Apple on Wednesday seeded the first beta of their upcoming iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 updates to developers for testing. The new beta comes just one week after the public release of iOS 13.3.1.
Beta builds are available to developers over the air on the devices with the proper configuration installed. Developers can also download the new betas from the Apple Developer Center. On the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, the beta must be installed using the configuration profile.
New features in the iOS 13.4 beta include:
- The Mail app has an updated toolbar design that moves the reply icon away from the delete icon.
- The promised iCloud Folder Sharing feature is finally making an appearance, allowing folders within the Files app to be shared with other users.
- There are nine new Memoji sticker poses to choose from, including a shocked face, face with hearts, eyes rolling, and more.
- There are new call controls and third-party navigation controls in CarPlay. (Found by iMore‘s Rene Ritchie.)
- 9to5Mac notes that there appears to be a new API in iOS 13.4 called CarKey that is designed to allow the iPhone and the Apple Watch to unlock, lock, and start a compatible car.
- On the iPad, there are new keyboard shortcuts available in the Photos app allowing navigation between tabs, search, and create albums.
- A new Shortcuts option allows users to “Shazam It” when creating a shortcut in the Shortcuts app.
- Developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered what appears to be a new option for remapping hardware keys on a keyboard that’s connected to an iPad.
The above new features may or may not make it into the final version of iOS 13.4, only time and testing results will tell.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on your daily driver iPhone or iPad, instead only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.