After releasing iOS 13.3.1 to the public, the company is moving right along with the next software update to its mobile operating system.
On Wednesday, Apple officially seeded the first betas of iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 to developers. This is more than likely a minor update in the grand scheme of things, with the primary focus being on bug fixes and other improvements behind-the-scenes. However, with iOS 13.4 Apple could be welcoming some new features to the mix, too. If that is indeed the case, we will update this post accordingly to address any new features.
Meanwhile, developers with registered profiles can install the latest beta right now for iOS and iPadOS. It can be downloaded from the Apple Developer center.
The same can be said for the first developer betas of macOS Catalina 10.15.4, watchOS 6.2, and tvOS 13.4. Each of these new versions are available now for developers. And, if any new features are discovered with the new, pre-release software, we will pass it along.
What’s new in iOS 13.4
- Along with the beta update to Xcode 11.4, Apple is making it possible for developers to sell iOS and macOS apps together as a single purchase.
- iCloud Folder Sharing: After an initial delay, this feature (first introduced with iOS 13 in 2019) is available with this beta.
- Location services have been tweaked to show different pop-up notifications under certain circumstances.
- New keyboard shortcuts for navigation the Photos app on iPad.
- Family Sharing is now present in the Library tab in the Apple TV app.
- In CarPlay, there are new controls for taking calls and third-party navigation.
- macOS gains Screen Time Communication Limits.
- There are nine new Memoji stickers:
Good stuff in today’s Apple betas:
Mac & iOS:
– iCloud Folder sharing!
– Screen Time communications limits
– Head pointer (accessibility)
– CarPlay 3rd party nav, new call controls (need to wait on app updates)
– 9 new Memoji sticker types pic.twitter.com/lRWQgBaPZE
— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) February 5, 2020
- CarKey API will let iPhones and Apple Watches unlock, lock, and start NFC-equipped automobiles.
- The toolbar in the Mail app has been tweaked, with the delete button repositioned to the far-right now. The Flag and Folder icons are now in the middle.
This story is developing…