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As you all know, I am away from home right now and I won’t be back home till this coming Sunday. I found some time today to write some articles and I saw where iOS 9 Beta 2 was released!

This beta brings the normal bug fixes and improvements and I am already hearing reports of the beta running a lot better then the first!
Here are the release notes directly from Apple:
Introduction
iOS SDK 9.0 provides support for developing iOS apps. It is packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for iOS and OS X. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others.

With this software you can develop apps for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 9. You can also test your apps using the included Simulator, which supports iOS 9. iOS SDK 9.0 requires a Mac computer running OS X v10.10.3 (Yosemite) or later.

This version of iOS is intended for installation only on devices registered with the Apple Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of iOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state.

For more information and additional support resources, visit http://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/.

Bug Reporting
For issues not mentioned in the Notes and Known Issues section, please file bugs through the Apple Developer website (https://developer.apple.com/bug-reporting/ios/). Additionally, you may discuss these issues and iOS SDK 9.0 in the Apple Developer Forums: https://forums.developer.apple.com/community/pre-release/ios-9-beta. To get more information about iCloud for Developers, go to http://developer.apple.com/icloud.

Notes and Known Issues
The following issues relate to using iOS SDK 9.0 to develop code.

Accessories
Known Issue
Lighting video dongles don’t work with this beta.
Activation Lock
Known Issue
Your iPhone may indicate that Activation Lock is turned on for your Apple Watch when it is not.
AirPlay
Fixed in Beta 2
AirPlay connectivity issues with Apple TV.

App Extensions
Known Issue
Debugging an action or sharing extension can cause the extension to be missing in the UIActivityViewController object.

Workaround: Go to the More list and go back to show the extension again.

App Store
Note
iOS9 enforces the UILaunchImages requirement; apps can no longer declare the same launch image to support different interface orientations.
Known Issue
Users might be prompted twice for credentials on the first In-App Purchase.
Apple ID
Fixed in Beta 2
If you change your primary email address on appleid.apple.com, you may not be able to authenticate on device (including signing out of Find My iPhone).
Workaround: First, change your email back to the previous email on appleid.apple.com. Then sign out and back in on your device.

Known Issues
Attempting to create a new AppleID via GameCenter may cause a crash.
iForgot links may work intermittently.
Workaround: Please try again.

Apple Pay
Fixed in Beta 2
You cannot present the Apple Pay sheet if you request PKAddressFieldName for your required shipping address fields.

AVFoundation
Notes
AVQueuePlayer now supports a mixture of file-based media and HTTP Live Streaming media in its queue. Prior to this, you had to ensure that all items in the queue were of the same type.
For apps linked against iOS 9 or later, the media interruption behavior for AV(Queue)Player has changed.
Before iOS 9, apps could interrupt other media-playing clients by associating or adding AVPlayerItem to AVPlayer or by modifying the time or date of the current AVPlayerItem (using the seekToTime: or seekToDate: methods). In iOS 9, these operations interrupt only when AVPlayer object’s playback rate is changed to a non-zero value through the rate property or play method.

Picture in Picture playback might stop and the Picture in Picture button might disappear when using AVPlayerViewController for video playback and replacing the underlying AVPlayer object’s current item using replaceCurrentItemWithPlayerItem:.
The AVPictureInPictureController interface and cancelPictureInPicture method are deprecated.
Bluetooth
Fixed in Beta 2
Incoming cellular call audio may not route to certain Bluetooth headsets.

Workaround: Route audio away from Bluetooth headset (for example, to the phone speaker) and back.

Calendar
Known Issue
Calendar Time to Leave alerts may not be sent.

CarPlay
Fixed in Beta 2
When you turn off your vehicle with a device still attached to a CarPlay-enabled head unit, the device may become completely unresponsive and require a hard reboot.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2 devices may not work with CarPlay.
CBCentralManager
Note
Apps that use CBCentralManager (particularly retrievePeripherals: and retrieveConnectedPeripherals) will crash on launch or upon pairing an accessory. CBCentralManager was deprecated in iOS 7.0 and has been removed in iOS 9.0.

Contacts
Fixed in Beta 2
LDAP and GAL servers aren’t queried for autocompletion.
You may receive CNContactStoreDidChangeNotification and not know if it was one of your CNContactStore instances that trigged the notification.
FaceTime
Known Issue
In this beta, FaceTime calls do not connect on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPad Air 2.

Family Sharing
Fixed in Beta 2
Changing your password prevents the Family section of iCloud Settings from loading.
Known Issues
Adding a family member inline fails.
Workaround: Use invite to add family members.

Ask To Buy notifications don’t respond when tapped.
Foundation
Fixed in Beta 2
https connections are displayed as https connections.
Note
Horizontal location constraints should consistently reference either left/right OR leading/trailing attributes. For apps linked against the iOS 9 SDK, NSLayoutConstraint will throw an exception if you attempt to create a constraint between a leading/trailing attribute AND a left/right attribute.

HealthKit
Known Issue
In rare circumstances, it is possible for the health database to be deleted during the upgrade to the seed.

Workaround: To make sure the health database is not lost, make an encrypted iTunes backup prior to installing this seed.

Although keeping the device unlocked for the duration of the upgrade process reduces the risk of the database being destroyed, it’s recommended that you create a backup so that you can recover the database if you encounter this issue.

HomeKit
Fixed in Beta 2
Accessories may not be removed from the HMAccessoryBrowser object after being added to a home.
HMLocationEvent currently supports only CLCircularRegion.
iOS 9 does not currently accept Home invitations from iOS 8.
Known Issues
Accessories that support multiple communication paths to HomeKit may appear duplicated.
Location-based event triggers do not work in Simulator.
iCloud Backup
Fixed in Beta 2
Restoring from a backup created in iOS 9 is slower than restoring from a backup created in iOS 8 or earlier.
You may see an incorrect “iCloud Backup” alert that suggests your device hasn’t backed up when it has backed up successfully.
Known Issue
iCloud backups will incorrectly report a backup size of 0 bytes in Settings > iCloud > Backup > Manage Storage > Storage > Device.
If you have Two Factor Auth enabled, signing into your iTunes account while restoring from an iCloud backup may get stuck sending your verification code.
Workaround: Don’t sign into your iTunes account while restoring from an iCloud backup.

In rare cases, iCloud backups make progress, but then fail.
Workaround: Use iTunes to back up and restore.

iCloud Drive
Known Issue
Tapping an iCloud Drive document in search results doesn’t do anything.

Instant HotSpot
Known Issue
Some devices crash on connection to Instant Hotspot.

Keyboards
Fixed in Beta 2
Third party keyboards don’t work in search results.
Third party keyboards may get removed from the list of active keyboards in apps.
Workaround: Add keyboards again from Keyboard Settings.

Note
Russian, Turkish, and Korean QuickType keyboards require at least iOS 9 Beta 2.
Known Issue
There are display issues with QuickType suggestions in Share Sheets.
Keychain
Fixed in Beta 2
When using the Setup Assistant to enable iCloud Keychain, the SMS verification code may not autopopulate if the SMS is received on the same device.
SecKeyGeneratePair may sometimes fail to generate a key that is stored in secure enclave (kSecAttrTokenIDSecureEnclave).
Keychain items created with kSecAccessControlUserPresence access control list are using global Touch ID credential for 10 minutes. When an iPhone is unlocked by Touch ID, these items reuse the Touch ID unlock information and do not ask for new authentication. When the iPhone is unlocked using a passcode, the items require Touch ID.
Local Authentication setCredential fails to set application password for keychain operation.
SecRequestSharedWebCredential does not show the user name picker.
Known Issues
After changing your iCloud password, you may see an “iCloud Keychain Reset” prompt.
Workaround: Re-enable iCloud Keychain.

If you have two-step verification enabled on your AppleID and then change your iCloud Keychain or iCloud Security Code on a non-trusted device, you see a “Verification Failed” error.
Workaround: Log out of iCloud, log back into the account and enable iCloud Keychain

Under certain circumstances, when enabling iCloud keychain on an OS X El Capitan or iOS 9 system using the iCloud Security Code, you may see “incorrect security code” or “could not set up iCloud keychain” even if you’ve entered the correct security code and SMS verification code.
Workaround: Use “approve from other device” instead.

Localization
Known Issue
For devices where English is not the default languge, some content may appear in English instead of the expected language.

Maps
Fixed in Beta 2
Navigation steps, instructions, and display will not update properly if your iPhone is paired to an Apple Watch and the iPhone screen is locked.

Known Issue
MapKit’s MKDirections do not get directions or ETA responses from MapKit in this beta.
Workaround: Add an exemption in your Info.plist. See the ATS documentation here: App Transport Security Technote.

Mail
Fixed in Beta 2
Mail crashes when trying to print a message.
Known Issues
A Yahoo mail account may periodically display “Cannot get mail.”
Workaround: You can dismiss the alert and Yahoo mail continues to function as expected.

MDM
Fixed in Beta 2
The AvailableOSUpdates MDM command fails on unsupervised devices as an unknown command. The command succeeds only on supervised DEP-enrolled devices.

Multitasking
Fixed in Beta 2
When displayed in multitasking scenarios, secondary apps cannot be pinned, unpinned, or resized if VoiceOver is enabled.
Workaround: Disable VoiceOver in Settings > General > Accessibility to resume functionality of these multitasking gestures.

iPad Air Simulator does not have limited multitasking capabilities (overlay and PiP only). In this beta, there is no difference between the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 Simulators.
App switcher continuity does not function in this beta. If you need to test continuity, you can test it on the lock screen.
Music
Note
When users plug in headphones or connect to Bluetooth or CarPlay in their car, their favorite music app appears on the lock screen or the car display.

For your app to be eligible for this, it must publish to Now Playing upon launch and consistently maintain a Now Playing state. A common practice upon launch is to continue playing the track from when the app was last exited.

Known Issue
The Music tab is not displayed in the Music app.

Networking
Note
When negotiating a TLS/SSL connection with Diffie-Hellman key exchange, iOS 9 requires a 1024-bit group or larger. These connections include:

Secure Web (HTTPS)
Enterprise Wi-Fi (802.1X)
Secure e-mail (IMAP, POP, SMTP)
Printing servers (IPPS)
Notes
Fixed in Beta 2
After upgrading Notes in iOS 9 Beta 1, Notes will not sync using iTunes on Windows.

Photos
Known Issue
After restoring from iCloud backup, photos not stored in iCloud Photo Library fail to display thumbnails.

Workaround: Select the impacted photo and choose Edit followed by Revert.

Podcasts
Fixed in Beta 2
The search page does not always load or provide results.
The subscribe button is slow to respond to user’s touches.
When using multitasking, the Podcast app crashes when reducing to 50% and then increasing to 66%.
Known Issue
If you change the media type of content in iTunes to “podcast episode”, and then sync those podcasts, the Podcast app will crash on launch.
Safari
Fixed in Beta 2
Content Blockers with invalid JSONs are not loaded.
Setting a tintColor on SFSafariViewController doesn’t apply.
Notes
“Find on Page” is now available both from the Share sheet as well as in the Completions List.
Request Desktop Site has moved. It’s now in the Share sheet instead of Favorites.
Web Browser–to–Native App Handoff does not work with your app if the apple-app-site-association file isn’t correctly formatted and signed. Please see the Handoff Programming Guide and the Shared Web Credentials Reference for more information.
Search
Fixed in Beta 2
Indexing a Core Spotlight item with a thumbnail does not show the thumbnail or description in search results.
All NSUserActivity objects get indexed and displayed in Spotlight (not just the ones that are marked searchable).
Known Issues
Tapping a Mail message, Maps favorites, Note, or Message in search results does not open the app on some devices.
When submitting an activity to be searchable with NSUserActivity the metadata (attrituteSet) does not get added to the index. The title and keywords property are the only activity metadata added to the index.
Settings
Fixed in Beta 2
The Cellular Data page may be blank after swapping SIM cards.
Tapping Settings > iCloud > AppleID may be unresponsive the first few times.
Workaround: Please try again. It eventually works.

Known Issues
Third-party app settings sometimes do not appear in Simulator.
You may see a Black screen when trying to add Google or Yahoo accounts.
CoreSpotlight items indexed with description don’t display the description in Search.
Setup Assistant
Fixed in Beta 2
Choosing the Disagree button on the iCloud terms pane does not let you proceed.

Known Issue
iForgot links don’t work in Setup Assistant.

Siri
Fixed in Beta 2
In Siri Suggestions on iPad, attempting to call, message, or FaceTime a contact with multiple addresses causes Springboard to crash.
SpriteKit
Known Issue
– (BOOL)containsNode:(SKNode *)node and – (NSSet *)containedNodeSet do not work in this beta.
UIKit
Fixed in Beta 2
openURL: only works with URL schemes declared in an app’s Info.plist.

Notes
There is a redesigned UI for printing that includes a print preview (presented from UIPrintInteractionController or UIActivityViewController). For apps that provide printing items or use only built-in UIPrintFormatter objects (UISimpleTextPrintFormatter, UIMarkupTextPrintFormatter, UIWebViewPrintFormatter, or the UIViewPrintFormatter of any system-provided view), nothing additional is needed for the print preview to display.
Apps that subclass UIPrintPageRenderer or UIPrintFormatter to draw content for printing must be built with the iOS 9 SDK for the preview to display. The behavior of UIPrintPageRenderer has been updated to call drawPageAtIndex:inRect: multiple times with potentially different page sizes and margins. Various methods on UIPrintPageRenderer may be called from a non-main thread, but never from multiple threads concurrently.

UIPickerView and UIDatePicker are now resizable and adaptive—previously, they would enforce a default size even if you attempted to resize them. These views also now default to a width of 320 points on all devices, instead of to the device width on iPhone.
Interfaces that rely on the old enforcement of the default size will likely look wrong when compiled for iOS 9. Any problems encountered can be resolved by fully constraining or sizing picker views to the desired size instead of relying on implicit behavior.

Known Issue
UIModalPresentationPopover style doesn’t update its barButtonItem anchor position when the window is resized.

VPN
Fixed in Beta 2
If you have the Developer Disk Image package installed, AlwaysOn VPN tunnel does not establish.
If both Cellular and Wi-Fi tunnels are up, occasionally the Cellular tunnel will become the default route instead of the Wi-Fi tunnel.
Occasionally interface UP / DOWN events are not handled, which leads to the tunnel not being brought up or torn down immediately.
WebKit
Fixed in Beta 2
The new API to load local files currently doesn’t work for loading files inside the app bundle.

Let me know if you test out this beta! Tell me how the beta is working by tweeting me. You can find me on Twitter by clicking here. Have a great day everyone!

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