Apple seeds iOS 8 beta 3 to developers: here is what’s new

iOS 8 logo (mockup 001)

Nearly three weeks after releasing the second beta of iOS 8, Apple has this morning seeded the third beta of iOS 8 to developers. The beta is labeled as build 12a4318c, and is available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

If you’re a registered iOS developer, you can grab the new beta from either the online dev portal as a standalone download, or via your device’s OTA (over-the-air) update mechanism. You’ll find all the details on beta 3 after the break…

ios 8 beta 3

The previous beta brought about a number of UI tweaks and changes in apps like iBooks, Camera, App Store and Messages. It also added some new options for Notifications, Privacy, and Settings, as well as a new iCloud Photos splash page.

We’re currently installing beta 3 ourselves, and will be reporting back with anything new, so make sure you keep checking back throughout the day. If you find something not mentioned here, feel free to e-mail us at

What’s new in iOS 8 beta 3

  • New Handoff toggle in Settings app
  • Access to iCloud Drive
  • New wallpapers for iPhone and iPad
  • New UI for clearing notifications
  • Camera App now shows how many days until a photo is deleted
  • Tweaked UI in Weather app
  • Ability to delete single notification from Notification Center
  • Ability to download all photos from a Photo Stream album

handoff toggleHandoff toggle in Settings app

icloud drive splash screeniCloud Drive setup screen

clear beta 3new UI for clearing notifications

white wall ios 8 beta 3new wallpaper

camera app stuffthanks David