Only two weeks after introducing the third beta of iOS 11 and the corresponding High Sierra macOS, Apple launches the fourth beta of those operating systems.
Since both systems were presented at WWDC 2017, the first betas have been available. On 10 July the third beta was presented and today we know the fourth one which, we suppose, will come with notable improvements and new features. We will be adding these new features to this post and in another post where they will be summarized.
iOS 11 and High Sierra MacOS continue to improve beta after beta
In the first three betas we were able to get to know the ins and outs of Apple’s new mobile operating system, however we did not see all the new features expected in the official version.
The App Store will be renewed in iOS 11
It is logical that, being betas for developers, we cannot enjoy the system with all its new features already implemented. As well as we will see bugs and sometimes some instability.
Anyway we can enjoy almost all the new features it brings with respect to iOS 10, such as the renewed control center, the use of the new file application, the new do not disturb while driving mode… In short a long list of new features that we can enjoy without waiting for the official launch in autumn.
The name chosen by Apple for its new operating system on the Mac was much commented, but the truth is that we can not doubt that it does not honor its performance and is indeed is much faster than the previous version of macOS Sierra . In the third beta we will continue checking the efficiency of the new operating system for Apple computers.
iOS 11 Beta 4 News
The news of this beta can be found in the post “These are the news of the iOS 11 beta 4” that I leave you here. The news are also summarized below:
– New icons: three icons have been modeled regarding native applications of the system, these are Contacts, Notes and Reminders. If you notice that some element of the icons is inverted to the opposite side, don’t worry, since it is Apple’s doing, since it inverts the icons for languages that are right to left and not left to right. This should be corrected in a later beta version. As a note, the Contacts icon appears changed if we go into Settings, but the Notes and Reminders icons remain the same.
– Notification Center: Finally, one of the most wanted gestures by users who had iOS 11 installed, slides into the notification center to delete or view a notification. Tapping on the application itself will take you to a screen where you will be prompted to use your Touch ID to unlock your device in order to open the application and view the notification in question.
– Configuration: If we refer to the Capacity section in the General section of the Settings application, we will see how our device will show us the total storage capacity it has instead of the amount of storage available minus the size that iOS occupies.
– AirDrop: if we go to the Settings application, in General, there is now a new tab dedicated exclusively to AirDrop. Here we can deactivate or activate this function, as well as set whether we want it to be available to everyone or only to our contacts. Previously we could only access this setting via the Control Center.
– WiFi Icon: we see how the icon of the WiFi connection located in the upper left corner of our device has been slightly modified, now presented with slightly thicker and more uniform lines.
– App Store: now we can update the Updates tab by a simple scroll down gesture
How to install the betas
At Apple 5×1 we always like to remember that these betas are for developers and we prefer not to recommend their download , however if you are determined to do so you can follow the steps we indicate in this post.
If you want to make a downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10 and you have some kind of problem, you must perform the steps we told you in this post. If you have any problem when doing this downgrade, we recommend you to read this post.
Not to be too heavy, but we also want to warn you of the importance of backing up your device before installing the beta. Also remember the list of compatible devices with new operating systems:
-iOS 11: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro 9,7″, iPad Pro 10,5″, iPad Pro 12,9″ 1st generation, iPad Pro 12,9″ 2nd generation, iPod Touch 6th generation
-macOS High Sierra: iMac (late 2009 and later), MacBook Air (2010 and later), MacBook (late 2009 and later), Mac mini (2010 and later), Mac Pro (2010 and later), MacBook Pro (2010 and later).
If you are interested in learning about improvements and new features introduced in this third beta, we recommend that you keep an eye on our website.