removed API will no longer be returned the UDID. Instead, -[UIDevice uniqueIdentifier] will return a 40-character string starting with FFFFFFFF, followed by the hex value of -[UIDevice identifierForVendor]. It is important to consider how this will affect existing apps. Consider submitting updates that no longer access the UDID.

    iOS now requests user consent for apps to use audio input on all iOS 7 devices. For devices sold in China, iOS will also request user consent for apps to use the camera hardware. The operating system will present the consent alert when you set the category of the instantiated AVAudioSesison. The AVAudioSessionCategories that will present the alert are AVAudioSessionCategoryRecord andAVAudioSessionCategoryPlayAndRecord.

    If the user doesn’t allow access, the audio session data will be all zeros (silence). For devices where camera access is requested and denied by the user, the video capture session is a black screen.

    The API gethostuuid() has been removed and will not be accepted for submission to the store, regardless of the targeted OS. For existing apps running on iOS 7, the function will return a uuid_trepresentation of the vendor identifier (-[UIDevice identifierForVendor]).Fixed in Seed 2

    Changing the Require Passcode time setting after a restore from backup will require a reboot for the change to take effect.SettingsFixed in Seed 2

    In Notification Center, when selecting an alert style for an app, the examples for None, Banners, and Alerts are not displayed.Known Issues

    In General > Background App Refresh, the per-app settings are not honored.SetupKnown Issues

    After erasing the device from Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content & Settings, CrashReporter logs will no longer be copied from the device to the computer.

    Workaround: Restore the device from an IPSW instead of using Erase All Content & Settings on the device.SiriNotes

    This seed includes development versions of new male and female Siri voices for U.S. English and French, and a male voice for German.SocialNotes

    Up through iOS 6, when using TWTweetComposeViewController and SLComposeViewController (the latter only for Twitter and Weibo, but not Facebook), if the caller supplies a completionHandler, the supplied completionHandler is responsible for dismissing the view controller. As of iOS 7, if the app links against the iOS 7 SDK, the view controller will dismiss itself even if the caller supplies acompletionHandler. To avoid this, the caller’s completionHandler should not dismiss the view controller.Known Issues

    When using the iOS 6.1 SDK on OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion, if you use the iOS 5.0 or iOS 5.1 Legacy SDK in iOS Simulator, you will not be able to use Twitter features: attempting to sign in to Twitter via the Settings pane will fail, and Twitter.framework will not work correctly. If you need to test Twitter features, you will need to choose either an iOS 6.1 or iOS 6.0 Simulator run destination, or you can test with iOS 5.x on a device.SpringboardNotes

    Active touches are no longer canceled when the user takes a screenshot.

    Dynamic wallpaper is not available on iPhone 4.Known Issues

    Some apps may receive duplicate push notifications or no notification at all.

    The app switcher does not show all of the suspended apps.

    Springboard crashes when accessing some web clips in the App Switcher.

    Passcode Lock and Auto-lock time settings are not always respected. Sometimes the device does not require a passcode when the settings indicate it should.

    When restoring from an iCloud backup on a device with hundreds of apps, Springboard may crash repeatedly.Sprite KitKnown Issues

    +[AVPlayer playerWithPlayerItem:] returns an AVPlayer object, but the current item will return nil if the player was created on another thread.SyncKnown Issues

    The Wi-Fi sync option in iTunes is checked, but Wi-Fi devices do not appear in iTunes.

    Workaround: On OS X, install the iOS 7.0 SDK after installing iTunes. Wi-Fi sync is not supported on Windows.UIKitNotes

    +[UIPasteboard pasteboardWithName:create:] and +[UIPasteboard pasteboardWithUniqueName] now unique the given name to allow only those apps in the same application group to access the pasteboard. If the developer attempts to create a pasteboard with a name that already exists and they are not part of the same app suite, they will get their own unique and private pasteboard. Note that this does not affect the system provided pasteboards, general, and find.

    Starting with Seed 2, apps default to using the new view controller-based status bar management system. To opt out of this, add a value of NO for theUIViewControllerBasedStatusBarAppearance key to your Info.plist.

    Blurred layers are not available on iPhone 4.

    Parallax is not available on iPhone 4.

    Letterpress text is not available on iPhone 4.Fixed in Seed 2

    Auto Layout constraints do not take bar height into account, which leads to issues during rotation or when the height of the status bar changes.

    Print Center is not functional. Seeing print job progress, job name, or job preview icon is not available in this seed. To ensure that the job name is correct for print jobs, use the Printer Simulator app in Xcode and check the log.Known Issues

    IB support for -topLayoutGuide and -bottomLayoutGuide is not functional in this seed.

    When a device without a passcode is connected to an untrusted computer, iTunes will tell the user to approve on the phone, yet the phone never asks the user to approve. The phone is trusted anyway, so there is no functional impact, but the UI is missing.

    UIPickerView with custom views doesn’t show the views in the selection indicator.

    UIRefreshControl and the associated table view are hidden under the navigation bar when setTranslucent: is NO.

    UIButtonTypeInfoLight, UIButtonTypeInfoDark, and UIButtonTypeDetailDisclosure buttons all look the same.

    The UIImagePickerController does not show a live preview when using custom overlays.

    When using Auto Layout to position a UIButton, if you set the content compression resistance or content hugging priority to minimum, the button will have ambiguous layout.

    Workaround: Don’t use a content compression resistance or content hugging priority of less than 2 for UIButton.

    UISwitchonTintColors is always green irrespective of what it’s set to.

    The title of the UIRefreshControl appears below the navigation bar.USB TetheringFixed in Seed 2

    Personal Hotspot (Internet Tethering) will not work if this seed of iOS SDK 7.0 is installed.Voice MemosFixed in Seed 2

    The VoiceMemos app is now included.VoiceOverFixed in Seed 2

    Maps does not work with VoiceOver.

    Siri and VoiceOver do not always work together properly.Known Issues

    Reminders does not work with VoiceOver.WeatherNotes

    Weather conditions are not animated on iPhone 4.WebKitNotes

    Previously, when the viewport parameters were modified, the old parameters were never discarded. This caused the viewport parameters to be additive.

    For example, if you started with width=device-width and then changed it to initial-scale=1.0, you ended up with a computed viewport of width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0.

    In iOS 7, this has been addressed. Now you end up with with a computed viewport of initial-scale=1.0.

    Previously, when using , the scale could be incorrect after rotation.

    Now, if a user has not scaled the page explicitly, the page is restored to its initial scale. Also, the current scale is now correctly restricted within the min-scale, max-scale bounds.

    Some images for Retina display devices appear at twice the size that they should instead of being scaled down 50%. This issue can also occur with any image to be scaled that is larger than its container and that uses either the background-size property or the -webkit-background-size property. This issue affects both native apps that display web content and web pages viewed in Safari for iPhone.

    The background CSS shorthand property now resets the value of the background-size property to auto when background size is not specified. This new behavior is per the CSS spec, and the old behavior is available only for apps linked to an SDK prior to iOS 7.0 when running on iOS 7 or later.

    Workaround: Specify the background-size property or the -webkit-background-size property after the background shorthand property in the CSS stylesheet for the web content being displayed.Fixed in Seed 2

    When scrolling a page with animations, the animations stop and do not resume when the scrolling has stopped.

  • felixtaf

    Battery life is fantastic for me… 1 hour 30 minutes usage after full charge and 92% remaining……

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    When im checking idb on safari, it crashes a lot. I liked the ios 6 safari better. Also i cant access the music controls on the lock screen or cont center. Somethings wrong with the lockscreen wallpaper too. While typing this i also notice a lag in the keyboard. Im on i5

  •  Rich 

    Dunno if this was in beta 1, but the exchange email logo is different.

  • Prashant goel

    What about Battery life? Cause it sucked in beta 1.

  • Andy

    If I want to update to iOS 7 beta 2, will I be able to do it straight from iOS 6.1.4? Or do I need to get beta 1 first before going to beta 2?

  • Lee Sek Hon

    How about the battery life mates?? Better than beta 1?

    • Tom

      MUCH better. 5hrs since I last charged to full. 45-50mins solid use of Internet and iPod use on the way to work, a number of push notifications since then. Opened Facebook a couple of times. Still at 62%. With Beta 1, I would be down to 30% by now.

  • Andy

    Can i upgrade to beta 2 straight from ios 6?

  • Jose

    i installed ios 7 by myself and it works but everyone be careful , remember that it is a beta(is in development) so not all things are gonna work perfectly so i highly recommend that you should not mess too much with it! #TRUE

    • Chris Longden

      Personally, I’d mess with it as much as possible, it’s a beta after all, crash the hell out of it so it’s reported back to Apple.

  • Christophe

    There is also a new animation when deleting a photo

  • James Barker

    Podcast App still doesnt work, and the battery life is WORSE, drained 10% (normal usage) in about 10 minutes

    •  Rich 

      I think it just matters on the phone. During Beta 1, I would lose 15% at least while sleeping. A friend of mine, said he had no issue. At the moment I have great battery stability, but it seems you are having an issue.

  • Ian

    Found these so far;
    – Less of a swipe on the lock screen to pull the camera app up
    – Respring Apple Logo is now the iOS 7 Apple Logo

  • danielcgo

    Not sure but but I think the “Contacts Sync” for gmail accounts is finally available, I didn’t have that on iOS6….

  • rosssimpson

    Anyone else having wifi issues with beta 2? Both iPad Mini and iPhone 5??

  • Manuel Vallellanes

    Glad to see a community talking about common bugs and what not.

    Lets see if I am the only one encountering this..

    HeadPhones play with one click. Music app doesn’t respond with any other clicks. Then no response period.

    With Headphone connected : no ringtone. go to settings>sound and settings app stops responding.

    Sometimes lock screen shows time lower than the accustomed height.

    The status bar changes between black and white depending on the app opened but may stay black until locked and unlocked.

    One already mentioned : the notification center and the command center not working after multitask view.

    Anyone else encountering these bugs or others that I may not be. :)
    Like to know I am not alone.

  • SakuRedux

    They also added the gestures back into the Music app i.e. Swipe L>R on album art to go back, and double-tap to switch to track listing.

  • Judith

    I download it and it says Error this device is not registered as part of the iphone
    developper program :( What can I do?

  • bhuvnesh kukreja

    i’ve updated my iphone to ios7 download through torrent now i’ve formatted that so i’m not able to access my iphone due to not having developers account

    • bhuvnesh kukreja

      Im stuck please help me out.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Not sure where to put this so I’m gonna try here. I just noticed in the music app, ALL of your iTunes purchases can be streamed without downloading them to the device such as music/videos/TV shows/movies. Maybe it’s a bug or maybe this is a feature. But I love it! Anyone else notice this?