iOS 11 beta 4 brings new app icons and loads of bug fixes

iOS 11 beta 4 brings new app icons


The best gesture in iOS 11 isn't just for iPad.
iOS 11 is a huge update for iPhone and iPad.
Photo: Apple

Developers received an all-new beta build of iOS 11 today, just two weeks after Apple seeded the previous one.

iOS 11 beta 4 brings a host of bug fixes and performance improvements, plus a few key changes that make Apple’s mobile operating system even better. New beta builds are also available for macOS High Sierra, tvOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

Registered developers can download all four beta builds from Apple’s dev center. You can also install them via over-the-air updates if you have the third beta builds already on your devices.

What’s new in iOS 11 beta 4

The release notes for iOS 11 beta 4 list a huge number of bug fixes as Apple rushes to finalize the update for a public launch this fall. Most of the new additions are small.

Some minor UI changes include new icons for the Notes, Contacts and Reminders apps. Siri picked up some new voices for both genders of Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Dutch and Swedish. Apple also added a new Arabic keyboard for the Najdi dialect.

A few other changes could be hiding in the new beta. We’ll let you know what we find on the fourth beta builds of macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 once we get to play with them on our devices.


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