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


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”


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

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