Everything New in iOS 15 Beta 4: Safari Tweaks, MagSafe Battery Pack Support, Notification Updates and More

Apple today released the fourth betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, introducing additional refinements to the new features that are coming in the software updates. In these betas, Apple has introduced changes for Safari, Notifications, Focus mode, and more.

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Safari Updates

Apple is continuing to refine the design of Safari on the iPhone, and in ‌iOS 15‌, there are tweaks to improve usability.

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Share Button

The dedicated Share button for sending an article to someone has been relocated to the tab bar again, replacing the prior info button.

Reload

There's once again a reload button available next to the domain name for quick access to reloading a page. Apple had removed this in a prior beta and made it a long press gesture. Reload can also be accessed through the Share button.

Show Bookmarks

When you long press on the URL bar, there's now an option to "Show Bookmarks," which makes it much easier to get to your bookmarks.

Reader Mode

When Reader Mode is available on a website, there's now a little icon that can be tapped to enter into it. Reader mode is also accessible through the Share interface.

iPadOS 15

Apple has also updated the design of Safari on the iPad, bringing it in line with the macOS Monterey Safari design. ‌macOS Monterey‌ on Safari now includes a separate tab bar option.

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MagSafe Battery Pack Support

Support for the MagSafe Battery Pack has been added in ‌iOS 15‌ beta 4, so if you have one of the new accessories, it now shows up in the Battery widget and in the Settings app.

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Lock Screen Camera Icon

Apple has very slightly tweaked the design of the Lock Screen Camera icon, removing the button on the left side and increasing the size of the flash and the lens ring. The Settings icon has also been updated.

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Old icon on left, new icon on right

Shortcuts

Shortcuts has gained a "Return to Home Screen" action that can be used in automations.

Notifications

The Notifications icon in the Settings app has been updated with a new look.

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Apple has also added a new toggle for disabling notifications when Screen Sharing or Screen Mirroring.

Share Focus Status

In the Messages app, you can tap on a contact's name and choose whether or not to share your Focus status with them.

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App Store Account Design

Apple is now using its new settings layout in for the App Store account section, with rounded edges and separate sections for each account option.

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Photos Memory Sharing

There's now a functional interface for sharing Memories in Photos, with an option to choose a song that's appropriate for sharing if an Apple Music song is not available to be shared for copyright reasons.

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Top Rated Comments

Goldfrapp Avatar
26 weeks ago
Hallelujah for the permanent refresh button in Safari ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
26 weeks ago
It's 2021 and we still can't change the camera and flash shortcuts on the Lock Screen, instead we get this. ?‍♂️??



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Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
26 weeks ago

Still wondering who thought it was a good idea to hide everything behind menus. This looks wayy to over-simplified in my opinion. I’m sure if they leave it like this I’ll get used to it, but it’s just such a radical change.
It's called courage. ??
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trvs Avatar
26 weeks ago
The only way to improve Safari in iOS 15 is to roll it back to iOS 14 Safari.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Knowlege Bomb Avatar
26 weeks ago
It's crazy to me that they're modifying the lock screen camera quick access button rather than replacing it with something that isn't 100% redundant.

Edit: those that disagree, please take a moment and explain how having a quick access button AND swiping right for the same thing makes sense.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
26 weeks ago
Safari UI on macOS and iOS is worse than last year.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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