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  • Apple Seeds iOS 5 Beta 4 to Devs


    Apple has seeded the 4th beta version of iOS 5 to developers, less than two weeks after beta 3 was released. Although we must wait until fall to see iOS 5 in its full glory, the new update (Build 9A5274d) is providing some pretty interesting insights into iOS 5 according to the devs who are now tinkering with iOS 5 beta 4.

    As we've been hearing, Apple has made iOS 5 beta 4 available as an over-the-air update for the developers currently running iOS 5 beta 3. For the time being, however, there are scant reports of problems being associated with this particular download method (although we're also hearing that its already been correct). Of course, you can still get the update manually via iTunes and skip the over-the-air option altogether for now.

    Per usual beta release, the fourth beta seems to address a number of bugs, although some noteworthy attributes are present, including, naturally, the OTA installation support referenced above, as well as windows-wireless syncing, and video content (in all apps, websites) now AirPlay-friendly by default

    We will provide more info on the latest update as it becomes available and devs dig a little deeper into iOS 5 beta 4.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Seeds iOS 5 Beta 4 to Devs started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. coldbud's Avatar
      coldbud -
      has anyone else had this problem, i have a vzw ip4 went from stock to ios5 beta 1, 2, 3 (all on a dev account) did an ota yesterday to 4. it glitched respringed so i decided to do it on my macbook, i can store and setup a new iphone just fine but id rather use my ios5 beta 3 backup so i can restore and get back my stuff, after the restore it restarts and just hangs at the apple logo with the progress bar at nothing (no movement) left it overnight to test and nothing changed. any suggestions?
    1. ihappy's Avatar
      ihappy -
      Quote Originally Posted by carsmovies View Post
      So was that intentional or a bug?
      I believe it was shut off intentionally.
    1. carsmovies's Avatar
      carsmovies -
      Quote Originally Posted by ihappy View Post
      I believe it was shut off intentionally.
      I wonder why. Hopefully they turn it back on soon.
    1. carbona's Avatar
      carbona -
      Ok I restored to beta3 no jailbreak and so far it still gave me the same error message after it downloaded the update. I keep trying again and it keeps saying I am not "connected to the internet" when Im on 3g or Wifi.
    1. MarkSta1's Avatar
      MarkSta1 -
      After I installed iOS 5 beta 4 on my 3GS, it seems like the ability to listen to music via bluetooth isn't as good as before. Ever since the update, when I listen to music via bluetooth, it skips when I try to do something else on the phone while the music is playing. Even a double tap of the home button to bring up the multitasking interface will cause the music to skip. I didn't have this problem until after I installed beta 4.

      Is anyone else experiencing this?
    1. bakerk's Avatar
      bakerk -
      Quote Originally Posted by carsmovies View Post
      Found a bug in beta 4. Personal hotspot isn't working for me. Anyone else?
      Release notes say this is disabled in beta 4...
    1. rustysedam's Avatar
      rustysedam -
      Quote Originally Posted by MarkSta1 View Post
      After I installed iOS 5 beta 4 on my 3GS, it seems like the ability to listen to music via bluetooth isn't as good as before. Ever since the update, when I listen to music via bluetooth, it skips when I try to do something else on the phone while the music is playing. Even a double tap of the home button to bring up the multitasking interface will cause the music to skip. I didn't have this problem until after I installed beta 4.

      Is anyone else experiencing this?
      Yes. This is a really bad problem now on my iPhone 4 using iOS 5 beta 4 as I listen to music in my car everyday via Bluetooth. Any use of the phone whatsoever during music playback on Bluetooth causes the music to skip...even opening an app or while typing a text message.

      Wish I knew how to report this problem so it can be corrected, but I'm not a true developer.
    1. dcgore's Avatar
      dcgore -
      I know apple is late to OTA but that is huge!
    1. ktula's Avatar
      ktula -
      Quote Originally Posted by rustysedam View Post
      Yes. This is a really bad problem now on my iPhone 4 using iOS 5 beta 4 as I listen to music in my car everyday via Bluetooth. Any use of the phone whatsoever during music playback on Bluetooth causes the music to skip...even opening an app or while typing a text message.

      Wish I knew how to report this problem so it can be corrected, but I'm not a true developer.
      I reported this issue on Apple developer's bug report.