iOS 7 beta 4 was released last week to quite a bunch of noise surrounding the security breach of Apple’s iOS Dev Center. With Apple pushing out pre-release iOS 7 beta bits to developers around the globe on a bi-weekly schedule, iOS 7 beta 4 dropped on the iOS Dev Center a week later from the usual Apple-defined timetable.
There are a couple of routes you can take on how to download iOS 7 beta 4 on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Let’s go through each one quickly and a few changes which iOS 7 beta 4 brings forward to the table.
If you’re a registered developer and have beta 3, or any previous iOS 7 beta build installed on your device, performing an OTA update is as easy as pie. Simply go to the Settings app on the iOS device in question, then select General and head over to the Software Update section. The beta 4 update should be there waiting for your final approval before installation, as shown in the screenshot below.
If you’re new to the iOS development scenario, and are running a version of iOS on your device prior to iOS 7 beta, then you might want to take the fresh route of registering yourself as a developer, registering your device with Apple for deploying pre-release software and then ultimately downloading and installing iOS 7 beta 4 on your device.
Keep in mind, before moving forward, it should be thoroughly noted that iOS 7 beta 4 does not support older iOS hardware by Apple. If you’re in ownership of the 4th-gen iPod touch or an iPhone 3GS, or any older iOS device for that matter, then you’re out of luck.
If you’re already registered with Apple as a developer, then simply download the .dmg file tailored for your iOS device, and install using iTunes on your PC / Mac.
Note: The links embedded below are official links from iOS Dev Center. You will need to be logged-in into your Apple Developer account for the downloads to begin.
- iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
- iPad mini (Model A1432)
- iPad mini (Model A1454)
- iPad mini (Model A1455)
- iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPod touch (5th generation)
Check out iOS 7 beta 4 walkthrough video below to get a quick glimpse of the changes, from YouTube Channel
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