iOS 5 Beta 4: What’s New

With the release of iOS 5 Beta 4 before the weekend, Apple delivered a much improved iOS 5 beta (from a performance perspective) and a few subtle updates and tweaks. For those keeping track, the following list details only what is new in iOS 5 Beta 4.

What’s New In iOS 5 Beta 4

Features/Tweaks

One of the major new updates in Beta 4 is the ability to download firmware updates over-the-air or OTA. Beta 4 enabled this feature and users could update their devices to iOS Beta 4 using WiFi or 3G

A little love arrived for Windows users who now have the ability to use Wi-Fi sync. This features removes the need to sync iTunes content via the dock connector cable

As usual, iMessage Beta 1 users are unable to communicate with iMessage Beta 2 or later users.

iCloud has a new setting to toggle to sync documents and data

Maps has a new popup message stating that turning on Wi-Fi improves location accuracy

In the Notification Center, the next-day Calendar events are italicized and show “Tomorrow”

Bugs

In Mail, when forwarding a message with attachments included does not attach the file and the message compose screen does not change from “Loading….”

In Personal Hotspot, a bug prevents the iPhone 4 device from joining personal hotspot even if it is on due to a non functional WiFi tethering on these devices.

 

Graphical error with notifications on the Lock Screen Notification Centre

If you find anything new, let us know!

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  • Sparky

    Awesome, thanks.

    Can I come to your party?

  • Sparky

    Awesome, thanks.

    Can I come to your party?

  • Sparky

    Awesome, thanks.

    Can I come to your party?

  • Ex

    Yup! You’re invited!

  • Ex

    Yup! You’re invited!

  • Anonymous

    So, how is wifi sync good if you still need to be plugged in? haha.  I guess a dock in another device away from your computer, such as a stereo or alarm clock, would still work.  But still, why neuter the feature like that?  Weirdos.

  • Anonymous

    So, how is wifi sync good if you still need to be plugged in? haha.  I guess a dock in another device away from your computer, such as a stereo or alarm clock, would still work.  But still, why neuter the feature like that?  Weirdos.

  • Anonymous

    So, how is wifi sync good if you still need to be plugged in? haha.  I guess a dock in another device away from your computer, such as a stereo or alarm clock, would still work.  But still, why neuter the feature like that?  Weirdos.

  • Anonymous

    So, how is wifi sync good if you still need to be plugged in? haha.  I guess a dock in another device away from your computer, such as a stereo or alarm clock, would still work.  But still, why neuter the feature like that?  Weirdos.

  • Anonymous

    So, how is wifi sync good if you still need to be plugged in? haha.  I guess a dock in another device away from your computer, such as a stereo or alarm clock, would still work.  But still, why neuter the feature like that?  Weirdos.

  • Anonymous

    So, how is wifi sync good if you still need to be plugged in? haha.  I guess a dock in another device away from your computer, such as a stereo or alarm clock, would still work.  But still, why neuter the feature like that?  Weirdos.

  • Milanfan009

    its true wtf is the point …. apple caught me off guard

  • Milanfan009

    its true wtf is the point …. apple caught me off guard

  • Milanfan009

    as far as im concerned, iMessage wont be as good as BBM when it comes out for now. Only advantage i see of iMessage is that its 1 app only and not 2. other than that, i dont see how u can for ex: have a status, id, profile pic, group chat, join groups , etc … i guess only time will tell. but i do hope apple incorporates that or else theyll lose

  • Milanfan009

    as far as im concerned, iMessage wont be as good as BBM when it comes out for now. Only advantage i see of iMessage is that its 1 app only and not 2. other than that, i dont see how u can for ex: have a status, id, profile pic, group chat, join groups , etc … i guess only time will tell. but i do hope apple incorporates that or else theyll lose

  • Dr. AL

    You can sync over wifi with it not being plugged in. It says that it will automatically sync when it is plugged in, but there is nothing stopping you from manually syncing it from your computer.

  • Dr. AL

    You can sync over wifi with it not being plugged in. It says that it will automatically sync when it is plugged in, but there is nothing stopping you from manually syncing it from your computer.

  • The personal hotspot bug is a little bit misleading…
    The way it’s written, i understand that I can not connect my iPhone 4 to an existing wifi hotspot from an other iPhone 4.

    The personal hot spot does not work at all in wifi… I can not connect anything to the wifi hotspot even of I’m seeing the network.

  • The personal hotspot bug is a little bit misleading…
    The way it’s written, i understand that I can not connect my iPhone 4 to an existing wifi hotspot from an other iPhone 4.

    The personal hot spot does not work at all in wifi… I can not connect anything to the wifi hotspot even of I’m seeing the network.

  • The personal hotspot bug is a little bit misleading…
    The way it’s written, i understand that I can not connect my iPhone 4 to an existing wifi hotspot from an other iPhone 4.

    The personal hot spot does not work at all in wifi… I can not connect anything to the wifi hotspot even of I’m seeing the network.

  • Sparky

    Sweet! Can you give me a lift?

  • Sparky

    Sweet! Can you give me a lift?

  • Sparky

    Sweet! Can you give me a lift?

  • Ex

    Can do! The ship leaves in 2 hours!

  • Ex

    Can do! The ship leaves in 2 hours!

  • Ex

    Can do! The ship leaves in 2 hours!

  • Ex

    Can do! The ship leaves in 2 hours!

  • Preben

    hey in sms in the text box where there s stand massage, its to high up

  • Preben

    hey in sms in the text box where there s stand massage, its to high up

  • Preben

    hey in sms in the text box where there s stand massage, its to high up

  • Preben

    hey in sms in the text box where there s stand massage, its to high up

  • Preben

    hey in sms in the text box where there s stand massage, its to high up

  • Jso

    Bluetooth streaming music gets choppy whenever the phone needs to run something on beta 4. Not a problem in beta 3.

    Sending text continues to increment “Sending 1 of 1” then “Sending 2 of 2” etc.

    Faster though.

  • Jso

    Bluetooth streaming music gets choppy whenever the phone needs to run something on beta 4. Not a problem in beta 3.

    Sending text continues to increment “Sending 1 of 1” then “Sending 2 of 2” etc.

    Faster though.

  • Jso

    Bluetooth streaming music gets choppy whenever the phone needs to run something on beta 4. Not a problem in beta 3.

    Sending text continues to increment “Sending 1 of 1” then “Sending 2 of 2” etc.

    Faster though.

  • Jso

    Bluetooth streaming music gets choppy whenever the phone needs to run something on beta 4. Not a problem in beta 3.

    Sending text continues to increment “Sending 1 of 1” then “Sending 2 of 2” etc.

    Faster though.

  • ABC

    Does anyone yet know if iOS5 will allow more than 12 apps / folder??  This limitation ticks me off!!
    Thx.

  • ABC

    Does anyone yet know if iOS5 will allow more than 12 apps / folder??  This limitation ticks me off!!
    Thx.

  • ABC

    Does anyone yet know if iOS5 will allow more than 12 apps / folder??  This limitation ticks me off!!
    Thx.

  • ABC

    Does anyone yet know if iOS5 will allow more than 12 apps / folder??  This limitation ticks me off!!
    Thx.

  • Ex

    Still 12

  • Ex

    Still 12

  • Annoying why the Personal Hotspot isn’t working! Why disable it in beta 4 really :/

  • Annoying why the Personal Hotspot isn’t working! Why disable it in beta 4 really :/

  • Annoying why the Personal Hotspot isn’t working! Why disable it in beta 4 really :/

  • Annoying why the Personal Hotspot isn’t working! Why disable it in beta 4 really :/

  • Annoying why the Personal Hotspot isn’t working! Why disable it in beta 4 really :/

  • Annoying why the Personal Hotspot isn’t working! Why disable it in beta 4 really :/

  • I don’t think they purposely disabled this function…

    iOS 5 beta is for testing only… it’s there for programmers to test and develop their apps… so Apple can and will release a new build even if it’s not perfect.

  • I don’t think they purposely disabled this function…

    iOS 5 beta is for testing only… it’s there for programmers to test and develop their apps… so Apple can and will release a new build even if it’s not perfect.

  • I don’t think they purposely disabled this function…

    iOS 5 beta is for testing only… it’s there for programmers to test and develop their apps… so Apple can and will release a new build even if it’s not perfect.

  • I don’t think they purposely disabled this function…

    iOS 5 beta is for testing only… it’s there for programmers to test and develop their apps… so Apple can and will release a new build even if it’s not perfect.

  • I don’t think they purposely disabled this function…

    iOS 5 beta is for testing only… it’s there for programmers to test and develop their apps… so Apple can and will release a new build even if it’s not perfect.

  • I don’t think they purposely disabled this function…

    iOS 5 beta is for testing only… it’s there for programmers to test and develop their apps… so Apple can and will release a new build even if it’s not perfect.

  • Dale3141592

    Have they finally added a File System like Android ?   It is nice (mandatory?) to be able to download a file of any format to your phone, or store files through USB or WiFi transfers. 
    For example : on Androids you can store the applications you may want on your PC for syncing updating etc. on your phone.  If you are at a new computer you can plug in your phone through USB and drag the apps you want to install on your phone over and you are off to the races.  It is also great for docs you may want to read without having to dig through emails looking for the attachments, just navigate to a doc folder and read what you have stored….
    Please say they let go of their Control Freek ways and opened up the File System on IOS5 …..

    Thanks,

  • Dale3141592

    Have they finally added a File System like Android ?   It is nice (mandatory?) to be able to download a file of any format to your phone, or store files through USB or WiFi transfers. 
    For example : on Androids you can store the applications you may want on your PC for syncing updating etc. on your phone.  If you are at a new computer you can plug in your phone through USB and drag the apps you want to install on your phone over and you are off to the races.  It is also great for docs you may want to read without having to dig through emails looking for the attachments, just navigate to a doc folder and read what you have stored….
    Please say they let go of their Control Freek ways and opened up the File System on IOS5 …..

    Thanks,

  • Dale3141592

    Have they finally added a File System like Android ?   It is nice (mandatory?) to be able to download a file of any format to your phone, or store files through USB or WiFi transfers. 
    For example : on Androids you can store the applications you may want on your PC for syncing updating etc. on your phone.  If you are at a new computer you can plug in your phone through USB and drag the apps you want to install on your phone over and you are off to the races.  It is also great for docs you may want to read without having to dig through emails looking for the attachments, just navigate to a doc folder and read what you have stored….
    Please say they let go of their Control Freek ways and opened up the File System on IOS5 …..

    Thanks,

  • Will

    Hey they added a few new text tones in Ios 5 beta 4 i think! Unless they have always been there there is a new alert tone and tweet tone that I think are more “simpler” then the longer ones. And u can also use ring tones as sms tones! I’m not sure if this is old or not but I think its kinda cool!

  • Will

    Hey they added a few new text tones in Ios 5 beta 4 i think! Unless they have always been there there is a new alert tone and tweet tone that I think are more “simpler” then the longer ones. And u can also use ring tones as sms tones! I’m not sure if this is old or not but I think its kinda cool!

  • Will

    Hey they added a few new text tones in Ios 5 beta 4 i think! Unless they have always been there there is a new alert tone and tweet tone that I think are more “simpler” then the longer ones. And u can also use ring tones as sms tones! I’m not sure if this is old or not but I think its kinda cool!

  • Will

    Hey they added a few new text tones in Ios 5 beta 4 i think! Unless they have always been there there is a new alert tone and tweet tone that I think are more “simpler” then the longer ones. And u can also use ring tones as sms tones! I’m not sure if this is old or not but I think its kinda cool!

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  • You can manually sync wirelessly by going into Setting->General->iTunes Sync. It will /automatically/ sync when plugged in. Being plugged in is not mandatory.

  • You can manually sync wirelessly by going into Setting->General->iTunes Sync. It will /automatically/ sync when plugged in. Being plugged in is not mandatory.

  • You can manually sync wirelessly by going into Setting->General->iTunes Sync. It will /automatically/ sync when plugged in. Being plugged in is not mandatory.

  • You can manually sync wirelessly by going into Setting->General->iTunes Sync. It will /automatically/ sync when plugged in. Being plugged in is not mandatory.

  • You can manually sync wirelessly by going into Setting->General->iTunes Sync. It will /automatically/ sync when plugged in. Being plugged in is not mandatory.

  • You can manually sync wirelessly by going into Setting->General->iTunes Sync. It will /automatically/ sync when plugged in. Being plugged in is not mandatory.