Apple seeds iOS 8 beta 4 to developers: here is what’s new

iOS 8 beta 4

Two weeks after its last beta release, Apple has seeded iOS 8 beta 4 to developers. Aside from the usual myriad of bug fixes and improvements, there are sure to be some UI tweaks and other noticeable changes. Apple has more details in beta 4’s release notes.

We’re installing the beta now and will be updating this post with any changes we find. Be sure to let us know of any changes you run across! Simply email us at or leave a comment below!

New in iOS 8 beta 4:

Bug Reporter is no longer in the beta.

New icons in Personal Hotspot

Reports of major stability improvements on older devices

HomeKit now has privacy settings in Privacy panel

The Emoji keyboard button has been tweaked slightly

New slide to upgrade screen

Handoff now has its own panel in Settings > General > Handoff & Suggested Apps

Text Size panel, Bold Text toggle now under Display & Brightness

Ability to turn off suggested apps in Settings > General > Handoff & Suggested Apps

QuickTypes settings are now referred to as “Predictive”

Spotlight uses Bing Search for web results

Web Results in Spotlight can be toggled off

Added options to delete video/audio messages after 2 minutes or never

UI of the Clear buttons in Notification Center has been tweaked slightly

Animation for opening the App Switcher has been slowed

Health app tweaks

Keyboard Dictation now streams voice input, similar to Siri in iOS 8

Tips app has been included
New “Display & Brightness” panel in Settings

Control Center has a new look

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New EU options for Roaming

Options for assigning left/right swipes in Mail

Toggle to remove Phone Favorites and Recents from App Switcher

Options for managing Bluetooth devices in Settings


New Bookmarks icon in Safari


New History panel in iTunes Radio


New editing options in Photos


New mailboxes in iOS Mail


App Store now shows supported languages and Family Sharing