Monday, July 24, saw the release of a new iOS beta version, just a few months shy of the scheduled release of the final version of Apple’s iOS 11. This latest beta was released and is available only to registered developers, at least for now.
Apple also has a public beta program, but it usually waits a few days before releasing the developer betas to the wider public. A general testing release date for this beta has yet to be announced.
iOS 11 Beta 4 Came with Many Changes
This latest iOS 11 Beta came with quite a few changes when compared to previous versions. Over 20 new icons, notification settings, and updates were detected by those that have already tried this new version.
Registered developers noted that Beta 4 allows users to open an app directly from the Lock screen notifications. They will be able to do so by using the Touch ID authentication. Owners will also notice a series of aesthetic changes. Namely, they will see new splash screens for the Notes, and Photos app. Or they can look for the slight changes brought to the Safari logo.
The Reminders app icon, Contacts, and the Notes app one were also modified. iOS 11 Beta 4 also comes with a bolder Wi-Fi status bar, which should make it more visible. Icons for the Maps, App Store and Web search options will now be available in Spotlight.
Screen Recording will also depart from “Broadcasting” and now say “Start Recording”. Changes were also brought to the App Switcher. This will not launch if all the apps are closed. Also, it will auto-close once all the apps are cleared.
iCloud Message sync settings are now available in the iCloud Preferences. The iOS 11 Beta 4 will also see some changes in the Swipe Gestures for the Lock Screen Notification. Through them, users will be able to View or Open the app or Clear the notifications.
These are only a few of the changes brought to this latest Beta version, with more possibly left to discover over the following days by developers.
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