Apple just seeded the fourth beta of iOS 11 to all apple developers for testing purpose, this is quite unusual since it came out two weeks after releasing the third beta, and more than a month after introducing the new update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.
According to Apple’s release notes, the beta version fixes errors regarding 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.
MacRumours say’s, 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.
According to TechCrunch, The beta 4 is 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.
But if you’re currently testing iOS 11, head over to the Settings app of your iPhone or iPad to update. macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 also received a beta update.
What’s new in iOS 11 exactly? 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.
And if you don’t have an iPad, the most striking change for the iPhone is the completely redesigned Control Center. You can now customize your shortcuts. There are a ton of small and big changes under the hood as well.