Apple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 14 last week, only two weeks after seeding its third beta version. As the fall public release of the operating system is coming closer, the company is improving the stabilization and performance of the OS. With lots of new features, beta 4 of iOS 14 has a few design changes in weather, music, Apple TV, and other apps.
iOS 14 was released at the World Wide Developers Conference 2020 online event. The new operating system is more powerful and easy to use than the current iOS 13. It offers new features like widgets on the Home screen, App Library, Control Center, Privacy, and more.
New Changes in iOS 14 Beta 4
Since the release of iOS 14 beta 4, new changes focusing on app functionality and design tweaks have been discovered. Here is a list of all the changes in beta 4:
Apple TV Widget
The TV app widget gives direct access to ‘up-next’ content on any used video streaming app. Users can simply tap on the thumbnail of an episode or movie to resume play on their iPhone.
The Music App
The size of the download icon, on top of the screen, in the Music app UI has been slightly reduced. The same download icon changes into a tick mark sign when all the songs in an album are downloaded.
The API for COVID-19 contact tracing, now, has a dedicated panel in the Settings app.
The Weather App
On the app, the icons representing the weather conditions have been modified.
Previously, in iOS 14 beta 3, the Home screen blurred when a widget was edited. Now, in beta 4, the Home screen blurs with the colored tint of the app’s widget being modified.
iOS 14 beta 4 finally supports 3D Touch again on compatible devices. This functionality was missing in the previous beta of the operating system.
This operating system is designed to enhance the user experience by delivering ease and performance improvements. Here is what users can expect to see on iOS 14 in fall:
- New Widgets
- App Library
- Redesigned Siri
- Picture in picture
- Redesigned Maps app
- New Translate app
- App Clips
- Car Keys
- Improved CarPlay
Here is a video by 9to5mac on the changes discovered in Beta 4.