iOS 11 Beta 4 released: Developer release for iPhone, iPad, macOS High Sierra

Chris Burns - Jul 24, 2017
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iOS 11 Beta 4 released: Developer release for iPhone, iPad, macOS High Sierra

The iOS 11 Beta 4 developer version was released this morning to a number of devices beside the developer Beta 4 for macOS. Also on the docket today is the Beta 4 for watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 – both in developer beta mode. for those that have never tried a Developer Beta before – you might want to skip it unless you like to live dangerously.

For iPhone

Users of the iPhone will find iOS 11 to be a big change in the basement. That’s the Control Center, the docked drawer of switches available to iOS over the past several versions. This control center will have a button in it that’ll allow the user to record their home screen as its being used. Users will be able to customize how they use shortcuts in the software as well.

Inside this next-gen release will (eventually) be support for FLAC files. This version allows users to share their Wi-Fi password with friends nearby, offload apps to the cloud, and easier to use one-handed keyboard option.

For iPad

For iPad, iOS 11 is a game-changer. That is, if you’re the sort of person that wants to use the iPad for a more desktop-like experience, it’s a game changer. Have a peek at our iPad Pro 10.5 2017 Review first, then see our iOS 11 on iPad Pro article from when it was first announced.

When Public Comes to Bear

Once the actual Beta 4 comes for the public, it’ll appear in each user’s software update settings area. This will only happen if the user is signed up for the Beta program. This can be done through Apple’s Beta form with relative ease. Once signed up, Beta updates will arrive when available – and they’ll remind you to exercise caution when using on a device that’s primary to you – just skip it!

Really truly though, just skip it, or there’ll be consequences. Some will be good, granted, but some will potentially be bad. Have a peek at my recent 5 reasons you should skip iOS 11 Public Beta – this applies to all versions in Beta mode. Once we’re there, we’ll let you know!


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