News: Apple Releases iOS 12.3 Public Beta 4 for iPhone to Software Testers

Apple Releases iOS 12.3 Public Beta 4 for iPhone to Software Testers

So far, the iOS 12.3 public betas have been on the heels of the developer betas by just over a day each time, but not anymore. Apple just pushed out iOS 12.3 public beta 4 today, April 29, just hours after the same dev version came out, meaning it's only been six days since iOS 12.3 public beta 3 was released.

Beta 4 doesn't bring too much to the beta table. According to Apple's release notes, the update solves an issue that would prevent 12.3 from installing on devices running previous versions of iOS. It's likely, however, beta 4 adds bug fixes for issues that we've seen in the last three betas, even problems that Apple doesn't address in the release notes.

The upcoming iOS 12.3 as a whole can't quite call itself feature-filled, however, it does bring Apple TV Channels to iPhone, as well as a series of bug fixes that exist in previous beta versions.

Check out the full release notes for 12.3 beta 4 below:

General: Resolved Issues

Resolved an issue that prevented iOS 12.3 from being installed
on devices running previous iOS versions.

Accessibility: Resolved Issues

The Accessibility Events switch was removed, because related
aspects of the W3C AOM effort are no longer applicable. (49784417)

Date and Time: New Features

Support for the Reiwa (令和) era of the Japanese calendar, which
begins on May 1, 2019, is now available. The first year of
Japanese-calendar era is represented as  “元年” (“Gannen”)
instead of “1年”, except in the shorter numeric-style formats
which typically also use the narrow era name; for example:
“R1/05/01”. (27323929)

Date and Time: Resolved Issues

Resolved an issue that caused unexpected behavior while changing
the system time ahead to May 1 when using a device with the
system language and calendar set to Japanese. (49371044)

To download and update your iPhone to iOS 12.3 public beta 4, you'll first need to be a public beta tester with a valid configuration profile. If you have iOS 12's "Automatic Updates" enabled, you can let the software update overnight. To install right away, head to Settings –> General –> Software Update –> Download and Install, then follow the prompts.

Just updated your iPhone? You'll find new features for Podcasts, News, Books, and TV, as well as important security improvements and fresh wallpapers. Find out what's new and changed on your iPhone with the iOS 17.5 update.

Cover image and screenshots by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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