Apple Releases Second Beta of iOS 11.2 for Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, one week after releasing the first beta of iOS 11.2 and a little under a week after releasing the iOS 11.1 update.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center. Apple already released beta 2 for the iPhone X, but this new beta will be available for all devices.


iOS 11.2 addresses an animation bug in the Calculator app that caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when entered in rapid succession. The update removes the animations from the calculator app so calculations can be done quickly with no need to pause between entering numbers to obtain the correct result.

In addition to the Calculator bug, iOS 11.2 introduces a new Now Playing option for controlling content on the Apple TV in Control Center, redesigned camera emoji, and a new loading animation for Live Photos effects, and it appears to introduce the TV app for Sweden and Norway.

Several other promised iOS 11 features have not yet shown up in the current beta but could be added ahead of the update's release, including AirPlay 2, peer-to-peer Apple Pay, and iCloud support for iMessages.

Update: According to Apple's release notes, iOS 11.2 beta 2 adds a feature that lets developers offer new customers discounted introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscriptions on the App Store.

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39 months ago

That god damn bluetooth and wifi control center bug! Is it fixed in this beta?

Not a bug.
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39 months ago
Let's see if the battery percentage indicator comes back...
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39 months ago
Landscape keyboard on iPhone is still nothing more than a rotated portrait keyboard. I really miss the landscape keyboard from iOS 10. It's about the only thing in iOS 11 that really bugs me, and I'm not sure why the change happened. I've submitted it as a bug report, but I'm not sure if it is even classified as a bug.
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39 months ago

In about 6 months, when they finally get to IOS 11.3.3, we might see most of the bugs fixed.

you would have thought that these long beta cycles for developers and the public would have led them to release bug-free updates, but for some weird reason things have gotten way worse.

I hope it resolves the annoying prompt in the App Store to turn Bluetooth on.

and the one that constantly pops up and tells me there's a new ios update. did you guys get that or was it just me?
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39 months ago

yeah but there has to be some standard, right? specially with a huge company like apple.

Unfortunately, software projects just don't scale well. Apple can't just throw a thousand employees at iOS and expect development to be faster or of higher quality.

something ridiculous like the calculator bug, the "i" autocorrect bug in 11.1, the constant battery drainage that randomly pops up for people, i'm not sure if these are acceptable.

The first two are indeed rather embarrassing. The battery drainage is much harder to track down.

I have multiple iOS devices on iOS 11, and none encountered noticeably higher battery drain than on iOS 10. I also haven't run into the autocorrect issue.
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39 months ago
where's the public beta?
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