Apple iOS 13 beta 4 released with fix for major security flaw

“The latest iOS 13 beta also includes several UI and design changes and improvements to 3D Touch”

Apple iOS 13 beta 4 has been released for developers. The update is available as an OTA update for those running the previous beta and as a downloadable firmware for others who are yet to test the beta software. Alongside iOS 13 beta 4, Apple has also seeded new beta versions of iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. The fourth beta comes almost two weeks after Apple seeded beta 3 to the developers. The latest beta includes some improvements to the UI and also fixes bugs present in beta 3. 

The iOS 13 beta 4 doesn’t feature any major design changes, but it does fix a major flaw that was present in the previous beta. It was recently discovered that iOS 13 beta 3 had a vulnerability that could expose users’ passwords to anyone who gained access to the device. The bug was present in both the developer and public builds. Luckily, the latest beta 4 fixes this critical bug. The next public beta should arrive in a few days with the bug fix.

iOS 13 beta 4 new 3D Touch options. Source - MacRumours
iOS 13 beta 4 new 3D Touch options. Source – MacRumours

If you have already installed the latest iOS 13 beta 4, then you will find that the Home screen app menus are now smaller. There’s also a new option in Quick Actions that allows the user to rearrange apps when long-pressing on an app. The voice message icon in Messages has been redesigned and there are new labels to show the number of similar photos hidden in curated tabs in the Photos app. There’s a new animation when sharing an image from the app.

Apple has also included improvements to the 3D Touch feature on supported devices. A new option to adjust the Touch Duration is available under 3D Touch in Settings. The sharing sheet has been redesigned with a translucent background and white buttons. If you’re a big fan of the Memoji feature, then you will be delighted to know that you can now have different accessories for each ear. You will also notice some of these changes on the latest iPadOS 13 beta. The final version of iOS 13 will be released later this fall, possibly alongside the new 2019 iPhones.