iOS 7 beta 4 Phone Call buttons

Discover what’s new in iOS 7 beta 4

Apple has just released beta 4 of iOS & for iPhone and iPad. Some updates significantly change the usability of menus such as the Lock Screen, while others are only small cosmetic tweaks. Read on to find out what’s new…

 

The Lock Screen has been changed:

  • The arrows indicating Notification Center and Control Center are flat instead of arrowed.
  • A arrow pointing right has been added to the Slide to unlock text

iOS 7 beta 4 Lock Screen

 

 

The Weather app icon has a darker blue gradient:

iOS 7 beta 4 Weather icon

 

 

The HDR button in the Camera app has been moved:

iOS 7 beta 4 Camera HDR button

 

 

The Call and Decline buttons in the Phone app have been changed:

iOS 7 beta 4 Phone Call buttons

 

 

The background transparency on folders has been reduced:

iOS 7 beta 4 folders

 

 

Spotlight search has been completed revamped:

iOS 7 beta 4 Spotlight search

 

 

You can swipe left and right between Notification Center panels:

iOS 7 beta 4 Notification Center

 

 

Names in the Messages app are now abbreviated:

iOS 7 beta 4 Messages

 

There new are button icons in Safari:

iOS 7 beta 4 Safari buttons

 

The download image/attachment animation mirrors the app installation animation:

iOS 7 beta 4 Mail app download

 

Siri has a new help section:

iOS 7 beta 4 Siri Help

 

 

The Music app now has Shuffle controls:

iOS 7 Beta 4 Music Shuffle

 

 

The Compass app calibrates faster:

iOS 7 beta 4 Calendar app

 

 

A search and timer bar has been added to the Reminders app:iOS 7 beta 4 Reminders app

 

5 comments
FredJM
FredJM

If you select an artist in Music, you can now shuffle all songs by that artist. Before you could only do this using Siri.

tomrudderham
tomrudderham

Thanks eugertan, I've updated the post to reflect that.

eugertan
eugertan

Contact last names are now abbreviated in Messages app.

lad1337
lad1337

@eugertan you can even select how they are abbreviated or use the nickname if available, the setting for this is in the mail / account / contakts section quite far down