Here’s What’s New in iOS 6 Beta 2 [Updated x6]

BY Jason

Published 25 Jun 2012

iOS 6

Apple seeded developers of iOS Developer Program with iOS 6 beta 2 earlier today, which according to the release notes includes some bug fixes and improvements.

Here’s the list of changes in iOS 6 beta 2 that have been discovered so far.

New Toggle for Shared Photo Streams:

Apple has added a new toggle that allows you to disable the Shared Photo Streams feature.

New Twitter icon:

iOS 6 Beta 2 has been updated with the new Twitter icon.

Siri gets Redesigned TweetSheet:

The TweetSheet inside Siri’s UI has been slightly redesigned.

Offline Reading List:

The toggle to enable or disable the use of cellular network to save Reading List items for offline reading was under Safari in the Settings app in iOS 6 beta 1, this has now been moved to the Cellular settings page under iCloud Documents and Reading List toggles.

Maps App:

Some of the blatant errors in iOS 6 Maps app seem to be fixed. The Maps app no longer confuses Greenland for the Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean for the Arctic Ocean, the middle of Africa for the North Pacific, and the southern ocean for the North Atlantic.

Update 1:

Calendar Notifications:

Calendar Notifications now show the date and ending time.

Guided Access:

Guided Access feature is working in iOS 6 beta 2.

Smart Banners in Safari:

Safari now displays the smart banners, which allows websites to display a banner at the top of the webpage to promote their app.

Update 2:

Revamped App Store

The Top Free, Top Paid and Top Grossing (and not Top Grossing Apps) tabs get the dark grey treatment in the revamped App Store app. It was light grey in iOS 6 beta 1. Thanks Jeff for the tip!

Update 3:

Assistive Touch:

You can now take a screenshot using Assistive Touch feature. It’s available under Favorites. Thanks Victor for the tip!

Update 4:

FaceTime over Cellular:

The FaceTime over Cellular toggle seems to be working in iOS 6 beta 2. Thanks Colin for the tip!


Passbook gets a new splash screen, which provides more information.

Update 5:

Maps app:

You can now zoom out in the Maps app like Google Earth. Thanks Cesar for the tip!

Privacy Settings:

New toggle for Wi-Fi networking under Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> System Services. Thanks Austin for the tip!

Update 6:

Do not Disturb:

When you enable or disable the “Do not Disturb” toggle, iOS indicates that the feature is activated with a moon logo in the status bar. In iOS 6 beta 2, the moon icon seems to be appear and disappear in an animated way. It’s a very subtle change. Thanks Esteban for the tip!

3G Toggle:

The 3G toggle is back in the Cellular Settings (via Modmyi).

Bug fix:

The keyboard no longer skips keyboard click sounds while typing at a steady, fast pace (via Modmyi).

If you find anything new in iOS 6 beta 2 please let us know here and we’ll update the post.

[via 9to5Mac]