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Apple Seeds iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 Release Candidates to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple Seeds iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 Release Candidates to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple on Tuesday seeded the Release Candidates of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates to developers and public beta testers. The new RCs come one week following the release of the fourth betas.

The developer RC builds are available to developers through the Apple Developer Center or over the air on devices with the proper configuration installed.

Public RC builds of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 can be downloaded via the Apple Beta Software Program website by users signed up to take part in the testing program. If you’re interested in trying out the betas of the upcoming operating systems you can sign up for the program by clicking the same link.

This is the last time a beta will use certificates like this, as future betas will be linked to an Apple ID for both developers and public beta testers.

This beta brings the page-turning animation as an option, which is a welcome change for the Apple Books readers who missed it after it was removed in iOS 16.

The code in the iOS 16.4 beta indicates that Apple is continuing to work on the Apple Music Classical app, indicating that the long-expected app could launch in the reasonably near future.

Also in the code are indications that users in South Korea will soon be able to add credit and debit cards to the Wallet app for use with Apple Pay.

Under “Settings” -> “General” -> “About” in the “Coverage” section that lists your Apple devices covered by AppleCare+, all listed products now have an icon next to them.

The Podcasts app now provides support for channels in Library, offers expanded CarPlay functionality, and an improved Up Next feature that allows listeners to resume episodes and skip what they don’t want to listen to.

Safari Web Push notifications have been added for the iPhone and iPad, and users can receive them from websites that have been added to the Home Screen on their device.

Apple’s full release notes for the update are below:

This update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

– 21 new emoji including animals, hand gestures, and objects are now available in emoji keyboard
– Notifications for web apps added to the Home Screen
– Voice Isolation for cellular calls prioritizes your voice and blocks out ambient noise around you
– Duplicates album in Photos expands support to detect duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library
– VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app
– Accessibility setting to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected
– Fixes an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent’s device
– Addresses issues where Matter-compatible thermostats could become unresponsive when paired to Apple Home
– Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver iPhone or iPad. Instead, only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.