Apple releases iOS 16.4 Beta 1 for developers: here’s all the news

Apple releases iOS 16.4 Beta 1 for developers: here’s all the news

Apple releases iOS 16.4 Beta 1 for developers: here's all the news

Apple began rolling out iOS 16.4 beta 1 to developers on Thursday. The update includes new emojis, Safari browser improvements, and more. The Cupertino company has also improved support for third-party browsers with this beta update. These apps are now supposed to allow users to add websites to their home screen. A new “Standalone 5G” feature has also been added with iOS 16.4 beta 1, which would benefit Jio users in India and T-Mobile users in the United States.

Apple announced Thursday that it has started rolling out the first beta version of iOS 16.4. However, it is currently only available to developers. The Cupertino company also appears to be cracking down on sharing iOS beta profiles. With this update, the beta signup process will be connected to a developer’s Apple ID in the Settings app.

iOS 16.4 adds new features to the Safari browser with new access to home screen badges and push notifications. Additionally, third-party browsers can now also allow users to add websites to their home screen. The Keyboard app also saw some new additions, including support for the new Unicode 15.0 Emoji. Also, support for Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu keyboard layouts has been added.

Apple Pencil will now also be able to support tilt and azimuth angles. The iOS 16.4 update also fixed several issues, including an error that prevented users from adding or presenting an ID card in the Wallet app.

9to5Mac also spotted several other features that weren’t mentioned in the release notes. These include the “Standalone 5G” feature which can provide cellular data speeds of up to 3Gbps. Apple Podcasts also saw improvements to the library, along with improvements to Up Next and new CarPlay updates.

The iOS 16.4 Always On Display beta would come with a new filter for focus modes. The Music app has also apparently received several changes, such as icon changes and a smaller bottom notification bar. This update is supposed to enable rich previews for Mastodon links in the Messages app as well.

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