Everything new in iOS 12 beta 4 for iPhone & iPad

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AppleInsider has spent some time digging into Apple's fourth beta of iOS 12 to uncover all the changes made this time around. A number of updates have been discovered, some more noteable than others.




New features & changes

The most apparent visual changes are the inclusion of multiple animated Activity stickers inside the Messages app. The first appeared in beta 3 and we have even more this time around. They don't need to be unlocked either, and are available to everyone.

Scrolling appears to be somewhat quicker, Control Center is now bouncier, Memoji has a few new options for lips and Workouts has new icons.

iOS 12 Beta 4 Update Screen

Bug fixes galore

As usual, a number of bug fixes from past betas have been built with, such as setting a wallpaper from an image, while Safari Private browsing mode has returned (it went missing for some in the last beta), and more.

Unfortunately, new betas mean new bugs. Siri Shortcuts can have issues, especially when used with HomePod, and Wallet can still unexpectedly crash. Surely these issues will be handled before iOS 12 gets released this fall.

Everything new:


  • Setting a wallpaper from a photo is fixed in this beta

  • New passcode required when attaching USB accessories

  • Even more animated activity stickers in Messages

  • New "more info" icon in Wallet going from "I" to ""

  • Scrolling seems quicker

  • Cellular usage is now ranked by usage instead of alphabetical order

  • Workout icons in activity app have been updated

  • Bouncier Control Center

  • MeMoji has more options for lips and earrings are now shinier

  • Individual App pages for Screen Time

  • Welcome pages after update, including Control Center explainer on iPad

iOS 12 beta 4 was released to developers alongside the latest betas of watchOS 5 and tvOS 12.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    It is extraordinarily interesting this article didn’t mention the multiple default apps that now have to be downloaded from the App Store. 😂
  • Reply 2 of 8
    hmlongcohmlongco Posts: 169member
    It is extraordinarily interesting this article didn’t mention the multiple default apps that now have to be downloaded from the App Store. 😂
    Like?

    And as opposed to Android phones that ship with dozens of preinstalled apps?

    Just another entry in the, "You can't win for losing" category. 
    jbdragon
  • Reply 3 of 8
    BabramsBabrams Posts: 1unconfirmed, member
    What is the name of the lightning angle cable you are using please?
  • Reply 4 of 8
    n0m0n_n0m0n_ Posts: 2member
    Babrams said:
    What is the name of the lightning angle cable you are using please?
    I as well am interested to know what the cable is.
    Thanks
  • Reply 5 of 8
    mbenz1962mbenz1962 Posts: 120member
    I'm pretty sure it is the cable from ElevationLab's CordDock that AI featured in this article back in April:

    https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/04/15/elevationlab-corddock-is-unlike-any-other-iphone-dock

    I'm not sure if the cable itself is available for purchase separately from the dock.

    edited July 2018
  • Reply 6 of 8
    mbenz1962mbenz1962 Posts: 120member
    I can't be 100% sure, but one change in this beta or at least iOS 12 that I haven't seen mentioned is that when you are in a conversation thread in messages and you tap the contact's picture, you get a nice little drop down that has icons for audio calls and FaceTime calls as well as the info "i" icon.  If you touch the audio icon it then gives you the choice of "normal" audio call or a FaceTime audio call.  This functionality used to be a little harder to access because you had to hit the "i" icon and then you would get the whole contact card. 
  • Reply 7 of 8
    To be honest nothing is "good" about this update, only over hyped people talking about non sense features. 
  • Reply 8 of 8
    The only bug that I found is Redshift 3.1.3 stopped working. App launches, screen flashes but app does not start. Reported to Apple. It stopped working with the 2nd beta.. 🙁
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