iOS 15.1 Public beta 4 fbs- accordion> Anthony Karcz
It's a week before Apple's next big event and just in time they released iOS 15.1 Public Beta 4.
While last week saw a new rocker, pAllowing users to turn off Auto Macro mode in cameras and the ability to capture ProRes videos, there's nothing new this week. Unsurprisingly, Public Beta 4 is more about fixing bugs that have persisted (or have been added) in the public beta of iOS 15.1 3.
Here's a rundown of all things related the general public will soon be available in iOS 15.1:
- Toggle Auto Macro mode
- The ability to shoot ProRes videos
- SharePlay - the feature taken from the original beta, and talked about a lot in Apple keynotes. This feature allows you to share your media with everyone during FaceTime calls.
- Lossless audio - if you're looking for hi-fi sound on your iDevice, this feature does just that (as long as you have AirPods Pro or Max).
- Virtual Cards vaccination - sIf you are lucky enough to live in a state that provides digital health records, you can add your vaccination card to Apple Wallet.
What 's broken?
Surprisingly, the the " official release notes have the same number of bugs as last week. anyone who uses a Matter device in the Home app or, you know, wants to use their iPhone as a phone.
- The Matter accessory notification will not work (requires restart of Home app)
- You may lose sound during phone calls, followed by dropping the call altogether! If this happens, switch to Airplane mode, then go back.
- The App Store may not be registered after transactions are complete.
- If you are using Voice Over, you may not be able to log in.Activate the alarms in the Clocks application.
While this is not a long list of bugs, the fact that the telephony bug persists for two release cycles now is concerning. I know most people don't talk on the phone anymore, but it's not the iPad, it's the iPhone. It's right there in the product name.
What 's fixed?
While I expected to see the telephony bug fixed with this week ' s release, it didn 't happen is not produced. This means that he will hopefully be nabbed by the time the Goldbender is released next week.
The October 18 keynote pushes the deadline for iOS 15.1 a bit, especially if it supports the AirPod 3 rumors that everyone is waiting to be revealed. But this delay no longerlong, hopefully won't come at the expense of any of the key features of the device it supports. If people start dropping calls on their new iPhone because of an iOS update, it will reduce trust, hurting the pretty stellar upgrade adoption rate that Apple has enjoyed for years.
I am convinced that the telephony error is not as bad as it looks, or not as common (I have not encountered it yet during my tests). Better yet, hopefully Apple will be able to locate the problem and fix it before the Golden Master releases next week.
Honestly, this is more dramatic than what we've seen in a while since a beta. Hope this doesn't last.
Want to take the iOS 15.1 beta test and see for yourself what the problem is? Read on to find out how to sign up!
Likent register? visit the Site "du Apple beta program on the device you wish to enroll, sign in with your A enrolled pple ID (or create a beta account if you don't already have one) and follow the steps, c It's that easy! You'll download the beta profile to your iPhone or iPad, then reboot, check for a software update, and you'll be testing in no time!
Don't forget that this is beta software and that Apple is making it is extremely clear in the agreement that you scroll down to the Agree button that it can do anything until and including bricking your device and corrupting your data. My Guide to installing the public beta contains all of the maintenance steps you should take before installing the beta.