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iOS 7 beta 3 launches: new features, tweaks and updates

David Price | July 11, 2013
Apple launched the third beta edition of its iOS 7 mobile operating system to app developers yesterday. Here's the pick of the iOS 7 beta 3 features and updates.

Has Find My iPhone Activation Lock enabled

Has not previously navigated to Settings > iCloud

you won't be asked to enter your iCloud credentials to disable Activation Lock prior to erasing. After the device is erased, your device will be activation locked.

Workaround: Delete the iCloud account prior to erasing the device. If in this state, enter your iCloud account credentials to unlock the device.

iCloud Keychain users who set up an additional device will receive an approval request to the other devices with iCloud Keychain turned on. The approval request will not be displayed if their screens are off and the devices are idle.Workaround: Wake up any peer device to accept the approval request.

In iOS 7, Find My iPhone and Bookmarks toggles are no longer supported on secondary iCloud accounts. When you update your device with either of these options enabled on a secondary iCloud account, they will be turned off with no user notification.Workaround: Set up the primary iCloud account via Settings/iCloud and then enable Find My iPhone or Bookmarks.

On rare occasions, users might experience difficulties setting up iCloud Keychain on some of their devices.Workaround: A temporary Reset iCloud Keychain button is available in iCloud Settings > Account > Account Security.

Known Issues

Sometimes when you disable iCloud Keychain, you may not be able to reenable it.Workaround: Disable the Keychain on all enabled devices, then reenable.Keychains are not synced among devices when they are on a wireless network with WEP security.

When setting up iCloud Keychain in Setup Assistant on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, the keyboard covers the iCloud Security Code entry field and the Advanced Options link.Workaround: Scroll down to see the hidden entries.

Users in Switzerland, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Finland, and possibly some other countries, will be unable to restore their keychains using phone number validation.Workaround: Use Random Security Code.

Credit cards deleted in Safari Settings > AutoFill are removed from the device but not from other devices.Workaround: Making another local change (like adding a credit card) will force the sync.

Users signing out of iCloud by deleting their iCloud account, erasing all contents and settings, or erasing the device via Find My iPhone and signing back in will not be presented with the correct iCloud Keychain setup screens.Workaround: Turn on iCloud Keychain, then approve with iCloud Security Code > Forgot Security Code > Reset iCloud Keychain.

Users who have a single device with iCloud Keychain on will not be presented with the correct iCloud Keychain setup screens after restoring from a backup.Workaround: Turn on iCloud Keychain, then approve with iCloud Security Code > Forgot Security Code > Reset iCloud Keychain.Nonpurchased ePubs and PDFs will not be restored when iCloud-restoring an iOS 7 device with a pre-iOS 7 backup. Purchased content will be restored without issue.Workaround: Use iTunes sync.

 

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