Version 8.2 of Apple's iOS mobile operating system could launch as soon as next week (Mid- March 2015) with new and improved health features in tow. Apple is nearing the public release of iOS 8.2.

The maker of the iPhone and iPad mobile gadgets was close to releasing iOS 8.2 to the public earlier As per blog Boy Genius Report (BGR) the change log for that build number (12D508) reveals several new features and enhancements in the health department as well as a host of bug fixes, according to BGR.

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Major iOS beta development history – image credit Thinky Bits

The full release notes are available below:

Health App improvements

  • Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose
  • Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
  • Includes the ability to add and visualise workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
  • Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
  • Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
  • Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changes data source order
  • Fixes an issue where some graphics showed no data values
  • Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance, and flights climbed

According to BGR, the bug fixes into iOS 8.2 :

  • Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
  • Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
  • Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
  • Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
  • Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom reoccurring meeting to drop from Exchange calendar
  • Fixes an certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
  • Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as “busy” after accepting an invite.
  • Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
  • Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on the device
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
  • Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered

The update also promises greater stability for Mail, Music, and the Flyover feature in Maps, VoiceOver reliability, and Connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids


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