Apple has released the iOS 8 Beta 4 to developers through over-the-air update in iOS and the iOS Dev center. Apple iOS 8 was released about a month ago at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) and since then Apple has already updated the operating system 4 times.
The iOS 8 Beta 4 with several improvements has been released after two weeks following the release of iOS 8 Beta 3. The stable Beta 4 will have an improved interface and the control center has been redesigned. The brightness setting in the wallpaper section have been moved to a new Display and Brightness settings.
A new feature is the pre-installed “Tips” app on the iOS Beta 4 that cannot be uninstalled. The app will provide Tip notifications that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Message or Mail and will be useful to first-time Apple users. The Messages settings have a new option to set how long a message remains in the inbox while the default option is Forever which lasts for one year and 30 days.
The text-to-speech feature which is accessed through the microphone icon on the keyboard will now transcribe the text immediately. The new feature was added in Mail app in the Beta 3 and has been added to messages in the latest Beta 4. The Bug reporter app included in earlier Betas has been removed.
Safari’s bookmarks and setting have been customized slightly and at Home Data icon has been included in the Privacy section. The iOS 8 has brought in new apps like HealthKit, HomeKit and Mac OS X integration. iOS 8 Beta 4 has been released for developers and is not recommended for users Apple devices. Apple is expected to release the iOS 8 by this fall, along with the release of iPhone 6 in September.
For more information and support resources, visit the official iOS developer program website.
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