Apple here and now planted Everything New Apple iOS 16 beta 4 to developers for testing. The latest beta contains a few new features and changes involving the Messages app, Home app, Mail app, Lock Screen notifications, CarPlay, and more.
iOS 16 is presently in beta for developers and members of Apple’s free public beta testing program. The software update will be released for all iPhone 8 or newer users in September. An alternate Everything New Apple iOS 16 beta 4 that corresponds with today’s fourth developer beta will probably be released next week.
Everything New Apple iOS 16 beta 4 features and changes
iMessage Edit Undo Send Changes
Everything New Apple iOS 16 beta 4 is here and includes a few unique updates to new features in the Messages app. iOS 16 introduces the capacity to edit and unsend iMessages for the first time – but with specific limitations. iOS 16 beta 4 tightens those limitations even further.
These changes probably come in response to concerns over the capability to edit and unsend messages. Apple has not directly addressed that topic, but these changes are easily targeted at those concerns.
You can now tap on the small Edited label below an edited iMessage bubble to check the premier version of the message and any other prior edits. In addition, iMessages can now only be edited a total of five times before the Edit option disappears.
While there is quite a 15- minute window for editing an iMessage, Apple has reduced the timeline for un sending an iMessage to two minutes after it’s delivered.
Live Activities API
Apple has released the Activity Kit in beta, permitting developers to begin testing the Live Activities feature on the Lock Screen in their apps on the iOS 16 beta. Presently, apps that apply the feature will only be available via TestFlight.
Live Activities will give real-time glanceable information on the Lock Screen. For example, a sports app might have the user start a Live Activity for a live sports game. In that screenplay, the Live Activity would come out on the Lock Screen for the duration of the game and offer the latest updates about the game at a glance.
Apple says Live Activities won’t be included in the first publicly released version of iOS 16, with the feature to be enabled in an update after this year, maybe iOS16.1. At that time, apps offering Live Activities will become available in the App Store.
New Wallpapers in Home App
Everything New Apple iOS 16 beta 4 adds new Wildflowers and Architectural wallpapers to select from in the Home app, alongside existing wallpapers.
New Time Limits for Undo Send in Mail
In the Mail app on Everything New Apple iOS 16 beta 4, it’s compactly possible to unsend an email in the Mail app. In the first three betas, the time limit for unsending an email was 10 seconds, but the fourth beta provides users with options of 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
Lock Screen notification Settings
Apple has enhanced the look of Cinch Screen announcement options in the Settings app. In Everything New Apple iOS 16 beta 4, Apple now includes images that fantasize the Count, Sack, and List options for how Cinch Screen announcements are displayed.
New Lock Screen Customization Interface
Apple has modified the interface when customizing the Lock Screen, with options for colors, gradients, photos, and more at the bottom.
Bolder Music Player on Lock Screen
Apple has updated the music player on the Lock Screen with bolder elements.
New Wallpapers for CarPlay
A static version of the iOS 16 wallpaper for the iPhone is now available for CarPlay, with multicolored, blue, and gray options to choose from.