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  • iOS 7 Beta 5 Seeded to Developers


    Apple Tuesday seeded iOS 7 Beta 5 to developers for testing. The update is available OTA (over the air) on existing iOS 7 devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and developers also have the option of downloading the firmware files from the Developer section of Apple’s Web site.

    Tuesday’s seed of iOS 7 Beta 5 is out of line with Apple’s two-week beta refresh cycle. iOS 7 Beta 4 was seeded just last Monday, while today’s release is exactly one week and one day after the previous beta.

    The update includes several stability improvements, and notably some UI changes in the Settings application. There are expected to be some others, which we will keep you updated on as they surface.

    A tipster has informed us that the free Skype application from the App Store is nearly fully functional in this update.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 7 Beta 5 Seeded to Developers started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      Everything about beta 5 feels a lot better faster smoother and a lot of the UI feels and looks a lot more polished and finished. Turnoff iPhone has new UI and when calling someone has new UI and it looks better IMO. The animations when closin and opening folders is a lot faster and you can click the app instantly no more waiting. iPhone 4S keyboard is still has the see through blue effect so the above comment is incorrect nothing had changed there (try a reboot or reinstall).

      Only thing I have noticed is the boot time takes way longer now but once up and running feels like a pretty polished OS now

      Scratch that using safari and typing this message trying to hit the "add comment" is almos impossible.
    1. Slimz's Avatar
      Slimz -
      Same problem as beta 1 on my iPhone 5 - Battery drain. Brightness still doesn't work correctly.

      Time to go back to iOS 6.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slimz View Post
      Same problem as beta 1 on my iPhone 5 - Battery drain. Brightness still doesn't work correctly.

      Time to go back to iOS 6.
      I haven't had an issue with brightness or the battery since I updated to beta 2 on any of my devices. 2 i5's and a iPad 4.
    1. bcon1208's Avatar
      bcon1208 -
      No unlock sounds for me either. Also I was just in the notes app and tried to use the five finger pinch or close the app. Doing it slowly caused all animations to fail and it left me with a blank background. No coming back from it either. Home button presses, sleep, tried to power off, nothing. I did a hard power off (hold home and sleep button) and it took about three times as long to turn back on. Thought it had bricked it but it's back up now.

      Update: typing this from my Iphone because the iPad is restarting again....I'd advise not using the gesture to close apps for now it seems random
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I'm not sure how you guys can stand operating on Beta or Alpha software. I would get way too frustrated!
    1. CRoads29's Avatar
      CRoads29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I'm not sure how you guys can stand operating on Beta or Alpha software. I would get way too frustrated!
      Cause we can stand it
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      I'm not sure how you guys can stand operating on Beta or Alpha software. I would get way too frustrated!
      It's really not that bad. I updated my everyday use iPhone 5 with beta 1 and haven't downgraded since. The battery drain and brightness of beta 1 was bad but that's all been fixed since beta 2.

      Quote Originally Posted by bcon1208 View Post
      No unlock sounds for me either. Also I was just in the notes app and tried to use the five finger pinch or close the app. Doing it slowly caused all animations to fail and it left me with a blank background. No coming back from it either. Home button presses, sleep, tried to power off, nothing. I did a hard power off (hold home and sleep button) and it took about three times as long to turn back on. Thought it had bricked it but it's back up now.

      Update: typing this from my Iphone because the iPad is restarting again....I'd advise not using the gesture to close apps for now it seems random
      The gestures seem fine on my iPad. I tried them all in several apps. Even using the close gesture but not closing the app all the way and then opening it back up (pinch and then spread).
    1. Carnage122896's Avatar
      Carnage122896 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      Anyone having Wi-Fi problems? I clicked forget network and now it when I try to connect it says unable to join.

      Also in b5 the boot time is a lot slower. A LOT

      EDIT: Wi-Fi started working
      My boot time is insanely slow as well
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carnage122896 View Post
      My boot time is insanely slow as well
      How slow is it?

      I turned off normally. Powered on and started a stopwatch as soon as the apple logo appeared on the screen. Stopped it when the lock-screen was visible... 27 seconds. I don't know what is considered good or bad, but that doesn't seem that long.
    1. bcon1208's Avatar
      bcon1208 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      It's really not that bad. I updated my everyday use iPhone 5 with beta 1 and haven't downgraded since. The battery drain and brightness of beta 1 was bad but that's all been fixed since beta 2.



      The gestures seem fine on my iPad. I tried them all in several apps. Even using the close gesture but not closing the app all the way and then opening it back up (pinch and then spread).
      I almost always close apps using the gestures and it's only happened twice so far, but twice right in a row basically, and with different apps. And from what I can tell the only way to fix it is to hard power off the device.
    1. stolenpentium's Avatar
      stolenpentium -
      Unlock sound is gone by design
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      No unlock sound neither for me...
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      Maybe their going tomupdate the sounds? They've also been around since the first iPhone....
    1. jasonbanas's Avatar
      jasonbanas -
      I like the old phone dialer allot better, cause it was transparent and also when u type on the web the keyboard isn't really transparent any more and also the Keyboard for texting. Seems like the took away keyboard transparency all together. Kinda sucks I hope they change it back on the final version
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasonbanas View Post
      I like the old phone dialer allot better, cause it was transparent and also when u type on the web the keyboard isn't really transparent any more and also the Keyboard for texting. Seems like the took away keyboard transparency all together. Kinda sucks I hope they change it back on the final version
      The keyboards haven't changed since beta 1. They are still transparent.
    1. jasonbanas's Avatar
      jasonbanas -
      I like the old phone dialer allot better, cause it was transparent and also when u type on the web the keyboard isn't really transparent any more and also the Keyboard for texting. Seems like the took away keyboard transparency all together. Kinda sucks I hope they change it back on the final version. Anyone else loose the transparency for keyboard and dialer?

      Mine isn't transparent anymore
    1. kosher1's Avatar
      kosher1 -
      Any word on JB?
    1. hoekapika's Avatar
      hoekapika -
      The keyboard is no longer transparent either for my iPad 3 I like the transparency a lot😩
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slimz View Post
      Same problem as beta 1 on my iPhone 5 - Battery drain. Brightness still doesn't work correctly.

      Time to go back to iOS 6.
      It's called perception, adjust your settings.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by hoekapika View Post
      The keyboard is no longer transparent either for my iPad 3 I like the transparency a lot😩
      The iPad keyboard has never been transparent.