iOS 7.1 Beta 4 Tidbits: New Slide to Unlock/Power Off Animation, Dialer Updates

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier today, Apple released the fourth beta of iOS 7.1 to developers, which included both bug fixes and a few new changes to the operating system. While iOS 7.1 beta 3 introduced several visual changes, iOS 7.1 beta 4 focused more heavily on behind-the-scenes improvements. There were, however, a few tweaks to further streamline the look of iOS 7, which are detailed below.

    Slide to Unlock/Power Off: Most notably, the Slide to Unlock bar at the bottom of the phone is now more prominent, with a brighter, slower animation. The same brighter animation can be seen in the Slide to Power off bar when turning off the phone.

    Revamped Slide to Unlock/Slide to Power off animation (Courtesy of @Elias96)

    Contacts in Dialer: The option to add a contact when entering a phone number has been altered slightly and is now executed by tapping the + sign next to the phone number. Previously, there was a line that said "Add to Contacts."

    Old version on left, iOS 7.1 beta 4 on right. (Image courtesy of iDownloadBlog)​

    Messages Scrolling: When scrolling through the Messages app in beta 4, it seems there is slightly more "bounce." This is in line with previous changes to Control Center, which introduced a bounce animation.

    Siri: In the U.K., there is a new Siri voice on the iPad.

    To check out previous changes introduced in iOS 7.1, make sure to take a look at our previous tidbits post on iOS 7.1 beta 3, which detailed a number of visual changes to the operating system.

    It is unclear when Apple plans to release iOS 7.1 to the general public, but a report from December suggested it could see a lengthy beta testing period with a March launch. It is likely that Apple will continue making subtle changes to look and feel of iOS 7 in coming betas, which could result in a refined and polished version of the operating system when it is finally made available to the public.

    Article Link: iOS 7.1 Beta 4 Tidbits: New Slide to Unlock/Power Off Animation, Dialer Updates
  2. macrumors 603

    Aug 29, 2008
    Small minor changes, seem stable so far. I'm liking the small changes .
  3. macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    And it fixes the kernel dyld.patch used to jailbreak :rolleyes:
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    I don't see a difference in slide to unlock, at least in the video posted... Better video please?
  5. macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I'm pretty sure that Contacts in Dialer thing was there in beta 3 too, can somebody who didn't update confirm?
  6. macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2013
  7. Goldfrapp, Jan 20, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2014

    macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2014
    Honestly, the "Add to Contacts" text seems more in line with iOS 7's guidelines on "clarity". I know we all didn't like the amount of text-links instead of buttons, but now that we've all gotten used to it, going back to a simple "+" feels... not as good.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
    Yes I pointed this out to iDB via twitter and they removed it from their beta 4 article.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Up north
    I thought bounce and all other 'animation physics' in iOS 7 were consistant and global?
  11. macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2011
    Slide to unlock waaaaay too large in French.

    Not the first time they release a beta with this kind of bug, I can tell you no iOS developer is french.
  12. macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
  13. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Some of you people sure do put a lot of stock in stupid, silly-assed animations Just give me some solid app performance. I can close my eyes and ignore the hideous side of iOS if I have to.
  14. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    So basically no UI changes really worth mentioning in beta 4.
  15. macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    How nice to see Jony Ive using his access to 500 million i-Devices as an opportunity to teach himself UI design !!!!!
  16. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Or you can use something else that you don't find as hideous. :)
  17. macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2008
    What if I could "Show All" on my iTunes Match music ONLY when I'm on wifi, instead of having to switch manually.

    What about selecting a wifi network from control center?
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2010
    Good grief, we're picking over the slide to unlock animation now? What you do think we are, desperate?

    (Goes and watches the video a couple times anyway. ;) )
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
  20. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    I know. If only we could have this back. This is proper UI design.

  21. macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Geraldton, Western Australia
    This is the first update that's asks for my pin code to update.
  22. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I was being sarcastic. I couldn't care less about bouncing control panels, nauseating Parallax movement or pretty little icons. Fix the bugs first. Leave this other crap for later.
  23. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    Hopefully more under-the-hood polishing and bug fixing to make things more stable/faster/smoother/etc. which also hopefully also means they are that much closer to the final version.


    Beta 3 did as well (at least for me).
  24. macrumors 68000

    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    Will they ever come out with some actual new useful features instead of this ridiculous tinkering with the minutea of fractional changes to sliders and the like?
  25. macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2009
    Something like that would be nice. Settings are all over the place and confusing in comparison to iOS ease of usability in general.

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