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iOS 7 beta 4 prefigured for release today

Under: iOS, Software
By:Daniel | July 22nd, 2013

This is just a quick notice for our readers to remind those of you waiting on iOS 7 beta 4, which is predicted to release today if the 2-week gap happens again. We know there hasn’t been as much proof as with the previous update, so the July 22 date is basically expected after looking at the past pattern and likelihood of iOS 7 beta 4 going up for download if you have developer access. So-called insiders haven’t confirmed this rumor this time around, so we currently have our doubts.

We only just touched on crashing problems in iOS 7 beta 3 on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, which also happened in previous versions but are expected to a certain degree by our in-house developer. We noted iOS 7 beta 3 improved on the iPhone 4S getting hot and fixed some minor bugs with iPhone 5, although we have since noted that the iPhone 4S crashes to a black screen a lot.

New fixes in iOS 7 beta 4 with problems sticking – we look forward to seeing what is fixed but anyone using iOS 7 beta to test apps on their iPad, iPhone 4S, 4 or 5 should assume problems will still exist thanks to this software being a couple of months away from public utilization.

The iOS 7 updates to beta 3 have not really offered any major new features since the original launch, and while there have been a few changes we expect some new features to be added in the coming betas that might even include iOS 7 beta 4 if it sees a release later today. We don’t have a release time or any official confirmation of a launch, although the previous download just appeared.

What problems are you experiencing that need a fix in iOS 7 beta 4? Hit the comments below, and remember to share issues with the type of device being used from an iPhone 5, 4S or iPad etc. The instant the next update is live you can be sure our readers will share this fact, but we’ll be sure to let our readers also know so keep up with Phones Review as we deliver updates.

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  • stRife

    I’m experiencing battery drains, faster than Beta 2 on my iPad mini. And whenever I turn location service on, my iPad mini overheats!

  • Hani

    IOS 7 BETA 3 KILLS MY IPOD TOUCH 5th GEN BATTERY
    ITS ALSO VERY SLOW AND OCCASIONALLY CRASHES

  • Spencer

    1. Less battery

    2. Can’t change wallpaper more than once, or the “app” (background changer) crashes. Same if you do it through Photos…

    3. Had the odd reboot

    4. Had the odd black background occur

    5. iMessages still not working for a few contacts even though they can send and receive to others…

  • Andrew Cheung

    ive been having call problems. like my iphone doesnt even notify me, and sometimes with texts too.

    • Brett Van Der Ryken

      I’ve been experiencing that same problem… It’s a real bother when it comes to work.

      • IPHONE4EVER

        Then don’t use a beta on your everyday phone are all of you deaf and dumb!!!

        • Joe

          Yes I AM! CAUSE IM AN AMRICAN AND ITS A FREE COUNTRY

          • KalanHowse

            Well put up with the bugs then. Simple.

          • AppleDev

            I have absolutely no problems with non-devs using the software. I do have a problem when they are not mature about it. I am not talking about you, “Joe,” I am talking about everyone out there that complains about the bugs (it is beta software, after all), and those who also complain about those who aren’t Apple devs.

            Everyone, just be classy about it! Know that you are using beta software and that the whole point of having it is to let the general public deal with bugs to improve the software overall. This is why everyone that has the software should port the bugs to Apple (not sure if it is possible if you are a non-dev, but just try it out at bugreport(dot)apple(dot)com).

        • Andrew Cheung

          thank you for your comment sir

  • Vanjul Thakur

    Spotify crashes all the time, gets very slow when more than 3 applications load at one time.

    • Freddie John Millman

      Whenever I turned the volume up or down when playing Spotify music it cuts out and closes down.

  • Why123

    My phone just stops working like the touch screen just dosent work I have to manually shut it off and back on

  • JJM

    Siri doesn’t read text messages
    After telling Siri shuffle music pushing menu button causes ios crash
    No shuffle radio stations option (ios 8 feature?)
    Mail counter doesn’t reset
    When opening an app animation is pixeled durring opening zoom
    Missed phone calls randomly doesn’t ring
    Siri still can tell the difference between Temecula CA and “to macula”
    No fly over 3D maps (beta?)

  • lil boosie

    missing phone calls!!! i missed several calls & missed caller leaves voicemail major major major fix- boosie

  • elliott

    crashes my iphone 4 and it wont turn back on till the next day. happened twice. beta 3

  • Doug

    calendar: can’t pinch to home screen after edit. Double tapping the day does not allow me to view the rest of the events. Can’t sync too.

    Music: the search column is blocked after searching.

  • Ashley Young

    iPhone 4

    iOS 7 Beta 3 –

    Occasional Black Back ground.

    Changing Wallpaper Crashes after the 2nd time you change it.

    Battery life seems to charge fully really fast and die just as quick giving me only 1-2 hr battery life on 100%

    Getting Extremely hot to point cannot touch phone.

    Enable 3G, Signal goes on phone making it seem bricked, when 3G is turned off full signal and working fine.

    • KalanHowse

      The black background back you are experiencing is from closing an app through multitasking when that is the app you are running… for example. having safari open and multitasking, I close safari and the only option is to go back to the home screen, then the background with go black. Try it, thats what I have come to realise.

  • Whygod

    STOP PUTTING BETAS ON A PHONE YOU USE EVERYDAY YOU BLOODY IDIOTS. (hurr feature x and y aren’t working, or crashes, or missed phone calls.) yes this is what a beta is for, it’s not meant for the average person to wander around and complain about.

    • That Guy

      I have it on my everyday iPhone, yes, but I am responsible about it at least! I agree with you for the most part, though. I do have a bug here and there; I am careful and back it up everyday; and most importantly, I don’t complain about the software itself, I complain about hearing people complain about it!

  • zlmlrock99

    IPhone 5

    one of the major problems i have had with beta since its initial release is that the Find My IPhone app doesnt work at all. the second you try to locate your phone the app closes, I would really like to see them fix this.

    • Steve

      There is an updated version of the Find My iPhone app available for download if you are a register developer

    • Navod

      Guess you dont have access to dev centre. If you had then you should have seen the new version. You need to install that using xcode.

    • nerdair

      You have to get the new find my iphone app and install it through xcode 5 which there are instuctions on apple developer website which is currently down.

  • Joe

    iPhone 4 CDMA

    -Control Center would freeze right in the middle of my swiping it up, forcing me to press the home button so the control center could go all the way back down

    -I wouldn’t get notified of my kik alerts

    - in a millisecond right after you unlock your iPhone, the home screen wallpaper will be fuzzy (maybe cause it’s stuck on the password setup)

    - iPhone would shut off, ALL the way off (forcing me to press the home screen button and the lock screen button for 10 seconds until the apple logo comes up

    - **THIS ONE FAILED TO SHOW IN BETA 1, 2, AND 3**
    The Notification Center doesn’t show the X’s next to the alerts, so you can see what you’re clearing.

    -Facebook alerts will show at the top of your phone, but when you swipe down to see it, it’s not there

    More that I can’t think of right now……

    • Taylor

      To clear notifications you have to go to “All”, then the x appears to delete notifications.

      • Joe

        I don’t see the X’s

  • Antonlw

    Not really a complaint, more of a ‘I WANT APPLE TO ADD THE QUICK REPLY FEATURE ‘ like in OS X Mavericks

  • bno25

    well, it’s a BETA so I expect problems.. just testing it out to see what’s going on.. so far I have problems starting some apps like Skype, Google+… my battery life in my opinion has become better then on iOS 6.. don’t know if it’s just a coincidence…

  • Jaye Sawyers

    IOS7 Beta 3
    Iphone 4.
    - Battery drainage, i cannot even get 1 full day with my iphone but downgraded to ios6 , works for 2 days with constant use. (also charges quickly)
    - Notifications dont always seem to pop up or alert me when im in another app or the iphones on the home screen..
    - Black background (crashed device – Hold both buttons to reset it)
    - i have to close all apps via double tapping home button if the apps wont open (Presses the app – animation shows its being pressed but wont open at all)
    - Ive also noticed that the brightness is really dull even halfway.

  • dt

    Syncing of music. Please Apple PLEASE fix it

  • Scott

    Can’t play music on the “Songs” group on the music app

  • Medo

    Voice if speak selection is like a robot

  • Ajinkya00786

    On iPhone 4S there is problem with the slide show. Black background happens in most of the cases. With the locksreen there seems layered approach instead of background.

  • Sankar

    my iphone4 with ios 7 beta 3, suddenly it goes poweoff without any warning or notice. Need to manually hard re-boot. It is observed that if some one calls , still the caller listens ringtone but I am not aware of it.

    • Mark Agapito

      mine also is facing that issue. already tried to restore to 6.1.3 then updae to ios7beta3

      • Sankar

        will it work for you after restore to 6.1.3 and to 7 beta 3?

  • umar

    my imessage wont activate

    • new

      restore again your phone to ios 6 then update ios 7

  • jomon

    iphone 4s getting hot and battery draining of within no time

  • Mark Agapito

    mine is keep on shutting down and need to wait for couple of hours to be able to open again #iPhone4 #iOS7Beta3

  • pratik179

    There are many problems in beta 3, major are listed below.But one serious problem with me is that my i5 cant run USSD code, it instead call directly.Which is really a headache for me.Please fix it

  • Birsingh

    Ios bets 3 showing the company name of caller. Thats very nice feature. I request apple to show notes field of caller like company name also in ios beta 4. It will be very usefull for business persons.

  • Izeham

    release how to update?

  • Andrew

    It’s not just one thing almost everything isn’t as fast and very glitchy not like i didn’t expect it i totally did seeing as it is just a beggining bet

  • Joe

    My i5 is get hot even using wifi. Battery gone very quick. I have crash iOS one time create icloud photo shareing. Whatever better than beta 2.

    • KalanHowse

      I have an iPod Touch 5th gen with iOS 7 beta 3 and have no problems! :)

      • Ash

        I have one too! I still have a lot of glitches with the user interface. Sometimes when I try to play a song the music app crashes. And if you don’t have you don’t have your UIDI Reg Code, your screwed, because either when apple scans your iDevice, or you update to beta 4 via OTA, they will shut off your device FOREVER.

        • KalanHowse

          I’m a developer… That’s the only way to go for me, the right way!

  • Leonard

    I m waiting for the update. Fast pls!!!

    • KnowHow

      It will come out at about 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST). It has for evry beta so far.

  • Jeff

    My apps keep crashing on my iPad mini

  • Kenny Strawn

    Still Sunday where I’m at, and since I’m in the same time zone as the Apple headquarters… Yeah, it’s likely to not be released for a few hours yet.

  • Ryan Olson

    I have to admit I am wondering with the hack at apple if it will actually be out today?!?!

    • KalanHowse

      They should still be able to upload it and update OTA? :)

  • SocialTAG iOS

    Im currently testing my apps on iOS 7 and at the same time my iPhone 5 has become so hot I received notice I would not be able to use the phone due to high temperatures. I never experienced this before and the phone was extremely hot. I was worried I would have a bursting battery. Too cool it I placed it on cold metal and after 5 minutes the phone came back. I hope the new beta release cures this heat and apple resetting issue.

    • Sahil Yadav

      Happened that once with my 4S on ios 5.1.1. I had put the phone on charging and placed it under my pillow while sleeping. When i woke up, I got the same error as you

  • Sahil Yadav

    My videos take a really very long time to get copied after installing ios 7. Also when i transfer files to apps like ‘USB Disk’ or ‘My Disk’ through iTunes, it takes about 30 minutes to transfer 1GB data… Also apps take really long time to sync.. Any1 else facing the same issue.???

  • Dzenis Jasavic

    Bugs on the iPhone 5 using IOS 7 are as follow:

    1) Apps crashing
    2)No notifications
    3)Black wallpaper when phone unlocked or same as lock screen
    4)Battery drainage
    5)iPhone is still overheating
    6)Low service and wi-fi at times
    7)iPhone usually re springs itself
    8)No time shown on lock screen when listening to music
    9)Some radio stations won’t work on iTunes Radio or app crashes
    10)Allowing apps to connect to Facebook won’t work

    These are some of the problems I came through on the iPhone 5 running IOS 7 beta 3.Hopefully half of these issues get fixed in the 4th beta.There are also more issues,but right now,crashes,battery,and overheating are the main issues.All other issues are minor and will be fixed.

    IOS 7 Beta 4 will come out 1:00 P.M EST time.Users can easily go to Settings and press on Software Update to update to the newest beta.

  • Alex Amador

    I register udids for ios 7 and upcoming betas if your interested. call or text me 7143078644

    • Garrett Miller

      I download it for free.

  • Adrian Spicuzza

    I have only came across a few bugs but the main one is its so laggy. Everything just goes so slow and it sometimes (most of the time) just freezes. I am currently using it on and iPad 2 WiFi.

  • Alex Amador

    CONTACT ME FOR UDID REGISTRATIONS 7143078644

    • Jaye sawyers

      +61468524743

  • TechT

    IOS 7 BETA 3 have a few glitch as normal but in my iphone 4s There is a MAJOR one that have happend to me 3 time,IT IS GO TO SAFARI AND SAFARI WORKS NORMAL NOW HERE COMES THE THING PRESS THE POWR BOTTON PUTS THE PHONE TO SLEEP PUT IT WONT SHUTDOWN IF U KEEP THE FINGER PRESED FOR THE HOME SCREEN U PRESS IT FOR A LONG TIME SIRI COMES UP AS NORMAL U TRY TO GO TO THE HOME APPS IT STAYS IN THE APP UR ON SO U CANT DO ANYTHING EVEN IF U CONNECT IT TO THE COMPUTER IT WONT LET U RESTORE OR REBOOT FROM A BACKUP !!!!

    ONLY WAY IS TO GO TO ICLOUD AND CLICK ON “WIPE IPHONE “”
    AT THE END I HAD TO DOWNGRADE TO IOS 6.3 until ios 7beta 4 to see if it fix the problem******

  • H@roon

    1 Black wallpaper,
    2 can’t iMessage or whatsapp as there is a keyboard avaiable but no send button so have to restart the app.
    3 Battry die in 4 hours.
    4 on a lock screen if u r playing music, the music bar doesn’t disappear and when u put your phone in a pocket, it keep changes the volume or skip music.
    5 app crashes

    • Ash

      Also when you reduce motion (option in settings>accessibility>reduce motion)

      there is a glitch with the status bar and wallpaper -_-

      I also noticed that the battery is whack like you said.

      Using: iPod>5G>Perfect Condition

  • cs2000

    IOS7 Beta 4 Wont be coming out today. Anyone whos a registered developer would have received this email this morning, and noticed also the the dev portal is now closed.

    “Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our
    registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal
    information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been
    able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing
    addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit of
    transparency, we want to inform you of the issue. We took the site down
    immediately on Thursday and have been working around the clock since then.

    Inorder to prevent a security threat like this from happening again, we’re
    completely overhauling our developer systems, updating our server software,
    and rebuilding our entire database. We apologize for the significant
    inconvenience that our downtime has caused you and we expect to have the
    developer website up again soon.”

    • Jay B

      Just because you received this email doesnt mean they wont still release the beta 4 today.

      • cs2000

        And where will they release it… When a new bets is released, it is ONLY released to developers and becomes available on the page. I cant see apple uploading the new IPSW’s to MEGA or Dropbox.

        • pjs312

          If they release it today I think it would be OTA only since the developer site is down.

        • Cumcumfuk

          It might still be released today if not probably later this week

    • Nick W

      The Dev portal is back up now, everythings back on schedule.

  • Kowshik De

    They should fix
    1. the search bar in music play back, after you search for something the bar gets displaced.
    2. Force close or crashing of apple store when searching for an app
    3. The imessage and facetime cannot sign in
    4. The keyboard is laggy
    From iPad mini user

    • Freddie John Millman

      Also ability to play all music from a single artist, you can only do this via Siri unfortunately…

  • Nick Yarmuratiy

    Heelll ye I am waitin it.. how much time left? how many hours to wait? 4? anybody knows?

    • Jack Herer

      Expect it by noon.

  • Joseph Isaiah Cruz

    Will Airdrop be available on an iPhone 4s and iPad 2? Apple, please?

    • Nick Yarmuratiy

      Yes, it will.

      • Joseph Isaiah Cruz

        When? Final version of iOS 7?

        • Nick Yarmuratiy

          Nope. Using 4s and usedd airdrop to install beta3

          • Yuri

            No man, this is called “over-the-air update”, and EVERY iphone does that. Airdrop is the one where you send files, photos, contacts and more over Wi-fi/Bluetooth, and only iPhone 5, iPad 4 and iPod touch 5th Gen are able to use it. That won’t be updated into older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches because of hardware limitation.

          • Joseph Isaiah Cruz

            So it will not be available on an iPhone 4S :/ Sad! Thanks anyway!

      • http://www.nickgilbert.com Nick Gilbert

        No it won’t. Apple said it will only work on the iPhone 5 and 4th gen iPad.

    • neilq5

      It won’t be available, only on the iPhone 5 and 4th gen iPad
      Nick is thinking of over the air updates

      • Nick Yarmuratiy

        True! I’m Russian…nevermind)

      • Joseph Isaiah Cruz

        It won’t be available! :/ Thanks for the info.

  • Musthafa Noor

    I am a registered developer
    Beta 3 is very buggy and beta 4 may release today or in few days

    Testing iOS 7 Beta 3 on iPad 2 16 GB Cellular GSM

  • gipsy

    Using iphone 5, my main concern since beta 1 is is the unlocking bar…. basica&lly you can unloack the phone from anywyere on the home screen when locked provided you swipe from left to right (usual gesture to do so)! This leads to the phone unlocking itself while in the pocket, annoying

  • Will

    I’m on an iPhone 5 with beta 3 and when you swipe my control center up its no longer transparent its white and my notification center is no longer transparent its black. Is anyone else having that problem ?

    • Antonlw

      Settings > General > Accessibility > turn off ‘Increase Contrast’

  • Jay

    I Have iPad 4 and have noticed lots of apps once launched and used for a short duration of time seem to crash the multitasking tray and need a restart. Maybe apple should improve THAT!

  • Pat

    I have iphone 4s but sometimes will going to black and the battery is fast lowbat

  • Mario

    iPhone 4 8GB and 16GB switching off and only able to power back on using both the home button and the power button at the same time for about 15 seconds

    • sci01

      exact same problem .. Any solution ?

    • Freddie John Millman

      iPhone 4S is doing exactly the same, hopefully this will be fixed as it it quite annoying. Usually happens when I use the camera strangely enough…

    • Karthik

      Same problem and it switches off and we would not be noticing it at all… We have to hard reset to get it back on track. Found this happening atleast 2 – 3 times every day and also multiple apps keep crashing

  • Will

    I’m on an iPhone 5 with beta 3, and when I ask Siri to read me a message. She alway says I don’t have any messages. But I do have messages. Anybody else having that problem ?

    • lolcats

      oh yes! I’ve noticed this BUT, she will read you UNREAD text messages (or iMessages). I used to be able to ask ‘can you read me my last message’ whether it was read or unread. That’s annoying :-/

  • Will

    Another problem I’m having on my iPhone 5 with beta 3 is when I’m in an opened app and I double tap the home button and delete it from being open, , my home screen goes black

  • sam

    iphone 5 ios7 beta 3 .. writing on top of screen overlapping??

  • guilherme

    does anyone now when beta 4 will be released??

  • guest

    beta 3 bug: won’t push/fetch email, have to open the email app to download new emails. Also shows that I have unread emails even though they’ve all been read.

    • kuma

      that is true, IOS 7 beta 3 will not push/fetch e-mail and crash many times

  • guilherme

    ive read all this posts and nothing happened to me
    iphone 4s ios 7 beta 3 runing smooth

    • Danny

      you’re doing it wrong

  • Tango Whiskey

    iPhone 5, ios7 beta 3 bug: If you send a Message and partially use Siri Voice-To-Text to compose the content, the text message box is only one line high, and the rest of the message isn’t readable. For example, type “Hello.” then use Siri to add “Call me after 4pm and we’ll see about going to the movies or something. I had a good day today, how about you?” Send….

  • Rtinan Vatratchanagul

    it always crash in almost of app, i can’t play many of games. and some of downloader program cannot open pictures . everything it so much slower. and battery life it so draining . camera it always be blackscreen. some of application can not open . especially BATTERY DRAININGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  • Will

    What time does iOS 7 beta 4 come out today ?

    • korin

      it might not even be released today!

  • Joeri

    The developar site is down due to a hack. So Beta 4 might not be released today!

    • David Gitman

      maybe ota?

  • Richard Duffy

    when entering a password I enter a number (which is in my password) and the next character is lowercase BUT it is now entering UPPERCASE letters. I have to toggle Capitals ON and then OFF again so I can enter lowercase a-z again

    • lolcats

      yeah I’ve found that and it’s driving me nuts as my passwords are numbers and letters :-/

      • Austin Bennett

        This is why I never have a password on my stuff.. Plus, if somebody steals anything >> Find my iPhone (iPad/iPod Touch) will have it show up when it connects to a Wi-Fi.. Plus I have a friend who can find the device by its IMEI..

  • lolcats

    I think the main reason that it’s crashing so often and so buggy is because it looks to similar to Windows Mobile with that weird plastic theme they’ve done with it all.

    I guess with that plastic theme came the Microsoft Bug Generator, and probably something like the blue screen of death (black in our case)….

    See what happens when you copy a shitty developer like Microsoft?

  • Zoheb Bilal

    It’s coming out today beat 4 ?

  • Greg Bistolfi

    When I use Vine app, the video is somewhat blurry. Also when I go into calendar and I click on the month, the app crashes.

  • Angelo

    I downloaded the iPad Mini beta and it is a complete hell. It is obvious that this isn’t a released product yet, but it still isn’t living up to the expectations of the Apple company. There really aren’t any new grand features, it is just basically a flat look. I am still hoping for new important features to come out before the final release.

    • Angelo srously, it’s a beta

      f**k man it’s a beta, what do you expect, wet-soap smoothness?

      • Austin Bennett

        I don’t know, it’s Apple… Can’t explain either y’all’s post.

  • Alex Amador

    its not ota

  • Mike

    not ota. fuggit.

  • r00t

    So, really released beta 4 but it’s not OTA?

    • Mike

      no, its not released yet, period,

  • Daniel

    iPad 4 iOS 7 beta 3: The photo app keeps crashing, you can only load videos. If you want to see all of your photos then you have to go into the camera app and view them there.

  • jessepinkmen

    noticed some messaging bugs. especially in the search bar and quick serach. however, there are a TON of bugs all over ios 7. really hope they squashed them soon. and of course, looking for quick reply.

  • talha

    we can not even use *xxx# codes as-well in beta 3 it starts calling to this specific number contains * and #
    major working required on this

  • enu

    ussd code such *xxx# not working till beta 3, hope beta 4 would fix it (iphone 4s)

  • baste

    im downloading right now ios 7 beta 4

  • baste

    ios 7 beta 4 no bugss and laggy ang it works smoothly

    • ad931

      maybe you’d like to show us a screenshot….

  • ad931

    The developer portal is still down so I cant see Apple releasing beta 4 until the portal is back up again.

    • Austin Bennett

      Plus an extra day or two because Apple.

  • Blackpoc

    Remove the music options on the lock screen. When im walking in the streets hearing my songs the music stops randomly. Remove it or lock it as ios 6

  • iphoneman2

    location based reminders do not work

  • Osoko Olatunde Da Càrter

    Am using iphone 5 and ipad 3 so am having this issues on both devil.
    1. can’t change my wallpaper constantly on iphone
    2.music icon on main screen when it’s locked are not functioning !
    on iphone
    3. can’t access my picture through album on ipad !
    other things seen to be perfect so i need to fix those and if anyone can help me out on this following problems please to hesitate to contact me on this mail [email protected]

  • Honey Nagra

    we can not even use *xxx# codes as-well in beta 3 it starts calling to this specific number contains * and #
    major working required on this

  • Honey Nagra

    we can not even use *xxx# codes as-well in beta 4 it starts calling to this specific number contains * and #
    major working required on this

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