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iOS 11 Developer Beta 4 Released: What’s New

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The iOS 11 beta 4 has just been released and it’s only available if you’re a registered developer for now. While Apple also has a public beta program, the company usually waits a few days before releasing new developer betas in the public beta channel.


What’s new in iOS 11?

The upcoming operating system is a huge step forward for the iPad. It feels like you’re using a completely new device as you can drag and drop files, app icons and more across the operating system. There’s even a dock, a new app switcher, and a Files app so that you can launch apps and manage your documents more easily.

What’s new in iOS 11 beta 4?

Apple’s previous iOS 11 betas introduced refinements to Notification Center, changes to multitasking on iPad, new TV Provider placeholder listings, and other minor tweaks. As we approach the final release this fall, we expect more refinements ahead of the last few beta versions.

The iOS 11 developer beta 4  on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch brings new features like drag-and-drop and a redesigned multitasking interface for iPad, a new customizable Control Center, and much more.

iOS 11 beta 4 comes with dozens of bug fixes and refinements. iOS 11 beta 3 was already surprisingly stable for an early beta, but iOS 11 beta 4 promises to be even better. This is still pre-release software, however, so proceed with caution. There will be bugs there will be app crashes, and you’re probably better off not installing it on any devices that you use on a daily basis.

Today’s beta fixes some errors with VSCO, Pinterest, Citi Mobile, and Apple’s personal assistant Siri, but introduces new known issues. Tapping the AirPlay button in videos that aren’t full screen can cause some apps to crash, and FaceTime Live Photos is disabled by default and must be re-enabled.

The call history list in the Recents tab does not update immediately in the beta, resulting in the second number in the list being dialed when the first is selected, and Cellular data for music downloads is included in WiFi Services instead of iTunes Accounts.

As for visual changes, Notes, Reminders, and Contacts all have revamped icons. There’s also now an option to swipe to the left on a Notification to clear it, and there’s a new Touch ID screen when tapping on a Notification to open it up.

We are still testing the new iOS beta 4 to find out what new features are available. So far it seems like the Notifications are improved and new icons for contacts, note, and reminders. The Notes App and Photos App have been updated as well.

To install the new iOS 11 developer beta 4, head to Settings > General > Software Update on your compatible device, and you’ll find iOS 11 beta 4 ready and waiting for you as long as you have the beta profile installed on your iPhone or iPad.



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