ios 8.2 beta 2

Apple this morning posted the second beta of iOS 8.2 for developers. The release comes nearly three weeks after the first 8.2 beta, and follows yesterday’s public launch of iOS 8.1.2, which brought about a fix for disappearing ringtones.

The new 8.2 beta can be downloaded either over-the-air, or via Apple’s developer portal, by all registered iOS developers. It’s unknown what new features the firmware will bring, but beta one enabled support for Apple’s WatchKit platform.

We’re installing the beta now and will pass along any notable changes we come across. If you see something we’ve missed, feel free to email us at or leave a note in the comments section below regarding the change.

  • Julian

    How many betas do you think will release?

    • Ivan Diardo 

      Probably a few. These are just the preparations for iWatch release.

  • Lawry

    What about the betis?

  • Rares

    Yey, more bugs!

  • Eli Montoya

    I’m glad Apple has finally noticed their devices firmware is awfully buggy. There is always a problem with each and every firmware. Get it right the first time Apple..

    • CollegiateLad


    • They’re deploying a piece of software that was written one character at a time for more than ten thousand lines of code, AND it’s been used by hundreds of millions of people. Forgive any human being for not being able to get it perfect first time. When operating at such a massive scale as iOS is, a “one in a million” glitch can happen thousands of times a day.

      • Jay Ukno

        Normally Id agree, but there’s no denying that Apple hasn’t had their head on tightly lately. iOS 8 really is a mess and when featured you show off like third party keyboards are so horrendously glitchy, there has to be some sort of action taken. Coming from iOS 7 it was understandable since it was a rewrite of 6, but iOS 7.1.2 was probably the most stable version I’ve ever used. To see so many new bugs introduced paired with the fact that it’s been about 3 months and theres still no improvement, I think people have a right to complain. Not to mention all the bugs that still remain on OSX Yosemite.

      • Mark

        I agree Jay however, I also understand what conducivemammal is talking about. Whatever the bugs are, iOS, in my opinion, is the best mobile software out. Apple has def dropped the ball lately but iOS is becoming more complex and the fact that iOS slightly more open (which I think we all agree is a good thing), inevitably more problems will arise. On a side note, my iPad mini first gen runs so much smoother on 8.1.1 and 8.1.2. Anyway, I hear your pain and hopefully more changes and less bugs will come. Take care.

      • Jay Ukno

        Oh no, believe me I love iOS too. I love all the new features that are being added, but at the end of the day I rather stability. When things that once worked start to bug out like Safari/Podcasts scrubbing or the WIFI issues, it gets aggravating hence why people complain. With that said though I do believe it’s slowly improving with the past updates, so I hope iOS 8.2 can address a lot of these issues. You take care as well 🙂

      • Mkondrak

        Ive been running the public version of yosemite ever since it was available and i did notice some bugs back then. But now, not so much. What do you see?

      • pauleebe

        8.0.1 aside, I’d say iOS has been pretty stable. Software is written by humans, who aren’t perfect. iOS also has gotten much more complex to meet the feature demands of consumers.

      • It’s easy to be very stable when you lack many features…

      • True. Same thing can be said for pretty much any other OS out there…

  • singhay559

    How long have apple been in business? Yet they still tend to release shit is is mess up. If I wanted a shity os I would go with samsung touchwhiz

    • Dude, Apple is finally realizing that people want smart features on their SmartPhones, so, they’re doing as the competition has been doing for years; implementing and debugging these features. You can’t implement so many features without having a few bugs…

  • Chase Giles

    Messages icon when you get a notification received a tweak.

    • TeddyBearStand


  • Chanthan


  • if it merely contains fixes and improvements shouldn’t it be 8.1.3 instead?

    • This release note is relative to iOS 8.2 beta 1, so it’s merely bug fixes.
      Typically, the full release note will be posted along with the stable version.
      iOS 8.2 added WatchKit, and it’s a big deal.

  • vivalaivsca

    Headline should be …. “Apple releases the all new iOS 8.2 beta, along with a few really cool bugs to add to iOS 8” =)

  • MSiqueira

    What about JB? Any word if Beta 2 already breaks Taig…?