What’s New In iOS 11.2 Beta 1: Changes, Release Notes And Other Log Details You Need To Know

Here are iOS 11.2 beta 1 changes, official changelog and release notes details that you may want to know about clearly.

In iOS 11.2 beta 1 or later, the main user interface of a photo editing extention is no longer limited to the safe area. Other than that, it has also been confirmed that the latest developer beta of iOS 11.2 has fixed a Calculator bug issue that caused incorrect calculations when numbers are rapidly entered and much more.


Apple dropped now is iOS 11.2 beta 1 for developers earlier today, and it comes before the final version of iOS 11.1 certainly was surprising. Though, what’s so special or new about this release?

Starting with a groundbreaking user-interface wise. If Apple’s official release notes of iOS 11.2 are anything to go by, it appears to be mainly a bug fixe release which includes security patches and under-the-hood improvements to make overall experience even better than previous.

As this new version of beta includes iPhone 8/8 Plus marketing still wallpapers now available on older iPhones. No sign of Apple Pay Cash or Messages in iCloud yet, but some level of AirPlay 2 present. Facebook app included during beta. Calculator bug caused by slow animation fixed. Some of new emojis are tweaked and others.

Considering the fact that even iOS 11.1 betas skipped on Apple Pay Cash feature, it’s likely that 11.2 might finally bring it to life in later betas. Currently there’s no hint of that feature in the first beta of iOS 11.2 either.

You can have a llok at Apple’s official iOS 11.2 release notes in full below:

Notes and Known Issues


Known Issues

  • After using an iPhone with an iPhone dock, using a charger without the dock requires restarting the phone.


Known Issues

  • Continuing from a breakpoint while debugging an ARSession may result in VIO breaking. Any visual objects placed in the world/anchor are not visible. (31561202)


Known Issues

  • When using the TrueDepth front-facing camera on iPhone X, setting the capture device’s activeFormat to a binned video format (see AVCaptureDeviceFormat isVideoBinned) for capture and enabling delivery of camera calibration data causes the resulting AVCameraCalibrationData to contain invalid information for the intrinsicMatrix property. (34200225)
  • Workaround: Select an alternate capture format whose isVideoBinned property is false.
  • Note: Configuring a capture session using a session preset never selects binned formats.


Known Issues

  • Initializing an EKCalendarChooser from EventKit can result in an app crash. (34608102)
  • Storing data to a nondefault event store in EventKit may not work. (31335830)


Known Issues 

  • Clients of NSURLSessionStreamTask that use a non-secure connection fail to connect when an error occurs during PAC file evaluation and the system is configured for either Web Proxy Auto Discovery (WPAD) or Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC). A PAC evaluation failure can occur when the PAC file contains invalid JavaScript or the HTTP host serving the PAC file is unreachable. (33609198)
  • Workaround: Use startSecureConnection to establish a secure connection.

Photos UI API Extensions

Known Issues

  • In iOS 11.2 beta 1 or later, the user interface of a photo editing extension is no longer limited to the safe area. Apple recommends following the Human Interface Guidelines for content insets. (34189209)


Known Issues

  • Playing a Podcast with chapter markers may cause the Podcasts app to crash. (35117025)
  • Workaround: Ask Siri to play a Podcast without chapter markers.


Known Issues

  • For a broadcast extension that a user starts from within an app, the value for the RPVideoSampleOrientationKey of the CMSampleBufferRef of type RPSampleBufferType is always portrait. Starting the broadcast extension from the Control Center returns the correct value. (34559925)


Resolved Issues

  • Displaying a page control in UIPageViewController on an iPhone X no longer overlaps the home indicator at the bottom of the screen. (34478195)


Resolved Issues

  • Using a model that outputs an image with VNCoreMLRequest now works correctly. (34023914)
  • VNHomographicImageRegistrationRequest and VNDetectBarcodesRequest now work correclty with images when using a request handler based on a URL (34919881)

Known Issues

  • VNFaceLandmarkRegion2D is currently unavailable in Swift. (33191123)
  • Facial landmarks identified by the Vision framework may flicker in temporal use cases such as video. (32406440)


Known Issues

  • Debugging a disabled Messages extension may cause the Messages app to crash. (33657938)
  • Workaround: Enable the extension before starting the debug session.
  • After a simulated iOS device starts up, it’s not possible to pull down the Lock screen. (33274699)
  • Workaround: Lock and unlock the simulated device and then reopen Home screen.

We will surely update this log as we’re now currently in the process of installing the developer beta on our devices. As we find anything new, worth reporting about it, soon. In the meantime, if you already have managed to install iOS 11.2 beta 1 on your test devices (iPhone or iPad) and have noticed something new compared to previous 11.x releases, please do share it with everyone.

We will be back wit more excited news and coverage on iOS 11.2 beta 1. Stay tuned to us for more.

Update x1: iOS 11.2 beta 1 has fixed the Calculator issue where stock app would give wrong incorrect answer when type 1+2+3 where quickly added.

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