iOS 8 beta 2 now available for download

By Zach Epstein | Small Business

Apple released its first iOS 8 beta on June 2nd and anyone who has installed it since then knows it’s a bit rough around the edges. Of course, this is entirely expected — Apple’s early iOS betas are always riddled with issues that Apple fixes in the months leading up to its public release. Though tens of thousands of non-developers install the software on their personal devices each year, it is intended only for developers so they can update their apps and build new ones ahead of iOS 8′s release this fall. They also help Apple identify bugs, of course, and their feedback has been put to use in iOS 8 beta 2, which is now available to download.

From earlier: Cutting through the hype: The 5 best new features in iOS 8

iOS 8 beta 2 is now available for developers with compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices as an over the air (OTA) download and as a download from Apple’s developer portal. The new software addresses a number of bugs from the first iOS 8 beta, and we’ll update this post with Apple’s full release notes / change log as soon as we receive them.

For non-developers who had installed the iOS 8 beta at some point over the past two weeks, iOS 8 beta 2 will address some issues but many more will remain. You should probably consider going here for instructions on how to roll back to the latest version of iOS 7.1, Apple’s last public software release.

For more on iOS 8, read our preview: A week with iOS 8

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