iOS 16.4 Beta 2 Re-Adds Page Turning Animation to Apple Books

The second beta of iOS 16.4 that was introduced to developers today appears to have a limited number of new features, but it does have a major update for those who use Apple Books - it reintroduces an option for the page turning animation.

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With iOS 16, Apple revamped the Books app and removed the traditional page turning animation in favor of a simpler slide animation, but many Apple Books users were not happy with the decision.

The iOS 16.4 beta adds a new toggle in the Themes and Settings section of the Books app that lets users choose a page turning animation. Options include Curl, Slide, and None. Slide is the iOS 16 default, Curl is the old iOS 15 and earlier animation, and None is an even simpler animation that just shifts from page to page. These features are also available in iPadOS 16.4 for those who read on the iPad.

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Top Rated Comments

redbeard331 Avatar
16 months ago
Best update ever
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
16 months ago
FINALLY! We're slowly but surely adding the fun skeuomorphism back!
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
16 months ago
Lovely! It’s classy and elegant. I missed this feature.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sdf Avatar
16 months ago

Why does Apple still have Apple Books? Amazon's Kindle long ago made Apple Books undesirable in my opinion. New features are great, but Apple should give up on eBooks, as Amazon clearly is the winner (in my opinion.)
Yes, please. Let's just throw away the thousands of dollars I've invested in books.

(And yeah, I've tried Amazon's Kindle app for iOS. Using it right now for a book. It's still awful.)
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lcgiv Avatar
16 months ago
Good. The current shuffle animation is worse
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
16 months ago
Jony Ive’s not crying. You’re crying!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)