The new iOS 10 beta 4 is finally released and is available for all the registered devices now. Is it worth a try? Here’s everything you need to know.
The update is out approximately a week after Apple seeded the beta 3. The iOS update is receiving a spectacular response and so are its beta updates. Recent estimates confirm the update is currently running on nearly 56% of Apple devices. Which is more than enough given its only been few weeks since it released. Expectations weren’t too high for the iOS 10 beta 4 as it is not a major update to the new OS. Apple is going for bits with each beta update and that is certainly creating an excitement around. Another important thing to know, the update is a developer release rather than one for public consumption. However, that doesn’t stop people from installing it regardless of the fact.
It is more inclined towards the aim of fixing all the bugs and keeping in mind the reports and complaints by several Apple users around. However, we cannot say the changes we noticed aren’t great and will make life as an Apple device owner much easier.
Some changes have been made with the update which surely boosts its preference among users a bit. Here are some changes you’ll notice if you are planning to upgrade-
- Unlike previously, you will not notice the haptic feedback while locking your iPhone. The sound, however, will be present while doing the same.
- Animations are way faster than the last beta update and this can something to be happy about. Users can now access and launch apps and folders with double speed and efficiency. Whether it be an iPad Pro, MacBook, iPhone 7 or any other device supporting the update, applicable to all.
- Remember the struggle after tapping delete in the last beta? The bug is no longer there in iOS 10 beta 4, you can finally heave a sigh of relief.
Loads Of New Emojis
The update has nearly a hundred new, more fun emoticons whereas all the previous ones have got a new look as well. Some are commenting about how stupid and rounder they look now but that isn’t the case with all of us. The new emoji keyboard has various new male and female emojis probably to show concerns about the increasing awareness regarding gender equality. They now have a 3D effect to them which is absolutely awesome. For all the people who seem to be a little upset with the difference, believe me, you are not even going to feel the difference after a few weeks of using them. You’ll get used to it eventually and they’ll look fine by then.
New CC Splash Screen
The screen appears for the very first time you open your control center stating what it provides. Basically giving you the iPhone controls and more. Swipe left to see all of that’s mentioned right there.
The Portrait Camera
The feature is what the new beta update is all about, at least that is what most comments by users suggest. Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus that applies a DSLR-like blur effect over photos using the dual lens system. Rumors say the feature wasn’t ready for release initially when the iPhone 7 Plus was st to launch. And therefore the company decides to slide it in the iOS 10 beta 4 reflecting one of the update’s major changes.
- If you have got your Home application set up, just swipe right from the music controls and a centralized space displaying all the devices will come up. There have several UI changes when we talk about the design of Apple icons on in the Home app. However, not many of the users have it set up.
- Apple wallpapers have freshened up some memories back from the days of iOS 8. Some that were there to choose from before are not present anymore whereas one apple wallpaper from before is back. The purple starry one.
- You can now see some changes in the color filters. Navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display accommodations > Color filters. Right there you’ll see a completely new look Apple went for to provide an idea of how the colors will look like.
You can choose which color filters display over there and actually add an entirely new color tint to your iPhone. Why not give it a new look?
- Whenever you nee to input your password in Apple app store or iTunes store, your device will prompt you if the caps-lock is on.
- There are some new cooler keyboard sounds you will get with the latest beta update. The sound will be different according to what key you press. Tapping on any alphabet button will give you a different sound than tapping on the Back or Shift button.
- Another change will make things a little more interesting as now, you can make Siri say absolutely whatever you want it to say. It’ll take some tweaking with the Settings, though. Navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech > Pronunciations. Just add the pronunciation for the word you want to replace with some other phrase or word.
For instance, you can make Siri say “I don’t care” instead of “Speaking”. Anything of your choice. Pranks are going to get way too much fun with iOS 10 beta 4.
Download It Now
Overall, the beta update is worth downloading. If you found it interesting and worth a try, update from Settings > General > Software Update for those developers and public testers with either a previous version of iOS 10 or configuration profile installed on the device. Or you can download the IPSW file directly through Apple Developer portal.
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