Apple Releases iOS 11 Developer Beta 3 with 40+ Bug Fixes

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Apple officially seeded the latest version of iOS 11 to developers the morning of July 10, 2017. The update comes more than two weeks after iOS 11 developer beta 2, and a month after iOS 11’s initial release. While iOS 11 brings many exciting new features like an updated Control Center, Screen Recording, ARKit, and Siri enhancements, be aware that the beta isn’t perfect.

Beta versions of iOS are known for bugs and iOS 11 is no exception, however each new beta squashes older bugs and resolves known issues.  iOS 11 developer beta 3 comes with a slew of bug fixes and improvements which will stabilize and enhance the user experience of iOS 11 developer beta 2. Here are some of the most important resolved issues in iOS 11 developer beta 3.

iOS 11 Beta 3 Resolved Issues

  1. Using 3D Touch with data detectors (phone numbers, addresses, and so on) now works correctly.
  2. KakaoTalk no longer crashes on launch or after typing.
  3. SlingTV now plays back audio and video as expected.
  4. Kindle books now sync as expected.
  5. Facebook Messenger now launches when the Facebook app is not installed.
  6. The video playback controls in Amazon Video should now work correctly.
  7. Navigation bars should now look correct.
  8. Tencent Video should no longer crash on launch.
  9. Airplay now works as expected in third-party apps.
  10. Third-party keyboards should now work if not allowed full access.
  11. The audio should no longer drop during Skype calls.
  12. Migrating from your Android phone now works correctly.
  13. After restoring from an iTunes backup, previously offloaded apps now appear on the Home screen.
  14. Promoted in-app purchases now use the developer-specified sort order.
  15. Attempting to run TestFlight without an active AppStore Apple ID no longer results in a login failure.
  16. Apps over 100 MB should no longer download over Cellular connection after acknowledging the warning prompt.
  17. Connection issues for Bluetooth accessories using Wireless iAP protocol are now more reliable.
  18. Calendar buttons for Day, Week, Month, and Year now trigger on the first tap.
  19. CarPlay users should no longer get an error message when selecting Don’t Reply after reading a message in CarPlay.
  20. Connecting to a cellular network after restarting or powering on a device now works correctly.
  21. Activating a Sprint Cellular data plan on iPad now works correctly.
  22. Reader mode utilizing NFC now works correctly on supported devices.
  23. The expanded Wi-Fi UI in Control Center now updates the network name when transitioning between networks.
  24. The Bluetooth button behavior in Control Center now mirrors that of the Wi-Fi control.
  25. Performing a forced refresh on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus no longer results in an unexpected haptics pop or sound.
  26. Siri now recognizes a HomeKit setup in devices upgraded to iOS 11 beta.
  27. When multiple home hubs are configured, reading from or writing to Bluetooth accessories now works correctly.
  28. Dropping PDFs and books into iBooks now works correctly.
  29. Audiobooks now appear in the library after purchasing or after downloading again.
  30. Siri is now able to get directions with Maps when Do Not Disturb While Driving is active.
  31. When a user revokes an application’s access to Media & Apple Music in Settings > Privacy > Media & Apple Music, the Music User Token now behaves correctly.
  32. Elapsed time is now updated when touching play or pause, or when seeking during video content playback.
  33. Song metadata now syncs correctly with iTunes. This includes play counts, skip counts, and associated timestamps. Smart Playlists that use these criteria, such as Recently Played, do not update. This does not affect Star Ratings or Love/Dislike.
  34. For certain carriers in certain geographies, some services, such as Voicemail, Messaging, Call Wait, Call Forwarding, and so on, on Wi-Fi calling-enabled devices now work correctly.
  35. An SOS notification is no longer sent when canceled.
  36. In Podcasts, selecting a station with multiple episodes may navigate to a blank screen.
  37. Phone app should no longer crash when a voicemail message is deleted.
  38. Portrait images no longer change when entering Edit mode.
  39. Thumbnails in the Photos import view and Image Capture app should now appear correctly.
  40. RAW+JPG photos imported using the camera connection kit are now imported in the correct format.
  41. Creating a new Photos or Kaleidoscope Watch Face from the Create Watch face share option in Photos no longer exits unexpectedly.
  42. AirDrop sharing of Live Photos no longer results in an error when importing to Photos.
  43. Photos captured on iOS 11 now show the correct orientation on versions of macOS earlier than 10.13.
  44. The Files app can now display a QuickLook for an iWork document.
  45. Quicklook thumbnails provided by QuickLook thumbnail extensions for custom UTI types now show the appropriate thumbnail.
  46. VoiceOver now interacts correctly with Done, List, and Share buttons when VoiceOver is enabled and a user opens any document in the Recents tab.
  47. Siri UI now dismisses automatically from the screen while using Messages with CarPlay.
  48. Siri results for Weather, Stocks, and Movies queries are now legible.
  49. Switching Siri’s voice from the Settings screen no longer plays a different voice from the default voice.

Installing the iOS 11 beta on your device will allow you access to the latest iOS features at the expense of stability. If you’re interested in joining Apple’s beta testing program, you can learn how to install the public beta of iOS 11 on your device here. You can also view Apple’s full release notes for iOS 11 developer beta 3 here.

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