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Apple today released the fourth betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, introducing additional refinements to the new features that are coming in the software updates. In these betas, Apple has introduced changes for Safari, Notifications, Focus mode, and more.

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Safari Updates

Apple is continuing to refine the design of Safari on the iPhone, and in iOS 15, there are tweaks to improve usability.

ios-15-safari-changes-beta-4.jpg

Share Button

The dedicated Share button for sending an article to someone has been relocated to the tab bar again, replacing the prior info button.

Reload

There's once again a reload button available next to the domain name for quick access to reloading a page. Apple had removed this in a prior beta and made it a long press gesture. Reload can also be accessed through the Share button.

Show Bookmarks

When you long press on the URL bar, there's now an option to "Show Bookmarks," which makes it much easier to get to your bookmarks.

Reader Mode

When Reader Mode is available on a website, there's now a little icon that can be tapped to enter into it. Reader mode is also accessible through the Share interface.

iPadOS 15

Apple has also updated the design of Safari on the iPad, bringing it in line with the macOS Monterey Safari design. macOS Monterey on Safari now includes a separate tab bar option.

safari-redesign-ipados-15-beta-4.jpg

MagSafe Battery Pack Support

Support for the MagSafe Battery Pack has been added in iOS 15 beta 4, so if you have one of the new accessories, it now shows up in the Battery widget and in the Settings app.

magsafe-battery-pack-support-ios-15.jpg

Lock Screen Camera Icon

Apple has very slightly tweaked the design of the Lock Screen Camera icon, removing the button on the left side and increasing the size of the flash and the lens ring. The Settings icon has also been updated.

ios-15-lock-screen-camera-icon.jpg
Old icon on left, new icon on right​

Shortcuts

Shortcuts has gained a "Return to Home Screen" action that can be used in automations.

Notifications

The Notifications icon in the Settings app has been updated with a new look.

ios-15-notification-updates.jpg

Apple has also added a new toggle for disabling notifications when Screen Sharing or Screen Mirroring.

Share Focus Status

In the Messages app, you can tap on a contact's name and choose whether or not to share your Focus status with them.

messages-share-focus-status-ios-15.jpg

App Store Account Design

Apple is now using its new settings layout in for the App Store account section, with rounded edges and separate sections for each account option.

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Photos Memory Sharing

There's now a functional interface for sharing Memories in Photos, with an option to choose a song that's appropriate for sharing if an Apple Music song is not available to be shared for copyright reasons.

photos-memories-share-interface.jpg

More Features

Know of a feature that we left out? Let us know in the comments.

Article Link: Everything New in iOS 15 Beta 4: Safari Tweaks, MagSafe Battery Pack Support, Notification Updates and More
 
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Knowlege Bomb

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It's crazy to me that they're modifying the lock screen camera quick access button rather than replacing it with something that isn't 100% redundant.

Edit: those that disagree, please take a moment and explain how having a quick access button AND swiping right for the same thing makes sense.
 
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ric275

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My 12 Pro Max on Dev Beta 4 doesn’t have the animation when attaching a MagSafe battery pack. All the rest of the support is there but still no animations. 😔
 
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Solver

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I like that reader icon that indicates the website can be viewed in reader mod… Wait! It just disappeared!
 
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TheYayAreaLiving

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Love the new features. Attention to detail to the fullest.


MagSafe Battery Pack Support

Support for the MagSafe Battery Pack has been added in iOS 15 beta 4, so if you have one of the new accessories, it now shows up in the Battery widget and in the Settings app.


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Does that mean it no longer has to be connected to the iPhone anymore for it to show up under the widget?
 
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Shirasaki

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Ngl, memories feature in photos app is more or less useless without Apple Music, but just the slideshow selection impresses me, and grouping so far is on point. If only I could pick songs on my device and use them instead. Outside of Apple Music of course.
 
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Elektronenhirn

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I received a notification that Siri can now recognise my voice on my home devices.
I appears that multi user support now works with German!
 
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Apple today released the fourth betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, introducing additional refinements to the new features that are coming in the software updates. In these betas, Apple has introduced changes for Safari, Notifications, Focus mode, and more.

iOS-15-General-Feature-Purple.jpg


Safari Updates

Apple is continuing to refine the design of Safari on the iPhone, and in iOS 15, there are tweaks to improve usability.

ios-15-safari-changes-beta-4.jpg

Share Button

The dedicated Share button for sending an article to someone has been relocated to the tab bar again, replacing the prior info button.

Reload

There's once again a reload button available next to the domain name for quick access to reloading a page. Apple had removed this in a prior beta and made it a long press gesture. Reload can also be accessed through the Share button.

Show Bookmarks

When you long press on the URL bar, there's now an option to "Show Bookmarks," which makes it much easier to get to your bookmarks.

Reader Mode

When Reader Mode is available on a website, there's now a little icon that can be tapped to enter into it. Reader mode is also accessible through the Share interface.

iPadOS 15

Apple has also updated the design of Safari on the iPad, bringing it in line with the macOS Monterey Safari design. macOS Monterey on Safari now includes a separate tab bar option.

safari-redesign-ipados-15-beta-4.jpg

MagSafe Battery Pack Support

Support for the MagSafe Battery Pack has been added in iOS 15 beta 4, so if you have one of the new accessories, it now shows up in the Battery widget and in the Settings app.

magsafe-battery-pack-support-ios-15.jpg

Lock Screen Camera Icon

Apple has very slightly tweaked the design of the Lock Screen Camera icon, removing the button on the left side and increasing the size of the flash and the lens ring. The Settings icon has also been updated.

ios-15-lock-screen-camera-icon.jpg


Old icon on left, new icon on right

Shortcuts

Shortcuts has gained a "Return to Home Screen" action that can be used in automations.

Notifications

The Notifications icon in the Settings app has been updated with a new look.

ios-15-notification-updates.jpg

Apple has also added a new toggle for disabling notifications when Screen Sharing or Screen Mirroring.

Share Focus Status

In the Messages app, you can tap on a contact's name and choose whether or not to share your Focus status with them.

messages-share-focus-status-ios-15.jpg

App Store Account Design

Apple is now using its new settings layout in for the App Store account section, with rounded edges and separate sections for each account option.

app-store-account-design.jpg


Photos Memory Sharing

There's now a functional interface for sharing Memories in Photos, with an option to choose a song that's appropriate for sharing if an Apple Music song is not available to be shared for copyright reasons.

photos-memories-share-interface.jpg

More Features

Know of a feature that we left out? Let us know in the comments.

Article Link: Everything New in iOS 15 Beta 4: Safari Tweaks, MagSafe Battery Pack Support, Notification Updates and More
Still waiting on Full Screen mode for Safari.
 
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podycust

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dunno if this new or not?
 

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Johnny907

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Address bar still at the bottom, still doesn’t disappear the way it’s supposed to and blocks website controls at the bottom of the page. Accessing bookmarks still takes multiple clicks.
Voicemail transcription still doesn’t work.
Seems like all the effort went into iPados for this week’s update.
 
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Johnny907

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I like that reader icon that indicates the website can be viewed in reader mod… Wait! It just disappeared!
Exactly. This is how I bypass the paywall block on many news websites, but you have to hit the button the moment the text of the article fills but before the paywall script loads.
 
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Feyl

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How about making the lock screen flashlight and camera button customisable? I mean we can literally open up camera with at least three different ways on the lock screen. Apple used to say "it just works" and now it feels like "it's not complicated enough".
 
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TallGuyGT

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Address bar still at the bottom, still doesn’t disappear the way it’s supposed to and blocks website controls at the bottom of the page. Accessing bookmarks still takes multiple clicks.
Voicemail transcription still doesn’t work.
Seems like all the effort went into iPados for this week’s update.
The Bookmark thing alone is a dealbreaker for me. I use them constantly in Safari. Why make them so much more cumbersome to access?? I'm okay with hiding some infrequently used functions, but seems like bookmarks would be well utilized by most people.
 
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