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iOS 12.4: Taking stock

Hi!

I'm trying to get a handle on all the foibles of iOS 12.4, as I'm getting the impression it's more than what I'm personally seeing. For example, I've heard reports of GarageBand freezing or recording silence, which is something that I've not seen myself.

If you've got 12.4 installed and you're seeing oddness, would you leave a comment below describing what's happening for you? I'd like to make Apple aware of as much as possible, in the hopes that 12.4.1 will solve everything (because 12.3.x has its own issues!).

Cheers,
Michael

Comments

  • Not sure if it was 12.4 or the prior iOS update, or app issues, or user error, but data often disappears in apps that allow saving in iCloud, even when they are also stored locally. And it's gotten a lot worse recently.

    For example, Garageband, Audulus 3, Quanta, Factory, iceWorks, etc. have an option in iOS Settings to store data in iCloud Drive. Or the Sugar Bytes apps have an 'iCloud Sync' option within the apps' settings, and when on, the presets and samples will occasionally disappear. For both standalone and AUv3 presets. Even with a reliable WiFi connection.

    I don't know why data is disappearing, even when it's stored locally in addition to iCloud. (In the Files app, under iCloud Drive, there is no 'Cloud' icon next to the presets/samples indicating that they also stored locally on the iPad, in addition to being stored in iCloud.)

    The solution, for me at least, is to store everything 'On My iPad'. And disable iCloud for music apps under Apple ID in the iOS Settings.

    Could this possibly be related to the freezing or silent recordings in Garageband?

  • edited August 10

    Dear god. That's troubling. Anyone else seeing this with iCloud?

    I think the next step in diagnosing that is taking a sysdiagnose next time you see it happen - but I guess that's not happening any more because you're no longer using iCloud!

    Could this possibly be related to the freezing or silent recordings in Garageband?

    No, this is a whole new kettle of fish

  • The only issue I have been getting is ghosting, save a file and there are two icons, old one, new one, install an app update, two icons, old one, new one, a restart fixes it.
    I only have one pad on 12.4 though, so not using it that much.

  • @Turntablist said:
    The only issue I have been getting is ghosting, save a file and there are two icons, old one, new one, install an app update, two icons, old one, new one, a restart fixes it.
    I only have one pad on 12.4 though, so not using it that much.

    That's pretty wacky. Which apps are doing that?

  • @Michael said:
    Dear god. That's troubling. Anyone else seeing this with iCloud?

    I think the next step in diagnosing that is taking a sysdiagnose next time you see it happen - but I guess that's not happening any more because you're no longer using iCloud!

    Could this possibly be related to the freezing or silent recordings in Garageband?

    No, this is a whole new kettle of fish

    Those iCloud issues sound a lot like the well known ios13 beta iCloud issues which have been alarming since beta 1

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