iOS Beta 5 has been launched just 8 days after beta 4. It doesn’t introduce as many new features and tweaks as earlier iterations, but there are still some noticeable changes. You’ll see a detailed list below, if you spot any new changes yourself feel free to let us know via the Comments box.

 

When selecting multiple images to share from a Collection, the thumbnails have been considerably reduced:

Selected Photos in iOS 7

 

The Camera shortcut on the Lock Screen is easier to use:

iOS 7 Camera Unlock

 

 

Toggle switches have a new animation:

Toggle Switch iOS 7

 

 

The Settings app has new icons for every menu:

New Settings Icons in iOS 7

 

The iPad mini keyboard is no longer transparent (for optimization purposes) :

iPad mini keyboard iOS 7

 

You can now tap on app icons while folders are still moving:

app icons

 

The in-call buttons have changed:

In call buttons iOS 7

 

The slide-to-turn-off button has been updated:

slide to power iOS 7

 

Yahoo has a larger logo in the Weather app:

Yahoo in Weather app iOS 7

 

You can now disable Control Center within apps:

Control Center toggle iOS 7

 

Twitter has a new icon in the Share menu:

Speed improvements have been made throughout.

 

 

The Messages app now shows only the first name of the recipient you’re talking too, and not their initial:

Messages in iOS 7 beta 5

 

Notification Center has a bouncier animation when it lands at the bottom of the screen.

Speed improvements have been made throughout.

The install screen background color is now the same as your device (so black on a black iPhone and white on a white iPhone)

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MAngeloCarolino
MAngeloCarolino

Pinch out to close photos is smoother in beta 5. That's the feature i love the most. :)

theseus
theseus

Er, "the Flagged email icon is now a solid circle instead of an blue circle ringed by a orange circle" is incorrect...  The Flagged email icon is EITHER a solid circle OR a blue circle ringed by an orange circle -- depending on whether or not you've read the email or not...  Read: solid circle.  Un-read: blue circle ringed by orange one.

Seriously, who fact checks these things?

tomrudderham
tomrudderham

@theseus Thanks theseus, I've removed that section from the post.

There's only me to fact check these things as this is my own website. Sometimes I might miss something! Thanks again though, much appreciated.

theseus
theseus

@tomrudderham Sorry if I came off too harshly...  Including the section in and of itself is fine -- the way that messages are flagged IS different in these betas -- just clarify the distinction.  Solid orange circle: READ Flagged message.  Solid blue circle ringed by orange circle: UN-READ Flagged message. :)

_RussW
_RussW

When Using twitter, The ...Home-Connect-Discover-Me buttons now respond like they used to, In beta 3 and 4 these buttons needed a long press to respond,  or sometimes didnt respond at all, Not sure If  I was the only one experiencing this! But now they are working again you can now just  tap em like usual,not a bnig fix or issue, But one none the less..THANKS for that APPLE!!! Also please use that new white twitter Icon universally on the device..I LOVE IT!!!!

splash1
splash1

The update fixed control issues on m Bose-iphone-compatible headphone (double-click to play, click to stop - volume was working fine)

SeanJohnsonrn
SeanJohnsonrn

The biggest annoyance was fixed for me.  In contacts, the top favorite contact was out of reach and I'd have to trick the rubber banding to flip down to grab.  This was also an issue in Recents.  Fixed.  

markrlangston
markrlangston

Feels like they could've had a little more color variation in Settings. Seems like someone forced them to use as few colors as possible so they went with orange, blue and green. Maybe the "Carrier" setting will change based on the carrier (red for Verizon, yellow for Sprint, etc).

Otherwise I'm really excited about the changes and look forward to the fall when both Mavericks and iOS 7 are released. 

Doubtful but hoping they don't leave Apple TV out of the iOS 7 party. Only makes sense to do something so the look from iOS isn't so stark.