Apple rolled out iOS 16 beta 4 and iPadOS 16 beta 4 on Wednesday, July 27th.
It’s been three long weeks since Apple’s third developer betas arrived. Typically, Apple has a new beta ready every week or two, but developers and other early adopters of iOS 16 had to wait 21 days between betas this time around. In the meantime, Apple launched the first iOS 16 public beta on July 11th, and a new public beta should hit soon.
What’s new in iOS 16 beta 4?
The latest iOS 16 beta has brought major changes to message editing. The ability to edit or even unsend messages is one of the most notable features of iOS 16. In iOS 16 beta 4, Apple has limited the number of times that you can edit a message to five. And while you still have 15 minutes to edit a message, you now only have two minutes to unsend.
Which devices work with the new beta?
iOS 16 beta 4 is now available to developers, as is iPadOS 16 beta 4.
If you want to know whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 16 or iPadOS 16, we put together a full list below containing every supported device. If your device is on the list and you have a developer account, you’re good to go:
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone SE (3rd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
How to download and install iOS 16 beta 4
As you all know by now, installing the latest iOS or iPadOS beta on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch could not be easier. Just navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page.
If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to your computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update. You can never be too careful!
More iOS 16 coverage: If you would like to know even more about iOS 16, be sure to read our breakdown from the WWDC 2022 keynote in early June.