After a quiet last week, Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for iPhones and iPads. This update is also to improve stability rather than new features. The beta update is available for all the supported iPhones and iPads with a beta profile installed in it. Here in this guide, we will share how you can install iOS 14 Beta 4 on iPhones and iPadOS 14 Beta 4 on iPads.
There is no new iOS 13.6 public update this week but we can see it in the next week. Coming back to the iOS 14 Beta 4 then it comes with some bug fixes and improved performance. So if you had a bad experience or facing stability issues in the third beta then expect better results in the iOS 14 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14 Beta 4.
Along with iOS 14 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14 Beta 4, Apple has also released watchOS 7 Beta 4 and tvOS 14 Beta 14. The iOS 14 Beta 4 update is available to all supported Apple devices and comes in different update sizes. It comes with Software Version 18A5342e. Now let’s check what’s new and bug fixes that you are going to notice in the latest beta.
iOS 14 Beta 4 Update – Features and Bug Fixes
After many updates, Apple pushes the new Modem version to some iPhones. So if you had Network related issues on your device then this beta update might fix it on your phone.
One of the main features of iOS 14 is the Widget. And Apple is improving it with every update by fixing known issues and adding more functions. With iOS 14 Beta 4, they fixed the weather widget which now shows live data. Also, they added a new Apple TV widget.
Earlier we didn’t have a choice to set any shortcut in the widget. But now we have the option to set most of the functions in the Widget. For this, you need to create a blank widget and then add any shortcut in the WIdget.
It is a new feature in Beta 4 related to COVID 19 but similar to what you have seen in the past updates. By default it is disabled and if you want it to enable then you have to use an App that uses this function.
3D Touch Reactivated:
In the last update, 3D touch got removed and now it is activated again. So if it was deactivated on your iPhone then expect it to be working in this Beta 4 update.
If you use the search option in the home screen to search for various apps and files but somehow not optimized as you want. Then you may like it in Beta 4, as it has a clean and interactive search option and looks better than the previous beta.
Uninstalling an App:
Uninstalling any App now gives a new option to move the app to the App Library or directly uninstall the app from your phone.
You can also expect better battery performance in the new iOS 14 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14 Beta 4.
Download & Install iOS 14 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14 Beta 4
As you know the iOS 14 Beta is available for all the iPhones that are running on iOS 13 or an older iOS 14 beta. The same applies to the iPad. If you are already using the iOS 14 Beta 3 then you will get the OTA update on your device. But if not then you can install the update using iTunes or Finder application on your computer.
But if you are running the iOS 13 build on your iPhone or iPadOS 13 in case of iPad then you need to install the beta profile in order to get the latest iOS 14 Beta 4 or iPadOS 14 Beta 4. You can follow the below method to sign up for the beta and install the beta profile on your iPhone or iPad.
Sign Up for iOS 14 Beta Program & Install Beta Profile
- Go to the Apple Beta Software program site.
- Then scroll down a bit and click on Sign in if you have Apple ID (developer account).
- On the next page, select the correct OS for your devices like iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
- Scroll down till Getting Started and click on Enroll your iOS device.
- Now you need to install a profile from the next Page. For this, click on the Download Profile.
- After installing the Profile, reboot your device. And you are ready to install iOS 14 Beta on your iPhone.
After installing the beta profile, you can go to Settings > Software Update to install 14 Beta 4 on your iPhone & iPadOS 14 Beta 4 on iPad.
In case if you decide to go back to the stable version then you can use IPSW file and install using Finder or iTunes. You can also remove the beta profile if you don’t want to receive the beta update on your iPhone or iPad. Stay connected for more iPhone and iPad news.