iOS 8 beta 4 update now going out over the air [UPDATE]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| July 21, 2014

iOS 8 beta 4 available

It’s that time once again, Apple developers!

Apple just released iOS 8 beta 4, the latest update to the test version of its next major operating system. This new update is build 12A4331d and is available through Apple’s iOS Dev Center as well as an over the air update that can be accessed by going into Settings > General > Software Update on your iOS device.

This update is rolling out two weeks after iOS 8 beta 3 began pushing out to users. Apple typically sticks to a schedule like this during its major iOS beta tests, so today’s launch isn’t exactly a surprise, but it’s still good to see the Cupertino firm making progress on iOS 8.

Since the iOS 8 beta 4 rollout just began, there’s no word yet on what changes it holds. Stay tuned and I’ll upgrade you with more details as I get ‘em.

UPDATE: The folks at MacRumors have already dug into iOS 8 beta 4 and found the following tweaks:

  • Tips app: Gives users tips on how to perform actions in iOS 8 like using quick notification responses, activating Siri and more. The app cannot be uninstalled, so you folks that like clean home screens will have another app to file into your Apple folder.
  • Control Center: Redesigned Control Center that removes the borders around icons. Icons turn white when activated.
  • Display Settings: Dedicated Display & Brightness section of Settings for tweaking screen brightness, text size and more.
  • Messages: Settings for Messages app now includes option to set different expiration dates for audio and video messages.
  • Bug Reporter: The Bug Reporter app that was included with past iOS 8 betas is now gone. 

iOS 8 Beta 4 Control Center