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Apple today seeded the fourth betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming two weeks after Apple released the third betas.

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Registered developers can download the profile for the iOS and iPadOS betas from the Apple Developer Center, and once the profile is installed, beta updates will be available over the air.

iOS 15 is a major update that introduces a slew of new features focused on cutting down on distractions and spending more time with friends and family.

FaceTime has a revamped interface with new SharePlay features for listening to music, watching videos, and sharing your screen with your friends and family members, and in Messages, if something like a url, photo, news article, or song is shared with you, you can see the content in Apple's dedicated apps.

Focus lets you create custom notification modes that hide irrelevant apps and notifications when you're doing things like working or spending time with your family so you can better focus on the activity at hand, and there's a new notification summary that de-prioritizes less important notifications so you're not constantly inundated with information.

Maps has a new 3D view in select cities that lets you see 3D landmarks, there are immersive AR directions when walking, and driving directions are better than ever, especially at complex interchanges.

Safari now supports Tab Groups for improved organization, and extensions can be used in Safari for iOS devices for the first time. Later this year you'll be able to add your ID card to the Wallet app in some U.S. states, and Apple is making it easier to add key cards for hotels, smart home locks, and more to the Wallet app.

Spotlight is better than ever and can bring up more tailored search results, and Photos has a "Live Text" feature that lets you take a photo of something with text like a receipt to translate it into typed text on your iPhone. Photos can also identify landmarks, books, plants, and pets, so you can snap a photo of a plant and get information on what it might be.

Apple has also added multiple privacy improvements, such as a new App Privacy report coming to the iPhone that will let you know how often apps access sensitive info like your location, a Mail feature that hides your IP address, and Siri processing that's done on device.

For a complete overview of everything that's new in iOS 15, we have a dedicated roundup that walks through all of the new features, and Apple has been adding feature refinements throughout the beta testing period. Beta 3, for example, introduced Safari refinements, updates to the Focus interface, and more.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS and iPadOS 15 to Developers
 

chrisdazzo

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Safari three-dot buttons turned into the share icon (box/arrow).
Seems smooth enough.
No new wallpapers.
Bug with blank icons/labels in quick access pulldown appears to be fixed.
In iCloud settings, I don't recall seeing the storage tier in the main list view. Mine now says "2TB".
 
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tjleonard

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Spotlight searching isn’t fixed. :(
edit: it wasn’t working a minute ago but it is now. Maybe it had to index?
 
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Johnny907

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Address bar still at the bottom and no way to toggle it to the top even in settings?
Yeah keep hoping people will adopt this radical change, Apple. We'll keep betting on how many more beta releases you go through before finally relenting and putting it back on top.
 
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cmaier

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Spotlight searching isn’t fixed. :(
edit: it wasn’t working a minute ago but it is now. Maybe it had to index?

Works for me. The first few searches were slow, and overall there’s still a noticeable delay before it shows the results on screen (but hitting “return” on my keyboard causes the top hit app result to launch, which tells me it has the results but is delayed in showing them, for some reason).
 
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cmaier

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Address bar still at the bottom and no way to toggle it to the top even in settings?
Yeah keep hoping people will adopt this radical change, Apple. We'll keep betting on how many more beta releases you go through before finally relenting and putting it back on top.

Now there are like 5 or 6 tap targets on that bar, not to mention long presses. I think we’ll see a toggle to revert to the old UX in that next beta.
 
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Killerbob

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Beta 3 screwed up "MS Power Apps", and the actual "Power Apps" app will no longer open up. Hence I am back to Beta 2. Can someone confirm if the app will open in Beta 4 before I upgrade? Beta testing on a Beta test is interesting sometimes...
 
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feedbackmacuser

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I've been waiting to see the bug fixes in Beta 4 on IPADOS15, still disappointed screen sharing and music sharing is greyed out and no longer works on my newer iPad Air 4th. Apple mentioned on its developer website those bugs were fixed. anyone else having these issues on iPadOS
 
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