iOS 17.4 beta 4 arrives with new Simplified Battery Health, CarPlay 2.0, and more

Apple dropped iOS 17.4 beta 4 this week, offering developers and early adopters a fresh peek at upcoming features and changes.

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iOS 17.4 beta: Here are all the changes and improvements

This update doesn’t bring major visual changes, but it focuses on refining existing features and building the foundation for future advancements. Here are the key new features and changes in iOS 17.4 beta 4:


  • Simplified Battery Health: The “Battery Health” section in the Settings now shows “Normal” instead of displaying the exact percentage. However, you can still tap for more details like maximum capacity and cycle count.
  • Clean Energy Charging Option: This option, which was previously in its separate section, is now moved under “Charging Optimization”.


  • CarPlay 2.0 (limited availability): For compatible vehicles (currently 2024+ Porsche and Aston Martin), CarPlay offers a new “instrument cluster experience” with upcoming maneuver information and the ability to switch display types.

Users will be able to swap the desired display type between the main and instrument cluster screen by tapping the map configuration button on the upper right of the Maps main screen


  • Personalized Splash Screen: When you restart your iPhone, you’ll see a new personalized splash screen with your profile picture.17.4-beta-4-splash-screen

Minor Tweaks

New names for Home tabs in Podcasts and Music apps, a wider Safari address bar, an “Identifiable Region” option in Settings, and a new Siri shortcut for Germany.

While iOS 17.4 beta 4 might not be a complete overhaul, it offers meaningful improvements. Features like Personalized splash screens add a touch of individuality, Clean Energy Charging simplifies sustainable choices, and the battery health revamp aims to ease anxieties.

It’s important to note that iOS 17.4 beta 4 is still under development, so these features could change before the final release. Additionally, some features like the personalized splash screen and CarPlay 2.0 are limited in availability.

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