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  • Six Things, Plus Two, That Are New In iOS 6 Beta 2


    iOS 6 Beta 2 was released to developers today as we reported just hours ago. As we promised, here are some of the new things we've caught in the new iOS 6 Beta 2 build – six things, plus two, (to celebrate iOS 6 Beta 2) to be exact.

    1. Apple Tweaked Passbook A Little Bit

    The new application that ships stock with iOS 6, Passbook, has been updated to be a little more specific on its details. It’s not a major change, but noticeable. Being more specific was probably a good move by Apple since the application is new and people need to understand what it does and how to use it.


    2. Twitter Icon Updated Universally

    Twitter’s own icon has been changed, showing us a Twitter bird that is rotated a few degrees counter-clockwise. Apple appears to have universally changed the icon to match Twitter’s new icon. Unfortunately, Twitter still has yet to update their own application icon to go along nicely with these changes in iOS 6 Beta 2. Interestingly enough, the change now makes the new iOS 5 jailbreak widget that we showed you even more realistic-looking.


    3. The Keyboard No Longer Skips Keyboard Clicks

    In iOS 6 Beta 1, the keyboard would skip keyboard click sounds as you typed while typing at a steady, fast pace. This small bug has been fixed in iOS 6 Beta 2, bringing a more fluid typing experience to your fingertips.


    4. The Calendar Now Shows End Times From Notification Center

    In iOS 6 Beta 1, if you set a Calendar event and it showed up in Notification Center, all it would show you is when the event started. With iOS 6 Beta 2, Notification Center shows you not only when the event starts, but also when it ends. This is a nice little touch because it gives you more information than before.


    5. Apple Re-introduces the 3G Toggle

    In iOS 6 Beta 1, Apple seemed to have dismissed the 3G toggle from the operating system. It was a depressing choice since 3G uses more battery than 2G (Edge), but with iOS 6 Beta 2, Apple seems to have brought the toggle back. This is a great decision for users since it gives us more control over our battery.


    6. The FaceTime Preferences Pane No Longer Crashes

    In iOS 6 Beta 1, the Settings application would just freeze and crash when you tried opening the FaceTime preferences pane. With iOS 6 Beta 2, you can now harmlessly open the FaceTime preferences pane and change around your FaceTime options.


    7. Guided Access Now Enabled

    Guided Access is a cool new feature by Apple that ships with iOS 6. It is now enabled in iOS 6 Beta 2. You can enable it from the Accessibility preferences pane where you will be asked to set a pass code for enabling and disabling it. You can enable Guided Access from within any application and disable it by performing the triple-click home once more and then entering your pass code.


    8. Guided Access Integrates With Triple Click Home

    If you remember that you could triple-click your home button to bring up an “ask” menu that asked you if you wanted to turn on white on black or VoiceOver, then you will now find that interface to be a little different. It no longer offers you the ability to ‘ask’ what you want to do. Instead, Guided Access will be enabled by default (if you have it turned on) and selecting anything else in the list will start creating a custom ‘ask’ menu. Now, the next time you triple-click the home button, you will be asked if you want to perform any of the actions you have selected from the list – including guided access.

    For now, this is all we have found. If we find anything new, you will find it right here on ModMyi!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Six Things, Plus Two, That Are New In iOS 6 Beta 2 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Well i dont have the 3G toggle on my 4S so????
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Seem cool but gonna wait
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Well i dont have the 3G toggle on my 4S so????
      Well are on you iOS6 beta 2????
    1. ByteArt's Avatar
      ByteArt -
      Ya for whatever reason there is no 3G toggle on 4s... lame
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by c0dy View Post
      Well are on you iOS6 beta 2????
      Huh yes, why else would i be posting on here LOL
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      One thing that I found fixed was that now when a UIAlertView opens, the gradient view in the back opens with a smooth animation like iOS 5. On iOS 6 beta 1 there was no animation and each alert looked kinda bad.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      5. Apple Re-introduces the 3G Toggle
      YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY i have unlimited data and att are a bunch of douches who slowed my speed EVEN after the cycle ended.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Well i dont have the 3G toggle on my 4S so????
      i have 3G toggle on my 4S thanks to Sbsettings
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      i have 3G toggle on my 4S thanks to Sbsettings
      Well thats a given since your JB. I had sbsetting too when i was JB.
    1. jiganet's Avatar
      jiganet -
      No body has mention this, the Define a word now displays the option to download the dictionary now apple doesn't need to include all of them in the ipsw
      At this time it's not downloading any dictionary
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      My emojis no longer crash as well.
    1. dyno0690's Avatar
      dyno0690 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Well i dont have the 3G toggle on my 4S so????
      Same here, it's on the i4 but not the 4S. Going back to 5.1.1, rather have the JB than iOS 6 at this point.
    1. Kyle-F's Avatar
      Kyle-F -
      Then there's also the New Spinning Gear Animation in the upcoming iOS software update. Read about that over at iClarified. Just sayin'!
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      I wasn't able to type in the maps search field in Beta 1. I could use Siri or pick previous searches in my maps history but typing anything caused an immediate crash Every time. I'm happy to report Beta 2 works great and I can now properly type in a search into maps! Beta one cause my dashboard to restart when I did a Facebook post via pull down notification screen. Hopefully Beta 2 fixed that as well (about to test)
    1. fotsvett's Avatar
      fotsvett -
      Apple is still far behind the tweakers out there
      Ill go for ios6 when the jb comes out
    1. chiawen.yang's Avatar
      chiawen.yang -
      My favorite new addition is being able to upload in mobile safari now.

      Attachment 594509
    1. ankit_jedi's Avatar
      ankit_jedi -
      App Store app used to crash when clicked "Categories". Now it doesn't
    1. alexwallis's Avatar
      alexwallis -
      Does the 3g toggle now persist across reboots?
      With iOS 5.1.1, there is a problem where even if you turn data off, and the 3g toggle as well, when you reboot the phone, 3g is turned back on.
      The problem doesn't seem to happen with respringing.
      I hope this issue is fixed, as it was very annoying to have to turn off each time. 3g also comes back on automatically if you have data enabled and reboot.
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      I have the 4S (ATT) and iOS 6 beta 2 and I don't have a 3G toggle. Is it because ATT uses the 4G implication?
    1. wirelessdeo's Avatar
      wirelessdeo -
      I'm also on Beta 2 with no 3G toggle. One question, The image 5 above is that a real screen shot? I ask because it says AT&T and 3G.... shouldn't it say 4G???? Maybe only Verizon got the new toggle and that is an OLD screen shot.