Yesterday Apple released the long-awaited first beta of iOS 16.4, which, how could it be otherwise, after all the expectation it has generated, has come with a large number of new features and functions that all users who have a iPhone compatible with it will be able to enjoy, yes, for the official version there is still some time. We tell you all the news in this post.
Without a doubt, iOS 16 is being one of the versions that is bringing the most news to users over time, and it is that usually everything new, or at least the vast majority, usually comes with the first version of the operating system, it is say, with the official release. However, with iOS 16, not only did it surprise with its first version, but over time, successive updates have brought improvements and new features that, of course, users appreciate.
What’s new in iOS 16.4
Something that you always like and that, of course, will have and will be very useful on a day-to-day basis are the new emojis, and that is that Apple with iOS 16.4 will make up to 21 emojis available to users, you have from the gesture of shaking your head up to three hearts of new colors. It really is something that on a functional level does not contribute much, but you always like to have this type of surprise. And if we talk about surprises, what nobody expected is what has happened with the beta system, since those from Cupertino have activated the possibility that those users who are registered in the developer beta program can directly activate the beta from the device’s own settings , without having to install a profile as was the case up to now.
The architecture of HomeKit has also changed, and it is that not only with iOS 16.4 but with the rest of the updates of the other operating systems, this new architecture will also be available, which arrives in order to improve reliability and efficiency in terms of communication. It refers to the different accessories that you have inside your smart home.
Changes have also arrived at the level of notifications, and now Safari will also be able to send push notifications , just as it happens on Macs. It is something that Apple already announced at the last WWDC that was held in June 2022 and that, now, finally reaches users. In addition, it also does so with changes in the Podcast app , since from now on access to the channels will also be available from the Library section. But beware, that within Apple Music there has also been a change, minor, but important, since access to your personal profile will now always be present in the upper right part of the screen.
The Shortcuts application also brings very interesting new features and, above all, can be really useful for day to day, and that is that from now on users will be able to lock the screen of a device, control the always-on screen, as well as to activate or deactivate Stage Manager on the iPad, actions that can give users a lot of play when it comes to making Shortcuts.
These are the highlights of this first beta of iOS 16.4, a beta that, as always, from ITIGIC we do not recommend installing on your main device, since after all it is a system that is being tested and tested, so it can lead to failures that make it impossible for any daily task you do with your iPhone. So our advice is to wait for Apple to release the final version in a few weeks.