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iOS betas make JW Library go cranky! (PSA)


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iOS 11.4 beta 1 has just been released but I won’t be trying it. JW Library is working just fine on iOS 11.3

 

I have been installing betas of iOS on my iPad Pro 9.7 and iPhone the last couple of years* but have decided to stop because of serious issues they can cause with JW Library on iPad. Specifically, selecting/highlighting some text results in text being selected/highlighted about 3 lines up! So it becomes a bit of a guessing game, sometimes setting the text size to huge in an attempt to highlight something at the end of a chapter.

 

I’ve had this problem with almost every beta right until the one before the official release of that version of iOS. It’s very strange, I think it’s to do with screen refresh timing or something. Some debug code perhaps slowing something down. Documents 5 and iBooks work fine though with all betas I think.

 

Maybe the problem doesn’t exist on the 2017 iPad Pro with its up-to 120Hz display.

 

(*To test/play with the latest features. Knowing I could always revert to a backup. The new Dock etc in iOS 11 was the main thing I was keen for anyway.)

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