[Updated] iOS 18 Beta 3 Bugs, Issues, Problems and Fixes

Clare Phang
Last updated: Jul 10, 2024

This guide lists the top common iOS 18 beta bugs and provides you with some effective troubleshooting tips.

On June 10, 2024, Apple released iOS 18 at WWDC, a major update to the iPhone. The update brings us a lot of new features, such as Apple Intelligence, App Lock, a new Home Screen, redesigned Photos, a custom Control Center, and the ability to change Lock Screen controls.

If you can't wait for the official version this fall, you can download and install the iOS 18 beta. But before you do that, it's best to check this article to learn about the bugs and issues found in the iOS 18 beta and get some tips on how to fix them.

[Updated] iOS 18 Beta 3 Bugs, Issues, Problems and Fixes

Part 1. Reported Bugs and Issues in iOS 18 Beta 3

Here are the most common problems found in iOS 18 developer beta 3.

The iOS 18 betas are buggy and there are more issues yet to be discovered. For more discussion, check out Reddit.

If you installed the iOS 18 beta and are experiencing one or more of the issues listed above, move on to the next part to learn how to fix them before considering uninstalling the beta from your iPhone.

Part 2. How to Fix Common iOS 18 Beta Issues

This section will show you how to fix common iOS 18 beta issues in easy steps.

How to Fix iOS 18 Beta Download Issues

Common iOS 18 beta download issues include iOS 18 not showing in Software Update, Update Requested, Software Update Failed, Unable to Download, iOS 18 update stuck on download progress, not enough space to download iOS 18, iPhone stuck on checking or verifying iOS 18 update, and more.

iPhone Stuck on iOS 18 Beta Downloading

Whatever your issue is, follow one or more tips below to troubleshoot:

  1. Ensure that your iPhone is compatible with iOS 18.
  2. Check if your iPhone has enough storage space.
  3. Make sure your iPhone is well-connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  4. Check if there is an issue with Apple servers.
  5. Wait for some time and then try again.
  6. Restart your iPhone.
To be able to download the iOS 18 beta using the Software Update, first sign in to the Apple Developer Program, restart the Settings app, and then check for beta updates.

How to Fix iOS 18 Beta Installation Issues

The most common issues with iOS 18 beta installation are Unable to Install Update, insufficient storage space to install iOS 18, iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, and iPhone stuck on installation progress.

To fix them, try the following methods:

  1. Clear enough storage space for installation.
  2. Ensure your iPhone has more than 20% battery.
  3. Check if your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
  4. Check Apple's System Status.
  5. Restart your iPhone and retry.
  6. Use the iOS system repair tool BuhoRepair, iTunes, or Finder to update your iPhone on a computer.
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How to Fix iOS 18 Beta Notifications Not Working

The most frustrating issue found in the iOS 18 beta is notifications not working. If you're experiencing the same problem, please do the following.

  1. Force restart your iPhone.
  2. Check if notifications are enabled for a specific app.
  3. If Focus Mode is on, turn it off.
  4. Disable Low Power Mode.
  5. Toggle the Airplane Mode on and off.
  6. Check your network connection and reset your network settings if necessary.
  7. Uninstall apps that may be causing the notifications not working issue.
  8. Wait for the next iOS 18 update.

How to Fix iOS 18 Beta Battery Draining Fast

The problem of iPhone battery draining fast has troubled a lot of iPhone users since iOS 17. As expected, this issue should be resolved in iOS 18. However, we are disappointed that this problem still exists on some specific models.

To address this problem, you can refer to iPhone Battery Draining Fast after iOS Update.

How to Fix iPhone Keeps Restarting or Crashing on iOS 18 Beta

Many developers have complained that their iPhones automatically restart repeatedly after updating to the iOS 18 beta. Before considering downgrading iOS, check if the following tips help.

  1. Perform a force restart.
  2. Check your iPhone's battery health.
  3. Remove the problematic apps.
  4. Fix or reset your iPhone with BuhoRepair, one of the best iOS system repair tools.
  5. Restore your iPhone in Recovery Mode or DFU Mode.
  6. Update your iOS.

We also have an article about iPhone Stuck in a Boot Loop. If you're interested, you can check it out.

How to Fix iOS 18 Beta Lock & Hide Apps Not Working

Apple introduced a Lock and Hide app feature to iOS 18. If it's not working on your iPhone, here's what to do:

  1. Check if your iPhone is running iOS 18.
  2. Correctly lock your apps.
  3. You can not lock apps like Camera, Clock, Maps, Settings, Find My, Shortcuts, and more.
  4. Make sure you have a passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID set up on your iPhone.
  5. Restart your iPhone.
  6. Update your iOS.
How to Hide and Lock An App on iOS 18

How to Fix Screen Time Not Working on iOS 18 Beta

Some iPhone users have complained that Screen Time doesn't display information, or that their kids can still ignore time limits when they expire.

To troubleshoot:

  1. Disable and re-enable Screen Time.
  2. Check that your child's Screen Time settings are correct.
  3. Restart your iPhone.
  4. Check Apple's server status.
  5. Verify the Date and Time settings.
  6. Reset all settings on your iPhone.
If you forgot your Screen Time passcode, try to use BuhoUnlocker to quickly remove the passcode from your iPhone. No iOS skills are required.

How to Fix iPhone Overheating on iOS 18 Beta

A common complaint among iPhone users on the iOS 18 beta is overheating. It could be due to various reasons, follow the guide below to fix it in easy steps.

Related Article: iPhone Overheating after iOS Update: 8 Quick Fixes

How to Fix iPhone Laggy on iOS 18 Beta

The iPhone laggy issue happens on iOS 18 due to various reasons, such as insufficient storage space, too many apps running in the background, degraded battery health, visual effects, and more.

To speed up your iPhone,

  1. Restart your iPhone.
  2. Reduce motion and animations.
  3. Check your battery health (Replace your battery if necessary).
  4. Quit the background apps.
  5. Turn off Low Power Mode.
  6. Cool down your iPhone.
  7. Clear System Data, uninstall unused apps, and delete unwanted photos to free up space on your iPhone.

How to Fix iOS 18 Beta Face ID Not Working

Face ID allows you to quickly and securely lock your iPhone and iPad, log into apps, and more. It should work on your iPhone even after an iOS update. If it doesn't work, see what to do.

How to Fix iOS 18 Beta "Siri" Not Working

Apple Intelligence, the most attractive feature of iOS 18, starts a new era for Siri. With AI help, Siri has become more capable and helpful than ever before. If Siri refuses to work, here's what to do.

  1. Check if Siri settings are correct.
  2. Disable and re-enable Siri.
  3. Set up Siri to recognize your voice.
  4. Ensure your iPhone has a stable Wi-Fi connection.
  5. Troubleshoot microphone issues.
  6. Restart your iPhone.
Use Siri on iOS 18

Important Things to Know about Apple Intelligence:

  • AI is not there in the first iOS 18 beta.
  • AI-powered Siri is only available on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPads, and Macs with M1 chips or later.
  • Wait for the official release to try this feature out.
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Part 3. Should I Install the iOS 18 Beta?

The answer depends on your needs. If you're an average user, it’s best to wait for the official version. After all, the beta version exists for a reason. If you still want to try it, be sure to back up your iPhone first so that you can downgrade your iOS at any time without worrying about data loss.


In this article, we've discussed the most common iOS 18 beta issues and listed some steps to fix them. Hopefully, you now know whether to install the iOS 18 beta.

Clare Phang has been captivated by the world of Apple products since the launch of the iconic iPhone in 2007. With a wealth of experience, Clare is your go-to source for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple.